Ph.D. Seminar How to … Get Publish in International Academic Journals for Artistic Research

Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
940MDSPM ZK 3 English akademický rok

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

To familiarize PhD students with selected overseas academic artistic research journals, their profile, requirements and submission, peer-review and editing process.

To increase students' changes getting published internationally by providing them with a chance to consult their potential proposals/projects.

Mode of study

On-line seminar. Representatives of overseas academic journals will present their outlets and provide students information about publication requirements and tips how to increase their chances getting published. A Q&A session will follow.

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Course contents

Growing internationalization of academia makes publishing internationally a key part of academic development for any doctoral student. How to get published? How do the submission, peer-review, and editorial processes work? What are the standards of work? What steps can student take to increase hers/his chances to get published in overseas academic journal? This seminar aims to provide answers to all these – and many others – questions.

Taking part in the seminar will be three esteemed and experienced artistic-research scholars based in the United Kingdon Dr. Michael Schwab, Dr. Agata Lulkowska, and Dr. Charlie Tweed. Dr. Schwab is an editor-in-chief of Journal for Artistic Research (, Dr. Lulkowska is the Managing Editor of the International Journal of Creative Media Research ( for which Dr. Tweed serves as a co-editor. (Their detailed bios are below). They will introduce their respective journals, their requirements and will be ready to answer and questions you may have regarding the publishing process.

Date: 29th April 2022, 12 - 3pm (CET)


Journal for Artistic Research

JAR is a peer-reviewed, biannual journal, whose goal is to publish original research from artists of all disciplines and promote the renegotiation of art's relationship to academia by coupling an innovative approach to publishing with peer-reviewing and scholarly rigor. A free, online resource, the journal aims to display and document practice in a manner that respects artistic modes of presentation. JAR uses the Research Catalogue, which provides a free-to-use online writing space where text can be woven together with image, audio and video material. The result is a journal that promotes experimental approaches to “writing” and provides a unique “reading” experience, while carefully fulfilling the expectations of a peer-reviewed academic journal.

Michael Schwab is a London-based artist and artistic researcher who investigates post-conceptual uses of technology in a photography, drawing, printmaking, and installation art. He holds a M.A. in philosophy (Hamburg University) and a PhD in photography (Royal College of Art, London). He is the founding Editor-in-Chief of the Journal for Artistic Research (JAR), co-editor of Intellectual Birdhouse. Artistic Practice as Research (2012), The Exposition of Artistic Research: Publishing Art in Academia (2013) and Futures of the Contemporary. Contemporaneity, Untimeliness, and Artistic Research (2019), among others. Through a focus on experimentation and the exposition of practice as research, Schwab has developed a conceptual approach that links artistic freedom with academic criticality in support of what has been called the 'practice turn in contemporary theory'.

International Journal of Creative Media Research

An interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed and open access academic journal devoted to pushing forward the approaches to and possibilities for publishing creative media-based research.

Championing artistic experimentation alongside critical rigour and creative reflection, the IJCMR specialises in capturing the emerging tools, approaches and methods of practice-based media arts research. The journal publishes original screen-based, sound-based and experiential forms of creative research, spanning works of film, music, media art, digital writing, curation practice, multi-platform and ludic artefacts that contribute to fields across Media Studies, Communication and Cultural Studies, Art and Design, Music, Creative Writing, Drama, Dance, Performing Arts, Film and Screen Studies, or Education. Submission types span three categories: Single-Piece Explorations; Multi-Piece Portfolios; and Practice Discoveries. See Author Guidelines for more details.

Agata Lulkowska is an interdisciplinary art/practice-based researcher with a background in photography, film and multimedia arts. She studied film direction at the Kieslowski Film School (Poland), Film and Media Studies at Jagiellonian University, Krakow, and Digital Media Arts at London South Bank University. She completed her practice-based PhD at Birkbeck, University of London. She is a co-founder and director of the Communities & Communication - International Conference and Festival, Managing Editor at the International Journal of Creative Media Research, and an editorial board member at Media Practice and Education. Currently appointed as a Senior Lecturer in Film Production at Staffordshire. She established and runs Art/Practice-based Research seminar series which is currently “translated” into a Special Issue in the International Journal of Creative Media Research. She also works on her monograph on practice-based research in filmmaking.

She is a recipient of the International Award for Excellence for The Journal of Communication and Media Studies, and her research film, “The voice of Sierra Nevada”, was recently shortlisted for the AHRC Research in Film Awards, and has won the Excellence Award at Docs Without Borders Film Festival.

Charlie Tweed is a media artist and practice based researcher who lectures in digital media practice and culture. His performative, digital and video based works have drawn attention to the complex impacts of computational capitalism in terms of resource extraction, ecological destruction and the deployment of digital technologies to manage populations and environment. Currently based at the Bath Spa University, he is the Co-Course Leader of BA Creative Media and the Co-Director of the Centre for Media Research, he leads the Digital Ecologies Research Group in the School of Art, Film and Media.

In his work he employs strategies of re-appropriation and speculative fiction, often taking on personas of anonymous collectives and hybrid machines, to outline subversive plans for enhancing and escaping control mechanisms and renegotiating relations with the non-human. He has exhibited his works internationally with recent solo shows at public institutions including: The Stanley Picker Gallery, London and Spike Island, Bristol. He has worked on a number of interdisciplinary sci-art projects including a collaborative project with scientist Dr Darren Logan at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Cambridge which was funded by a Wellcome Trust Large Arts Award and produced by Animate Projects, London. He recently completed an industrial research fellowships at Bristol University’s Life Sciences and Earth Sciences, developing a new film Notes from the Subsurface (2020).

Recommended or required reading

Rocomended readings:

Henk Borgdorff - Michael Schwab (Eds), The Exposition of Artistic Research: Publishing Art in Academia (Leiden: Leiden University Press, 2014).

Paulo de Assis - Michael Schwab (Eds), Futures of the Contemporary. Contemporaneity, Untimeliness, and Artistic Research (Leuven University Press, 2019).

Assessment methods and criteria

Credits are based on attendance of the entire seminar and submission of a „proposal“ for submission for consultation with one of the editors - the format will be specified during the seminar.

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