Frequently Asked Questions

  • Professional artistic researchers from all arts fields, such as fine arts, music, theatre, dance, curators and other key players in the arts, etc.
  • practicing artists
  • academics
  • JAR is financed by SAR, which receives income from individual and institutional membership fees, and also sponsorship
  • strategic alliances with research projects such as the Artistic Research Catalogue (ARC) also allow JAR to develop its infrastructure
  • Voting rights are the same for institutional and individual members
  • JAR and SAR supports non-institutional artistic researchers, for example, by organising travel grants for Annual Meetings, etc.
  • RC is inclusive, open-ended, and bottom-up
  • any aspect of a research project can be self-published within the RC
  • in contrast to the RC, JAR is peer-reviewed, which means that throughout the preparation of an exposition for publication in JAR there is close exchange between authors and editors
  • Read the JAR submissions page (link) for information on opening an account with the Research Catalogue, assembling an exposition and submitting it to the journal. Use the detailed tutorials and help guides on the RC (link) to assist you.
  • if you need further assistance, please contact the Managing Editor (link contact email: [email protected])
  • The quality of JAR relies heavily on the quality of reviews; so, if you have substantial expertise in artistic research in your fields of interest and are interested in acting as a referee, please contact us Editor (email [email protected]). For further information on the review process please see our Peer Review page (link).
  • It is free to create an account on the Research Catalogue and to submit to JAR
  • as part of its commitment to Open Access, it is free to access and read all expositions published in JAR. You can view our full archive here (link).
  • Yes, although the question is open to interpretation. As far as SAR is concerned, the RC is Open Access since content can be accessed free of charge without a subscription cost. However, some Open Access directories follow the Budapest OA Initiative, which states that apart from being freely accessible, assets in an Open Access publication also need to be re-distributable. SAR does not permit this (see RC Terms of Use) due to copyright issues.
  • The Research Catalogue Terms of Use are more restrictive than Creative Commons licenses insofar as use and distribution of any material uploaded to the Research Catalogue is allowed only within SAR web domains (such as the Research Catalogue itself) and not beyond this.
  • This decision is based on the fact that artists find it difficult to be given permission to use others’ work in the context of their research on the Internet. More restrictive terms may help to convince copyright holders to grant permission to use a particular piece of art that the right holder may legally not want to see circulating on the Internet.
  • This point relates also to the question regarding Open Access.
  • The European Research in Humanities Index (ERHI)
  • CrossRef
  • GoogleScholar
  • JAR is archived in the British Library, and recognised by the Belgian and Norwegian Research Councils.
  • JAR is built on the Research Catalogue, a rich media web format. Expositions often include media files such as .mpg and .mov that cannot be represented in PDF format.
  • Additionally our Terms of Use are more restrictive than Creative Commons licences. All JAR expositions are free to view online.
  • JAR expositions can be cited as one would any other e-journal.
  • JAR and the Research Catalogue can be linked via an RSS feed to library systems.
  • JAR is guided by input from the SAR Executive Board and its members
  • we believe that quality is not democratic, but a question of discussion and argumentation, therefore, we support special-interest forums, allowing a wide range of people to be involved in the strategic developments of JAR:
  • you can become a member of SAR and attend the Annual Meetings
  • you can put yourself forward for election to the SAR Executive Board or apply for appointment to the Editorial Board

Once an exposition is published in JAR, it can be connected to another portal, but not be published in it.

No, JAR does not allow embedded material in the submission.

For additional questions relating to the Research Catalogue, please see the RC’s FAQ page here (link).