Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The International Visual Culture Review posed itself questions on the nature of image and on the function of image creation. This interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary review brings together the outlook of researchers, theorists, professionals and teachers drawn from diverse fields of interest such as Architecture, Art, Cognitive Science, Telecommunications, Computing, Cultural Studies, Art Design, Education and Learning, Film Studies, History, Lingüistic, Marketing and Distribution, Mass Media, Museography, Philosophy, Semotic, Photography, Psicology, Religious Studies, etc.

The International Visual Culture Review publish articles in English written in rigorous academic format. Both theoretical and practice orientated texts are accepted, either prescriptive or descriptive approaches, including the narratives of practices in Visual Culture and the effects of such practices. Articles presenting the state of art in each sub-disciplines are especially welcome, as well as texts that propose methodological prescriptions.

The length of the article are between 2000 and 8000 words (this estimate excludes sumaries, key words and bibliography references).

 

Section Policies

Artículos

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

The journal features a rigorous peer-review process in order to guarantee the absolute scientific quality of the publications. The arbitration system is carried out through external reviewers and original texts are only accepted.

Peer-review is a double-blind model. It is that evaluators identity is hidden by authors and back.

As a rule, the publisher sends received manuscript to two reviewers. In case of doubts, the publisher reserves the right to send it to a third reviewer, or as many additional reviewers as the publisher may consider necessary for ensure the high quality of the publication.

Reviewers are according to ten technical criteria to assess the quality of the articles. These ten technical criteria have been clearly defined by the journal. Reviewers must complete a form which will be send anonymously to authors. Each one of the ten criteria is a 10-point scale so the lowest score when you do the average is 0, while the highest is 10. Based on this method of evaluation (quantitative evaluation) and also based on reviewers comments (qualitative evaluation), it is up to Editorial Board to accept or reject the article in question, to request that article be resent or to recommend publication in another journal group’s review.

The International Visual Culture Review is reviewed-peer and is inspired from the Ethical Code of COPE’s publications.

 

Publication Frequency

The articles electronic versions are published immediately and continuosly (on the go publication). Each article is published on the website as soon as layout, tests and pagination’s stages finish.

Our review is a half-yearly review, that is to say, two issues are published a year. The first issue is completed at the middle of the year (June / July), and the second one is completed at the end of the year (December).

 

Subscriptions

Subscription Contact

Editorial board
Email: publishing@gkacademics.com

We offer two types of suscriptions: individual and institutional subscription, both in electronic format.

Institutional subscription are avaliable to libraries for a competitive subscription price, making compatible our responsibility and vocation with academic service and the sustainability of review. In addition, we have two prices available, according to the size of the university.

 

Individual Subscriptions

Individual subscribers must log in to access the subscription content.

Name

Format

Lifespan

Fee

 

Online access subscription

Online

1 year

30,00 EUR

 

 

Institutional Subscriptions

Institutional subscribers don’t have to log in. User domain or IP address are used for provide access to the subscription content.

 

Name

Format

Lifespan

Fee

 

Online access subscription (ETC <15000)

Online

1 year

135,00 (EUR)

 

Online access subscription (ETC >15000)

Online

1 year

150,00 (EUR)

 

 

Author Self-Archiving

Those authors who have been published in this journal accept the following terms:

  1. Authors will keep the moral copyright of the work and they will transfer the commercial rights. In this way, the author will only be able to upload the author’s original version into his/her personal Website or into the university (or research center) institutional archive, but the publisher’s version won’t (copyright, commercial rights). 
    • Publisher's version: It's the peer-review article. It has been edited, revised, laidout, paginated and indexed by our editorial board. Publisher's version is also called posprint.
    • Author's version: It's the sent manuscript by the author to our review (without review, without layout) Author's version is also called preprint.
    • Management editorial process, from author's version ("in the raw" manuscript) to publisher's version(upgraded product epistemically and aesthetically) has a not negligible cost because it's a task carry out by professionals of the highest level and rigorously and efficiently.
  1. After two years in publication, publisher’s version shall thereafter become in open access online from our editorial website, but our review will retain the work’s copyright. In other words, publisher’s version will be accesible for everyone and permanently from our editorial Website, but it may not be upload in any other website. Anyone wanting to read or to download publisher’s version must visit our editorial website. In this way, if you want to reference publisher’s version in your personal website or into any institutional archive, you may link to our editorial website to reference publisher’s version.
  2.  In case authors wanting to get publisher’s version in order to their works could freely circulate (for example,to upload publisher’s version in their personal’s website or into any institutional archive) they can do it on condition that they will have to pay an 85USD fee. In this case, our editorial will permanently assign to the publisher’s version. In such a way, an open license Creative Commons (CC) will be assigned by us. This license will allow for a free work circulation by the Internet, without anybody being able to appropriate it at no time. The authors may choose the type of license they wish, but it’s important to decide soundly which type of license they want. If you choose this option, we would be glad to offer free advisory service soyoy can safely choose the one that is best for you and for your particular case. (Remember that empirical studies have shown that avaliable open articles have a substantial increase in quotations and it can swell to 250% than other articles not being in open access).

 

Delayed open access

The contents of this review will be available in an open access format 24 months after the publication of that issue.

This review has an delayed open access policy. Thus, we may bring about compatibility three core pillars: the vocation to promote a free flow of knowledge; the review economic sustainability for the medium and long-term; and the quality and rigor of the published articles, either to a epistemic perspective (provisional acceptance of submissions, peer-review) from aesthetic perspective (edition, revisions, layout, proofreading).

We try to combine excellencesolidarity and sustainability in our project. That's why we share the knowledge we support to spawn almost immediately, once quality, continuity and subsistence of the review have been secured.

After two years since the publication of an article, any article will be in open access on the review's website, but our review will retain the copyright of the article.

Any individual or institution wanting to upload or freely circulate author's version on his/her website or into an institutional archive should contact this review.

 

About issues purchase

To buy an issue of the review: 20,00 (EUR)

This fee payment will allow to view, upload and print that issue.

 

About articles purchase

To buy an article: 5,00 (EUR)

This fee payment will allow to view, upload and print that article.