Submission Guidelines

emaj (electronic Melbourne art journal) is one of the only online, refereed art history journals in Australia. Published annually in association with the University of Melbourne, emaj aims to provide an international forum for the publication of original academic research in all areas and periods of art history. emaj welcomes monographic articles about specific artists or art collectives as well as thematic or theoretical analyses of art history from any historical period. Established and emerging researchers working within the fields of art history, architectural history, curatorship, politics and aesthetics, visual culture, philosophy, historiography and museum studies are encouraged to submit.

Manuscripts must be submitted by email to, as word documents (.doc) only.

Articles can be between 5,000-10,000 words in length (if shorter or longer please email the editors to discuss your article before submitting) and accompanied by:

  • a 200 word abstract
  • a brief biographical statement

The abstract will appear at the start of the article and will form the basis for indexing in journal databases such as Google Scholar. Biographical statements are included at the end of the article. Text should be in 12 pt Times New Roman black font and left aligned. Use single hard returns between paragraphs (one line between paragraphs). Do not manually indent the beginning of paragraphs. The bibliography and illustration list should be included at the end of the article, please do not submit as separate documents.

For further information please contact the editors at

Please prepare the document with close attention to the emaj style guide (pdf).

At submission a list of illustrations is required with correctly formatted captions as laid out in the style guide; please do not submit articles with illustrations in text. Ideally images will be emailed as small jpegs attachments (at screen size—72dpi ). See Illustrations in the style guide for more detail.

Back issues are available on this website, as well as the style guide.

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