Each issue of Creative Matters will focus a particular creative practice research project. But for this edition we put out a call to the DDCA community to share recommendations on peer-reviewed outlets that publish creative practice works. We share this list with you here. This is not a complete list, of course, and there are many venues and publication opportunities in industry, but this list focusses those outlets specific to the artist-academic. We’re also interested in whether we can notice disciplinary differences based on the list that emerges, for example, is the ability to have online spaces for the written word a certain privilege that more spatially-oriented disciplines can’t benefit from?
We also note that the old ‘theory/practice’ divide is perhaps losing traction in the sense that there are publications listed below that also appear on our other REVIEW list – a space for more ‘theoretically oriented’ publications. It seems some publishers are positioning the work we do outside of this binary.
We’re keen to grow this list! Please email the editor with any further recommendations.
An international peer-reviewed journal that focuses on the characteristics of creativity and the creative process. It is published twice a year (usually in March and September) and encourages research into and discussion of the broad domain of creativity.
JAR is an international, online, Open Access and peer-reviewed journal that disseminates artistic research from all disciplines. JAR invites the ever-increasing number of artistic researchers to develop what for the sciences and humanities are standard academic publication procedures. JAR provides a digital platform where multiple methods, media and articulations may function together to generate insights in artistic research endeavours. It seeks to promote expositions of practice as research.
The first peer reviewed, open access, academic journal to focus on the dissemination of embodied knowledge through video. It advances the scholarly video article as an experimental form supporting diverse embodied research projects. Articles are published on a rolling basis and offer the cutting edge of videographic scholarship, innovating relationships between textuality, audiovisuality, and embodiment.
A peer-reviewed online publication of practice research in film and screen media. We offer a forum for the dissemination and discussion of practice research that includes space for reflection on research contexts. Work is published alongside a research statement, which offers a ‘route map’ of the research process, together with two anonymous reviews, which provide critical feedback on both the work itself and its research context.
Sightlines: Filmmaking in the Academy Journal is Australia’s leading venue for screen-based non-traditional research outputs. It features an array of work (including screenplays, documentary, and moving image pieces), all of which are published alongside written practitioner statements and peer reviews of the work. This format fosters critical debate on the evolving nature of screen-based creative practice research, by highlighting a variety of research aims and approaches.
An international peer reviewed journal published by the Australasian Association of Writing Programs. TEXT publishes academic and other material concerned with creative and professional writing programs.
TEXT includes research articles on creative and professional writing and processes, the teaching of writing, and allied topics. TEXT also includes creative work, book reviews, letters and notices. TEXT occasionally publishes specific-topic collections or longer works in its Special Issue Series.
VIS hopes to use expositions as a means of pushing the boundaries set by existing forms of research publication and dissemination around the ambitions and potential achievements of artistic research. By developing different formats through which expositions can be carried out, the community of artistic researchers aims to address the challenges that arise when research is formulated and presented in forms that communicate through an artistically-conceived experience.
Contributors: Clive Barstow, Beata Batorowicz, Simon Biggs, Ian Gwilt, Daniel Juckes, Susan Kerrigan, Margaret McVeigh, Noel Maloney, Daniel Palmer, Marie Sierra