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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission falls into ONE of the following five categories 1) ***Articles (3000 – 5000 words, up to 10 images) This is an extended paper that describes or debates a critical or theoretical position, and which presents original arguments on the expanded field of printmaking. Articles should include research that is clearly evidenced and referenced.  OR 2) ***Research Projects (2000 – 4000 words, up to 10 images) This is a paper that explores new technology and/or collaboration with industry. Research projects that are in process, as well as those which are at a milestone in their development are of particular interest. The paper should include research that is clearly evidenced and referenced. OR 3) ***Exhibition Essay (2000 – 3000 words, up to 10 images) A reflective or critical examination of a body of work that has been presented at a conference, exhibition or as a publication. It should include research that is clearly referenced.  OR 4) ***Featured Print (1500 words, up to 10 images) Based on one print-work, a focused reflection of the context, evolution, cultural implications and significance of the work. One work plus detail shots or a relevant comparative work can be submitted. Submissions that interrogate prints which were not created by the author are encouraged. OR 5) ***Point of View (1500 words, up to 10 images) A poetic or discursive insight into conceptual or process-based approach to a body of work. Submissions by authors who have also created the work are encouraged. 
  • The submission is ready to be sent out for review, and has been anonymized. Please remove author names in the text and in image captions (put XXX if you want to indicate a name).
  • The submission has NOT been published on another platform.
  • I have indicated which category I am submitting to in the "Comments for the Editor" box below

Author Guidelines

IMPACT Printmaking Journal welcomes original submissions:

To reduce delays please make sure that your writing meets the journal’s requirements.

Please take the time to read the following sections.

1) All submissions will be published in British English (the spelling of the words colour/ favour and aluminium will be used), with Oxford Spelling (verb endings with –ize instead of -ise) 

2) Format all text as follows:
– Arial 12pt, or Times New Roman 12 pt, or Calibri 12 pt
– Single space after each full stop
– Quotes with single quotation marks
– One blank line between paragraphs
– No indentations at the beginning of paragraphs
– Headings in bold
– Acronyms to be written in full the first time they are mentioned in the text with the acronym in brackets, and subsequently referred to as the acronym
– If images accompany text please supply text separately from images but place a marker ed (see Image 1) in the text to show where each image should go. 

3) Remove all references to the author’s name, for reviewing purposes  The writing will be sent out by the editor to two peer reviewers who will give feedback on the work. The reviews will be returned to the author. Subsequent revisions may be reviewed again. All correspondance will be dealt by with the editor.

3) Titles of artworks as follows:
Title (date in brackets) by Artist Name & Surname. Medium, size height x width in mm. 
For example, Rooks and Rain (1950) by Gertrude Hermes. Linocut, 760 x 355 mm. 
If permissions are needed for images, please provide the details of the permission holder. 

It is the responsibility of the author to double check all the details of the titles, capitalize them where appropriate, double check the year of production, and convert measurements from inches to mm.

4) Images to be around 2000 pixels on shortest dimension. Maximum file size 2MB per image. 

5) Include an alphabetical bibliography at the end using UWE Harvard referencing system.

For example, Pearson, A., Field, J., Ford, D. and Jordan, Z. (2007) Evidence-Based Clinical Practice in Nursing and Health Care: Assimilating Research, Experience and Expertise. 2nd ed. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing. 

If websites are cited, please also provide the date which you accessed the site.
For example: Howard, E. (2010) Seconds. Only the Cinema [blog]. 22 July. Available from: [Accessed 13 September 2010].

6) When authors of other publications are referred to in the body of the text, please write as: Pearson et al., 2007, or …as Pearson et al. state (2007, p.72).  

7) At the end of the document, please provide an abstract of 200 words that can be used on the website. 

8) Name all authors and co-authors of the paper, and their affiliation. Please indicate the primary author in bold.
For example, Hannah Batsford, University College of Art and Design 

At the end of the document, in no more than 100 words, please include the primary author’s contact details, email and website address, and the name of institution/organization if applicable.This will be published. Please also supply a brief biography of about 100 words.

9) Please state clearly whether you wish to submit as an article, research project, exhibition essay, featured print or point of view. 


Some extra notes of caution

If you are not fluent in English, please have the text professionally translated and copy edited before submission.

Please avoid non-English words, slang, personal idioms and colloquialisms or terminology not easily understood.

Please avoid writing in the passive voice. Your article should reflect your voice and your point of view.

One of the journal’s goals is to be read and understood by an interested lay reader, so please do not assume that the reader is an expert. Texts should be clear, concise and approachable, avoiding difficult terms where possible. If you do need to refer to technical terms, please define them in the text when they are first introduced, or refer to them in a glossary at the end of the text.



4,000-6,000 words long 

Up to 10 images 

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