From February 1-15, 2013, send all submissions to Robert Stecker at JAAC@cmich.edu. After February 15, all submissions should be posted through the online submission website, http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jaac.
guidelines for submitting papers
and discussion pieces
Manuscripts, accompanied by a brief abstract, should be submitted by email attachment (in Word or RTF) to the address given above. Submissions should not be under consideration for publication elsewhere. Please include a current postal address, institutional affiliation, and email address. In general, papers should be under 7500 words and written according to the specifications of The Chicago Manual of Style, 15th ed. (University of Chicago Press, 2003).
Discussion pieces should focus on a recently published article in JAAC and be as succinct as possible, generally under 2500 words. Endnotes should be kept to a minimum. Please consult recent issues of JAAC for a sense of typical length, content, and tone.
guidelines for submitting symposium proposals
Symposia typically consist of three relatively brief papers that address a topic of current interest or that introduce a range of views on a new topic. Combined, the papers should total no more than 11,000 words (about 44 typescript pages). Names and brief biographies of contributors should be included with the proposal. A narrative of 200-400 words should explain what issues are involved and why it is desirable to devote a symposium to them. Papers for the symposium that already exist should be included with the proposal.
Generally, proposals for Symposia are discussed and evaluated by the Editorial Board at the annual meeting of the American Society for Aesthetics, usually in late October, though occasionally proposals can be considered at other times as well. (See the ASA website, www.aesthetics-online.org, for the exact dates of the next annual meeting.) Proposals must be received by the editor of JAAC sufficiently in advance (generally about four weeks) so they can be distributed to editorial board members prior to the meeting.
guidelines for submitting special issue proposals
Special Issues typically consist of 10-12 papers, some invited and some chosen from submissions, that address a new or innovative approach to a topic that has not received the attention it deserves in JAAC. Proposals should include a title and a narrative of 300-500 words that explains what issues are involved and why it is desirable to devote a special issue to them. They should also include the names of several well-known people in the field who have committed to contributing to the proposed Special Issue along with, if possible, the topics of their contributions. Finally, the proposal should contain a brief biography of the proposed guest editor(s) that highlights such things as editorial experience, achievements in one’s field, and activity in the ASA.
Proposals for special issues are discussed and evaluated by the Editorial Board at the annual meeting of the American Society for Aesthetics, generally held in late October. (See the ASA website, www.aesthetics-online.org, for the exact dates of the next annual meeting.) Proposals must be received by the editor sufficiently in advance (preferably about four weeks) so they can be distributed to editorial board members prior to the meeting.