Welcome to Image & Text (ISSN online: 2617-3255), an online and open-access journal for the study of visual culture published by the School of the Arts, University of Pretoria
Image & Text is a multi- and interdisciplinary journal for visual culture that publishes research articles, book reviews, exhibition reviews, as well as conference reports. It is accredited by the South African Department of Higher Education and Training.
As of 2019, the journal publishes one issue each year on a continuous basis, i.e. articles are published online when ready for publication.
Aim and scope:
Image & Text has been positioned as a multi- and interdisciplinary journal for visual culture, unlike journals that might focus on cultural studies or fine arts or art history. The aim of the journal is to draw perspectives from a broad field of interests and subjects: visual anthropology, material culture, visual arts, design culture, visualising sciences and technologies, art history, philosophy, fashion, media and film studies, architecture, literary studies, tourism studies, new media and cyber theory.
The emphasis of the journal is on the Global South and also on encouraging emerging scholars and emerging fields. Visual culture is a dynamic field and Image & Text addresses this both in its content and design format.
- African Journal Archive
- Social Sciences and Humanities (excl. T&F)
- The Scientific Electronic Library Online (SciELO) SA
Dr Rory du Plessis, School of the Arts, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa
Dr Fatima Cassim, School of the Arts, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa
Prof Jenni Lauwrens, School of the Arts, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa
Prof. Audrey Bennett, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York, USA
Prof. Beschara Karam, University of South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa
Prof. Mugendi K M'Rithaa, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Cape Town, South Africa
Prof Jeanne van Eeden, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa
Prof Rory Bester, University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa
Prof Nicholas Mirzoeff, New York University, United States of America
Prof Pieter Fourie, University of South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa
Prof Ian Glenn, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
Prof Annie van den Oever, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
Dr Paul Duncum, University of Illinois, United States of America
Prof Amy Kirschke, University of North Carolina Wilmington, United States of America
Prof Annette Pritchard, Leeds Beckett University, United Kingdom
Professor Annette Kuhn, Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom
Dr Benita de Robillard, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
Dr Ruth Lipschitz, University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa
No article processing charges (APCs) are levied.
Preservation and archiving provided by SciELO (Portico).
Open access statement:
This is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI) definition of open access.
All articles are published under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence (CC BY 4.0); copyright is retained by the authors. Thus, the author(s) retain full copyright and full publishing rights on articles published by Image & Text.
The author has the right to deposit all versions of an article in an institutional or other repository of the author’s choice without embargo.