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JMA Special Issue: Artists Viewpoints

Journal of Mathematics and the Arts

Interested in contributing an Artist’s Statement?

Journal of Mathematics and the Arts is a peer reviewed journal that focuses on connections between mathematics and the arts. It publishes articles of interest for readers who are engaged in using mathematics in the creation of works of art, who seek to understand art arising from mathematical or scientific endeavours, or who strive to explore the mathematical implications of artistic works. The term “art” is intended to include, but is not limited to, two- and three-dimensional visual art, architecture, drama (stage, screen, or television), prose, poetry, and music.

A special issue planned for 2020 will be devoted to Artist’s Statements. An artist’s statement is a 2 to 4-page paper without an abstract that includes one or two works of art. It consists of two components:

  • Text between 500 and 1000 words submitted in a Word document, or other common, editable format. The Artist’s Statement should include:
    • A general explanation of the artist's purposes and intentions, both aesthetically and mathematically
    • References or influences, such as other artists’ work, scientific research, cultural references, etc. This gives the reader a chance to connect to the artist by exploring these influences
    • A description of the artist’s practice, that is, tools, techniques, materials, etc. This will demystify the artist’s personal processes to the reader
    • A full description of the work chosen for publication, including explanations of the mathematical implications or mathematical insights specific to this work
  • A copy/copies of/or the artistic work itself
    • This may be one or two photographs of a single work, excerpts of prose, or short poems
    • JMA can also consider video abstracts for dramatists; see the linked technical specifications for submitting in this format
    • Photographs of artwork must be high quality TIFF, PostScript, or EPS format (600 dpi grayscale or 300 dpi colour, at the correct size)
    • Please note that all artworks will be in colour online and that the Editor and Publisher will ensure as many artworks are reproduced in colour in the print edition.
    • Authors need to obtain permission in advance from any third-party owners of copyright for the use of artworks in the electronic and print formats of their artist’s statement in line with T&F guidance.

Previous Artist Statements:

Susan Happersett – artist’s statement, Vol. 11 Issue 4 (2017) https://tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/17513472.2017.1399681

Laura De Decker - Quantum Catwalk

Submitting Your Statement/Paper. If you haven't submitted a paper to this journal before, you will need to create an account in Editorial Manager. Please read the guidelines above and then submit your paper in https://www.editorialmanager.com/tmaa, where you will find user guides and a helpdesk.

Peer Review Policy. All submitted manuscripts are subject to initial appraisal by the Editor. If found suitable for further consideration, papers are subject to peer review by independent, anonymous expert referees. Peer review is single-blind.

Publishing Ethics. The Journal adheres to the highest standards of publishing ethics, with rigorous processes in place to ensure this is achieved. Taylor & Francis is a member of Committee of Publications Ethics (COPE) and utilises CrossCheck for all Journals. More information on our ethical standards and policies can be found at http://authorservices.taylorandfrancis.com/ethics-for-authors/.

Deadline for viewpoints is October 1st 2019

Guest Editor: Susan Happersett