Recruiting for Peer Reviewers

Visual Resources

30 September 2023

About the role

Visual Resources is currently recruiting for peer reviewers. This role is a great opportunity for academics with research backgrounds including art history, museum studies, architectural history or archaeology, and who also has the commitment, drive and ability to help develop the journal.

Becoming a peer reviewer of a journal is a rewarding and fulfilling experience where you can build your own networks, develop and promote the research in your field, and be recognized as a leading figure within the academic community.

About the journal

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Visual Resources (VR) is a quarterly academic journal devoted to the study of images and their uses. From its founding in 1980, the journal has published, through rigorous peer review, scholarly articles and critical reviews of the highest quality. VR operates in the spaces between theory, technology and historiography. It explores how the interpretation and reproduction of images conditions and enhances the methodology and historiography of academic disciplines such as archaeology, history and, particularly, art and architectural history.

VR aims to interrogate how visual language is structured and how visual meaning is communicated and transmitted, for instance, through investigations into art periodicals and the art press. It also aims to illustrate how image collections, in digital and other media, are acquired, organized, indexed, preserved, and curated. VR examines early attempts to document the visual, reports on the state of visual resources, and assesses the effect of electronic technology on current and future uses. It provides a platform for reporting innovative ways to organize and access visual information – while aiming to increase the recognition and appreciation of visual documentation. Images of architecture and works of art constitute its main focus, but it also includes images on other subjects and contexts in a wide range of formats.

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Key Skills and Attributes

  • A commitment to communicating promptly, consistently, and professionally with authors during the peer review process.
  • A proven track record as a key opinion leader and known figure within your academic discipline

Application Instructions

If you are interested in becoming a reviewer for Visual Resources, please apply via the button below.

If you have any questions, please send an email to the journal's Portfolio Manager, Geraldine Richards, at [email protected] for more information on the journal’s review process.

In your cover letter, please identify the specific subject, methodological approaches, and geographic areas for which you would be willing to review articles and indicate if there are any forthcoming periods when you would not be available to review submissions.

If accepted as a reviewer, we will add you to our database and send you a copy of our guidelines for reviewers. To express our appreciation for your valuable contribution in the manuscript review process of the journal, we offer the following:

  • 30 days’ free access to Taylor & Francis journal content upon agreeing to review, providing you with resources to assist with your review
  • A peer reviewer confirmation certificate (upon request)


The journal is committed to ensuring diversity, equity and inclusion within its editorial team and decision making processes. All applications will be treated as strictly confidential, and each will be judged on its merits without bias for seniority of institutional affiliation. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, or religious creed, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, military or protected veteran status, citizenship, or other protected characteristics.