Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope


Imaginations acts as a nexus, or aggregation point, where excellent scholarship informed by different cultures, national histories and linguistic traditions can create a new vocabulary for addressing the notion of the image along with its many avatars, and where academic researchers can also come in contact with visual artists and practitioners reflecting on their approaches. The disciplinary and cultural contacts inspire new dialogues and parallelisms, or even differences and potential frictions, out of which shall necessarily emerge unforeseen insights into the role of the image and visual culture.

Imaginations: Revue d'études interculturelles de l'image se veut un forum de réflexion, un carrefour de différentes perspectives culturelles et linguistiques, présentant des travaux de recherche novateurs et pluridisciplinaires. Ce journal se veut un lieu d'échange et de réflexion sur les images interculturelles et sur la façon dont ces images sont contextualisées, problématisées et réinventées.  Imaginations entend être un point de rassemblement et un pôle d'excellence pour des travaux de recherche portant sur différentes cultures, histoires nationales et traditions linguistiques.   Nous espérons ainsi développer un nouveau vocabulaire servant à aborder la notion d'image et ses représentations, grâce à une collaboration entre chercheurs académiques et artistes, reflétant ainsi différentes approches.  Ces contacts interdisciplinaires et interculturels inspireront de nouveaux dialogues, permettront de tracer des parallèles, d'analyser les divergences et les zones potentielles de friction, de manière à repenser l'image.



Section Policies


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This section is devoted to interviews, conversations, dialogues with artist and practitioners on their work related to images. 

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This section is devoted to the image in practice. It is a depository for pictures, videos, web-art, etc. 

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Review Essays

This section is devoted to longer format reviews of current and relevant books, works, exhibitions, events, etc. Interested reviewers should contact book review editor at imaginations@ualberta.ca

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Peer Review Process

Imaginations is a peer-reviewed journal. Each submission will be subject to initial review by the managing editors. If the submission passes the preliminary stage it will then be subject to double-blind review by two external referees. Submissions are accepted on an ongoing basis. Article submissions must conform to MLA guidelines; we encourage authors to consult the Imaginations style sheet before submitting. Please submit via email to imaginations@ualberta.ca.


Publication Frequency

This journal will be published biannually. Reviews contained in the section Elications will be published on an ongoing basis.


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.



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About the Journal

Imaginations is a forum for timely and thought-provoking work on topics in cross-cultural image studies. The journal brings together multidisciplinary work on the image as it is contextualized, problematized, and reinvented at the crossroads of different cultural and linguistic envisionings.


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