- call for contributions
- found images
- requirements for submissions
- how to submit
- ALL submissions should now be submitted through our on-line portal SUBMITTABLE.
- Please identify the appropriate research theme to which you are submitting.
- All images must be provided both separately from any text and also embedded into text if appropriate.
- Text should be provided in MS Word (.docx) or rich text (.rtf) format, and on the supplied template where appropriate. Please no Acrobat (.pdf) format files.
TRACEY invites artists, designers, students, educators and researchers to respond. Responses may take the form of drawings or other visual material or previously unpublished articles or research papers. There's no limit on the number of images or the length of text, however visual sumbmissions must be accompanied by a contextual written statement addressing the aim of the research / reserach questions. All contributions are subject to editorial control.
TRACEY has two means of publication and it is important that contributors consider the most appropriate outlet for their submission. For non-peer reviewed material, material not concerning drawing and / or visulisation research, early or preparatory thoughts and developments from research, or other material for publication to the broader drawing and visualisation community, contributors should consider publication as a DRN article via the TRACEY |DRN pages.
For peer-reviewed material and all outcomes and developments of research theory or practice, contributors are welcome to submit to TRACEY | journal.
For guidance on preparing a submission to TRACEY | journal, see below: 'guidelines for written submissions' and 'how to submit'. For all other contributions please see the TRACEY |DRN pages.
Responses are requested under our list of research themes. Periodically we focus on a particular research theme with a specific call for contributions.
However, all themes are open for contributions at any time.
We are also interested in seeing sketchbooks and visual notebooks from anyone who uses drawing as a way of collecting information, working out ideas or solving problems, so that we can advance the notion of drawing as a form of 'visual thinking'.
Your found drawings are of particular interest to us. They may be by-products of other processes, organic forms or discarded materials - images arising by accident rather than from any conscious process. All striking or unusual finds should be sent immediately to TRACEY.
For written submissions (articles, academic papers, reviews), with or without illustrations, contributors must submit their contribution formatted ready for publication using the MS Word template provided here. When using the template the embedded styles must be used e.g. Heading 1,2,3, Quotation, Caption etc. Any images should also be embedded in the document in the desired location as well as supplied separately.
- Please note, submissions that do not adhere to these requirements will be returned unpublished. -
Predominantly visual submissions, stills, video etc. are expected to be presented as images / video in accessible formats together with a contextural witten statement. For this type of submission, use of the supplied template is not required.
In all cases material must not be submitted as pdf as this prevents appropriate formatting for publication.
The following general guidelines apply to all submissions:
TITLE: Titles for submissions are mandatory
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: You must provide the names, affiliations, and email addresses of all authors. In addition an optional biography of up to 80 words may be supplied.
ABSTRACT: Abstracts of 100-150 words must be provided.
FORMATTING: Traditional journal articles must be submitted on the supplied template.
FOOTNOTES, ENDNOTES, REFERENCES AND BIBLIOGRAPHIES:Footnotes should be used sparingly and numbered consecutively through the article. References should conform to the Harvard style and so Footnotes should not be used for references. The Harvard reference style does vary and we are happy to accept any consistent format. This advice sheet from Loughborough University Library is one possible version: The Harvard System. Endnotes and Bibliographies are not accepted.
COPRYRIGHT: In submitting material to TRACEY, contributors thereby grant permission for it to be published only in the TRACEY | journal. Contributors retain copyright of their material and may, of course, use it elsewhere after publication in TRACEY, though we would appreciate it if TRACEY is acknowledged as the original source of publication.
Please note that it is the responsibility of contributors to obtain the necessary permissions for reproducing work other than their own.
IMAGES:It is in the author's interest to provide the highest quality figure format possible. Figures must be included in the correct locations in submissions using the template provided. Figures must also be saved separate to text. Files should be saved as JPGs (TIFF is acceptable but generally much larger in file size). All figures must be numbered in the order in which they appear in the paper (e.g. Figure 1, Figure 2). In multi-part figures, each part should be labelled (e.g. Figure 1(a), Figure 1(b)). Figure captions should appear in the appropriate location in the template.
Any queries regarding submissions can be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org.