Several Art History Journals only on Internet


16/01/12 - Internet - Art history journals - The relative simplicity and the lower costs of publishing on the internet have resulted in the appearance of several new art history journals. These can only be found online and publish in-depth articles with the help of a selection panel. Some already appear on our links page, but we have found many others which we point out in this and other, upcoming, articles. They have all been created recently, many in fact in just the last three years. However, some have stopped published without offering an explanation as is the case for the Web Journal on Cultural Patrimony, which started in 2006 as a semi-annual publication but has only released three issues (fortunately still available online).
These journals are usually published in PDF format, and very often as periodicals, thus generally copying the paper format, along with its restrictions - on the web.
We will also be offering several news items shortly on the subject of printed journals now available for free online.

- Ars Bilduma, a review published by the Departamento de Historia del Arte y Música de la Facultad de Letras (Vitoria-Gasteiz) de la Universidad del País Vasco and devoted to Spanish art. The first issue appeared in 2010, on an annual basis. The articles are only in Spanish and are available in PDF form.


- Rubensbulletin. This Belgian journal, published by the Musées royaux des beaux-arts in Antwerp is entirely devoted to Rubens studies. The first issue was posted in 2007 but it does not appear on a regular basis since only the years 2010 and 2011 were published, after a two-year interruption. The 2008 issue was only in Flemish, but some articles also appear in French, English and German. The journal is published in PDF form.


- Journal of the International Association of Research Institutes in the History of Art. This journal was created in 2010 and presents the particularity, as opposed to most of its peers, of continuously updating its articles, in a way logical, given the support. The articles appear in the author’s language (English, German, French, Italian, Spanish...). Articles written in Polish and Slovenian were posted in the original but translated into English. Articles are available both in PDF and HTML (that is, the traditional internet page).


- Rivista dell’Osservatori per le Arti Decorative in Italia. The title of this Italian journal, published by the Dipartimento di Studi Storici e Artistici dell’Universitá degli Studi di Palermo, announces its program. First published in 2010, it appears twice a year. The articles are mostly in Italian, but some are in Spanish or English. It has a double format : PDF and HTML.


- ArcheoArte. This is also an Italian journal, generalist, born in 2010. Theoretically, it appears annually but for the moment there is only one issue (there was nothing in 2011). The articles are all in Italian and in PDF format. It is published by the Università degli Studi di Cagliari. Dipartimento di Scienze archeologiche e storico-artistiche.


- Kunstgeschichte. This generalist German review, created in 2009, is a collaboration by several German universities. It is published on a continuing basis, not in periodic issues. A multilingual publication, it appears mostly in German but also in English and Italian. Some articles are in HTML format, others in PDF.


Finally, we would like to point out that the latest issue of In Situ. Revue des patrimoines, devoted to heritage belonging to institutions of higher education, has just appeared. This journal now is on revue.org.

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Didier Rykner, lundi 16 janvier 2012



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