The Journal of Visual Culture is an international, refereed journal and is published three times a year – April, August and December – by SAGE Publications. The Journal welcomes provocative, innovative analyses of visual culture, especially those that challenge conventional categories or modes of inquiry. To address the broad interests of its readers, the Journal supports critically informed, original interpretations that both illuminate a specific phenomenon, and yield insights for social, political, philosophical or aesthetic concerns shaping global visual cultures.
For its Early Career Researcher Prize, current doctoral students and recent PhDs (within 5 years of degree) may submit original, unpublished essays of 5000 to 8000 words on any topic related to visual culture. The prize-winning essay/s will be considered for publication in the journal, pending revisions advised by the committee and the journal’s editorial collective.
In addition to an abstract of approximately 100 to 150 words and 5-8 keywords, submissions should include a brief biographical statement (approximately 200 words) indicating graduate institution, degree status, and current contact information. Manuscripts should be submitted in Word or Google Doc format as a single running document (abstract, keywords, biography, essay) by November 1, 2022 to VCEssayPrize@gmail.com. View further details on the IAVC website.