IMPACT Printmaking Journal welcomes original submissions:
PLEASE NOTE: The journal considers submissions which have NOT been previously published on another platform, or which have a maximum of 30% overlap of written content.
Articles (3000 – 5000 words, 4 – 10 images)
This is an extended paper that describes or debates a critical or theoretical position, and which presents original arguments on the expanded field of printmaking. Articles should include research that is clearly evidenced and referenced.
Research Projects (2000 – 4000 words, 2 – 8 images)
This is a paper that explores new technology and/or collaboration with industry. Research projects that are in process, as well as those which are at a milestone in their development are of particular interest. The paper should include research that is clearly evidenced and referenced.
Exhibition Essays (2000 – 3000 words, 2 – 10 images)
A reflective or critical examination of a body of work that has been presented at a conference, exhibition or as a publication. It should include research that is clearly referenced.
Featured Print (1500 words, 2 – 4 images)
Based on one print-work, a focused reflection of the context, evolution, cultural implications and significance of the work. One work plus detail shots or a relevant comparative work can be submitted. Submissions that interrogate prints which were not created by the author are encouraged.
Point of View (1500 words, 2 – 6 images)
A poetic or discursive insight into conceptual or process-based approach to a body of work. Submissions by authors who have also created the work are encouraged.
DEADLINE for Issue 4 is 17 May 2021
Email submissions to
How you prepare your materials will affect how your article is received by the editors and reviewers and how extensive the requests for revisions may be. To reduce delays and additional work, you should ensure that your article’s level, length and format conform with the journal’s requirements at submission and during each revision stage. For this reason, we recommend that you take the time to read the following sections before submitting anything.
1) All submissions will be published in British English (the spelling of the words colour/ favour and aluminium will be used), with Oxford Spelling (verb endings with –ize instead of -ise)
2) Format all text as follows:
– Arial 12pt, or Times New Roman 12 pt, single spacing
– Single space after each full stop
– Quotes with single quotation marks
– One blank line between paragraphs
– No indentations at the beginning of paragraphs
– Acronyms to be written in full the first time they are mentioned in the text with the acronym in brackets, and subsequently referred to as the acronym
– If images accompany text please supply text separately from images but place a marker in the text to show where each image should go.
3) Remove all references to the author’s name, for reviewing purposes The writing will be sent out by the editor to two peer reviewers who will give feedback on the work. The reviews will be returned to the author. Subsequent revisions will be dealt with by correspondance with the editor.
3) Titles of artworks as follows:
Title (date in brackets) by Artist Name Surname. Medium, size height x width in mm.
For example, Rooks and Rain (1950) by Gertrude Hermes. Linocut, 760 x 355 mm.
If permissions are needed for images, please provide the details of the permission holder.
It is the responsibility of the author to double check all the details of the titles, capitalize them where appropriate, double check the year of production, and convert measurements from inches to mm.
4) Images to be around 2000 pixels on shortest dimension. Maximum file size 2MB per image.
5) Include an alphabetical bibliography at the end using UWE Harvard referencing system.
For example, Pearson, A., Field, J., Ford, D. and Jordan, Z. (2007) Evidence-Based Clinical Practice in Nursing and Health Care: Assimilating Research, Experience and Expertise. 2nd ed. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing.
If websites are cited, please also provide the date which you accessed the site.
For example: Howard, E. (2010) Seconds. Only the Cinema [blog]. 22 July. Available from: http://seul-le-cinema.blogspot.com/2010/07/seconds.html [Accessed 13 September 2010].
6) When authors of other publications are referred to in the body of the text, please write as: Pearson et al., 2007, or …as Pearson et al. state (2007, p.72).
7) At the end of the document, please provide an abstract of 200 words that can be used on the website.
8) Name all authors and co-authors of the paper, and their affiliation. Please indicate the primary author in bold.
For example, Fay Ray, University College of Art and Design
At the end of the document, in no more than 100 words, please include the primary author’s contact details, email and website address, and the name of institution/organization if applicable.This will be published so please do not provide any information that you do not want to be publicly known. Please also supply a brief biography of about 100 words.
9) Please state clearly whether you wish to submit as an article, research project, exhibition essay, featured print or point of view.
Please send all information as a Word Document with separate images (jpg or png) to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
Some extra notes of caution
If you are not fluent in English, please write in your native language and then have the text professionally translated before submitting it.
As we hope the journal will appeal to a wide readership, please avoid non-English words, slang, personal idioms and colloquialisms or terminology not easily understood.
Avoid writing in the passive voice. Your article should reflect your voice and point of view.
One of the journal’s goals is to be read and understood by an interested lay reader, so please do not assume that the reader is an expert. Texts should be clear, concise and approachable, avoiding difficult terms where possible. If you do need to refer to technical terms, please define them in the text when they are first introduced, or refer to them in a glossary at the end of the text.
For further questions, please contact the Editor, Wuon-Gean Ho, at email@example.com