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Author Guidelines

The Journal for Art Market Studies adopts a peer review process for submissions, which is typically double blind, i.e. reviewers and authors should remain anonymous throughout the review process, and reviewed by two referees. All articles are published in English and should be submitted through Open Journal Systems (OJS). There are no article processing or submission charges. JAMS accepts submissions of previously unpublished articles. Articles previously unpublished in English will also be considered.

Please register on the website, creating the following settings:
- language
- user name
- password
- first name
- last name
- email address
- register as (choose option)
- tick box if you would like to be informed about new editions
- tick box if you are an author with JAMS
- if you are publishing in JAMS for the first time, please fill out the remaining optional fields (if you have done this for a previous publication in JAMS, leave them blank)

Once you are registered, your homepage in OJS will automatically open.

You will be directed to the five step process for submission (1. Start, 2. Upload submission, 3. Enter metadata, 4. Upload supplementary files, 5. Confirmation). Complete the submission checklist and click on “save and continue” before the next step. Tick the copyright box to accept the journal’s copyright license. Enter comprehensive metadata under 3. (especially author details, title, abstract, indexing keywords, references etc). When uploading images under 4., please add title, author/owner of the data, and its type. If there are no supplementary files, skip the page and click on “save and continue”. Check the submission file summary under step 5 and click on “finish submission”.

Manuscript requirements:

1. Text:
Please prepare your manuscript as a Word document (.doc) with embedded footnotes. Do not exceed the character count of 30,000, including footnotes and spaces. Save the document as a file using Author Last Name_Text.doc. If the text includes non-Western fonts, use a Unicode font.

2. Illustrations and copyright:
Please ensure that you have the copyright for all illustrations which you wish to include with the text. Label digital files as follows: Author last name_fig_1.tif. Do not embed images in the text.
Submit the image in a high resolution (at least 300 dpi on TIFs or JPGs). Keep the numbering in sequence and no not nest numbers (as in 1a). For captions, see 7.

3. Formatting summary for dates, numbers, and currencies:
Use whole-number words for one to ninety-nine; use figures for numbers above.
The order should be date, month, year. Spell out centuries as in “the nineteenth century”. Decades should be as in “the 1960s”. Eras should be BC and AD.
The thousands separators in English are commas, whereas in German they are dots. The decimal point is a dot in English, and a comma in German.
Note that a billion in British English is a thousand million (1,000,000,000), whereas in Germany, France and elsewhere a billion usually means 1,000,000,000,000.
Currencies can be spelled out, displayed as symbols or in the generally used three-letter codes, as long as the text is consistent.
Measurements should be metric, not imperial.

4. Formatting for place names and institutions:
The preference is for using the local language place name, unless general usage of English versions is well established (as in: Florence, Brussels).

5. Titles of artworks
Titles for works of visual art are set in italics.

6. Formatting summary for citation:

Author full name, title, (place of publication: publisher, year of publication), number/s of page/s.


Rosamund J. Faith, The English Peasantry and the Growth of Lordship (London and Washington: Leicester University Press, 1997), 44-47.
Editors and translators:
Michael Dibdin, ed., The Picador book of Crime Writing (London: Picador, 1993).
Albert Schweitzer, The Quest of the Historical Jesus, tr. William Montgomery, (London: Black, 1954).
Elizabeth Knowles, ed., The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (5th edition, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999).
Steve Neale, Masculinity as Spectacle, in Screen, 24/6 (1983), 2-12.
John Shearman, The Vatican Stanze: Functions and Decoration, in George Holmes, ed., Art and Politics in Renaissance Italy: British Academy Lectures (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1993), 205-37.

Subsequent citations can take an abbreviated form such as the author’s surname and the abbreviated unambiguous title, as in: Huizinga, The Waning, 57-65. For more detailed citation information, refer to: New Hart’s Rules. The Oxford Style Guide.
Cite all your literature in footnotes; please do not submit a separate bibliography.

7. Formatting summary for captions:
Please submit captions in a separate Word document, using the file name system Last name_captions.doc. It should list image data, precise captions, and reference data of image source, including copyright and who has granted permission.
There are two formats:
Line 1: Fig. #, full name or maker (life dates)
Line 2: title, date, medium, dimensions (height x width x depth), unless bound in a book in which case give the title only
Line 3: city, institution, inventory or accession number [or] location unknown [or] From Author, title of book, city: publisher, year
Line 4: image source and copyright information
Line 1: Fig. #, description of what is being illustrated, including location and date
Line 2: image source and copyright information

You will receive an email notification if the submission has been accepted with or without changes. Amended versions can be submitted through OJS again. Galley proofs will be available as pdfs through the website, and the mail icon can be used to approve and/or send final amendments to the editor.


The Journal for Art Market Studies is published under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non-commercial 4.0 International license ( Articles can be read and shared for non-commercial purposes if attribution is given to the original source (BY) and the use is not for commercial purposes (NC).

The rights to submitted articles remain with the author and will be published under a Creative Commons License (CC-BY-NC 4.0). All authors published in the Journal for Art Market Studies accept this licensing model.

Authors are responsible for obtaining image rights.

The rights to the layout and design of the journal remain with the Journal for Art Market Studies and cannot be used by other publications without written approval from JAMS.


Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  5. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Copyright Notice

Except where otherwise noted, the Journal for Art Market Studies is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non-commercial 4.0 International license ( Articles can be read and shared if attribution is given to the original source (BY) and the use is not for commercial purposes (NC).


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