The mission of Art Journal, founded in 1941, is to provide a forum for scholarship and visual exploration in the visual arts; to be a unique voice in the field as a peer-reviewed, professionally mediated forum for the arts; to operate in the spaces between commercial publishing, academic presses, and artist presses; to be pedagogically useful by making links between theoretical issues and their use in teaching at the college and university levels; to explore relationships among diverse forms of art practice and production, as well as among art making, art history, visual studies, theory, and criticism; to give voice and publication opportunity to artists, art historians, and other writers in the arts; to be responsive to issues of the moment in the arts, both nationally and globally; to focus on topics related to twentieth- and twenty-first-century concerns; to promote dialogue and debate. The journal, which welcomes submissions from authors and artists worldwide and at every career stage, is published four times a year in spring, summer, autumn, and winter by the College Art Association.
Founded in 1911, the College Art Association... Promotes excellence in scholarship and teaching in the history and criticism of the visual arts and in creativity and technical skill in the teaching and practices of art. Facilitates the exchange of ideas and information among those interested in art and history of art. Advocates comprehensive and inclusive education in the visual arts. Speaks for the membership on issues affecting the visual arts and humanities. Provides opportunities for publication of scholarship, criticism, and artists' writings. Fosters career development and professional advancement. Identifies and develops sources of funding for the practice of art and for scholarship in the arts and humanities. Honors accomplishments of artists, art historians, and critics. Articulates and affirms the highest ethical standards in the conduct of the profession. Authorization to photocopy texts for internal or personal use (beyond that permitted by sections 107 and 108 of the U.S. Copyright Law), or for one-time, limited-term nonprofit educational use in coursepacks or closed-access academic course Intranet websites, is granted by the College Art Association without charge. For other uses, please first contact the individual author and/or other rights holders to obtain written permission, then the College Art Association.