Established in 1942 by the American Society for Aesthetics, The Journal
of Aesthetics and Art Criticism publishes current research articles,
special issues, and timely book reviews in aesthetics and the arts. The term "aesthetics," in this connection, is understood to include all studies of the arts and related types of experience from a philosophical, scientific, or other theoretical standpoint.
"The arts" are understood broadly to include not only traditional forms
such as music, literature, theater, painting, architecture, sculpture, and
dance, but also more recent additions such as film, photography, earthworks,
performance art, as well as the crafts, decorative arts, digital and electronic
production, and various aspects of popular culture.
The "moving wall" represents the time period between the last issue
available in JSTOR and the most recently published issue of a journal.
Moving walls are generally represented in years. In rare instances, a
publisher has elected to have a "zero" moving wall, so their current
issues are available in JSTOR shortly after publication.
Note: In calculating the moving wall, the current year is not counted.
For example, if the current year is 2008 and a journal has a 5 year
moving wall, articles from the year 2002 are available.
Terms Related to the Moving Wall
Fixed walls: Journals with no new volumes being added to the archive.
Absorbed: Journals that are combined with another title.
Complete: Journals that are no longer published or that have been
combined with another title.
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