Contributors' Guide

For details of the journal's scope, please refer to our raison d'être.

Call for Papers

Crossings is published approximately once a year. Papers are accepted for review on an ongoing basis. The standing Call for Papers is available in PDF and RTF format. Feel free to circulate this as you see fit.

Contribution Categories

Crossings publishes materials in a number of different forms explained here. Submissions of an innovative nature that might fall outside these categories are also encouraged. Authors are required to sign a Copyright Form before publication. Submission of an article to Crossings will be taken to imply that it represents original, unpublished work not under consideration for publication elsewhere. All submissions are acknowledged.

Papers range from shorter (3-6 pages) to longer (8-12 pages) and can be of practical as well as well as theoretical nature. All papers are peer-reviewed by at least three members of our Editorial Board or independently commissioned reviewers. Authors must be prepared to revise accepted papers based on reviewers' comments. Normally, two weeks are given for revisions. Papers are expected to follow the house style described in the Style Guide and the Style Sample.
Short (400-500 word) invited pieces on the state of the art. Commentaries are reviewed by the editor-in-chief and the managing editors but not by the editorial board.
Reviews of books, events, web sites, software, etc. Reviews may be invited or unsolicited. They are reviewed by the editor-in-chief and the managing editors.
Response Papers
Short, informal pieces responding to another piece in the journal, such as an exhibition or a peer-reviewed paper. Reviewed by the editor-in-chief and the managing editors.
The journal's web site offers a gallery space for the presentation of creative works under discussion. This space is of permanent (archival) nature and free of cost for artists. The gallery is updated continually and proposals for exhibitions are accepted on an ongoing basis. Artworks submitted to the gallery may be actual work in digital media but also documentary information (such as video or audio footage) of non-digital work. Currently, text, images, audio, video, and other types of digital media are supported.
Work in Progress
Short descriptions of work in progress.

Review Process

The Crossings editorial board is responsible for reviewing papers submitted to the journal. Reviewers with specific expertise are also invited on a per-paper basis. Each paper is reviewed by at least three peers. Reviews are conducted anonymously, i.e., the reviewer's name is not revealed to authors. Reviewers may (and often do) request changes to papers and outline possible avenues for improvement. Based on the reviewers' reports, the editorial team (led by the editor-in-chief) decides whether to accept or reject the paper. In both cases, the reviewers reports are returned to the author. For papers that are accepted, the author is given time (typically two weeks) to prepare the final version of the paper and address any issues raised by the reviewers. The final paper is reviewed by the editorial team (who may liaise with the reviewers) to verify that the issues were satisfactorily addressed. At last, the paper is prepared for publication. The copy editor may liaise with authors during this phase.


Please submit material to the following address:

Crossings: Electronic Journal of Art and Technology
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