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Author Guidelines

Carefully read the submission guidelines as follows:

A. Manuscripts

We invite theoretical, methodological, applied, and empirical articles exploring the study of Visual and Performing Arts, representing various methodological traditions (quantitative, qualitative, mixed methods) and disciplines (psychology, education, sociology, anthropology, philosophy of arts, etc.). Regardless of the type of article, methodological tradition, or disciplinary perspective, authors are expected to situate their work in the existing literature.

B. Expectations for Authors

Prior to submitting an article, please make sure that your article is: (a) adequately situated in the Visual and Performing Arts studies literature; (b) meets the appropriate word limit, (c) has been carefully proofread; and (d) adheres to IEEE Style. All work must be original, and cannot have been published or be under review elsewhere. Portions of text that are identical or near-identical to previously published work by authors should be properly noted, cited and, if necessary, permission to reproduce the text from the publisher needs to be obtained in advance of submitting the article.

C. Stylistic Conventions

All articles are expected to adhere to the stylistic conventions of IEEE Style. Articles should conform to the standards of spelling, grammar, and punctuation for British English and will be converted accordingly during the editorial process.

D. Review process

Once a manuscript has been submitted, it will undergo a preliminary review from the managing editor (to assess fit and adherence to the journal’s guidelines). The paper will then be assigned to the editor and an associate editor who will provide an additional assessment of fit. Papers that fail to adhere to the journal’s guidelines or lack fit based on the preliminary review of the editor and/or associate editor will be rejected. If a paper passes preliminary review, it will then be assigned to at least two reviewers for double-blind review. Authors invited to engage in a revision will be provided with 30 days to submit their revision; otherwise, the paper may be automatically rejected. Authors can request an extension from the Associate Editor managing the paper. CTRA typically provides no more than two rounds of review for papers. If a final decision (accept/reject) has not been made after the first round, a final decision (accept/reject) will be rendered after the second round.

E. Corrections and Final Copy

If the manuscript is accepted for publication, a copy of the final form of the paper in PDF is requested. Corrections should be clearly identified and returned within five working days of receipt. Major alterations cannot be accepted. The author is required to submit a statement that the submitted paper has not been published or approved for publishing elsewhere. The editors will not return submitted materials to the authors. The authors will not receive gratification for publishing their papers. Papers that do not fulfill basic linguistic correctness requirements will not be accepted.

F. General Requirements

The minimum standard requirements of the International Journal of Visual and Performing Arts must be

  1. Written in English.
  2. The length of the submitted paper is at least six pages and no more than 20 pages. Editors will evaluate if an article is needing more than 20 pages.
  3. Use a tool such as Zotero, Mendeley, or EndNote for reference management and formatting, and choose IEEE Style
  4. Make sure that your paper is prepared using the VIPERARTS paper template.

G. Structure of The Manuscript

The manuscript must be qualified and suggested present follow the structure:

  1. Title. The title of the paper should describe research aims, method/model, and objective, without Acronym or abbreviation
  2. Abstract. The Abstract has a maximum of 250 WORDS; No citation; State in the abstract a primary goal, research design, methodology, main outcomes and results, and the conclusions.
  3. Section structure. Authors are suggested to present their articles in the section structure: Introduction - Method - Results and DiscussionConclusion - Acknowledgments - References.
  • Introduction; The introduction should set the study in context by briefly reviewing relevant knowledge of the subject; follow this with a concise statement of the study's objectives.
  • Method; A brief description of the methods/techniques used (these methods' principles should not be described if readers can be directed to easily accessible references or standard texts).
  • Results and Discussion; A clear presentation of experimental results was was obtained, highlighting any trends or points of interest. The results should not be repeated in both tables and figures. The discussion should relate to the significance of the observations.
  • Conclusion; A brief explanation of the significance and implications of the work reported.
  • Acknowledgements; Any individuals who contributed to the manuscript but do not meet the authorship's necessary criteria should be acknowledged. Acknowledgements should be limited to those who helped extensively, such as providing statistical help, essential equipment, or translating references.
  • References. Expect a minimum of 20 references, primarily with a minimum of 70% to International journal papers.

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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 is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Copyright Notice

License and Copyright Agreement

In submitting the manuscript to the journal, the authors certify that:

  • They are authorized by their co-authors to enter into these arrangements.
  • The work described has not been formally published before, except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture, review, thesis, or overlay journal. Please also carefully read VIPERARTS's Posting Your Article Policy at
  • That it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere,
  • That its release has been approved by all the author(s) and by the responsible authorities – tacitly or explicitly – of the institutes where the work has been carried out.
  • They secure the right to reproduce any material that has already been published or copyrighted elsewhere.
  • They agree to the following license and copyright agreement.


Authors who publish with International Journal of Visual and Performing Arts agree to the following terms:

  1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY-SA 4.0) that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgment of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal. 
  2. Authors can enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or edit it in a book), with an acknowledgment of its initial publication in this journal.
  3. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) before and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work.

Licensing for Data Publication

International Journal of Visual and Performing Arts use a variety of waivers and licenses, that are specifically designed for and appropriate for the treatment of data:

Other data publishing licenses may be allowed as exceptions (subject to approval by the editor on a case-by-case basis) and should be justified with a written statement from the author, which will be published with the article.

Open Data and Software Publishing and Sharing

The journal strives to maximize the replicability of the research published in it. Authors are thus required to share all data, code, or protocols underlying the research reported in their articles. Exceptions are permitted but have to be justified in a written public statement accompanying the article.

Datasets and software should be deposited and permanently archived in appropriate, trusted, general, or domain-specific repositories (please consult and software repositories such as, or equivalent). The associated persistent identifiers (e.g., DOI, or others) of the dataset(s) must be included in the data or software resources section of the article. Reference(s) to datasets and software should also be included in the reference list of the material with DOIs (where available). Where no domain-specific data repository exists, authors should deposit their datasets in a general repository such as ZENODODryadDataverse, or others.

Small data may also be published as data files or packages supplementary to a research article. However, the authors should prefer, in all cases, a deposition in data repositories.


Privacy Statement

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Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.

Article Submission: 0.00 (USD)
Authors are NOT required to pay an Article Submission Fee.

Article Publication: 135.00 (USD)

This journal charges the article publication fee (with PayPal or Transfer processing fee, which is 6% of the amount) for supporting the cost of wide-open access dissemination of research results, managing the various costs associated with handling and editing the submitted manuscripts, and the Journal management and publication in general, the authors or the author's institution is requested to pay a publication fee for each article accepted. The fee covers :
  • DOI registration for each paper.
  • Checking the article similarity by iThenticate; the final result will be sent to the authors (by request).
  • Layout Editing according to template and journal standard.
If you do not have the funds to pay such fees, you will have an opportunity to waive each fee. We do not want fees to prevent the publication of worthy work.