For Submitters

Ground Works welcomes submissions that integrate research and practice in the fine, performing, and applied arts and design with other disciplines. You can find details on Calls for Submissions on the home page.
To begin the submission process, you must first Sign Up on Ground Works

Publication Criteria

Stage 1 looks at three basic criteria to assess a project’s fit with Ground Works:

  • The arts are essential to the project.
  • There is a dynamic and equitable exchange between the arts and other discipline(s).
  • The project has attained a level of maturity; it has received some external recognition.

Stage 2 review takes into account the following criteria as well:

  • Significance: the problem space matters, and merits an arts-integrated approach
  • Context: there is some understanding of the lineage of a project, and of relevant contemporary work.
  • Innovation: the project sets a precedent or poses a generative challenge to one or more fields.
  • Research process: the project is framed as research. Note that “research” has many definitions; see a2ru’s publications What Is Research? and What Is Arts Research?
  • Impact and contribution.

Review Process

  1. Suitability Review (<10-day turnaround) - New submissions are reviewed by Editors to check they fit the scope of the journal and showcase interesting interdisciplinary explorations. Submissions to this stage are brief, requiring only a short summary of the project, a statement of relevance, and appropriate links.
  2. Project Review (2-month turnaround) - Projects that progress to the second stage are asked to provide a 1,000 word narrative and media for their project. This is examined by two external reviewers. Successful projects are included in our online compendium of projects and invited to contribute reflections and best practice on process.

You can see examples of successful Ground Works projects on our Gallery page

Ground Works strives to make its content accessible to a broad general readership/viewership.

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