Why do you use RC?
The Research Catalogue was developed to serve as a digital publishing platform for artistic research, exposing practice as research. RC addresses limitations of the traditional paper-based academic publication formats for practice-led fields and makes it possible to include a variety of media, such as images, graphics, sound and video.1
What is the relation between VIS and RC?
VIS is a peer-reviewed Nordic journal for artistic research. When the journal was initiated, it was decided that VIS uses Research Catalogue as a publishing platform.
How can I become a member of RC?
You can register for an account at Research Catalogue by following this link: Register an account
If you are staff or student at an institution that is a Portal Partner, designated staff at your institution can create an account for you.
Please note that the process of registering can take 1-2 working days, so ensure that you register well ahead of the submission deadline.
What is an exposition in RC?
In short terms, Expositions are comparable to what 'articles' are in other journal contexts. Placing multi-media data on a RC page allows the creation of visual or textual interconnections through which research can be exposed.2
Read more on VIS website: Exposition
What should an exposition proposal consist of?
We invite contributors to expose the artistic research questions, contexts, practices and outcomes, and reflect on their contribution to practice, to research, insights and to knowledge production. The exposition-draft must include the author’s full name, a title and an abstract. Where the exposition uses a language other than English, an English translation of the abstract is required. The exposition-draft should outline the artistic research, how the artistic research will be exposed and how the exposition will make use of the Research Catalogue as a publishing platform. It is recommended that the exposition-draft is developed beyond a text-only abstract to give examples of how and what media will be incorporated. Please, also refer to the Checklist for submissions above.
How long does it take to create an exposition proposal?
If you have never used RC you should give it at least 2 weeks. Easy learners can manage with 1 day if you have the content ready.
What is the difference between a text-based format and a Graphical format?
Research Catalogue has two different options for how an exposition can be presented. The text-based format presents the material in one page only, organised linearly from top to bottom. Images, graphics, sound and video can be inserted alongside text. The graphical format provides much more freedom in terms of how the material is presented. Text, images, graphics, sound and images can be distributed freely across one or more pages and makes it possible to work with backgrounds and overlays.
The text-format is responsive, meaning that it adjusts to screens of different sizes such as mobile devices, while the graphical format is not. here are two examples of contributions to previous issues using the respective formats:
Using Graphical format: William Platz, ‘Spin, Puppet, Spin: Drawing Estrangement‘, VIS – Nordic Journal for Artistic Research, 2 (2019) https://www.researchcatalogue.net/view/562761/598359/0/0 [accessed 08/06/2020]
Using Text Format: Budhaditya Chattopadhyay, ‘Listening in/to Exile: Migration and Media Arts‘, VIS – Nordic Journal for Artistic Research, 2 (2019) https://www.researchcatalogue.net/view/564694/564695 [accessed 08/06/2020]
Is there any limit to the extent of the exposition?
There is no hard limit for the extent of expositions, this need to be considered relative to the nature of the research exposed. As a rule of thumb, it is recommended that the exposition can be studied within the framework of one hour.
How do I submit a proposal?
Submit your exposition to the VIS Portal Page in RC (in the menu, choose “Submit for publication” and then choose the portal “VIS – Nordic Journal for Artistic Research”, confirm by “Submit”). See screenshot here!
Is it possible to submit a proposal through email?
No, submissions need to be developed and submitted through the Research Catalogue.
I’m based outside the Nordic region, can I submit a proposal?
Yes, VIS is open for international contributions.
I don’t have a PhD, can I submit anyway?
Yes, submissions are considered based on their qualities as artistic research rather than the formal qualifications of the author(s).
What happens if my proposal gets rejected?
It will be sent back to you. You can consider if you want to develop it and publish in directly into Research Catalogue, or submit it for publication to another RC-journal.
Do I get any feedback if my proposal is rejected?
Due to the large number of submissions received in response to the initial call and submission deadline, the Editorial Committee is unfortunately not able to give detailed review feedback to rejected submissions. If a submission is rejected after peer-review, the author will receive the peer reviewer report and possible additional remarks from the editorial committee.
What happens if my proposal gets accepted?
The process of developing an exposition, from submission, through review to publication is outlined above.
How long time do I have to develop an accepted proposal?
The process of developing an exposition, from submission, through review to publication is outlined above. Generally the process of developing and reviewing submissions for an issue takes approximately 9 months from initial submission to final publication.
How does the peer-review-process work?
VIS holds an open call for every issue. A maximum of seven expositions are selected by the Editorial Committee for further peer-review. If your submission is selected for peer-review, you will get initial feedback from the Editorial Committee with a deadline for when the completed exposition is to be submitted for peer-review. Peer-review is done by an external reviewer. The peer-review will take approx. 2 months and the review process is partly dialogue-based. The peer-review intends to help the quality of the final exposition. It also advises the Editorial Committee on whether this submission is recommended for publication. After peer-reviewing, you finalise the exposition, and it is copy-edited before publication.
Will my exposition be copy-edited?
The Editorial Committee expects submitted expositions to be already copy-edited. Still, for quality assurance, an external copy-editing is carried out.
Will my exposition be translated?
Only abstracts will get translated. Expositions can be bilingual, but this is the choice and responsibility of the author(s).
What license can I use for my exposition?
Published expositions in VIS are using the Creative Commons licence CC BY-NC-ND. This license is restrictive and only allowing others to download your works and share them with others as long as they credit you, but they can’t change them in any way or use them commercially. Read more.
Do authors get payed and/or is publication free of charge?
VIS does not pay authors for their work on the expositions. Peer-review and publication are fully covered by VIS, and are free of charge for participating authors.
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Schwab, Michael. ‘The Research Catalogue: A Model for Dissertations and Theses’. In The SAGE Handbook of Digital Dissertations and Theses, edited by Richard Andrews, Erik Borg, Stephen Boyd Davis, Myrrh Domingo, and Jude England, 339–54. Thousand Oaks: SAGE Publications Ltd, 2012. https://www.researchcatalogue.net/profile/show-work?work=144032.