About the Journal

Field of study: history

Scope of problems: history of art in historical and cultural contexts; issues of historical narrative and visual imagery correlation, in various cultures, from ancient to recent history.

Publication Frequency: twice a year.

The Editorial board encourages submissions of previously unpublished original scholarly articles on topics of significance to those concerned with the problem of historical narrative and visual imagery correlation, in various cultures, from ancient to recent history. We also invite to submit brief contributions, including book and exhibition reviews, interviews and short surveys.

We do not accept papers that have been published or are under consideration for publication elsewhere.

The editorial staff does not charge any submission or processing fee. All articles in the journal are freely available on-line. Text and Image: Essential Problems in Art History has fast review and decision process, aiming at 4-6 weeks for all submission types.

Peer Review Process

Manuscripts are assigned to the executive editors, who will send them, without the name and affiliation of authors, to 2 experts in the field. All the reviewers of a paper remain anonymous to the authors and act independently. They have different affiliation, usually located in different towns and countries, and they are not aware of each other's identities.

When evaluating of manuscripts for publication in the journal, the reviewers are usually asked to answer the following questions:

- Is the problem clearly identified, or the approach to the problem that is taken, original?

- Does the author always relate what he/she says to other research?

- Does the author presuppose anything false or questionable?

- Does the author provide intolerant or ideologically biased statements?

- Is there any evidences of possible plagiarism?

- Is the author's contribution to scholarship clear?

- To what extent is the writing clear, fluent, and engaging?

- Are the author's abstracts adequate?

The editor-in-chief makes a decision based on the reviewer's and executive editor's evaluations. This decision is transmitted to the author usually within four weeks of the receipt of the manuscript. The editor-in-chief is responsible for the quality and selection of manuscripts chosen to be published, as well as the authors are responsible for the content of their articles.

Open Access Policy

The journal provides immediate access to its content on the principles of the Budapest Open Access Iniciative (BOAI)

License terms: Attribution 4.0 International

The journal allows the author(s) to hold the copyright and retain publishing rights without restrictions.


This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration.


The journal Text and Image: Essential Problems in Art History follows the Code of Conduct of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), and follows the COPE Flowcharts for resolving cases of suspected misconduct.

Editorial board and Editor’s responsibilities

Editorial decisions on articles submitted to the journal are made by external academic editors and based on independent peer review reports. The decision will be based on the paper’s importance, originality and clarity, and the study’s validity and its relevance to the journal's scope.

The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.

The editorial staff does not charge any submission or processing fee.

Authors and Authors responsibilities

  • Authors should understand that they take public responsibility for the content of their paper. Corresponding author has the authority to act on behalf of all co-authors.
  • Authors have to state their results accurately and clearly, without falsifying real data.
  • Authors have to indicate clearly their methodological basis, avoiding ambiguity, to make possible the verifying and confirming of the obtained results.
  • Authors have to succeed in the technical screening: research must be original, never published before in other academic journals, free from any form of plagiarism.
  • Authors are collectively responsible for their published work. It is considered unethical and is definitely prohibited to indicate as authors persons not involved in the research.
  • All authors are obliged to provide retractions or corrections of mistakes. The author should inform the editor, if he finds significant errors and inaccuracies in his work after submitting it.
  • Materials inciting religious, race, ethnic hatred are unacceptable
  • Intolerance in any form is unacceptable.
  • Editors and editorial team members are excluded from publication decisions when they are authors or have contributed to a manuscript.

Peer review process and Reviewer’s responsibilities

  • Peer reviewers are external experts chosen by editors to provide written opinions, with the aim of improving the study.
  • Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.
  • Reviewers should have no conflict of interest. Reviewers should inform the editor if: they work at the same institution as any of the authors; they are or have been recent mentors, mentees, close collaborators or joint grant holders; they have a close personal relationship with any of the authors.
  • Reviewers and editors should not make any use of the data, arguments, or interpretations, unless they have the authors’ permission.
  • Reviewers should provide speedy, accurate, courteous, unbiased and justifiable reports.
  • Reviewers should point out relevant published work which is not yet cited.
  • If reviewers suspect misconduct, they should write in confidence to the editor.
  • Editorial board protects the confidentiality of participants in the peer review process where anonymity forms part of that publication’s peer review process.
  • The description of our peer-review process is available here.

Redundant publication

Redundant publication occurs when two or more papers, without full cross reference, share the same hypothesis, data, discussion points, or conclusions. We do not support redundant publication unless it is felt that editorially this will strengthen the academic discourse. In this case, citation of the original source must be included. Previous publication of an abstract during the proceedings of meetings does not preclude subsequent submission for publication, but full disclosure should be made at the time of submission. Re-publication of a paper in another language is acceptable, provided that there is full and prominent disclosure of its original source at the time of submission. At the time of submission, authors should disclose details of related papers, even if in a different language, and similar papers in press.


According to the Merriam-Webster online dictionary, to "plagiarize" means:

- to steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one's own;
- use (another's production) without crediting the source;
- to commit literary theft;
- present as new and original an idea or product derived from an existing source.

We do not tolerate plagiarism in our journal. Submissions containing suspected plagiarism, in whole or part, will be rejected. We encourage our readers, reviewers and editors to raise any suspicions of plagiarism by contacting our editorial office art.history@knu.ua  

Retractions and corrections

We follow COPE’s Retraction Guidelines. The journal publishes corrections, clarifications, retractions and apologies when needed. The editors consider retracting a publication if: they have clear evidence that the findings are unreliable, either as a result of misconduct (e.g. data fabrication) or honest error (e.g. miscalculation or experimental error);  the findings have previously been published elsewhere without proper cross-referencing, permission or justification (i.e. cases of redundant publication); it constitutes plagiarism; it reports unethical research. The editors consider issuing a correction if: a small portion of an otherwise reliable publication proves to be misleading (especially because of honest error); the author / contributor list is incorrect.

Download our Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement.