RIHA Journal

Journal of the International Association of Research Institutes in the History of Art

RIHA Journal is a peer-reviewed and open access e-journal devoted to all aspects in the history of art and visual culture, featuring research articles that offer significant contributions to current scholarship.

The journal was launched in April 2010 as a joint project of RIHA, the International Association of Research Institutes in the History of Art. The RIHA Institutes – currently 32 member institutes spread over 21 countries – constitute the editorial board.

With a decentralized editorial structure, the journal explores new ways of international publishing. In its country or area, each RIHA institute serves as a local editor, attending to the author, managing the peer reviews and editing the manuscript. A managing editor based at the Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte in Munich coordinates all activities and finalizes the editorial processes.

The editors take seriously the need of scholars to publish their research results speedily. Hence the journal seeks to offer its authors short editing processes of less than six months from submission to publication. For the same reason, articles are published not in periodical issues, but one at a time.

RIHA Journal seeks to reflect the manifold dimensions of the discipline and is open to a wide range of art historical topics and approaches. It solely publishes scholarly articles, either individually or as series of articles focusing on a common topic (special issues). In either case a double-blind peer-review process ensures the highest standards of scholarship.

The Rubenianum invites submissions in English, preferably on early modern (art) historical topics, both from members of the RIHA institutes and from any other researchers in the history of art. If you would like to submit an article or have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact the Rubenianum’s local editor Lieneke Nijkamp at lieneke.nijkamp@antwerpen.be.