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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.

  • The submission has not been previously published online or in another print source, nor is it under review in another journal (an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor) or conference proceedings.
  • The submission uses the Chicago Manual of Style formatting for citations and works cited.
  • 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.
  • The submission is no longer than 8,000 words.
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word format.
  • The author's name does not appear on the manuscript in a header, a footer, or on a title page.
  • The submission is in English. If the manuscript is not in English, it is accompanied by a detailed summary in English (generally  1,000–1,500 words) and the author understands that the submission must be translated into English if it is recommended  for  publication.
  • Figures are submitted in TIFF, GIF, JPG, PDF, Postscript, EPS, Word, PowerPoint, or RTF format. Figures are submitted in a separate document. The author has avoided submitting very large files; figures are submitted at the lowest resolution that will permit reviewers to evaluate the work. Files of more than 2 mb may not be accepted by the system.
    If a figure file is large (as will be the case for some color figures and for photomicrographs and other figures that need to be reproduced at high resolution), the author has uploaded a low-resolution version of the figure with the manuscript submission; if higher-resolution files are necessary during the publication process, the author understands that instructions for providing those files will be sent at that time.
  • If the contribution includes any materials (e.g., quotations that exceed fair use, illustrations, charts, other graphics) taken from another source, the author must obtain written permission to reproduce them in print and electronic formats, secure high-resolution image files (300dpi or better), and pay any permissions fees. The author may also include a statement of permissions in progress.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • Tables are submitted in Microsoft Word format as Microsoft Word tables. Tables are included at the end of the article file and are not be submitted as separate files.


ASAP/Journal welcomes articles of interest to those studying the international post-1960s literary, visual, performing, and media arts. We publish work that articulates new arts movements, critically examines emerging aesthetic practices, discovers new critical methods and vocabularies, and investigates how the contemporary arts confront the historicity of artistic form. We welcome essays about international art, artists, or arts movements of any kind, unrestricted by national, ethnic, religious, or gender borders and boundaries. We invite contributions that address the aesthetics, ethics, politics, forms, and methods of the contemporary arts in any medium, including the cinematic, media, visual, plastic, sound, literary, and performance arts.

Special-topic issues, guest edited by scholars in any arts field, are regularly included in the journal. If you are interested in proposing a special issue, please contact the editors. Please send all inquiries to editors_asap@press.jhu.edu

Please consult the Author Guidelines before submitting your manuscript. Manuscripts in languages other than English are accepted for review but must be accompanied by a detailed summary in English (generally of 1,000–1,500 words) and must be translated into English if they are recommended for publication. Articles of more than 8,000 words are not considered for publication; this count includes notes and translations, which should accompany foreign-language quotations.  Interviews and dialogues should include an introduction of 500-1000 words. ASAP/Journal does not accept articles that have been previously published in any language. We do not consider articles that are simultaneously under review by other journals; an article found to have been simultaneously submitted elsewhere will not be published in ASAP/Journal even if it has already been accepted for publication by the Editorial Board. ASAP/Journal does not publish unsolicited creative submissions, though we do encourage critical work in creative formats

Submissions (6000-8000 words for articles and interviews, up to 3000 words for reviews) should be prepared in accordance with the Chicago Manual of Style. Authors’ names should not appear on manuscripts, and authors should not refer to themselves in the first person in the submitted text or notes if such references would identify them. If the contribution includes any materials (e.g., quotations that exceed fair use, illustrations, charts, other graphics) that have been taken from another source, the author must obtain written permission to reproduce them in print and electronic formats and assume all reprinting costs. Authors must obtain written permission on press forms to reprint all art from authorized sources.


All material published in this journal is copyrighted exclusively to the Johns Hopkins University Press. This means that content cannot have been published previously in another journal or publication, online or in print.