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Studies in Arts and Humanities Journal (SAH) is an interdisciplinary scholar-led collaboration whose enduring concern is with individual, social, political, and cultural practices, in the context of mapping transformations in contemporary society. Check out our most recent issue below...

Focus and Scope

The Studies in Arts and Humanities journal aims to be all-encompassing in terms of subject, contribution and readership in the field of arts and humanities. The main objective of SAH is to facilitate a challenging yet accessible intellectual platform for a diverse range and lively mix of critical analysis and informed opinion. Although academic content will form a significant and important part, the journal aims to reach out to a wider audience in a broader manner.

SAH is an open access platform for reviewed articles, academic reflections, student studies, book, film and theatre reviews, cultural commentary and opinion pieces, as well as original photography and graphic art.

It is our belief that divisions between academic disciplines in the arts and humanities are increasingly blurred. To this end we aim to forge a textual cartography that draws on a formidable range of disciplines within the arts and humanities.

We welcome cutting-edge papers in the form of literature reviews, original research and exploratory studies, as well as academic reflections written within the frameworks of: drama, film, media studies, photography, journalism, literary and cultural studies, cultural geography, Irish studies, European studies, gender studies, history, economics, social science, sociology, discourse analysis, psychoanalysis, psychology and philosophy.

This journal will be a particularly useful resource for educators and researchers, as well as undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Submission Checklist

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.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  3. If submitting to a reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
  4. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.

Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with SAH agree to the following terms:

a) Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.

b) Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.

c) Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Open Access Citation Advantage).

Peer Review

All submissions are initially assessed by an editor, who decides whether articles are suitable for academic review and/or publication. Suitability is assessed in relation to the focus and scope of the journal and the article type.

Suitable articles for review are assigned to a minimum of one reviewer including guest reviewers. Submissions are assessed for their clarity, methodology and validity.

Academic review is strictly anonymous, meaning that reviewers are not known to authors and vice versa.



Studies in Arts and Humanities allows the following licences for submission:

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  • CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
    Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use. NonCommercial — You may not use the material for commercial purposes. NoDerivatives — If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you may not distribute the modified material. No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.

Publication Fees

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Publication Cycle

SAH publishes two electronic and print issues per annum. Formal submission deadlines do not apply.


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