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We accept: audio; visual; typed and imagistic submissions with, where necessary, an associated exegesis.

Monad journal is currently accepting submissions that examine, critically evaluate or reflexively critique contemporary practices (and practitioners) that engage in progressive individual and/or cultural transformation.

We are particularly interested in the various intersections between spiritual/religious, artistic, political, technological, scientific and therapeutic clinical practices. For further information on our mission and ethos, visit our homepage.

We will consider submissions that focus on methods, modes and makers of change.

All submitted items must be scholastic in nature, and can be presented in a number of ways. We will accept: audio; visual; word-based and imagistic submissions with, where necessary, an associated exegesis. We take the clear position that an exegesis, though perhaps necessary for proper contextualisation, is not a ‘legitimising component’. (Arnold, 38) We recognise ‘theory and practice [as] inextricably linked and mutually dependent.’ (Scrivener, 1) Exegesis is only required when the scholastic assertions of the work is not inherent within the artefact. This journal has been founded recognising that the focus on exegeses as ‘legitimising’ practice, or, indeed, asserting a primacy to typed articles more generally is a disservice to the inherently rich and high-resolution textual qualities of artefacts borne of practice-based and practice-led research. More traditional, type-based textual submissions (articles) are equally acceptable.

All submission will undergo a rigorous peer-review process.

Adapting Scrivener’s early work on benchmarks for research projects within art and design, we present the following list of desirable qualities for a quality practice-based or practice-led artefact. Is it an original, high-quality, and engaging artefact/product that:

  • displays cultural preoccupations and enables cultural transformation
  • contributes to human experience and individual transformation
  • explores the relationship between the artefact and broader cultural issues
  • communicates knowledge, learning and insight
  • relates to larger networks and projects of cultural significance
  • displays self-consciously transformative, systematic, and reflective capacities of creativity.
AUDIO/VISUAL: Min 30 secs – Maximum circa 20 min (with supporting exegesis if appropriate)
TYPED ARTICLE: Min 4,000 – Max 8,000 words
IMAGISTIC: Min 1 – Max 10 (with supporting exegesis if appropriate) Note: More than 10 full size images would need to be submitted as a video submission: for example, slideshow, video essay etc.
MULTIMEDIA: One can blend these forms of writing, please use the above guidelines to infer accumulative min and max values for content.

What to include…

Contributors details
All authors attached to a given submission should include their:

    • full name,
    • email address,
    • any affiliation,
    • a brief biography (keep as brief as possible, maximum of 100 words/author).
    • If available, an ORCID ID and/or any social media network links and website/blog info.

Provide between 3–8 keywords.

An abstract

    • Abstracts may be typed, audio or video.
    • For a typed abstract, provide a maximum of 300 words.
    • For video and audio, please provide a maximum of 3 minutes (with a separate transcript of any wording included).

Abstracts may also be typed, audio or video.

Your submission 

    • All submissions should be in English. British English or American English is acceptable, but submissions should maintain internal consistency throughout. If textual elements are submitted in other languages, please provide an English translation.
    • Please ensure that typed submissions (articles or exegeses of submitted artefacts) are sent as a MS Word document. No other formats please: .doc/.docx only!
    • Quoted/cited sources, ‘works cited’ list and any footnotes should be formatted in accordance with MLA styling.
    • With respect to artefacts, please provide us with the highest quality version you have. For images 300+ dpi is preferred. For video and audio, as lossless and high quality as you have available. Send us download links or use a transfer provider (such as WeTransfer, MediaFire, etc.)

We support open access research, open collaboration and the Creative Commons initiative.

A word on copyright

Monad is a open source journal and all content on this website is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International license (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0). You are responsible for ensuring that any third-party materials included in your submissions may also be shared under Creative Commons license and that you can evidence all necessary permissions where required.

Make sure all third-party content,  even content in the public domain, is fully and accurately attributed.

Work cited

Arnold, Josie, “The PhD in Writing Accompanied By An Exegesis.” Journal of University Teaching & Learning Practice,vol. 2, no. 1., 2005.

Scrivener, Steven. “Reflection in and on action and practice in creative-production doctoral projects in art and design.” Working Papers in Art and Design vol. 1, no. 1, 2000.