• Professional artistic researchers from all arts fields, such as fine arts, music, theatre, dance, curators and other key players in the arts, etc.
  • practicing artists
  • academics
  • JAR is financed by SAR, which receives income from individual and institutional membership fees, and also sponsorship
  • strategic alliances with research projects such as the Artistic Research Catalogue (ARC) also allow JAR to develop its infrastructure
  • Voting rights are the same for institutional and individual members
  • JAR and SAR supports non-institutional artistic researchers, for example, by organising travel grants for Annual Meetings, etc.
  • RC is inclusive, open-ended, and bottom-up
  • any aspect of a research project can be self-published within the RC
  • in contrast to the RC, JAR is peer-reviewed, which means that throughout the preparation of an exposition for publication in JAR there is close exchange between authors and editors
  • Read the JAR submissions page (link) for information on opening an account with the Research Catalogue, assembling an exposition and submitting it to the journal. Use the detailed tutorials and help guides on the RC (link) to assist you.
  • if you need further assistance, please contact the Managing Editor (link contact email:
  • The quality of JAR relies heavily on the quality of reviews; so, if you have substantial expertise in artistic research in your fields of interest and are interested in acting as a referee, please contact us Editor (email For further information on the review process please see our Peer Review page (link).
  • It is free to create an account on the Research Catalogue and to submit to JAR
  • as part of its commitment to Open Access, it is free to access and read all expositions published in JAR. You can view our full archive here (link).
  • Yes, although the question is open to interpretation. As far as SAR is concerned, the RC is Open Access since content can be accessed free of charge without a subscription cost. However, some Open Access directories follow the Budapest OA Initiative, which states that apart from being freely accessible, assets in an Open Access publication also need to be re-distributable. SAR does not permit this (see RC Terms of Use) due to copyright issues.
  • The Research Catalogue Terms of Use are more restrictive than Creative Commons licenses. We allow users to reuse part of an exposition (with proper reference to the author and origin) in line with what SAR see as a valid interpretation of the Bern Convention regarding citation/quotation (as referred in the notes to the RC Terms of Use at the RC Homepage):
  • In accordance with the Bern Convention on intellectual property rights (copyrights), the author may not object to other persons using his content contained in the site in such a manner that new and independent works are created. The copyright in such new and independent work is not subject to the copyright in the content that has been used.

    In accordance with the Bern Convention on intellectual property rights (copyrights), all issued content may be quoted, in accordance with proper usage and to the extent necessary to achieve the desired purpose.

  • This policy is in line with how appropriate research practise generally is understood, but as indicated some take a more liberal approach to this issue – and should, however, a specific user wants to allow a more free use of the content of an exposition, he/she is free to state this within that submission.

  • This point relates also to the question regarding Open Access.
  • The European Research in Humanities Index (ERHI)
  • CrossRef
  • GoogleScholar
  • JAR is archived in the British Library, and recognised by the Belgian and Norwegian Research Councils.
  • JAR is built on the Research Catalogue, a rich media web format. Expositions often include media files such as .mpg and .mov that cannot be represented in PDF format.
  • Additionally our Terms of Use are more restrictive than Creative Commons licences. All JAR expositions are free to view online.
  • JAR expositions can be cited as one would any other e-journal.
  • JAR and the Research Catalogue can be linked via an RSS feed to library systems.
  • JAR is guided by input from the SAR Executive Board and its members
  • we believe that quality is not democratic, but a question of discussion and argumentation, therefore, we support special-interest forums, allowing a wide range of people to be involved in the strategic developments of JAR:
  • you can become a member of SAR and attend the Annual Meetings
  • you can put yourself forward for election to the SAR Executive Board or apply for appointment to the Editorial Board

For additional questions relating to the Research Catalogue, please see the RC’s FAQ page here.