visual communication is at the heart of every issue of IMAG, the combination of text and image in almost all of our contributions is one of the things that makes IMAG unique

The Principal Editors (PE) oversee the pre-publication process and ensure that issues are published on time. PEs read submissions and after an initial decision on suitability, prepare them for peer review  , allocate and liaise with reviewers. In addition, PEs invite, or issue calls, for guest editors or themed issues. After the peer-review stage, PEs are responsible for liaising with authors on final proofs. Creating DOI and updating IMAG in the Crossref system is also part of the PEs’ role. In summary, the PEs are ultimately responsible for delegating tasks to editorial members, managing submission, peer review process and, in consultation with Guest Editor(s), the final decision on each manuscript The PE are also responsible for the visual quality and layout of IMAG. They work closely with the Guest Editors and authors to ensure that the content reflects the authors intentions and is in tune with the aims of IMAG and InSEA.

Guest editors : Principal Editors may invite Guest editors to create special issues of IMAG.

Creative Editors : are  essential in IMAG,  the MOST important editors, they will work collaboratively with the authors in the layout process,  it means both have co-authorship.   

Languages: IMAG welcome visual essays and video-essays in two languages; English and the language of the author.Proof-reading in both languages will be ensured by the principal editors, editorial board members  and collaborators. 

Peer-Review: Principal editors and guest editors will ensure peer-review by the members of the editorial board.

Editorial Board: Members of the Editorial Board will evaluate the quality of articles and visual essays submitted using a process of double blind peer review , an integral part of publishing. Each issue is supervised by a Guest Editor, based on preliminary editorial evaluation by the Guest Editor and at least one of the PEs and two reviewers’ comments. All submissions are subject to peer review. The articles or visual essays are evaluated by members of the editorial board and refereed within one month (average time for review- between one and three months). if accepted, the contribution will be published online within three to six months.


REVIEWERS Guidelines


Review Form

Reviewers assist Principal Editors in taking editorial decisions and, if the case, also assist the author(s) in improving the manuscript quality. Reviewer comments must be objectively, personal criticism of the contributors being unacceptable. Any article received for review will be considered a confidential document, which means that it must not be presented/ discussed with others. A reviewer must recuse him/herself in any possible situation of conflict of interest with authors and/ or their institutions.


In IMAG reviewers have a crucial role helping the authors to improve the language style and check the narrative consistency of the images. The manuscripts are visual essays VE, A visual essay (VE) differs from a text-based article in that the former uses a combination of image and text to convey meaning.

The visual essay should demonstrate familiarity with the field of art education and key research appropriate to the selected topic. Photography, drawing, video or computer manipulated images may all be used. A visual essay submission can  include the following: 1) Short critical introduction. (This will be a brief summary (c150words) of the essay that helps the viewer understand the VE’s purpose and, crucially, how the VE is located in the field of visual art education research) 2) Images: careful consideration should be paid to the way that the images are sequenced and how they relate to the text to ensure intended meaning is clear); 3) Development: the question; hypothesis or issues of the Study; investigation or experiment; 4) The method(s) or procedures; 5) Result(s) of the Study; investigation or experiment. 6) Evidence of awareness of similar art studies. by including visual quotes; comments or mention on other pertinent paradigms in art, techniques or conventions. 7) Bibliography or, if appropriate, a reference list .

Please review the submission  paying particular attention to its comprehensibility, originality and  worth to  art education community ( see table below). Summarise your major criticisms and/ or suggestions for revision. Specific comments on length, clarity, interpretation, style and so forth will be helpful for the editors and authors. Please note your comments will be sent to the authors.Return this completed form as email attachments within 10 days, except in special circumstances, to  the Principal editor in charge of the issue. 


OVERALL RECOMMENDATION (check one of the following)

Accept: publish as it stands


Accept: but needs further work as indicated below


Recommend resubmission:  it has potential for publication following major revisions


Reject: for reasons indicated



Guidelines for Guest Editors



InSEA E-Magazine Guidelines for Guest Editors



1. IMAG editors invite a guest editor

2. The guest editor receives a sharing message to invite him to folder in google forms with the number of the issue . Editors must use this folder for their issue making subfolders per author and an editorial subfolder.

3. 1. In each author subfolder editor should include:

- the text in word doc with the captions and figure numbers;

- the signed author copyrights declaration (guest editors must read it carefully )

- and a folder with photos in jpg ,

- a list of the photographs with the captions and numbers as it is in the text.

- if applicable the video files or links to the videofiles


3.2. In the editorial sub-folder guest editor should include :

- a list with names and email of the authors

- the editorial text

-the index

4. When the articles are ready and reviewed by the editor , the editors must be informed. Guest editor send the list of articles ( with title, name of author, contact emails for the authors)

Please note that guest editor must send a selection of the best articles .

5- The editors send the texts for review ( editorial board)

6. editors make a sub - older in each author folder called for review and share the sub-folders with 2 members of the editorial board

7- the reviewers comment on the article and save it in the review folder with the mention ‘reviewed name of reviewer’

8. Once the articles are reviewed the editors send a message to the guest editor and he or she contact the authors asking them to revise the texts if needed

9. Authors make changes and send the texts.

10.   Proof-reading starts: Guest editor  and  language collaborators check the text and ask for changes if needed. After that stage authors can not make changes in the text.   

11. once the guest editor have all the final texts, send it to a subfolder called final texts

12. The guest  editors notify the  graphic editor  so he or she can make the layout.  Guest editors will also send the list of names and emails of the authors to principal editors and Graphic editor. Graphic editor may directly  contact the authors  at that stage, 

13. once the layout is done, the designer send it to the guest editor, the guest editor send it to the authors. At this stage only very minor changes are accepted. If the authors agree with the layout , they sign the copyrights declaration . If not the article must be removed.

14. guest editor notifies the editorial team and the designer the issue is ready for publication

14. editorial team publishes the issue in the InSEA webpage and adverts it in social networks.



Average size of the issue:

( visual essaya or vídeo-essays)


Maximum articles 7/8

Maximum pages 70/80

Download Size


Good enough to be send by email

Image size



only submissions with good resolution images will be accepted

Video files size

  MP4  up to 100 MB,  authors to send a link to the video file 





Call for the issue


Compile/select articles send to the # IMAG folder

Submission materials: 1) a word document with the text referring location and captions for images 2) image or video files separated


Main editors send to review


invited editor access # IMAG Revised Drive


invited editor send back to authors for corrections


Invited editor send final version of articles to the # Final IMAG folder

/ after this stage corrections of text are not possible any more

invited editor send the authorization of publication to the authors


Layout by the designer


Draft issue sent to the authors ( at this stage only little corrections are possible)



Remember IMAG is not a traditional  academic journal

Imag is based on PRAXIS

IMAG only includes visual essays or vídeo essays

IMAG can be in English and other languages

Abstracts must be in English and original languages

IMAG must have good quality images but we don’t need printed resolution

IMAG in its final form must be a PDF format easy to download

Authors can send suggestions for the layout of the article but graphic decisions are made by the editors and designer




Copyright Declaration for Authors

Authorization of Publication ( Please send this template text to the authors in order to receive their authorization for publication) 

I hereby grant permission to InSEA (International Society for Education through Art) to use the following visual essay /video ***insert title here*** in the InSEA e-magazine IMAG #.... without further consideration or compensation. I acknowledge InSEA’s right to transform, crop or treat the essay at its discretion to ensure the quality of the publication in which it is included.

IMAG is an open source publication with free distribution through InSEA webpage. Articles and books are published under the Creative Commons Attribution License  which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. By signing this authorization I agree with the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License  4.0 


Name Signature: