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CAA Journals to be Published by Taylor & Francis

posted by Nia Page — Nov 05, 2013

The College Art Association and Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group are pleased to announce a new publishing partnership to commence in 2014. Beginning January 1, 2014, Taylor & Francis will publish and distribute CAA’s two highly regarded journals, The Art Bulletin and Art Journal, under the Routledge imprint, and provide an open-access digital platform for CAA’s reviews journal,

The partnership is a positive step for both parties and will bring CAA’s journals to the attention of a wider international audience through Routledge’s state-of-the-art online publishing platforms, high-quality production, and innovative marketing strategies.

The Routledge visual arts program encompasses contemporary art, design, photography, regional art, and visual culture and includes leading titles in the field such as Visual Resources, Photographies and Public Art Dialogue. The Art Bulletin, Art Journal, and will be an indispensable addition to Routledge’s prestigious list of more than 130 Arts & Humanities titles. To learn more about the Routledge library, please visit

CAA’s Board president Anne Goodyear states, “CAA’s historic partnership with Taylor and Francis promises exciting innovations in the production, design, and dissemination of our leading flagship journals—The Art Bulletin, Art Journal, and We look forward to expanding the reach of these important publications to new audiences and to offering new means to present groundbreaking scholarship.”

Katherine Burton, art and design journals publisher at Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, notes, “Routledge, Taylor & Francis is delighted to have the opportunity to enter into a partnership with the College Art Association. In partnering with the Association, we will continue to promote the finely tuned mission of The Art Bulletin, Art Journal and as vital spaces for widening critical debate in art history, criticism and review, while supporting the future sustainability of the publications in the Routledge program. Routledge and the Association will continue to work closely to ensure a smooth transition period for the journals.”

Linda Downs, CAA executive director, says, “The CAA Board, Editorial Boards, and the staff welcome this partnership with Routledge, Taylor & Francis. For the very first time The Art Bulletin and Art Journal will be published online on a multi-media Atypon platform offering authors the capabilities to include video and Internet links. Routledge, Taylor & Francis will be developing broader interactive functionality for We anticipate increased readership world-wide and greater marketing capabilities. The Art Bulletin and Art Journal will continue to be offered in print. We are excited by all the new opportunities this partnership will bring to the CAA journals.”

The Art Bulletin publishes leading scholarship in the English language on all aspects of art history as practiced in the academy, museums, and other institutions. From its founding in 1913, the journal has published, through rigorous peer review, scholarly articles and critical reviews of the highest quality in all areas and periods of the history of art. Articles take a variety of methodological approaches, from the historical to the theoretical. In its mission as a journal of record, The Art Bulletin fosters an intensive engagement with intellectual developments and debates in contemporary scholarly practice. It is published four times a year, in March, June, September, and December.

Art Journal provides a forum for scholarship and exploration in the visual arts, with a particular focus on contemporary art. It operates in the spaces between commercial publishing, academic presses, and artist presses. Published since 1941, the peer-reviewed journal gives voice and publication opportunity to artists, art historians, curators, critics, and other writers in the arts. The content explores diverse forms of art practice and production, as well as the relationships among art making, art history, visual studies, theory, and criticism. Since 2011, a companion website,, has both complemented the contents of the quarterly journal and published stand-alone material, with an emphasis on artists’ projects. Art Journal is published four times a year, in spring, summer, autumn, and winter.

Celebrating its fifteenth anniversary as a born-digital journal, fosters timely, worldwide access to the intellectual and creative materials and issues of art-historical, critical, curatorial, and studio practice, and promotes the highest standards of discourse in the disciplines of art and art history. The journal publishes on a continual basis an average of 150 scholarly reviews of studies and projects in all areas and periods of art history, visual studies, and the fine arts, providing peer review for the disciplines served by the College Art Association. The journal also publishes a list of recently published books in the arts and dissertation titles from the United States, Canada, and Great Britain.