CFP: Belvedere Research Journal

The Belvedere Research Journal (BRJ), a peer-reviewed, open-access e-journal, invites new submissions. We are interested in articles that shed light on the visual culture of the former Habsburg Empire and Central Europe broadly defined from the medieval period to the present. Contributions that position Austrian art practices within a wider international framework are particularly welcome. We value innovative art historical approaches, such as challenging established narratives or exploring transnational exchanges that highlight the interconnected and cross-cultural nature of the art world. The BRJ is also keen to feature work on artists and figures who have been historically underrepresented, with a special emphasis on women. We encourage interdisciplinary research that blends art history with methodologies from other fields, such as digital humanities, social sciences, and cultural economics.

Each issue of the BRJ offers two publication formats: Research Articles (20,000 to 50,000 characters, including endnotes and spaces), which undergo a double-anonymous peer review, and Discoveries (max. 15,000 characters, including endnotes and spaces), which are subject to editorial review. Discoveries allow scholars to share findings and insights on specific works of art, archival materials, or historical documents. We welcome contributions from established scholars as well as early career researchers, including PhD candidates.

The BRJ accepts manuscripts on a rolling basis, with publication in English. The BRJ arranges translation for accepted manuscripts from common Central European languages and ensures all articles undergo professional copy-editing. Articles are published in an open annual issue immediately after final acceptance, covering the period from January 1 to December 31. The BRJ handles the acquisition of image rights, and no article processing charges (APC) are required.

Accepted submissions will be published under the Creative Commons License CC BY 4.0, with copyright retained by the author(s).

Submission deadline is September 30, 2024.

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The editors welcome informal inquiries about potential proposals. Please send articles and inquiries to: For more details, visit our journal’s website:

Editor-in-Chief: Christian Huemer (Belvedere, Vienna)

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