Journal of the Institute of Art History

ISSN 0350–3437 (printed edition)
ISSN 1845–4534 (online edition)

Mirjana Repanić-Braun

Editorial board
Sanja Cvetnić, Ivana Haničar Buljan, Katarina Horvat Levaj, Ana Plosnić Škarić,Mirjana Repanić-Braun, Danko Zelić

Advisory board
Elmar Brohl (Marburg), Géza Galavics (Budapest), Emil Hilje (Zadar),Herbert Karner(Vienna), MartinMádl (Praha),Tonko Maroević (Zagreb), Silvia Meloni Trkulja (Florence), Barbara Murovec (Ljubljana), Götz Pochat (Graz),Marino Viganò (Padua)

Institute of Art History
Ulica grada Vukovara 68
10000 Zagreb, Croatia
P. +3851 6112 745
F. +3851 6112 742

About the journal

The Journal of the Institute of Art History is published annually.

The Journal is referenced in:

  • Repertoire de la litterature de l’art– RILA (1975.–1989.)
  • Bibliography of the History of Art– BHA (1990.–2007.)
  • International Bibliography of Art– IBA (od 2007.)
  • European Reference Index for the Humanities(ERIH)
  • EBSCO (Art Source Database)
  • Scopus (since 2015)

Publishing of the journal is supported by the Ministry of science, education and sports of the Republic of Croatia.

On the profile and standards of our journal

Journal of the Institute of Art History (Radovi Instituta za povijest umjetnosti) is a refereed journal which publishes contributions that contain new insights, theories, and interpretations from the field of art history. We publish original scholarly articles, preliminary statements, and overviews that have not been published in any printed or digital medium. We also publish articles that result from a lecture or paper read at a scholarly conference, provided they have not been published in the conference proceedings (which must be stated by the author in the first note).

Besides articles dealing with art history in Croatia and its broader context, we welcome contributions on topics belonging to the Central-European, Mediterranean, and general European cultural and artistic circles. If the editorial board reaches the conclusion that the subject does not fit the concept of the journal, that it is incomplete, set too broadly, weakly structured, or a part of a larger text that has already been published (without bringing in any new insights), we reserve the right to refuse it immediately, with an explanation, before subjecting it to the reviewing process. We will consider for publication only complete, finalized papers accompanied by high-quality illustrations (if foreseen), which satisfy the general criteria set for scholarly publications in the field of humanities and art history.

We publish integral articles written in Croatian, English, German, French, or Italian. The editorial board guarantees that the text will be copy-edited, proofread, and corrected in Croatian before being published, and that the Croatian abstract, legend, and keywords will be translated into English.

Authors must ensure that the articles written in English, German, French, or Italian have been translated if necessary, copy-edited, and proofread before submission, as well as cover all ensuing costs.

The next issue will include articles that have been submitted before 30 July, provided they meet all the criteria listed above and that they obtain two positive reviews. Articles arriving after that date will be considered for the next issue. Once an article has been accepted, the author must not publish it elsewhere without the consent of our editorial board, and even then only with a note stating where it was first published. Authors will not receive any monetary compensation for their contributions, but they are entitled to one free copy of the journal and a digital offprint (pdf).

Editing and reviewing procedure

The editorial board will read all submitted articles and classify them into three basic categories: texts that will be sent to the reviewers for assessment; texts that will be returned to the author for revision; and refused texts. After a maximum of one month starting from the date of the article submission and the pre-review issued by the editorial board, the author will receive his or her text with the suggestions for improvement. The text must then be adjusted accordingly and resent in the final form to the editorial board.

Peer review
All articles are peer reviewed by specialists involved in the same or similar research area. Reviewers are given instructions in which they are asked to formulate their opinion on the scholarly importance of the article, assessing it by carefully reading the text and double-checking facts and statements. They will also suggest possible improvements. The reviewers are expected to assess the articles on the basis of internationally accepted standards, whereby the most important criteria are originality and the significance of the contribution as to the knowledge and interpretation of a particular subject. If the article does not satisfy these basic criteria, it will not be accepted. Every article will be assessed by at least two and sometimes by three reviewers.

Text revision
Authors will receive the reviewed articles along with the additional instructions and suggestions that they should take into account. After the revision, the author is supposed to submit the improved version of his/her text with all modifications clearly indicated. Those articles that must be significantly altered according to the reviewers’ suggestions will be resent to the reviewers after the revision, in case they request it.

Editorial board and conflict of interest
In order to prevent the conflict of interest and ensure objectivity, the reviewing process for articles submitted by one of the editors or a member of the editorial board is delegated to an independent external advisor, in accordance with the guidelines of the World Association of Medical Editors ( and the Committee on Publication Ethics(

Publication ethics and publication malpractice statement

IAH Journalis committed to ethical standards in its editorial policy. The editors ofIAH Journalendeavour to ensure fair and objective double-blind peer review processes and editorial decisions. They strongly discourage any kind of misconduct on the part of authors, reviewers or editors themselves. Received manuscripts are evaluated entirely on the basis of their academic merit. The editors ofIAH Journalguarantee to handle the manuscripts and all unpublished information with confidentiality, regardless of whether the article will be published or not. They should also take reasonable measures when ethical complaints have been presented concerning a submitted manuscript or published paper.

Fraudulent or plagiarism on the part of authors constitute unethical behaviour and are unacceptable. The authors should ensure that their work is entirely original, and if the work or the words of others have been used, this has to be appropriately acknowledged in footnotes or in text. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal is unacceptable as well.

The received manuscripts reviewers must treat as confidential documents. Any information or ideas obtained through peer review they must keep confidential and must not use them for personal advantage. Reviews should be conducted objectively, and observations should be formulated clearly with supporting arguments, so that authors can use them for improving the paper. If there should be any reason for which the selected peer reviewer does not want to review a manuscript, he should notify the editor about that. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.

To support and promote integrity in research publication, we fully support theposition statementsfor editors and authors that were developed at the 2nd World Conference on Research Integrity in Singapore in 2010:
Position Statement 1: International Standards for Editors*
Position Statement 2: International Standards for Authors*

* Both position statements were published under a Creative Commons licence. Source:COPE(Committee on Publication Ethics), accessed 4 June 2013).

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