Authors guidelines

New Art Module

The Proceedings of the International Conference
Art Readings, Sofia
Submission Deadline: 1st July 2020
The editors of the Proceedings of the Art Readings – New Art Module intend to submit the volumes to the Web of Science (WoS), and therefore must ensure that the collections as a whole, as well as all individual chapters, meet the rigorous criteria expected of the annual thematic peer-reviewed editions that are included in these databases.
The first stage of assessment has already taken place whereby the International Organizing Committee and the Advisory Board of the International Conference Art Readings – New Art Module started in 2016 to select only the proposals, which met the strict requirements of subject coverage and scholarly attainment. At this stage, we need to ensure that the papers that were submitted for publication in the conference volume fully comply with the style guidelines, and are also formatted in a way that allows a smooth and prompt reviewing process.
Each paper should therefore be submitted to the editors in 2 versions:
The first version should contain full details of the author, and it should be formatted according to the instructions listed below (please, see below: FORMAT OF FINAL VERSION);
The second version should be submitted in a separate, and fully anonymised, file, containing the main text, but without the author’s name or affiliations so that the identity of the author is not disclosed to the peer reviewers (please, see below: FORMAT OF ANONYMISED VERSION).
Your contribution should be preceded with the title of your paper and your name on a separate title page. Your name should be followed by first footnote including a summary of your academic profile, e.g.:
Dr. Nadezhda Marinchevska is a Professor; Deputy director of the Institute of Art Studies, BAS. Research field: film studies and animation. Author of the books: ‘Bulgarian Animation 1915-1995’ (2001), ‘Frames of Imagination. Aesthetics of Animation Techniques’ (2005) and ‘Animation Hybrids’ (2015). Awards: the Union of Bulgarian Filmmakers’ Award for Film theory (2006) and the Bulgarian Film Academy’s Award for Film criticism (2014).
The document should be produced in Word, whether for Mac or PC, Times or Times New Roman, font size – 12.
Length: not more than 18,000 characters including spaces.
Abstract: below the title, an abstract should be added of not more than 150 words (900 characters).
Key words: the maximum of 7, not repeating words/terms included in the title.
Summary: not more than 900 words (in English or Greek).
Images: not more than 10, in the jpg or tiff format (the minimum resolution of 300-600 dpi).
List of illustrations: in English, French, German or Bulgarian (any list in Bulgarian should be accompanied by an English translation).
Dating: use Arabic numerals, i.e. 17th, 18th century, or write ‘… in the seventeenth century…’, ‘… during the eighteenth century…’.
Footnote in the main text: Notes will be printed as footnotes (please, refrain from using endnotes!). Note indicators should be Arabic superscript, and should be placed immediately before, and not after, a punctuation mark. E.g. ‘… testimony1.’; ‘… hermeneiai13, used…’.
Bibliography: At the end of the text, authors should provide a list of all cited works in alphabetical order. Please, use separate headings for primary sources and for the references.
Citation of books:
Brown, Peter. The Body and Society: Men, Women and Sexual Renunciation in Early Christianity. New York, 1988, 10.
Citation of multi-author books:
Negrau, Elisabeta. The Cult of Saints Dadas, Gobdelas, and Casdoa in the Greek Provinces and Wallachia (16th – 18th Centuries). In: Heroes. Cults. Saints/Art Readings 2015 (eds. Ivanka Gergova, Emmanuel Moutafov). Sofia, 2015, 274.
Citation of scientific journals:
Mouriki, Doula. The Portrait of Theodore Studite in Byzantine Art. – Jahrbuch der oesterreichischen Byzantinistik, 1997, No. 20, 243-244.
Subsequent citation:
Mouriki. The Portrait of Theodore Studite, 46.
Citation of articles in Cyrillic and Greek: 
Please, note that all Cyrillic names and titles should be transliterated into the Latin characters. If a contribution includes a footnote title in Cyrillic, it should be transliterated in []. The Author’s name is to be written only in Latin characters.
E.g. Dinova-Ruseva, Vera. Социо-психологически етюд върху личността и творчеството на Захарий Зограф [Socio-psihologicheski etyud varhu lichnostta i tvorchestvoto na Zaharii Zograf]. – Art Studies Quarterly, 2010, No. 4, 3.
For the transliteration of Bulgarian and Russian, see:
For the transliteration of Serbian Cyrillic, see:
Please, note that all Greek names should be transliterated into the Latin characters.
E.g. Kalogeropoulos, Nikolaos. Μεταβυζαντινή και νεοελληνική τέχνη. Athens, 1926, 8.
For the transliteration from Greek, see:
Citation of internet sourses
When citing an internet sourse, please note the date of access. Transliteration is also needed if the title is in Cyrillic alphabet.
Litten, Frederick. A Mixed Picture: Drawn Animation/Live Action Hybrids Worldwide from the 1960s to the 1980s. Available at: [accessed 24 April 2011]
Ruseva, Maria. Модернизъм и постмодернизъм. Мистика и мистификация [Modernizam i postmodernizam. Mistika i mistifikatsiya]. Available at: [accessed 24 April 2017]
Alongside the obvious need to remove names and affiliations in the title within the main manuscript, further steps need to be taken in order to ensure that the submitted manuscript is ready for the peer-reviewing process. Please, make sure that you:

  • Use an impersonal construction to refer to work/works you have previously undertaken, e.g. ‘… as it has been shown before’, followed by [Anonymous, 2009]”;
  • Make sure that your figures do not contain any affiliation-related identifiers;
  • Cite papers that you have published as: ‘[Anonymous, 2003]’;
  • List your own publications in your bibliography as: ‘[Anonymous 2007], details omitted for the purpose of peer-reviewing’;
  • Remove references to funding sources;
  • Do not include any acknowledgments;
  • Remove any identifying information from file names, and make sure that the document properties are also made anonymous.

NOTATE BENE: All authors must make sure that their submissions are formatted according to the style guide. The responsibility for the linguistic and stylistic quality of all contributions rests solely with their authors. We strongly advise that all papers written in non-native languages be proofread and corrected by native speakers. Submissions failing to meet the deadline and/or the guidelines outlined above will, regrettably, be rejected.
Please, send both your versions to by July 1st 2020. The editors will notify the contributors of the results of the peer-review process by October 1st of the same year.