ISSN 1021-1497 printed version
ISSN 2617-3255 online version



Basic information

Image & Text (IT) has been positioned as a multi- and interdisciplinary journal for visual culture, unlike journals that might focus on cultural studies or fine arts or art history. The aim of the journal is to draw perspectives from a broad field of interests and subjects: visual anthropology, material culture, visual arts, design culture, visualising sciences and technologies, art history, philosophy, fashion, media and film studies, architecture, literary studies, tourism studies, new media and cyber theory.

The emphasis of the journal is on the Global South and also on encouraging emerging scholars and emerging fields. Visual culture is a dynamic field and Image & Text addresses this both in its content and design format. As stated above, the primary emphasis has been on developing scholarship in the Global South, but submissions have come from Europe, the USA, as well as from the rest of southern Africa.

As of 2019 the journal publishes one issue each year on a continuous bases i.e. articles are published online when ready for publication.

Its abbreviated title is Image text (Online)., which should be used in bibliographies, footnotes and bibliographical references and strips.



Indexed Sources

  • African Journal Archive
  • Social Sciences and Humanities (excl. T&F)



All articles are published under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence (CC BY 4.0), copyright id retained by the authors.

This is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI) definition of open access.



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