Submission Guidelines

Submission Requirements: 

  • Submissions must be in English.
  • Submission cannot have been previously published, nor should it be simultaneously submitted to another journal for consideration (or an explanation must be provided to the editors); if parts of it have been published, the MAST submission must add substantially new meaning to the work.
  • The text must adhere to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined below in the Author Guidelines.
  • All necessary permissions to publish images, illustrations, sounds, videos, etc. must have been acquired by the author(s); the authors must respond to all legal rights.
  • The essays must have been proofedited before submitting to MAST.

Author Guidelines:

Submissions must:

  • include a concise and informative title, the name and affiliation of all the authors, their current position, together with a valid e-mail address.
  • include a short author biography (150 words).
  • for full papers, include an abstract (250 words) with 5-8 keywords. In the abstract, the authors must synthesize clearly the content and the implications of their study, following the structure of various subchapters: background, aims, methods used, results obtained, discussions, as well as implications for future research. This structure can be adapted, according to the particular characteristics of the study. The words limit excludes the author’s bio, abstract and bibliography.
  • use the MLA citation style (latest version). The use of endnotes is permitted but should be kept to a minimum.
  • submissions must be sent in Microsoft Word and typed in Times New Roman, 12 points, double space with 1-inch margins. Use italics, rather than underlining except with URL addresses. All images, illustrations, and figures must be placed within the text at the appropriate place, rather than at the end.
  • All attached media files (image/video/sound) in all category submissions must ensure an adequate quality for publication and web display.
  • For video essays, please submit a link to the video online (provide a password, if required).
  • Submissions in practice-based studies include a media artwork/project and must be accompanied by a short essay (1000-2000words). The essay in this category should include a description of the artwork/project (e.g. materials, technique, and process of creation/practice), and relate to the theoretical framework presented in the issue’s call. The essay will be assessed based on how well it speaks to the issue’s theme. The word limit for the essay excludes the artist’s bio, and bibliography.
  • For interviews as well as book/exhibition reviews, please contact editors in advance and share your proposal before you want to submit.
  • Incomplete submissions, including submissions above or below words limit or those received after the deadline, may not be considered and are subject to rejection. Submissions outside the scope of the journal or specific themes of issues will not be accepted.

The authors will not receive any copies of the journal, as all available materials are electronic.

MAST has a policy of zero tolerance for plagiarism and sustains a publication ethics that is based on an honest citation of sources as well as original research. Please follow the rules regarding plagiarism that are recommended by the MLA guidelines. Identification of plagiarism will automatically lead to the rejection of the manuscript and to the permanent banning of the author from future publication in the journal, as well as to institutional exposure.

 

Copyright notice:

MAST is an open-access journal and provides free access to the full texts of all its contents immediately upon publication. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal the right of first publication. Texts will be published under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work, provided they include an acknowledgment of the work’s authorship, its initial publication in this journal and the terms of the license.

MAST is part of the Radical Open Access Collective.