Arts is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal promoting significant research on all aspects of the visual and performing arts, published bimonthly online by MDPI.
  • Open Access— free for readers, with article processing charges (APC) paid by authors or their institutions.
  • High Visibility: indexed within ESCI (Web of Science), and other databases.
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision is provided to authors approximately 27.8 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 6.8 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the first half of 2023).
  • Recognition of Reviewers: reviewers who provide timely, thorough peer-review reports receive vouchers entitling them to a discount on the APC of their next publication in any MDPI journal, in appreciation of the work done.
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Special Issue in Arts
Queerness in 18th- and 19th-Century European Art and Visual Culture Guest Editor: Andrew Shelton
Deadline: 30 November 2023
Special Issue in Arts
Ukraine Under Fire: The Visual Arts in Ukraine and Abroad Since 2014 Guest Editor: Andrew M. Nedd
Deadline: 15 December 2023
Special Issue in Arts
The Cathedral: Art and Power Guest Editors: Marta Serrano-Coll, Gerardo Boto-Varela
Deadline: 23 December 2023
Special Issue in Arts
Contemporary Japanese Media and Culture Guest Editor: Griseldis Kirsch
Deadline: 31 December 2023
Topical Collection in Arts
World Rock Art Collection Editor: Robert G. Bednarik
Topical Collection in Arts
Review of Machine Art Collection Editors: Frederic Fol Leymarie, Marian Mazzone, Marie Vicet, G. W. Smith
Topical Collection in Arts
Contemporary Glass Art: Materiality and Digital Technologies Collection Editor: Jessamy Kelly
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