About Arts


Arts (ISSN 2076-0752) is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal which provides a forum for scholarly exploration of visual arts, music, performing arts and applied arts. It publishes articles, commentaries, creative papers, essays, opinion papers, and reviews, focused on promoting dialogue and debate within the arts. Arts welcomes submissions from authors and artists around the world and is published quarterly in March, June, September, and December.

Subject Areas

Visual Arts

This section will deal with visual arts ranging from ancient times through to the present day.

  • Ancient (Near Eastern, Egypt, Greece, Rome)
  • Medieval (including Byzantine and Early Christian)
  • Renaissance and Baroque
  • 18th and 19th century
  • 20th century (prior to World War II)
  • Modern/Contemporary (post World War II)
  • American
  • East Asia
  • Africa
  • South America
  • Pacific Islands
  • Photography
  • Pre-historic
  • Museums and Collecting

Music, Performing Arts and Performance Arts

This section publishes papers on music, including cross-disciplinary studies of the subject matter, and will also collect research on performance and performing art.

  • Composition of music, musical performances and instruments
  • Opera
  • Ballet
  • Theatre
  • Performing arts and performance arts in general

Applied Arts

This section collects papers on applied arts, including, but not limited to:

  • Architecture
  • Decorative Arts
  • Interior Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Industrial Design
  • Fashion Design

MDPI Publication Ethics Statement

Arts is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). MDPI takes the responsibility to enforce a rigorous peer-review together with strict ethical policies and standards to ensure to add high quality scientific works to the field of scholarly publication. Unfortunately, cases of plagiarism, data falsification, inappropriate authorship credit, and the like, do arise. MDPI takes such publishing ethics issues very seriously and our editors are trained to proceed in such cases with a zero tolerance policy. To verify the originality of content submitted to our journals, we use CrossCheck (powered by iThenticate) to check submissions against previous publications.

Book Reviews

Authors and publishers are encouraged to send review copies of their recent related books to the following address. Received books will be listed as Books Received within the journal's News & Announcements section.

Klybeckstrasse 64
CH-4057 Basel
E-mail: support@mdpi.com

Copyright / Open Access

Articles published in Arts will be Open-Access articles distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution License. MDPI will insert following note at the end of the published text:

© 2015 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).


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Announcement and Advertisement

Announcements regarding academic activities such as conferences are published for free. Advertisement can be either published or placed on the pertinent website. Contact e-mail address is arts@mdpi.com.

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