[#3] Call for Editor(s)


[…] Ellipses Journal of Creative Research is an online Journal of creative research.

The journal acts to use the multi-media and interactive online space of the internet for the presentation of possibilities and potentials in publishing of creative and artistic research. Creative research has historically been presented in the form of exhibitions, performances, installations, etc. and accompanied by reflective and review based written research.  […] Ellipses proposes the meeting of the ‘liveness’ of creative output and the published form.

The following is drawn from the About Page the […] Ellipses Journal of Creative Research written with the publication of the first and founding issue in 2016.

On the one hand it is a challenge to the knowledge economy of universities, accredited journals and the structures that come with this. On the other hand, it is a challenge to economies predicated on the sale of creative production through galleries and box offices, etc. Both academic and commercial economies, while supposedly different, do shape or manipulate what kinds of aesthetic or academic projects sink or swim. They produce paradigms that gate keep, as they make assessments of legitimacy, value and viability. […] is critically embedded within both these economies. […] aims to critically engage with these important questions of how the aesthetic is complicit or imbricated within the various machinations of knowledge economies. As such it should become a platform that is able to change and morph to take on specific conceptual, formal and theoretical concerns at different times and in terms of changing contingencies.

The Journal is in a process towards formal accreditation. All issues must therefore adhere to the accreditation criteria.



For questions and to apply to be the Issue Editor for Issue III of the […] Ellipses Journal of Creative Research please email the following to Editor in Chief,  Dr. Tegan Bristow at Tegan.Bristow  @  wits.ac.za  by 3 December 2018.

  1. A proposed theme for Issue III. The theme must have relevance to contemporary practices in creative and artistic research.
  2. A short individual biography or that of your research partnership / group, that includes any academic or institutional affiliation, if any.
  3. A CV that focuses on your publication and creative research output history.

A fee is available for the issue editor. In the case of a group, this fee is to be shared between members. For applicants from the WSOA the fee can amount to a teaching buy out equivalent to teaching block.


The following outline the role of Issue Editor:

  • An issue specific editorship that can be taken on by an individual, partnership or research group.
  • The editorial fee remains the same despite the number of partner editors.
  • The Issue editor(s) is supported by and will work in collaboration with the Journal’s Editor in Chief, the Journal’s Digital Editor and team of developers commissioned by the Digital Editor to digitally produce the issue.
  • The production of the issue is funded via the Wits School of Art’s Arts Research Africa project on artistic research which is funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Issue Editors are expected to:

  • Propose and Develop an Issue Theme
    • Write a call for submissions based on the theme proposal.
    • Distribute the call to relevant groups and individuals engaging in the field.
    • Select submissions inline with the theme and Journal’s creative research requirements for Digital presentation.
  • Develop and Finalise Publication
    • Work with the Editor in Chief to establish timelines and production procedures.
    • Work with selected ‘authors’ and Digital Editor to produce and/or translate submissions for the digital platform.
    • Write editorial introduction for the issue.
    • Clarify all content, references and biographical information of all submissions in line with the Journal’s creative research and digital presentation requirements.
    • Assure that all content is ready for public presentation and relevant for the theme.
  • Manage ‘Blind’ Peer Review of Journal
    • Invite and elect peer reviewers for the Journal.
    • Work with Digital Editor and Editor in Chief in to establish peer review process and timelines.
    • Document and disseminate peer review outcomes to authors for review and feedback.