Call for Papers
VaroomLab was established to provide a platform for exchange and discussion of ideas around the broad subject of illustration. Varoom is a unique publication in the UK existing as a vehicle for dissemination of some of this research. VaroomLab on line provides a wide forum to challenge and potentially expand research and hence provide maximum possible impact.
We now have married a peer-review process with editorial intervention to facilitate robust evaluation and discourse around articles submitted by the academic community for potential inclusion in Varoom and to create an equivalent of an academic journal within VaroomLab Journal on line. Issue One available here.
Submissions are welcomed at any time on relevant subjects, and specific calls for papers are placed in this Call for Paper section of the site. Submissions should be sent to Jo Davies at firstname.lastname@example.org
The peer-review of each article or abstract will concentrate on objective concerns to determine whether the research article or proposal is sufficiently well-conceived, has or has potential to be well executed, and well described to justify inclusion in Varoom. Through VaroomLab all articles are available for ongoing discussion and the content subject to ongoing peer- review through this mechanism.
Please note: Submissions must follow Harvard system of referencing.
Visionaries (coming soon)
Open submissions also welcome.
Varoom 27: Interpretation
Varoom 21: Spacialising Illustration
Varoom 19: Boundaries
Varoom 18: Entertainment
Peer review panel:
Dr Leo De Freitas
Leo Duff – formerly Kingston University
Dr Sheena Calvert
Debbie Cook – Royal College of Art
Professor David Crowley - Royal College of Art
Professor Steve Guarnaccia – Parsons New School, USA
Andrew Hall – Central St Martins
Kirsten Hardie – Arts University Bournemouth
W John Hewitt – Manchester Metropolitan University
Professor Andrew Kulman – BIAD Birmingham Institute of Art & Design
Dr Donna Leishman – Duncan of Jordanstone College
Professor Julie Lieberman – Savannah College of Art & Design, USA
Ian Massey – University of Huddersfield
Desdemona McCannon – Manchester Metropolitan University
Professor Mario Minichiello – University of Newcastle, Australia
Dr John O’Reilly
Rick Poynor – Royal College of Art
Professor Howard Riley PhD MA (RCA) – Swansea Metropolitan University
Associate Professor Mark – Roxburgh University of Newcastle, Australia
Christopher Sharrock – University of the Arts Philadelphia, USA
Jane Stanton MA (RCA) – University of Derby