RIHA Journal. Journal of the International Association of Research Institutes in the History of Art
RIHA Journal is a peer-reviewed Open Access journal for the history of art and visual culture, featuring outstanding research articles that offer significant contributions to current scholarship. The journal was launched in April 2010. It is a joint project of the member institutes of The International Association of Research Institutes in the History of Art (RIHA). Edited by 32 institutes in 21 countries, the journal is an excellent medium for fostering international discourse among scholars.
Based on a decentralized editorial structure, the journal explores new ways of international publishing: Each of the RIHA institutes is locally responsible for establishing and maintaining the contact with authors, for copy editing, and for managing the peer reviews. The Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte has assumed responsibility for hosting, managing and developing RIHA Journal as well as for the final editing of all articles; it takes care of the journal's website and administration and figures as the central contact for all involved in the journal.
The languages of publication are the five official CIHA languages English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish. Besides original contributions, also translations from non-CIHA-languages may be published. In addition to single, independent articles, RIHA Journal also features series of articles on particular research topics. A double-blind peer-review process performed by experts in the field ensures the highest standards of scholarship. The journal seeks to offer its authors short editing processes of less than six months from submission to publication. For the same reason, articles are published, not in periodical issues, but one at a time. Each article has its own URN that makes it permanently retrievable and citeable. The Web-Content-Management-System applied is Plone.
RIHA Journal is listed in the following citation databases: Arts & Humanities Citation Index, Current Contents/Arts & Humanities, Scopus, ERIH plus - The European Reference Index for the Humanities and the Social Sciences and Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ).
Funding for the initial phase of RIHA Journal, 12/2009 – 12/2012, was provided by the German Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media (Der Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien, BKM). From 2013 to 2015, the International Association of Research Institutes in the History of Art (RIHA) provided the financial basis. Since 2016, the RIHA Institutes and the Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte have been financing RIHA Journal in equal shares. Additional sponsoring has been granted by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, for the years 2014-2016. The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) has been sponsoring the technical expansion of the eJournal as well as translations with a grant in the years 01/2013-06/2016.
since December 2009
The member institutes of The International Association of Research Institutes in the History of Art (RIHA), in collaboration with the Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte (project management).
The German Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media (Der Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien, BKM).
(Funding for the initial phase, December 2009 to December 2012)
From January 2013 to December 2015, funding for translations and technical improvements ("Expansionshilfe") is provided by the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG).
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG (German Research Foundation)
(Grant for technical enhancements and translations, January 2013 to June 2016)
Information and Contact
Project Staff at Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte
Dr. Andrea Lermer (Managing Editor since 01/2016)
Dr. Regina Wenninger (Managing Editor up to 12/2015)