Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

BRAC, Barcelona Research Art Creation is a quarterly electronic journal created in 2013 in the academic context of the University of Barcelona, involving national and international and framed in the Hipatia Press. This publication of Open Access has been proposed since its inception from the close relationship between research, university teaching and artistic practice in a multidisciplinary field with the aim of creating a platform where researchers, academic staff and professionals of the theory and practice of contemporary art, to whom the magazine is addressed, to publish and exchange the results of its research lines developed by BRAC, its group editor: acoustics and sound art, scientific metaphors, environmental sculpture and dissemination.

Visual pages make up a collection of works by its authors and authoresses managed by BRAC with the contribution of the University of Barcelona in its cataloguing, maintenance and management.

BRAC pursue the ethical standards present in the COPE Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors and the International Standards for editors and authors published by the Committee on Publication Ethics.

BRAC is multilingual and publishes articles mainly in English, Spanish, Catalan and French.

This Journal has three sections, one of the articles, one of the reviews and another of visual pages. The former journal includes articles about ended or in progress scientific inquiries. Book reviews are of those most recent publications in the art field, from different disciplines and of international interest.

BRAC pretends to be indexed/abstracted soon in the following Databases SCOPUS or Art & Humanities Citation Index

 

Section Policies

Editorial

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Articles

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Reviews

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Visual pages

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List of Reviewers

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Full Issue

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Peer Review Process

The journal editor will assign the article to two external evaluators that will carry out a blind review (double blind peer review).

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

 

Archiving

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...

 

Publication Ethics

BRAC is committed to meeting high standards of ethical conduct at all stages of the publication process. In our ethical standards and procedures, we set out general expectations for authors, editors, reviewers, publishers and society partners. BRAC guarantees at all times the confidentiality of the evaluation process: the anonymity of the reviewers and the authors, the content evaluated, the rationale report issued by the reviewers and any other communication issued by the editorial and advisory boards.

Also the confidentiality will be maintained before any clarifications or complaints that an author wishes to send to the committees of the journal or to the evaluators of the article.

BRAC declares its commitment for the respect and integrity of the works already published. For this reason, plagiarism is strictly prohibited in BRAC and texts that are identified as plagiarism or its content are fraudulent will be removed from the journal if they have already been published or will not be published. Hipatia Press and BRAC editors will act, in these cases, as quickly as possible. By accepting the terms and agreements expressed by BRAC, authors must ensure that the article or review and the materials associated with them are original or do not infringe copyright. The authors also have to justify that, in case of a shared authorship, there was a full consensus of all the authors affected and that the article or book review has not been previously presented or published in other journals.

In the event that BRAC editors are made aware of any allegation of research misconduct, these allegations would be treated accordingly. BRAC editors will be willing to publish corrections, clarifications, retractions and apologies whenever needed.