Invitation for submission of proposals for articles for DAS Journals.

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Richard Dennis Publications
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The DAS Journal is published annually; some journals are organised around a specific theme, while other volumes offer a variety of original articles by experts in wide-ranging areas of the decorative arts, 1850 to present, which expand our knowledge and offer fresh perspectives.  

The Society welcomes proposals for its journal, which may be sent at any time of the year. Proposals should give a clear idea of the content of the article, ideally with a sample illustration. They should be roughly 750 – 1,000 words in length and will be given careful consideration by the DAS Editorial Committee.  If the proposal is accepted for publication, then detailed ‘Notes for Contributors’ will be sent to the author. Finished articles should range in length from approximately 2,500 - 6,000 words, plus end notes, captions, and copyright-cleared illustrations. The Society is a charity and cannot offer a fee for articles, but some assistance may be available for illustrations on a case-by-case basis.

Proposals should be sent to the Editor, Dr Megan Aldrich.

Call for Proposals for the Journal of the Decorative Arts Society 43 (2019)

The DAS journal for 2019 will celebrate cross-cultural influences between British and Continental European designers and makers of decorative art, as well as exchange with designers further afield. The Society’s remit is 1850 to the present day, and typical journal articles take an object-focussed approach. The journal audience is knowledgeable and well-informed, but not necessarily academic.

Deadline for proposals for Journal 43: 15th September, 2018 (see above for instructions).