A Guide for Authors
American Indian Art Magazine is a quarterly art journal that presents art by all North
American Indians through articles and illustrations designed to be of interest to both lay
and professional readers. We prefer articles that best use the magazine’s illustrated
format—articles that tie the illustrations to the text. Our readers are collectors, dealers,
scholars, students and other interested individuals. Some of our readers are
knowledgeable about the field, and some know very little; American Indian Art Magazine
seeks articles that offer something to both groups.
All articles, whether solicited or volunteered, are subject to review by members of the
magazine’s Editorial Advisory Board and/or other authorities in the field. These readers
may suggest revisions to be made by authors or may recommend additional material
and illustrations. Manuscripts will be returned to authors for any substantive changes.
All articles must be approved by members of the Editorial Advisory Board before they
are published in the magazine. Articles reflecting original research and expressing new
hypotheses are preferred over summaries and reviews of previously discussed material.
Acceptance of an article for publication does not guarantee its appearance in the next
issue of the magazine. The magazine pays an author’s fee of $400, upon publication,
for research articles.
In addition to research articles, the magazine publishes museum collection and
exhibition features that are designed to give readers a sense of the overall strengths
and weaknesses of a collection, in addition to answering questions about collection
history, quality or problems of documentation and the like. The magazine pays $200,
upon publication, for museum collection articles and $400 for exhibition features.
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Manuscripts published in the magazine generally run between 6,000 and 7,000 words,
including bibliography, captions and footnotes. We prefer to receive ma