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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Author Guidelines

The Journal for Art Market Studies adopts a peer review process for submissions, which is typically double blind, i.e. reviewers and authors should remain anonymous throughout the review process, and reviewed by two referees. All articles are published in English and should be submitted through Open Journal Systems (OJS). There are no article processing or submission charges. JAMS accepts submissions of previously unpublished articles. Articles previously unpublished in English will also be considered.

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- if you are publishing in JAMS for the first time, please fill out the remaining optional fields (if you have done this for a previous publication in JAMS, leave them blank)

Once you are registered, your homepage in OJS will automatically open.

You will be directed to the five step process for submission (1. Start, 2. Upload submission, 3. Enter metadata, 4. Upload supplementary files, 5. Confirmation). Complete the submission checklist and click on “save and continue” before the next step. Tick the copyright box to accept the journal’s copyright license. Enter comprehensive metadata under 3. (especially author details, title, abstract, indexing keywords, references etc). When uploading images under 4., please add title, author/owner of the data, and its type. If there are no supplementary files, skip the page and click on “save and continue”. Check the submission file summary under step 5 and click on “finish submission”.

Manuscript requirements:

1. Text:
Please prepare your manuscript as a Word document (.doc) with embedded footnotes. Do not exceed the character count of 30,000, including footnotes and spaces. Save the document as a file using Author Last Name_Text.doc. If the text includes non-Western fonts, use a Unicode font.

2. Illustrations and copyright:
Please ensure that you have the copyright for all illustrations which you wish to include with the text. Label digital files as follows: Author last name_fig_1.tif. Do not embed images in the text.
Submit the image in a high resolution (at least 300 dpi on TIFs or JPGs). Keep the numbering in sequence and no not nest numbers (as in 1a). For captions, see 7.

3. Formatting summary for dates, numbers, and currencies:
Use whole-number words for one to ninety-nine; use figures for numbers above.
The order should be date, month, year. Spell out centuries as in “the nineteenth century”. Decades should be as in “the 1960s”. Eras should be BC and AD.
The thousands separators in English are commas, whereas in German they are dots. The decimal point is a dot in English, and a comma in German.
Note that a billion in British English is a thousand million (1,000,000,000), whereas in Germany, France and elsewhere a billion usually means 1,000,000,000,000.
Currencies can be spelled out, displayed as symbols or in the generally used three-letter codes, as long as the text is consistent.
Measurements should be metric, not imperial.

4. Formatting for place names and institutions:
The preference is for using the local language place name, unless general usage of English versions is well established (as in: Florence, Brussels).

5. Titles of artworks
Titles for works of visual art are set in italics.

6. Formatting summary for citation:

Author full name, title, (place of publication: publisher, year of publication), number/s of page/s.


Rosamund J. Faith, The English Peasantry and the Growth of Lordship (London and Washington: Leicester University Press, 1997), 44-47.
Editors and translators:
Michael Dibdin, ed., The Picador book of Crime Writing (London: Picador, 1993).
Albert Schweitzer, The Quest of the Historical Jesus, tr. William Montgomery, (London: Black, 1954).
Elizabeth Knowles, ed., The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (5th edition, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999).
Steve Neale, Masculinity as Spectacle, in Screen, 24/6 (1983), 2-12.
John Shearman, The Vatican Stanze: Functions and Decoration, in George Holmes, ed., Art and Politics in Renaissance Italy: British Academy Lectures (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1993), 205-37.

Subsequent citations can take an abbreviated form such as the author’s surname and the abbreviated unambiguous title, as in: Huizinga, The Waning, 57-65. For more detailed citation information, refer to: New Hart’s Rules. The Oxford Style Guide.
Cite all your literature in footnotes; please do not submit a separate bibliography.

7. Formatting summary for captions:
Please submit captions in a separate Word document, using the file name system Last name_captions.doc. It should list image data, precise captions, and reference data of image source, including copyright and who has granted permission.
There are two formats:
Line 1: Fig. #, full name or maker (life dates)
Line 2: title, date, medium, dimensions (height x width x depth), unless bound in a book in which case give the title only
Line 3: city, institution, inventory or accession number [or] location unknown [or] From Author, title of book, city: publisher, year
Line 4: image source and copyright information
Line 1: Fig. #, description of what is being illustrated, including location and date
Line 2: image source and copyright information

You will receive an email notification if the submission has been accepted with or without changes. Amended versions can be submitted through OJS again. Galley proofs will be available as pdfs through the website, and the mail icon can be used to approve and/or send final amendments to the editor.


The Journal for Art Market Studies is published under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non-commercial 4.0 International license ( Articles can be read and shared for non-commercial purposes if attribution is given to the original source (BY) and the use is not for commercial purposes (NC).

The rights to submitted articles remain with the author and will be published under a Creative Commons License (CC-BY-NC 4.0). All authors published in the Journal for Art Market Studies accept this licensing model.

Authors are responsible for obtaining image rights.

The rights to the layout and design of the journal remain with the Journal for Art Market Studies and cannot be used by other publications without written approval from JAMS.

Privacy Statement

Notes on Data Protection and Privacy Policy

The editorial team of the Journal for Art Market Studies (JAMS) considers the protection of personal data to be a very serious matter. We are thus committed to protecting your privacy and fully adhere to the data protection provisions. With these notes we also fulfil our information obligations regarding the collection of personal data, which are laid down in Article 13 of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

This privacy policy refers to the website

JAMS is published by the Institute for Art History and Historical Urban Studies at Technische Universität Berlin. The general privacy policies of the university can be found here:

Personal user data will be stored on a server at Freie Universität Berlin, Kaiserswerther Str. 16-18, 14195 Berlin, Germany. The Freie Universität Berlin is the respective data recipient according to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Personal Data

Personal information is information that can be used to identify you. This includes information such as your name, postal or IP address (if not anonymized), telephone number, and e-mail address, but not information that is not associated with your identity (such as anonymous log files in which the used browser types are logged).

We store your data only at your request and to the extent needed (for example, for registration as an author, reader or reviewer) or for data backup. The specific use of such data is indicated in the respective context in this privacy statement.

When we collect and utilize personal data, we confine ourselves strictly to what is technically necessary and permitted by law. We collect and use personal data only with your prior consent or where allowed by law. It is important to us that you understand why we collect data and what we use them for. More information can be found below.

We collect information from you when you access the above-named domain. For purposes of identification and tracking unauthorized access attempts to this domain as well as for purposes of optimization of web-based services in connection with the use of the web pages of the above-named domain, user data are stored and used to create anonymous access statistics. This information is collected automatically when entering our website. It serves the provision of the website in fulfilment of our public duties, Article 6 (1) lit. e) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

The following data processing may occur when entering this website:

Use of Cookies

Like other organizations, we use so-called cookies. Cookies are small files that are stored in special filed directories on your computer (unless you block them) and collect data. Information about your visit to our website can be stored in cookies. Our cookies do not contain personal data (such as IP addresses or login data), but rather only anonymous session IDs. Some of the cookies we use will remain on your computer so that our web server can recognize your computer the next time you visit. Most browsers (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera, etc.) are set by default to accept cookies. You can set your browser to reject cookies or request a confirmation from you. However, if you disable or reject cookies, it is possible that you will not be able to use certain features of the website. Cookies are required to maintain a login session in PKP applications. The legal basis for the processing of personal data using cookies is Article 6 (1) lit. e) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Usage Statistics Information

In order to be able to analyse usage and impact of our journal and the published articles as well as optimization of web-based services, we collect and log access to the journal’s homepage, issues, articles, galleys and supplementary files. In the process all data is anonymised. No personal information is logged. IP addresses are logged and are then automatically anonymised by being hashed (using SHA 256) in combination with a secure 64 characters long salt that is automatically randomly generated and overridden on a daily basis. Therefore IP addresses cannot be reconstructed.

The following information is collected next to the anonymised IP addresses:

    • Access type (i.e. administrative)
    • Request time
    • Requested URL
    • HTTP status code
    • Browser

The collected data is only used for evaluation purposes mentioned in this privacy statement. IP addresses are neither assigned to registered nor to non-registered users of the website. It is technically impossible to trace a specific set of data to a specific IP address.

If you wish you can opt-out of the data collection process. By clicking the opt-out button, you can actively decide against participating in the statistical analysis. When clicking the opt-out button a cookie is being created on your system to store your decision. If the privacy settings of your browser lead to cookies being automatically deleted you will have to opt-out again the next time you access this website. The cookie is only valid for one browser. If you use a different browser, you will have to opt out again. No individual information is stored within this cookie. This cookie lease is valid for one year after your last access.

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Please bear in mind that general server logs are not affected by your decision to opt-out of the detailed evaluation process because they are crucial for operating this website.

Enquiries (via our contact address)

If you – for example as a librarian – send your inquiry via email or contact us via telephone we will store your data given in our customer management system in order to be able to answer your questions. The legal basis for the processing of personal data using a customer management system is the fulfilment of our public duties, Article 6 (1) lit. e) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Registering a User Account (as reader or author)

In addition to purely using our website as research base, we also offer the opportunity to register as reader or author.

The minimal required data for user registration is: first name, last name, affiliation, country, email address, username, and a password. Data of your user account are stored electronically and will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose.

The basis for processing your data for these purposes is the given consent (Article 6 (1) lit. a) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)). You have the right to revoke your consent in data processing at any time. The revocation of consent does not affect the legality of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until the revocation.

If you choose not to validate your account, the entered information will not automatically be deleted. In order to delete an account completely, please contact the editorial team at Please note that data backups are stored at Freie Universität Berlin (see for details) for 3 months, deleted data might thus be stored for 3 months. It is technically impossible to delete individual user data from backups because of its storage on tapes. Users can access and change their personal data (except the username) in their account.

By asking to be notified of new publications and announcements during the registration process you have given a separate consent (Article 6 (1) lit. a) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)) to the inclusion into mailing lists. You also have the right to revoke this consent at any time. The revocation of consent does not affect the legality of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until the revocation.

If you want to make a submission, you need to register as author first. Your user data will then allow for editorial communication between authors, editors and reviewers. Please note that during the editorial process workflow data such as submitted documents, events (event log), decisions (such as reviewer recommendations) and emails (email log) are stored and processed.

Submitting authors are also asked to enter full names and email addresses of all of their co-authors. When providing co-authors contact details you declare to have received their consent in data processing.

Co-authors do not have their own account during the editorial process and will only be contacted by the editorial team once their manuscript is submitted, an editorial decision is made, the manuscript is published, or misconduct is suspected. Author and co-author names (and affiliations) are displayed publicly alongside published manuscripts. Email addresses are not published on the website, but author contact data is included in the downloadable manuscript file as provided and approved by the authors. The rights mentioned below also apply to the co-author(s).

Transmission of Personal Data to Third Parties and Erasure of Personal Data

This journal’s editorial team uses the stored data to guide our work in publishing and improving JAMS.

Data that will assist in developing our publishing platform (Open Journal Systems) may be shared with its developer, the Public Knowledge Project (PKP), but only in an anonymized and aggregated form, with appropriate exceptions such as article metrics.

Metadata of published manuscripts including author names are shared with third parties for DOI registration and for indexing of published content in scholarly databases such as Scopus, DOAJ, ProQuest and the like. Apart from that, the personal data will not be shared by JAMS nor will it be used for purposes other than those stated here.

Data will be stored for the purposes stated in this data protection statement and will be deleted if storage is no longer necessary for the purposes mentioned above, Article 17(1) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Rights of Individuals

According the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and provided that the conditions mentioned therein are met, you have the following rights regarding your personal data:

    • Right of access (Article 15 GDPR)
    • Right to rectification (Article 16 GDPR)
    • Right to erasure (Article 17 GDPR)
    • Right to restriction of processing (Article 18 GDPR)
    • Right to data portability (Article 20 GDPR).
    • Right to object to processing of personal data (Article 21 GDPR)

If you believe there has been a breach of the data protection provisions, you also have the right to lodge a complaint with a data protection supervisory authority (the Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information, Husarenstrasse 30, 53117 Bonn, Germany) about processing of your personal data by us (Article 77 GDPR).


Contact details of the responsible body

Institute for Art History and Historical Urban Studies, represented by the director

Prof. Dr. Bénédicte Savoy
Fakultät I
Sekr. A 56
Straße des 17.Juni 150/52
D-10623 Berlin

Phone: +49 (0)30 314 25014

E-Mail: e.goulko [at]

Contact details of the data protection officer

Data protection commissioner of the State of Berlin
Friedrichstr. 219
10969 Berlin

Phone: +49 (0)30 13889 0

Fax: +49 (0)30 2155050



Given the constantly occurring changes on the Internet, especially with regard to technology and also the relevant legislation, we reserve the right to amend our privacy policy from time to time, if needed. Therefore we recommend that you occasionally re-read this privacy statement.


Berlin, Germany, June 2020