Otago Polytechnic

We are pleased to announce our call for papers and proposals for the next special Fashion issue of Scope: Contemporary Research Topics (Art & Design) to be published in November 2021.

Reflecting the diversity of contexts in which fashion operates, is studied and practiced, the theme of this issue is ‘Fashion Forward >> Disruption’. Authors are encouraged to consider this theme broadly and we welcome submissions from all fields and disciplines that contribute to critical debates and new understandings of fashion and the fashion system.

We are open to a range of formats for inclusion, including: articles, perspectives, essays, designer pages, exhibition reviews, project reports, photo essays. Proposals for work that can be published online/inprint/other formats will also be considered.

Your submission should include a 300 word abstract with clear title and up to 5 key words. Please also include a short biography, including your institutional position and affiliation (where relevant); and contact information (postal, email). Please ensure this is provided as a separate sheet from the abstract for review purposes.

For publication, all photographs require written copyright permission. Consent forms are available on request. Please include low resolution images for the submission. Please note that final images for publication need to be high resolution (300dpi), CMYK images.

Acceptance for inclusion will reflect an expectation for high standards of writing, proofreading and adherence to the Chicago referencing style. For more information, please refer to the Chicago Manual of Style and consult prior issues for examples. Previous  Art and Design: Fashion  special issues of Scope can be accessed here:

All submissions will undergo double blind peer review with our international review panel. 

Submissions should be sent to ScopeFashion@op.ac.nz
Submissions close 30th March 2021

Scope: Contemporary Research Topics (Art & Design) is a peer-reviewed journal published annually in November by Otago Polytechnic/Te Kura Matatini ki Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. The series Scope (Art & Design) aims to engage discussion on contemporary research in the visual arts and design.

EBSCO Database: Scope: Contemporary Research Topics (Art & Design) is catalogued on the EBSCO Database in recognition of academic quality and alignment with international peer review processes. An online version of the journal is available free at www.thescopes.org; ISSN (for hardcopy version): 1177- 5653; ISSN (for online version): 1177-5661. © 2017 the authors; © illustrations, the artists or other copyright owners, unless otherwise indicated as reproduced per GPL or Creative Commons (CC) licenses.

Image credit: work by Guoxiang Yuan


Published on 4 Feb 2021

Orderdate: 4 Feb 2021
Expiry: 30 Apr 2021