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About Contemporary Aesthetics

As an on-line publication, Contemporary Aesthetics offers an ideal opportunity for advancing broad and easy communication. Its low cost eliminates the need for institutional support and high subscription rates. The speed and ease with which material can be distributed make deadlines for specific issues unnecessary. Dispensing with printing technology removes space restrictions and allows the publication of all work that meets the journal's scholarly and editorial standards. Moreover, as an on-line publication, CA provides texts that can easily be downloaded, copied, searched for key concepts, and excerpted without the need for scanning or re-typing. This kind of publication also allows us to make full use of additional materials to supplement the text, such as images, musical examples, and video clips. Most of all, an on-line publication, CA offers easy and universal accessibility.

Contemporary Aesthetics began publication in mid-2003 in the form of annual volumes. Contemporary Aesthetics welcomes articles, symposia, forums, proposals for special volumes, and announcements. All submissions and proposals are reviewed. Articles are blind-refereed and peer-reviewed, and are added to the volume immediately after acceptance, the volume growing regularly during the course of the year. The journal is accessible from its website at no cost. Such a rapid publication schedule encourages timely communication and exchange. To further aid scholarly communication, the Links page of Contemporary Aesthetics contains links to other relevant on-line publications. Contemporary Aesthetics is indexed in The Philosopher's Index, Ulrich's Periodicals Directory,Google Scholar, and EBSCO.


Copyright and Subscription

Contemporary Aesthetics may be accessed, downloaded, and copied free of charge. All articles in Contemporary Aesthetics (unless otherwise indicated) are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States License. All rights are reserved, but downloading, copying in whole or in part, and distribution for scholarly or educational purposes are encouraged, providing full acknowledgement is made to Contemporary Aesthetics. If you wish to receive quarterly notifications of recent and forthcoming articles, please subscribe to our mailing list.The subscription, as well as access to the journal, is free.

Support for Contemporary Aesthetics

Contemporary Aesthetics is partially supported by the Rhode Island School of Design. Because significant costs are involved in making this journal available to the scholarly community, we welcome contributions large and small. If you would like to help support this effort, please mail your check (in U.S. dollars made out to Contemporary Aesthetics) to Contemporary Aesthetics, P.O. Box 52, Castine, ME 04421, U.S.A., or click on the "Support CA" button on our home page and follow the procedure explained there.