About CA

About Contemporary Aesthetics

As an on-line publication, Contemporary Aesthetics offers an ideal opportunity for advancing broad and easy communication. 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 open-access 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 double blind- peer-reviewed and refereed, and are added to the volume immediately after acceptance, the volume growing regularly during the course of the year. 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, ProQuest’s Art Bibliographies Modern, DOAJ, J-Gate, JournalSeek, OCLC, and EBSCO.

Copyright and Subscription

The author retains copyright for the article. All articles in Contemporary Aesthetics (unless otherwise indicated) are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States License. Downloading, copying in whole or in part, and distribution for scholarly or educational purposes are encouraged, provided 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 and in the past by the Department of Philosophy at the University at Buffalo, SUNY. 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, 1236 County Line RD, Wayne, PA 19087-4610, U.S.A., or click on the “Donate to CA” button on our home page and follow the procedure explained there.