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The scope of the Creative Industries Journal is global, primarily aimed at those studying and practising activities which have their origin in individual creativity, skill and talent, and which have a potential for wealth creation. These activities primarily take place in advertising, architecture, the art and antiques market, crafts, design, fashion, film, interactive leisure software, music, the performing arts, publishing, television and radio.
The journal provides a forum to challenge definitional assumptions, advance the social, economic, cultural, and political understanding, and engage with the creative industries at local, national and trans-national levels.
The journal welcomes articles based on a critical engagement with the creative industries concept, from theoretical and practice perspectives. In addition it will set out to encourage critical writing on private sector activity as well as the publicly funded.
We invite contributions from scholars, researchers and practitioners from around the world who wish to increase the understanding and development of the creative industries. In particular the journal is seeking original researched papers, case studies, work in progress, particularly from practitioners and research students, as well as reviews of conferences, proceedings, and reports. The journal intends to publish contributions which address one or more of the following themes:
- Definitional issues, aesthetics and baseline analysis
- The relationship of creative industries sub sectors with allied cultural activity e.g. Tourism; Museums; Libraries
- Primary and secondary measurement, criteria and trend evaluation
- Supply, demand and markets
- Branding. Technologies and convergence
- Networks and networking, the new delivery mechanism
- Values, structures and management systems, ecologies
- Intellectual property, regulation and globalisation
- The role and purpose of Intermediaries in market making
- The social and political history leading up to the introduction of the creative industries and the recent political contexts
- Social economic and cultural theoretical analysis of the creative industries
- Sub sectoral analysis as a means of understanding the components of the sector
- The role and purpose of content providers in sub sectors
- Workforce development, training, education & pedagogy
- Creative industries and ruralism
- Creative industries, regeneration and employment
- The role and sustainability of creativity in the creative industries
- The financial dynamics of creative industry businesses
Full articles should be between 5000 and 6000 words long, but in exceptional cases can extend to 10,000 words. Work in progress and practitioner submissions are expected to be between 2000 and 4000 words and do not have to be extensively referenced. Reviews of conferences, proceedings, and reports are expected to be up to 1000 words and should include a brief description of content as well as critical analysis. All submissions in these categories will be blind refereed.
Submissions should be sent via e-mail in Word format to the journal mailbox, CIJ@intellectbooks.com, which should be used for all correspondence.