ISSN #1936-1912

Visual Culture & Gender (VCG) was born digital more than a decade ago in 2005 as the first multimedia online journal in the field of art education, and the first online journal devoted to the intersections of visual culture and gender. VCG is an annual international, peer-reviewed, freely accessed, multimedia online journal whose purpose is to encourage and promote understanding of how visual culture constructs gender in context with representations of race, age, sexuality, (dis)ability, and social class. 

For a history of VCG, follow the link below to another journal where the founders of VCG write about VCG's first ten years. 

Keifer-Boyd, K., & Deborah L. Smith-Shank , D. L. (2017). Born Digital: Visual Culture & GenderVisual Arts Research, 43(1). Retrieved from

VCG invites submissions of articles and visual essays that explore issues of equity and social justice through learning and teaching practices, which expose culturally learned meanings and power relations surrounding the creation, consumption, valuing, and dissemination of images. 

Submission Guidelines

  • To be considered, manuscripts should be no more than 5000 words in length with an abstract of 150 words.
  • Images are encouraged with manuscripts and should be sent in digital format (jpg, gif, or png) with copyright permission provided.
  • Visual research is encouraged but images must be accompanied by text.
  • Original manuscripts should be prepared according to the APA (6th edition) style.
  • Accompany the submission with a cover letter that includes the title of the article, word count, number of figures, and the name and email of each author. The cover letter should also include that the manuscript is original, not previously published, and not under consideration elsewhere.
  • Please place your name only in the accompanying cover letter and not in the manuscript to facilitate anonymous review.
  • Upload the manuscript electronically at with .doc or .docx extension
  • The deadline to submit manuscripts for volume 13 is Saturday, November 15, 2017, 11:59 PM EDT