Panorama is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal dedicated to American art and visual culture, broadly defined and including (though not limited to) painting, sculpture, photography, earth, installation, performance, folk, and video art, design and decorative arts, as well as popular and commercial media such as cartoons, illustrations, prints, sheet music, and advertising art as well as material culture and mixed media of any description. Submissions ranging from the Colonial period to the modern and the contemporary here-and-now are welcome. The journal is intended to provide a high-caliber international forum for disseminating original scholarship and engaging the major intellectual developments and methodological debates that have shaped scholarly and curatorial investigations of American art and visual culture. To this end, Panorama encourages submissions that utilize the insights of traditional and new approaches to American art, and which proceed from a range of disciplinary (and interdisciplinary) perspectives.

Panorama is published twice a year. The editors are pleased to invite submissions in various formats, including feature length articles, research notes, book and exhibition reviews, and contributions to the Bully Pulpit. Instructions for submissions in each of these formats can be found below.



Authors interested in submitting article-length manuscripts and Bully Pulpit contributions, should submit inquiries to: Persons with general inquiries should also use this email address. All submissions will be acknowledged within five days of receipt. A subvention, paid to the author, may be available to offset the costs of permissions.

Please contact editors John Bowles and Mishoe Brennecke to suggest exhibitions for review, or if you are interested in writing an exhibition review. Submit inquiries to:

John Bowles:
Mishoe Brennecke:

Individuals interested in suggesting books for review, or writing a book review should contact editors Jessica Marten, Naomi Slipp, and Marissa Vigneault. Submit inquiries to:

Jessica Marten:
Naomi Slipp:
Marissa Vigneault:

For those interested in submitting research notes, please contact editors Kevin M. Murphy and Sally Webster. Submit inquiries to:

Kevin M. Murphy:
Sally Webster:


Feature Articles

Each issue includes several feature-length articles. Manuscripts should be 7,000-10,000 words in length (excluding captions and endnotes). Longer submissions will also be considered.

Submission checklist

1) 250 word abstract, author’s name, and contact information in Microsoft Word document
2) Article in Microsoft Word document
3) Illustrations and caption list in Microsoft Word document

Style Guidelines

The article should be double-spaced and in 12-point Arial font.
Text and notes should follow the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th Edition.
Notes should appear at the end of the text.

Illustration and Permissions Guidelines

For the final manuscript, the author must provide high-resolution digital images for the article as well as copyright permissions to reproduce them in the e-journal. Image files should be submitted in jpeg or tiff formats only. The Panorama website can also accommodate certain audio and video media files, and authors are encouraged to incorporate these in their submissions when relevant.

The editors will send the “Panorama Image and Permissions Guidelines” and a sample photo permission request letter to authors upon confirming acceptance of manuscript for publication.

Caption Format

Fig. 0. Artist, Title of Work, date. Medium, dimensions. Collection, City. Photography credit.


Research Notes

The journal seeks shorter works of original scholarship that bring new research discoveries, new museum acquisitions, or developing projects (academic, curatorial, and/or digital) to the attention of readers. Research notes should be a maximum of 2,500 words in length (excluding captions and endnotes), and they can include up to 5 images.


Bully Pulpit Contributions

The journal welcomes contributions to the Bully Pulpit. Submissions should incorporate several short texts that trace a conversation or debate on a topic that is of general interest to the field. Possible formats include:

*short scholarly or polemical essays (2,000-5,000 words) paired with responses
*written or transcribed roundtables or interviews paired with introductory texts
*conference or symposium proceedings


Exhibition Reviews

Each issue features recent or ongoing exhibitions in the field of American art, broadly defined. Review manuscripts should be 1,500-2000 words in length.


Book Reviews

Each issue features reviews of recently published books in the field of American art, broadly defined. Review manuscripts should be 1,500-2000 words in length.