About antiAtlas Journal
Digital, bilingual and in free access, the antiAtlas Journal opens an exploratory editorial space dedicated to a radical transdisciplinary approach to contemporary borders. As an extension of the antiAtlas of Borders project relying on a collaboration between researchers and artists, it experiments new methods of editing and of modelization of research. The editorial directors are Cédric Parizot, Anne-Laure Amilhat Szary and Jean Cristofol. Its content is available online (desktop, tablets and mobiles) and in PDF format.
Published online on 13 April 2016, the first issue, Arts-Sciences Explorations at the Border, brings together articles by Anne-Laure Amilhat Szary, Jean Cristofol, Anna Guilló, Nicola Mai, Sarah Mekdjian and Marie Moreau, and Cédric Parizot and Douglas Edric Stanley. The second issue, Fictions at Frontiers (2017), will provide an account of research and reflections put forward by the antiAtlas of Borders’ collective.
Content for later thematic issues will be obtained via calls for papers: the first of these, for antiAtlas Journal n°03, will be published online on 1 June 2016.
Conceptualized and designed by Thierry Fournier and created with Papascript, the editorial and graphic layout for the Journal takes advantage of opportunities offered by digital publication for extending the experience of reading research articles. Its design of articles in wide “sheets” allows readers to access from a variety of levels: the text itself, and the network and landscape that the text creates through its iconography.
By opening up multiple proximities and circulations between text and image, it enables transversal trajectories and varying levels of perception that a linear organisation does not permit, though a linear pdf version will also be available. Very large images will extend beyond the screen: exclusive circulation within an image becomes one form of lecture, similarly to the way we move within a text.
Article submission and evaluation
The antiAtlas Journal’s special issues include contributions received in response to the editorial board’s calls for papers. In order to be considered, the draft texts have to be written in either French or English, be 1,000 words in length (including iconographic elements such as photos, videos, graphics, drawings etc.) and be provided in PDF format. The issue’s science editors evaluate these proposals in collaboration with the editorial board. The authors whose proposals are chosen will then submit an article that, in compliance with international standards, is reviewed by two anonymous readers who do not sit on the journal’s editorial board.
The submission process for non-theme articles is now open. These articles will be evaluated in the same way as those for special editions. If they are accepted, they will be included in one of the journal’s issues with the current year as the publication date.
Cédric Parizot, Anne-Laure Amilhat Szary and Jean Cristofol
Artistic Direction and Design
Development and Design
Papascript (Alexandre Dechosal & Maxime Foisseau)
Anne-Laure Amilhat Szary, Thomas Cantens, Jean Cristofol, Klaus-Gerd Giesen, Anna Guilló, Federica Infantino, Joana Moll, Cédric Parizot, Antoine Vion
Institut de recherches et d’études sur le monde arabe et musulman (UMR 7310, CNRS/IEP/Aix Marseille Université), École supérieure d’art d’Aix en Provence, Laboratoire PACTE (UMR 5194 CNRS/Université de Grenoble Alpes)
Institut de recherches et d’études sur le monde arabe et musulman (UMR7310, Aix Marseille Université/CNRS), Institut méditerranéen de recherches avancées (Aix Marseille Université), Réseau Labex+, Ecole supérieure d’art d’Aix-en-Provence & Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication, laboratoire PACTE (UMR 5194 CNRS/Université de Grenoble Alpes)
Digital Publication Policy
Immediate and free publication
1 issue per year
Sabine Partouche: partouche AT mmsh.univ-aix.fr