Peer review policy

Bezalel Journal of Visual and Material Culture publishes original articles, essays and reviews (books, journals, exhibitions, objects) written in Hebrew. The journal adheres to a rigorous double-blind reviewing policy in which the identity of both the reviewer and the author are concealed from both parties.

Article types

Bezalel Journal of Visual and Material Culture publishes original articles (submissions should not exceed 6,000 words, excluding appendices and bibliography) and essays (submissions should not exceed 3,000 words) in accordance with the journal's aims and scope.

Bezalel Journal of Visual and Material Culture includes a section in which books, magazines, exhibitions, and objects will be reviewed (submissions should not exceed 1,500 words). 

How to submit your manuscript

Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you carefully read and adhere to all the guidelines and instructions to authors provided below. Manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned.

Provide full contact details for corresponding with the author including email, and telephone numbers. Academic affiliations are required for all co-authors. These details should be presented separately to the main text of the article to facilitate anonymous peer review.

Manuscripts should be sent to:

Journal contributor’s publishing agreement

Before publication the journal requires the author as the rights holder to sign a Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement. Bezalel's Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement is an exclusive license agreement which means that the author retains copyright in the work but grants Bezalel the sole and exclusive right and license to publish for the full legal term of copyright.


Bezalel Journal of Visual and Material Culture takes issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of articles published in the Journal. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the Journal against malpractice. Where an article is found to have plagiarized other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where the authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article (removing it from the journal); banning the author from publication in the journal, or appropriate legal action.

Journal Style

Use a clear readable style, avoiding jargon. If technical terms or acronyms must be included, they should be defined when they are first used. Use non-racist, non-sexist language and plurals rather than he/she.

For Hebrew texts please use the font David, size 12, double spacing; for English texts please use the font Times New Roman, size 12, double spacing.

Parenthesis should be written only in Hebrew font (both for terms in Hebrew and in English).

Numbers should be written in Hebrew font only. 

Reference Style

Bezalel Journal of visual and material culture adheres to the APA reference style. 

References will appear in parenthesis noting the author's last name and year of publishing: (Bishop  2012)

or: (Benjamin [1934] 1970)

or: (Boltanski & Chiapello 2005)

References to several items will be made in chronological order according to the year of publishing: (Danto 1964; Bourriaud1998 )

References to several items by the same author will be written thus: (Bishop 2004; 2012)

References to an item written by more than three authors will be written thus: (Lamont et al. 2002)


Foster, H. (1996). The Return of the Real: The Avant-Garde at the End of the Century.  Cambridge Mass. and London: MIT Press.

Edited book

Alberro, A., & Stimson, B. (Eds.). (2009). Institutional Critique: An Anthology of Artists’ Writings. Cambridge Mass. and London: MIT Press.


Holmes, B. (2007). Do-It-Yourself Geopolitics: Cartography of Art in the World. In S. Blake & S. Gregory (Eds.), Collectivism after Modernism (pp. 273-293). Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.



Mitchell, S. D. (2000). The import of uncertaintyRetrieved from


Works of art

Kahlo, F. (1931). Frieda and Diego Rivera [Oil on canvas]. San Francisco, CA: Museum of Modern Art.


All notes should appear as endnotes.
References to endnotes should be made in the text using superscript numerals. The number will appear after the punctuation (except in the case of a dash).
Every endnote in Hebrew or in English should end with a period.

Keywords and Abstracts: Helping readers find your article online

Author's name, the title of the article, and its abstract should be included in Hebrew and in English.

Abstracts in Hebrew should be 250 words in length. Abstracts in English should be 350 words in length. Authors should list 4-6 keywords in Hebrew and English. 

Correspondents Author – Contact details

Please send the author's details in Hebrew and English.

A short biographical note for each author should be included on a separate page.

Guidelines for submitting artwork, figures and other graphics

Please attach copyrights permission allowing the use of visual materials included in the article.