Instructions for authors

The articles (expositions) in RUUKKU are created using the Research Catalogue (RC) platform, which provides a general framework within which authors are free to compose their expositions. We ask that you to create your suggestions and drafts for research expositions using the RC platform ( To do so you must first sign a licence agreement and register an account with the RC (see "register").

The design and structure of the exposition should support the research presentation and illustrate the research dimension of artistic practice. Tips for placing and presenting text, images, sound and video are available, for example, in the JAR design guide:

The design is one element of the exposition and is assessed as part of it. Authors are encouraged to seek bold solutions that illustrate the topic in an ideal manner. Registered users can access more detailed instructions in RC:

There is no "word count" limit for a RUUKKU exposition, as text is not always central in an exposition. A good exposition is more than a short project presentation but shorter than a small book. If an exposition cannot be thoroughly examined in 1-2 hours, it is likely to be too far too large.

Detailed instructions and accompanying videos on submitting an exposition to RUUKKU can be found from here:

For authors: To link to a particular issue of RUUKKU, please use the format (e.g.) instead of the front page which always displays the latest issue.


Instructions for peer reviewers

All the expositions in RUUKKU are peer-reviewed. The reviewers, experts in artistic research or in their field, are selected individually for each exposition. Works of art and artistic practices are often the focus of attention in artistic research, and the artistic and academic aspects are closely interwoven in the exposition. Consequently, both artists and researchers serve as peer reviewers. We expect reviewers to adopt a critical and constructive attitude to artistic research and the expositions they examine. RUUKKU hopes to demonstrate that, through their expositions, the researchers can define the way that each case can be interpreted as artistic research.

In principle, the peer review process is unilaterally anonymous, meaning that the reviewers make their comments anonymously, but they know the identity of the artist-researcher. To enrich discussions about artistic research, the reviews are published – if permitted by the reviewer – in connection with the exposition to which they relate. The review process will be developed continuously. RUUKKU also uses an international review form tailored to meet the needs of RUUKKU.


Peer Review Form

The English version of the peer review form can be downloaded here

Finnish language version here.