• 17. August 2017
  • Zeitschrift

Colour Turn

An Interdisciplinary & International Journal - Call for Papers

The Colour Turn is a peer-reviewed journal that seeks to promote and advance interdisciplinary and international research into Colour Studies.


Call for Papers

Journal Overview

Colour is a multi-faceted topic that lends itself to inquiry from a wide range of fields within the natural sciences, technological studies and the humanities. As its name figuratively and literally suggests, the aim of the interdisciplinary and international journal Colour Turn is to turn over a new leaf in colour research. The journal invites high-quality research articles and papers that implement innovative approaches—including scientific methodologies, historical re-construction, collection and close reading of old and new materials, empirical experiments, digital humanities, analytical, comparative and critical reviews—that open up new horizons in colour sciences and colour studies. The journal promises a collaborative effort of high-profile editorial and review expertise from all around the world in the field of colour research.

Scope of the Journal

As an internationally operating peer-reviewed journal, the Colour Turn wishes to bring together scholars from diverse fields from around the globe and cultivate a collaborative digital platform for their research. Accessible in print and electronic format, the journal is meant for researchers, professionals, students and general readers alike. The journal publishes high-quality research papers, academic reviews and articles in six key investigative domains: Colour and the Mind, Colour and Nature, Colour and Technology, Colour and Communication, Colour in Art and Media, and Colour in Culture and Society.

A Note to Authors

The Colour Turn journal invites high-quality papers and articles from various perspectives in the field of colour studies and encourages junior as well as senior researchers to submit their work. A broad spectrum of approaches, from empirical, analytical, descriptive-comparative, conceptual, theoretical, methodological, epistemological, ontological, behavioural, anthropological, and historical approaches to colour research are welcome.

Open Journal System

At the initial stage, the journal will be published electronically via the Open Journal System of the Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen, Germany.

Call for Papers

The submission deadline for the first call for papers is the 1st of November 2017.

Please submit your papers at:


Submission Guidelines

The language of the Colour Turn journal is standard British English. We recommend the following format for a manuscript submission:

  • Title of the paper (Max. 25 words)
  • Author/s and affiliations
  • Contact informations, i.e. e-mail
  • Abstract (min. 250 words)
  • Keywords
  • Main text (Min. 3500 words)
  • Notes (if applicable)
  • Figures, Tables, and Graphs (if applicable) (*Please kindly note the copy right issues)
  • Bibliography/references: please refer to the Autor-Date system in Oxford Style
  • Appendices


Colour Turn



Prof. Dr. Susanne Marschall

Institute for Media Studies
University of Tübingen, Germany

Prof. Dr. Axel Buether

Faculty of Design and Art
University of Wuppertal, Germany

Prof. Dr. Robert Horres

Japanese Studies
University of Tübingen, Germany

Dr. Anette Werner

Institute for Ophthalmic Research
University of Tübingen, Germany




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