[Journals]: The University of Chicago Press and ICMA Announce Partnership to Publish Gesta

The University of Chicago Press and the International Center of Medieval Art (ICMA) are pleased to announce a new partnership to publish Gesta, a leading journal of medieval art. The inaugural issue under the partnership is volume 52, 1 (spring 2013), with new editors Linda Safran and Adam S. Cohen.


Gesta has a long and distinguished history of publishing seminal scholarship in medieval art. Drawing on the traditional strengths of the Cloisters and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the journal’s contributions have addressed virtually every aspect of scholarship concerning all facets of artistic production from ca. 300 to ca. 1500 C.E. in Europe, the Mediterranean region, and the Slavic world.


As well as new editors, Gesta now includes “Encounters.” This new series invites individuals to discuss a notable encounter with a scholar or a work of art (or both). These sketches offer on opportunity to reflect on and share personal moments that have played a role in shaping the author and/or the discipline.


“We’re proud to have Gesta part of the UCP Journal program. We are slowly becoming the leading publisher in art history titles and we feel that Gesta has found the perfect home,” says UCP Journals Director Michael Magoulias.  “We are most excited to roll out our first issue of Gesta in an electronic format, plus an e-Book Edition, delivering medieval art using 21st century technology.”


With its move to the Press, Gesta will now publish in both print and electronic format. The electronic edition will be included along with all of Chicago’s journals in JSTOR’s Current Scholarship Program and in JSTOR’s back file archive. Expanded indexing and archiving, as well as search and citation-linking functionality in a new full-text HTML format, will make electronic content more discoverable and useful. The print edition features a new layout and an exciting new cover design reflective of the journal’s visually oriented audience.


Individuals receive the journal and the e-Book Edition as part of their membership in ICMA. As part of the agreement with the Press, ICMA members will also receive a 30 percent discount on all books published or distributed by the University of Chicago Press. For membership information, visit http://www.medievalart.org/.



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