JORNAL, if it walks like a duck and it talks like a duck it’s a duck is a periodical dedicated to artists’ books and independent publishing. It aims to disseminate scientific production about what we call authorial publishing, and to foster collaboration between artists, publishers and researchers, students and teachers, who produce or deal with these objects, or study related subjects. The origin of Jornal, If it walks like a duck and it talks like a duck it’s a duck has as a reference two editorial projects developed by reference schools, such as the Journal of Artists’ Books (ed. Columbia College Chicago) and Sans Niveau Ni Metre (Cabinet du Livre d’Artiste/University Rennes 2).
Free essays that risk interrogating and thinking about publishing as a protest are accepted. Texts presenting artistic or editorial projects related to the theme will also be considered.
Those interested should consult the submission guidelines: https://www.jornalitsaduck.pt/2022/12/25/como-submeter/
April-May 2023 – announcement of the call for papers for Journal #5.
July 30, 2023 – Deadline for submission of articles.
September 2023 – communication of selected articles.
November 2023 – launching of the journal.