Re-sponse(able) Visual Ethics: A special topic for Video Journal of Education and Pedagogy

Re-sponse(able) Visual Ethics: A special topic for Video Journal of Education and Pedagogy

This special topic calls for video articles* – arising from the Visual Ethics Summit held in April 2022 – that address some of the key issues facing us all in navigating the complex terrain of re-sponse(able) ethics and the visual. More than ever before we see images (photographs, video, memes, cartoons, and so on) orienting our lives – calling into question the once hallowed halls of the academy in defining what can and can’t be seen. Located now in social media and viewed as a source of provocation, performance and activism, these images far exceed traditional boundaries concerning what constitutes research and what does not. In this special topic we are keen to push past these constraints to explore the possibilities, and pitfalls that rise out of such de-couplings and to do so from multiple standpoints and perspectives, We are therefore particularly keen to facilitate robust discussion between diverse groups of scholars, students, teachers, film-makers, journalists and artists about what it means to represent learners/learning through images and their (re)production. We extend a special invitation to those who serve on ethics committees within (and beyond) the academy or who share an interest in re-reconceptualising visual ethics that are not only responsible but ‘re/sponse-able’. 

Co-editors: Jayne White (AVP), Dean Sutherland (UC) & Marek Tesar (PESA)


Articles to be submitted to VJEP for consideration (blind peer review): 1 August


Articles to be published by Brill: 1-30 October

*Please note that VJEP is particularly committed to publishing video articles rather than text-based papers. Contributors are invited to think creatively about their contributions with this in mind. Videos may include the authors own ‘talking head'” or other visual approaches (e.g. animation, cartooning or links to other visual provocations). Potential contributors can contact Editorial Manager – Rene Novak – with any queries about specifications (and these are also explained on the Brill submission site). 

As VJEP is Open Access there is an $700 US APC charge for each publication but this can be covered in the following ways:

  1. If your institution is part of Brill’s consortium arrangements. See, for instance,  CAUL Consortium
    Brill Open Access information about the transformative agreement for authors from Australian and New Zealand.
  2. Many other institutions around the world have similar agreements in place, plus additional equity agreements – so do check if you are eligible via Brill website.
  3. If your institution has alternative systems in place to pay the APC charge; OR
  4. If neither of these options are open to authors, and they are members of AVP, they can apply to AVP Secretary to have their fee covered by the society (
AVP own VJEP and are committed to Open Access publications that bring video articles to the community at large. VJEP is a Scopus-ranked journal and we are committed to high quality video-based articles that advance the field of visual pedagogies in a variety of ways – through education, art, media, film and all other visual approaches to thought and learning in its broadest sense.


We look forward to your contribution!

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