Peer Review

All manuscripts are subject to peer review and are expected to meet standards of academic excellence. Fashion and Textile Review operates a double-blind peer-review system, where the reviewers do not know the names or affiliations of the authors and the reviewer reports provided to the authors are anonymous.

Submitted manuscripts will generally be reviewed by two experts who will be asked to evaluate whether the manuscript is original, sound and coherent, whether it duplicates already published work, and whether or not the manuscript is sufficiently clear for publication.

The editorial team will consider the paper based on reports by the reviewers and refer the paper to the editorial board for final approval and publication. However, if the paper is not up to the standard of the journal, it will be rejected.

Paper Outlook

Number of Pages – 12 pages or less
Paper Size – A4
Spacing – Single spacing
Font Size – 12
Font Type – Times New Roman


Please use no more than three levels of displayed headings.


Abbreviations should be defined at first mention and used consistently thereafter.

Text Formatting

Manuscripts should be submitted in Word.

  • Use italics for emphasis.
  • Use the automatic page numbering function to number the pages.
  • Do not use field functions.
  • Use tab stops or other commands for indents, not the space bar.
  • Use the table function, not spreadsheets, to make tables.
  • Use the equation editor or MathType for equations.
  • Save your file in docx format (Word 2007 or higher) or doc format (older Word versions).

Title and Authorship Information

The following information should be included:

  • Paper title
  • Full name(s) of author(s)
  • Institutional affiliation
  • Corresponding email address


The manuscript should contain an abstract. The abstract should be self-contained and citation-free and should not exceed 250 words.


Please provide 4 to 6 keywords which can be used for indexing purposes


This section should be succinct, with or without subheadings. It should include a coherent overview and review of related literature.

Materials and Methods

This section should give adequate information on the research methodology or general procedure of the study. In the case of a design practice or a project, this section should contain sufficient detail so that all procedures can be followed and possibly replicated. It can be divided into subsections if several methods are described.

Results and Discussion

This section may each be divided by subheadings or may be combined.


This should clearly explain the main conclusions of the work by highlighting its importance and relevance.


All acknowledgements (if any) should be included at the very end of the paper before the references and may include supporting grants, presentations, and so forth.


The journal prefers a version of the use of author-date (APA) style references embedded in the main text in the following format [Harper 1999: 27 or Harper (1999)], and a single reference at the end of the article rather than giving bibliographical references as side notes. The reference list should be in alphabetical order. Examples are as follows:

Dewulf, S. and Baillie, C. (1999), CASE: How to Foster Creativity, London: Department for Education and Employment.

Downing, D. and Watson, R. (2004), School art: What’s in it? Exploring Visual Arts in Secondary Schools, Slough. National Foundation for EducationalResearch (NFER).

Education Scotland (2013), Creativity across learning 3-18, Edinburgh, Education Scotland, [Online]. Available at [Accessed 26 April 2017].

**Exhibition Reviews, Technical Notes and Monographs

For essays, monographs and other papers, writers must use the following format:

Concepts and Philosophy
Visual Analysis

Papers in this category must be preceded by not more than 200-word abstract.

*Visual illustrations are encouraged in keeping with the Fashion and Textiles Review’s ethos and practice.


Pictures must be in jpeg or tiff format and should have a resolution between 200 to 300 pixels.


Charts and illustrations must be precise, clear and of good resolution. The must also be placed in the right position within the text.

Submitting a Manuscript


Manuscripts should be submitted by one of the authors through the online email address: [email protected] Paper must be submitted in two formats: Word-processing and PDF formats. Only online submissions are accepted to facilitate rapid publication and minimise administrative costs.

Submissions by anyone other than one of the authors will not be accepted. The submitting author takes responsibility for the paper during submission, review and processing. If for some technical reason submission online is not possible, the author can contact [email protected] for support.

Terms of Submission

Papers must be submitted on the understanding that they have not been published elsewhere and are not currently under consideration by another publisher or journal. The submitting author is responsible for ensuring that the paper’s publication has been approved by all the other co-authors.

It is also the authors’ responsibility to ensure that the papers emanating from a particular institution are submitted with the approval of the necessary institution. Only an acknowledgement from the editorial office officially establishes the date of receipt.

Furthermore, correspondence and proofs will be sent to the author(s) before publication unless otherwise indicated. It is a condition of submission of a paper that the authors permit editing of the paper for readability. All enquiries concerning the publication of accepted papers should be addressed to [email protected]

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