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Synnyt/Origins: Finnish Studies in Art Education, is an academic journal that reports research in art and its education.

Synnyt/Origins includes explorations of theory and practice in the area of art and design, including, but not limited to, practice and production, criticism, pedagogy, and curriculum and instruction.
The journal also welcomes submissions regarding art and design from related fields such as anthropology, art history, education, aesthetics, cultural studies, sociology, psychology and philosophy.

Synnyt/Origins accepts submissions in English and in Finnish. The format of a submission can be a full article (max 6000 words), a visual essay (max 3000 words), a commentary (max 3000 words), or a media review (max 3000 words).

Each submission goes through a peer review process, and the author will receive feedback from the senior editor, one of the associate editors, and two reviewers. Most manuscripts go through at least one rewrite. Submissions should follow the APA 6th edition writing style.

Submissions can be made at any time online by sending the manuscript to the senior editor:

Call for papers:
Special Issue
Borderless: Global Narratives in Art Education


Senior editor
Dr. Mira Kallio-Tavin, Aalto University
Associate editors
Dr. Pauline von Bonsdorff, University of Jyväskylä

Dr. Maria Huhmarniemi, University of Lapland

Dr. Helena Sederholm, Aalto University
Dr. Kevin Tavin, Aalto University
Review Board
Dr. Mie Buhl, Aalborg University Copenhagen, Denmark
Dr. Marc Fritzsche, University of Koblenz and Landau, Germany
Dr. Irmeli Hautamäki, University of Helsinki, Finland
Dr. jan jagodzinski, University of Alberta, Canada
Dr. Jouni Kiiskinen, Independent scholar, Finland
Dr. Aaron Knochel, Penn State University, USA
Dr. Teija Löytönen, Aalto University, Finland
Dr. Joaquin Roldan, University of Granada, Spain
Dr. Max Ryynänen, Aalto University, Finland
Dr. Nora Sternfeld, Aalto University, Finland
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