Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The mission of Artivate: A Journal of Entrepreneurship in the Arts is to disseminate new thinking and perspectives on arts entrepreneurship theory, practice, and pedagogy.

Artivate publishes original scholarship that engages with arts entrepreneurship in the following areas: entrepreneurship theory as applied to the arts; arts entrepreneurship education; arts management; arts and creative industries; public policy and the arts; the arts in community and economic development; nonprofit leadership; social entrepreneurship in or using the arts; evaluation and assessment in and of the field; innovation and arts technology; public practice in the arts. The editors are particularly interested in articles that actively link theory with practice in ways that will be of interest and impact to the broad cross-section of Artivate’s readership. Self-reflective case studies from arts entrepreneurs and empirical research from scholars are equally welcome.

Artivate is published by Herberger Institute Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Programs at ASU.


Section Policies


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Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Book Reviews

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Peer Review Process

Articles submitted to Artivate are subject to double blind peer review after initial review by the co-editors. At least two anonymous reviewers evaluate each article along several dimensions:

Central Argument and Purpose of Article; Problem Statement or Research Question; Hypothesis; Research Methodology; Quality of Data; Literature Review; Future Research Implications; Practical Application (the"so what" answer)

The review process can take as long as 2-3 months. Out of respect for the time of our volunteer reviewers, we do not accept articles for review that are concurrently submitted to another journal for review.


Publication Frequency

Artivate: A Journal of Entrepreneurship in the Arts is published twice yearly.


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.