Call for Papers Vol. 9 No. 2




Call for Papers IJFMA Vol. 9 No. 2 (2024)
STREET ART - a global language within communities

Guest Editors:
José Dias Lopes (Lusófona University)
Antónia Correia (lusófona University)

Street Art expresses the character and history of a community through symbols and artefacts (Blanchè, 2015). Street art is now assumed as a universal communication language, a tourism experience and a vehicle of communication between artists and the world (Dovey, Wollan, & Woodcock, 2012). Tourists are now seeking authenticity in the places they visit to be involved in the communities' ordinary and mundane aspects and spaces (Crespi-Vallbona & Mascarilla-Miró, 2021).

Street art is the first stage of tourists’ involvement with the community. The literature about street art and tourism is scarce. It has been very focused on geographical case studies (e.g. Barcelona (Crespi-Vallbona, & Mascarilla-Miró (2021) and Vallbona, & Miró (2021)), Malaysia (Abdullah, Hamid, Jali, & Salau (2019) and Foo, & Krishnapillai (2019)) or Lisbon (Sequeira (2015), Diógenes (2015) and Campos (2021)). Despite the importance of these signs of communication gained in the communities’ research. This field needs to be thorough to promote the appropriate use of street art as a global language in this small village that is the world.

This call for papers aims to challenge the research community to submit research on this subject within an innovative framework. Challenges suggested but not restricted rely on methods, empirical research and theoretical contributions:
- New methods to understand street art communication (semiotics, creative art theory, pictorial analysis, among others).
- Empirical: cross-country research, new geographies.
- Theoretical frames where art, tourism and social sciences could be used intermingled to create innovative frames for further research.

Abstracts are to be submitted by 16th April 2023.
Provide two Word documents (.doc) with:
      1. ABSTRACT, no longer than 500 words with 5 keywords.

The abstract should not have any reference to the authors or the institution they belong to. The authors must ensure that their manuscripts are prepared in such a way that they do not reveal their identities to reviewers, either directly or indirectly.

  1. BIO, no longer than 50/70 words. Name, Email address, institutional affiliation, country and ORCID.

Please submit to:  or

Timeline for publication:
Abstract Submission: 16th April 2023
1st round feedback from reviewers: 26th May 2023
Full Paper Submission: 3rd November 2023
2nd round feedback from reviewers: 23rd February 2024
Final Revisions: 29th March 2024
Online Publication: October 2024

Submission online or via email will be made anonymously. Submissions will be reviewed by at least 2 peer reviewers. Accepted abstracts will be given guidelines for the preparation and submission of the final text for the 2nd round of double-blind peer reviews.

No fees are not requested for submission or processing.
Authors should mention the call for papers they are submitting the manuscript.