Journal18  is an online, open access, peer-reviewed journal devoted to the art and culture of the long eighteenth century from around the globe. Inspired by the rich and exciting state of the field of eighteenth-century art history, Journal18  has been founded as a scholarly forum to support and extend that richness. Taking form as a digital publication, Journal18  embraces the accessibility and flexibility of its format, seeking the widest possible engagement with the latest research in the field.

Journal18  will be the first journal dedicated to the field of eighteenth-century art history, and one of the few online and fully open access journals for the discipline of art history more broadly. Appearing twice a year, Journal18  will publish thematic issues of articles investigating all aspects of eighteenth-century visual and material culture. Throughout the year, Journal18  will also offer a forum for intellectual exchange in Notes & Queries: a space for short notes, reviews, archival discoveries, or scholarly musings.

Journal18  is co-edited by eighteenth-century art historians based in New York, London and Bern, and is advised and supported by a specialist international advisory board of academics and museum curators. The journal is affiliated with HECAA, the professional association for Historians of Eighteenth-Century Art and Architecture. For regular updates, find us on Twitter and Facebook.

Journal18 is the recipient of an ARIAH Digital Development Award for Art History Publishing (2017).


Journal18’s International Standard Serial Number (ISSN) is 2470-5683.

Journal18  is published under a Creative Commons CC BY-NC International 4.0 licence. Use of any content published in Journal18  must be for non-commercial purposes and appropriate credit must be given to the author. Details for appropriate citation appear at the end of each article and note.


The Journal18  logos were designed by Jason Varone. Technical support is generously provided by Mia Ridge and Jason Varone. The website was designed by Hannah Williams in consultation with Noémie Etienne, Meredith Martin, Mia Ridge, and Jason Varone. The website is built with WordPress.