Due 30th January, 2014

ACCESS: Critical Perspectives on Communication, Cultural & Policy Studies


Supervising Practice: Perspectives on the Supervision of Creative Practice Research Higher Degrees 

 Guest Editors: Associate Professor Jillian Hamilton and Dr Sue Carson

This special Issue of ACCESS journal builds on the successful Effective Supervision of Creative Arts Research Degrees (ESCARD) conference at QUT, Australia in 2013.

Papers should engage with one of the following themes:

  • Assisting students in developing the relationship between theory and practice in the structure and/or form of the thesis/exegesis/dissertation;
  • Solving challenges encountered in the supervision of creative arts research degrees;
  • Designing strategies, tools, resources to facilitate smooth student progress in creative arts higher research degrees;
  • Supporting the academic/professional development of PhD students;
  • Academic development for supervisors of creative arts research degrees.

About ACCESS Journal

ACCESS journal advances critical perspectives on arts, cultural policy and practice, creativity and communications, philosophy of aesthetics and pedagogy, and the politics of knowledge in local and global conditions. ACCESS began in 1982 at the University of Auckland, and was published by AUT University, New Zealand from 2002 to 2008, then by RMIT University, Australia until 2013. In 2014 EPAT Educational Philosophy and Theory acquired the journal. From 2014 two issues a year will be published by Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group within the scholarly society Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia ( The editorial content of ACCESS is managed by Editor, Professor Elizabeth Grierson ( with an international Advisory Board. This volume and past issues are distributed online at Informit e-Library, RMIT, Melbourne, Australia. For a history and previous issues of ACCESS see Future issues of ACCESS (from 2014) will be available at

Preparing and Submitting Manuscripts

Before preparing your manuscript see the Taylor and Francis Web site: Authors and Submissions >Instructions for Authors. There you will find submission instructions including the complete style guide at

Papers should be submitted via the online submission site at

New authors will be requested to create an account. Online user guides are available.

Enquiries about the special issue should be sent to Associate Professor Jillian Hamilton, Creative Industries, Queensland University of Technology, Australia:

Enquiries about ACCESS Journal should be sent to Executive Editor Professor Elizabeth Grierson,  ACCESS, RMIT University, GPO Box 2476, Melbourne, Victoria 3001, Australia:

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