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APRJA - A Peer-Reviewed Journal About_

APRJA is an open-access research journal, published by DARC. The journal  addresses the ever-shifting thematic frameworks of digital culture. APRJA stands for “A Peer-Reviewed Journal About” and invites the addition of a research topic to address what is considered to be a key aspect of contemporary digital culture – and thereby to complete the title of each journal issue. We take a particular interest in aesthetic production and artistic research in relation to the broad field of software studies (including media archaeology, platform politics, and interface criticism).

APRJA takes a fresh perspective on digital culture by including the work of a younger generation of researchers as reflected in the workshop model that generates contents for each issue (see previous workshops). The journal seeks to publish new research that promotes a culture based on sharing, open distribution and the on-going exchange of ideas, but without losing sight of rigorous academic conventions of peer-reviewed publication. Since 2014, all submissions are anonymized and distributed to independent qualified experts via our advisory board and extended networks.

APRJA believes that research remains a powerful force in shaping our understanding of the world and the institutions through which we operate. It has an ongoing collaboration with transmediale – festival for art and digital culture berlin and thereby places an emphasis on the work of researchers working both within and outside the academy. The annual festival themes act as a point of departure for each journal issue.