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International Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Art and Communication (IJISAC)


Copyright: International Balkan University – Skopje Republic of North Macedonia

Address of the Editorial office: International Balkan University-Skopje, Faculty of Education, Makedonsko – Kosovska Brigada, Str. 1000, Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia

Editor in Chief: Prof. Dr. Džemil Bektović

Scientific Committee:

  • Prof. Dr. Šener Bilali, Faculty of communication, International Balkan University, Skopje, North Macedonia
  • Prof. Dr. Aleksandra Porjazovska, Faculty of engineering, International Balkan University, Skopje, North Macedonia
  • Prof. Dr. Šefket Krcić, Faculty of Humanities, University of Novi Pazar, Serbia
  • Prof. Dr. Violeta Madžova, Faculty of economics and administrative sciences, International Balkan University, Skopje, North Macedonia
  • Prof. Dr.  Safet Bektović, Faculty of theology, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway

International Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Art and Communication (IJISAC) “Balkan Art Today” is a peer-reviewed scientific journal published twice a year. This scientific journal is adapted to the standards of scientific publications and publishes works that contribute to the knowledge of the humanities, but also those that have an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary character. The works in journal “Balkan Art Today” should be thematically focused on the area of ​​the art and other related disciplines and encourage mutual dialogue between experts in the humanities. Papers can be based on quantitative and qualitative research, and papers that focus on different levels of research (individual cases, smaller and larger samples) are accepted. Only unpublished works are accepted.

IJISAC “Balkan Art Today” also publishes original research, creative work, and critical discourse on traditional, contemporary, and popular issues in arts and issues in the field of interdisciplinary studies. Contribution can be in the form of conceptual or theoretical approaches, case studies or essays in the field of humanities and communications. Contributions in the field of arts may include artists’ writings, critical essays, historical documentation, interviews, performance texts and plays and book review.
The journal is relevant to social researchers, artists, curators, writers, theorists and policymakers with an interest in, and a concern for, art practice, art theory and research and other humanities issues in any of its forms and in any of its sites. This is an academic journal and thus does not provide any kind of art appraisals or other commercial services.

Yet, it is dedicated to topics from the fields of modern and contemporary art, urbanism, architecture and design, ranging from dealing with specific phenomena to discussing relevant issues at the theoretical level. Only original scientific articles are considered for publication. In addition to scientific texts, the editorial board reserves the right to publish accompanying contents of a professional nature in the journal: reviews of current events, book reviews, interviews, etc.

Review: external reviewers, equally domestic and foreign, double, only scientific and professional papers, double blind

First year of publication: 2020

Frequency of publication (annually): 2

Architecture and urbanism; Art history; Science and theory of art; Interdisciplinary humanities; Fine arts; Applied art; Design; Digital art, New media and communications, Philosophy of art, Archeology; Ethnology and anthropology; Religious sciences (interdisciplinary field); Theatrical arts (performing and media arts); Film art (film, electronic and media art of moving images); Musical arts; Interdisciplinary fields of art

International Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Art and Communication “Balkan Art Today”is an open access magazine. The content of the magazine in the online edition is available in its entirety free of charge. Users may copy and distribute the material with the obligation to cite the source in an appropriate manner. Users may not modify, redesign or rework the content or use the materials for commercial purposes.

IJISAC “Balkan Art Today’ is committed to publish high quality works with significant policy implications and contribution to the literature. Decision about each manuscript is taken following a rigorous process:

The peer review process:

  1. A designated member of the editorial board will make an initial assessment about the quality and suitability of a submission in terms of scope, originality and contribution to existing body of knowledge. Moreover, papers written within the guidelines regarding the structure of the paper is also given consideration in initial assessment.
  2. Once the designated internal editorial board member is satisfied about the suitability of a submission, it is sent to two anonymous peer reviewers for their comment.    
  3. The reviewer will assign marks and make comment about following six categories:
    1. Originality of the paper
    2. The value of the research question and research gap.
    3. The soundness of the conceptual and technical or methodological framework.
    4. Insightful discussion in result and discussion section
    5. The contribution of the paper
    6. Academic writing quality.
  4. Once the final comment of the reviewers is received, a decision is made about a submission within 2 or 3 weeks of submission.

Publication decisions

The Managing Editor is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. The editor may be guided by the editorial policies of the journal and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement, and plagiarism. The editor may confer with the members of the Editorial Board or reviewers in making this decision.

Fair play

An editor at any time evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to the nature of the authors or the host institution including race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.


The editors and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.

Contribution to Editorial Decisions

Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper.


Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process.


Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.

Standards of Objectivity

Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

Reporting standards

Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable.

Data Access and Retention

Authors are asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such data and should in any event be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.

Originality and Plagiarism

Authors should adhere to publication requirements that submitted work is original, is not plagiarized, and has not been published elsewhere – fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable. If an author has used the work and/or words of others, that this original is been appropriately cited or quoted and accurately reflects individuals’ contributions to the work and its reporting.

Abstract Expressionism in Islamic art

Dzemil Bektovic

What is the impetus for a Poster as art form in context of thematic biennale and design manifestations?

Laze Tripkov

The ancient past of the Treskavec monastery -The forgoten city of Kolobaisa

Vladimir Milanovski

Information filtering and disinformation in the age of digital media

Sead Džigal

Attitudes of Senior High School Students in Macedonia Towards Pornography on Television

Sanja Ađaip-Veličkovski

Printmaking matter

Srdjan Mićić

Visualization and perception as gnosis in the teachings of Ibn Arabi

Armen Zarnoski

The Foundations of Isa Beg Ishaković in Skopje, Novi Pazar and Sarajevo

 Enisa Huseinović

Impact of graphic design in improving of economic effects in transition countries

Samir Ljajic , Džemil Bektović

Theatre collectivity in minimalist design

Ivana Jarchevska