Submission Guidelines

All articles submitted to Film Journal should be of 5,000-10,000 words in length. They must be in English, conform to the format laid down in the Chicago Manual of Style (15th edition) with humanities-style citations/references (numbered footnotes and bibliography—see, and be accompanied as a separate attachment by a brief curriculum vitae (250 words maximum) for the author or each author in a multi-authored work. 

Illustrative/visual material may be included in the submission but the necessary legal rights to reproduce it must be secured in advance and the material itself preformatted (provided as an integral part of the file containing the article). Film Journal itself has no resources for the acquisition of reproduction rights.

Authors of articles must attest that their article is a wholly original work written by the author or authors himself/herself/themselves. Film Journal will publish nothing that is insulting or libellous and takes no responsibility for authors’ opinions or the accuracy of statements of fact.

Once an article is accepted, the author or author will be asked to provide the text of the article as a hard/printed copy to ensure the accuracy of the version to be published on the web. It is requested that article submissions are double-spaced and justified only on the left margin, with page numbers appearing in the top right-hand corner. The preferred font is Times New Roman 12.

Articles should be sent – attached to an email entitled Film Journal – as a Word, Rich Text Format or Adobe Acrobat file both to the editor, Penny Starfield ( and 

The author or authors’ contact details (name, position, institutional affiliation, mail address, and best telephone number) should be included in the email. The article itself should be headed only with the title and the author or authors’ name/s. 

Even after an article has been accepted, the editors and editorial board reserve the right to ask for changes and amendments. Articles submitted to Film Journal must not simultaneously be submitted to any other journal.

It is a condition of publication that authors assign copyright in their articles to Film Journal. If subsequent republication, in whole or in part, is desired, Film Journal requires only that due notice is given and that acknowledgement of the original source of publication is made. 

A copy of these guidelines can be downloaded here (Word file).

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