Film Studies

Edited by Maurizio Cinquegrani, Mattias Frey, Frances Kamm, Alexander Marlow-Mann, Antonio Lázaro-Reboll, Peter Stanfield, University of Kent

Film Studies
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Journal Information

  • ISSN: 1469-0314 (Print)
  • ISSN: 2054-2496 (Online)
  • Frequency: Biannual (Spring and Autumn)


Film Studies is a refereed journal that approaches cinema and the moving image from within the fields of critical, conceptual and historical scholarship. The aim is to provide a forum for the interdisciplinary, intercultural and intermedial study of film by publishing innovative research of the highest quality. Contributions from diverse perspectives that are formed by the crossing of institutional and national boundaries are encouraged.

Editorial Board

Maurizio Cinquegrani, Mattias Frey, Frances Kamm, Alexander Marlow-Mann, Antonio Lázaro-Reboll, Peter Stanfield, University of Kent

General Editor
Mattias Frey

Managing Editor
Maurizio Cinquegrani

Editorial Assistant
David Brown, University of Kent

Advisory Board
Ian Christie, Birkbeck, University of London
Richard Allen, New York University
Daniel Biltereyst, Ghent University
Marijke de Valck, Utrecht University
Lee Grieveson, University College London
Vinzenz Hediger, University of Frankfurt
Mette Hjort, Lingnan University, Hong Kong
Jae-Hyung Jung, Dongguk University, Seoul
Frank Krutnik, University of Sussex
Ana M. López, Tulane University
Richard Maltby, Flinders University
Susan Martin-Márquez, Rutgers University
Norimasa Morita, Waseda University, Tokyo
Vinicius Navarro, Emerson College
Will Straw, McGill University
Haidee Wasson, Concordia University
Jennifer Wild, University of Chicago


Notes for contributors
Guidelines on preparing and submitting an article for Film Studies:

  • These guidelines are intended to help you and us; the better prepared the article is the more efficiently it will pass through the production process.
  • Please pay particular attention to the Notes and references section.
  • Please make sure that the style you use is consistent throughout the article and is compatible with the rest of the journal.
  • See the journal author resources for more information on how to write and prepare your article and other MUP policies.

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Please note that submissions to Film Studies are currently closed.


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Subscription Information

Volume 23 (2020) of Film Studies is the last to be published. There will be no further issues of Film Studies published after Volume 23.

The digital backfile from Volume 4 up to and including Volume 23 can be purchased – please contact [email protected] for pricing options.

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Abstracting / Indexing

Art Index; Art & Architecture Index; FIAF International Index to Film Periodicals; Film & Television Literature Index; International Index to the Performing Arts; MLA International Bibliography.

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