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- Film History
An International Journal
Edited by Gregory A. Waller
- Keywords: Arts & Culture, Cinematography, Documentary Films, Fan Cultures, Film Archives, Film Criticism, Film Studies, Motion Picture Industry, Popular Culture, Technology
Film History publishes original research on the international history of cinema, broadly and inclusively understood. Our areas of interest are the production, distribution, exhibition, and reception of films designed for commercial theaters as well as the full range of nontheatrical, noncommercial uses of motion pictures; the role of cinema as a contested cultural phenomenon; the technological, economic, political, and legal aspects of film history; the circulation of film within and across national borders; and the relations between film and other visual media and forms of commercial entertainment.
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The Media School
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Email: [email protected]
- Gregory Waller, Indiana University, United States
- Anthony Silvestri, Indiana University, United States
- Richard Koszarski, Rutgers University, United States
Advisory Editorial Board
- Richard Abel, University of Michigan, United States
- Stephen Bottomore, Independent Scholar
- Paolo Cherchi Usai, Cineteca del Friuli, Italy
- Donald Crafton, University of Notre Dame, United States
- Mary Desjardins, Dartmouth College, United States
- Patrick Keating, Trinity University, United States
- Andre Gaudreault, Université de Montréal, Canada
- Garth Jowett, University of Houston, United States
- Rob King, Columbia University, United States
- Joshua Malitksy, Indiana University, Bloomington, United States
- Charles Musser, Yale University, United States
- Dana Polan, New York University, United States
- Jacob Smith, Northwestern University, United States
- Janet Staiger, University of Texas, Austin, United States
- Haidee Wasson, Concordia University, United States
Aims and Scope
Film History publishes original research on the international history of cinema, broadly and inclusively understood. Its areas of interest include the production, distribution, exhibition, and reception of films designed for commercial theaters as well as the full range of non-theatrical, non-commercial uses of motion pictures; the role of cinema as a contested cultural phenomena; the technological, economic, political, and legal aspects of film history; the circulation of film within and across national borders; and the relations between film and other visual media and forms of commercial entertainment.
In addition to original historical research, Film History also will on occasion publish review essays, report on newly available archival collections, and make available primary documents.
Manuscripts, in whole or part, that have been previously published or are currently under consideration for publication elsewhere in either article or review form will not be accepted. Submissions will be considered for publication on the understanding that the author(s) offer Film History the exclusive option to publish their articles.
In the interest of authors, the copyright for all content published in Film History will be the property of The Trustees of Indiana University. Under copyright law, the transfer of copyright from author to publisher must be explicitly stated to enable the publisher to assure maximum dissemination of the author's work. Authors of accepted articles will be asked to complete and submit the Indiana University Press Consent to Publish Agreement.
Complete manuscripts, in English, should be submitted (as email attachments) in Word, be double-spaced, use a 12-point standard font (e.g., Times New Roman), and have one inch margins. Pages should be numbered consecutively. There should be only one space between a period, comma, semi-colon, or colon and the next character.
Authors should include a brief biographical note, with institutional affiliation, and a 100-word abstract. Abstracts should not include citations. Manuscripts will be reviewed anonymously so the main document/file should give no indication of the author's identity. Author(s) name(s) and affiliation(s) should be on a separate cover page, together with contact information for the person to whom correspondence should be sent.
Please organize manuscripts as follows: 1. cover page; 2. abstract; 3. text; 4. endnotes; 5. references; 6. tables; 7. figures.
Manuscripts should typically not exceed 10,000 words in length, including endnotes, references, tables, etc. For all matters of spelling, abbreviation, punctuation, and form, please consult the latest edition of Chicago Manual of Style.
Please number references and notes separately. Each reference should correspond to the appropriate numeral in the text. Footnotes will not appear on text pages. Full citations are required.
Authors are responsible for obtaining permission for any copyrighted material used, including illustrations, and will be asked to provide formal written permission upon acceptance for publication. Authors are expected to adhere to the standards for intellectual property rights and plagiarism, and authors assume full responsibility for the content of their submissions.
Illustrations, including frame enlargements (with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi), must be provided by the author. Please indicate in the text the position of figures, tables, and illustrations, which should appear after the references at the end of the document. Provide figure captions on a separate page.
Film Titles: Film titles in the text and in captions should be given in the language of the original release. The publisher will typeset these in italic characters. Where English translations are shown in parentheses, they will be set in normal type. On the first mention of a film in the text, indicate the year of release. Examples: Black Narcissus (1947), Der Letzte Mann (The Last Laugh, 1924). For purposes of clarity, the English release title may sometimes be used after first citing the original. Example: Kohayagawa-ke No Aki (The End of Summer,1961) may later be cited simply as The End of Summer.
Dates: Dates should be presented uniformly as March 13, 1943 or Wednesday, March 10,1993. Ranges of years are shown as 1914–18 and decades as 1910s or 1990s.
Figures: The lettering on diagrams should be sufficiently large to withstand reduction. Number figures according to their appearance in the text, referring to them as Fig. 1, etc. (use Figure at start of sentences). Do not write on the figure.
Tables: Tables must be discussed or mentioned in the text and numbered (with arabic numerals) in order of mention. Each table should have a brief descriptive title, should be understandable even without reference to the text, and should replace text rather than duplicate it.
Paperless Workflow: IUP/Journals utilizes a paperless workflow. Copyedited manuscripts will be provided to authors by the editorial office as email attachments for a final review. Manuscripts, with changes either accepted or rejected, should be returned to the editorial office as email attachments. PDFs of page proofs will be available to authors and returned by them to the editorial office as email attachments. Only typographical errors may be corrected on the proofs.
Reprints: Authors may order from 25 to 1,000 copies of their articles by calling the Sheridan Press at 1-800-352-2210 ext. 8008 (inside the USA and Canada) or at 1-717-632-3535 ext. 8008 or by visiting the IUP/Journals website at http://www.jstor.org/page/publisher/iupress/reprints. Download the article reprint form and fax to the Sheridan Press at 1-717-633-8929.
Print Copies for Authors: Authors may order copies of the issue in which their articles are published (if stock is available) at a 40% discount off the standard list price. To order, please call Indiana University Press Customer Service Department at 1-800-842-6796 (inside the USA and Canada) or 1-812-855-8817 (outside the USA). Phone orders are payable by credit card.
Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement
The editor of Film History: An International Journal is responsible for identifying and contacting peer reviewers, always keeping in mind potential conflicts of interest and making sure that submissions are evaluated in terms of scholarly content and contribution without regard to the identity and affiliation of the author. The editor ensures the confidentiality of authors and reviewers. Based on the internal and external review process, the editor decides whether to accept, reject, or encourage resubmission of the manuscript.
- Guidelines for authors appear on the Film History website and will be sent on request.
- Authors are requested to state whether the article has been submitted to or is under review with another publication and whether the article has previously been published in another language.
- Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the submission. Authors should ensure that all the listed authors have seen and agreed to the submitted version of the manuscript and to the inclusion of their names as co-authors.
- Authors should fully cite the sources of information used in the research and acknowledge relevant scholarly publications.
- For all illustrations, authors should adhere to guidelines concerning Fair Use articulated by the Society for Cinema and Media Studies (https://www.cmstudies.org/page/fair_use).
- Articles undergo an internal review by the editor-in-chief and, when relevant, members of the Editorial Board. If submissions are deemed appropriate for the journal, they undergo blind peer review. Film History sends authors reviewer comments and a decision about publication as expeditiously as possible.
- The decision to accept or reject an article for publication in Film History is based only on the submission’s relevance to the remit of the journal and the significance of the submission as a work of original historical scholarship. For revised resubmissions, authors should address all comments and suggestions by reviewers and provide an account of the revisions undertaken.
- Before a submission can be published, authors will be required to sign an Indiana University Press Consent to Publish Agreement and a Permissions Agreement regarding Illustration and Artwork.
- Reviewers should have no potential conflict of interest.
- Potential reviewers are provided with the title and abstract of the submission, and if they agree to serve as reviewers and have no conflict of interest, are sent our guidelines.
- In our blind peer review process, the identities of the author and the reviewer are protected. Reviewers are requested to keep confidential all information regarding submissions to Film History.
Allegations of Misconduct
When there is an allegation of academic misconduct, we solicit a response from those accused, seek full documentation of the allegation, and take any appropriate steps through consultation with the Editorial Board. If the allegation proves to be valid we will publish a correction as soon as possible.
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