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Open Screens is the open-access online journal of the British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies. The scope of the journal is international and its vision is inter-disciplinary. It encourages innovative contributions from scholars of film, television and other screen-based media, publishing research articles, reviews and audio-visual research-by-film-practice.
In keeping with the mission of BAFTSS, contributions from both established and postgraduate scholars are considered, and contributors do not need to be members of the Association.
Open Screens ranges over the historical and the contemporary, and it aims to embrace film, television, screen and media studies, as well as screen-based research in related disciplines across the Humanities and beyond, such as area studies, gender studies and sexuality studies.Submission Checklist
As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
Figures/images have a resolution of at least 150dpi (300dpi or above preferred). Each is no more than 20MB per file. The files are in one of the following formats: JPG, TIFF, GIF, PNG, EPS (to maximise quality, the original source file is preferred).
All submissions are initially assessed by the Editor-in-Chief or an Editor, who decides whether or not the article is suitable for peer review. Submissions considered suitable for peer review are assigned to a member of the Editorial Board and at least one more independent expert, who assess the article for clarity, validity, and sound methodology.
The journal operates a double-blind peer review process, meaning that authors and reviewers remain anonymous for the review process. The review period is expected to take around four to eight to twelve weeks, although this can vary depending on reviewer availability. Reviewers are asked to provide formative feedback, even if an article is not deemed suitable for publication in the journal.Licences
Open Screens allows the following licences for submission:
If your institution is not currently supporting the platform, we request that you ask your librarian to sign up. The OLH is extremely cost effective and is a not-for-profit charity. However, while we cannot function without financial support and we encourage universities to sign up, institutional commitment is not required to publish with us.Publication Cycle
The journal is currently published online twice a year (Summer and Winter).
Special Issues are welcomed and will be published as part of the normal issue, but also within a separate collection page. Please contact the Editor for information about proposing a Special Issue.