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Cinema Journal
About the Journal
Cinema Journal is published quarterly by the University of Texas Press, in cooperation with the Society for Cinema and Media Studies. Members of the society receive the journal as one of the benefits of membership. Cinema Journal is open to all areas of humanities-oriented scholarship in media studies. We welcome submissions on film, television, radio, sound, and digital media. Considered one of the top journals in media studies, our acceptance rate is about 15 percent.

In addition to featuring in-depth engaging essays,
Cinema Journal
also includes:
  • In Focus - a special thematic section of short essays published in each issue of Cinema Journal. The feature is compiled by a guest editor selected by the editor of Cinema Journal.
  • Archival News  -   Currently edited by Rielle Navitski, this quarterly feature reports recent news highlights from the media archive community, including: acquisitions, preservation, institutional and organizational changes, exhibitions, awards, new DVD releases, online resources, and technology.
  • Professional Notes  -  Currently edited by Colleen Glenn with Paul Flaig, this quarterly feature lists recent books published in media studies, as well as articles on film and TV published in non-media journals.
  • Book Reviews - Currently edited by Louisa Stein, reviews are featured in each issue of Cinema Journal and are generally matched thematically with the In Focus feature.  If you would like to submit a book for possible review, send to:   

    Louisa Stein
    Book Review Editor, Cinema Journal
    Middlebury College
    Axinn Center at Starr Library #206
    15 Old Chapel Road
    Middlebury, VT 05753

CJ recently partnered with several online film and media studies journals and sites in order to offer dynamic postscripts, discussion and other media corresponding with each issue. These include

You can read more about how CJ is expanding its online initiativeshere. We also have a podcast, Cinema Journal Presents Aca-Media, which you can access here or on the left-hand sidebar.


Read Cinema Journal Online
Some sections of Cinema Journal--Archival News, In Focus, Professional Notes--are available to read in their entirety on this website.

Complete issues with full-text articles (from 1999 to present) are also available to read online at Project Muse.

Submissions to the Journal
Cinema Journal is happy to receive submissions from SCMS members on scholarly topics from in cinema and media studies. For detailed submission information please visit the page CJ Submissions.

Cinema Journal Publisher Info
ISSN: 0009-7101
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Submit business inquires to:
Journals Division
University of Texas Press
P.O. Box 7819
Austin, TX

Members, please submit all inquiries to the SCMS Home Office at

Current Cinema Journal Editor: Will Brooker

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