Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Wide Screen is a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the study of cinema, television and new media. Every issue includes a range of work, ranging of academic essays to film and book reviews, interviews etc, bringing together a variety of people with their varied interests. From the very beginning, one of our primary aims was to create a resource that contributes to the growing practice of open-access to knowledge. This continues to be the our firm political belief and our driving force.

 

Section Policies

Articles

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Essays

Wide Screen adheres to a policy of blind, peer-review. In order to ensure appropriate review, author name(s) should appear only on the title page, references to any author's prior work should be masked, and internal identifications in the text should be avoided. Manuscripts that have already appeared in any other published form or are under review at any other journal cannot be considered.

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From the Editors' Desk

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Carryover from WS 2.2

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Cinemas of the Arab World

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Director in Focus

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Book Reviews

Wide Screen welcomes book reviews (1,000-2,000 words) relating either directly to cinema or to closely related themes/writers. We also welcome responses from the authors of works previously reviewed in Wide Screen. Please contact the Editorial Office if help is needed obtaining review copies.

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Comment

Wide Screen welcomes articles (2000-3000 words) that express opinions or comment on any subject related to cinema. Please contact the Editors if help is needed is needed in submission.

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Interviews

Wide Screen will occasionally publish interviews with film professionals, policy makers, and academics. Readers interested in contributing material to this section should contact the General Editor.

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Film Reviews

Wide Screen welcomes reviews of recently released or forthcoming films (1,000-1,500 words).

A few things to keep in mind, first, the length of the review should be within the said word limit. Second, it should more than just a synopsis of the film. Why you have liked or disliked the film etc should be articulated. Third, to avoid duplication, reviewers are requested to discuss their topics with the editors.

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Peer Review Process

Wide Screen follows a strictly blind peer-review policy for all the issues. General issues are edited by the journal editors and guest editors are invited to edit special issues. The editor of each issue has the responsibility to pick appropriate readers to review the papers.

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

 

Archiving

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...

 


ISSN: 1757-3920