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Submission Preparation 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.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Author Guidelines

Guidelines for Article Submissions (deadline 1 May 2023 for the next issue)

CINEJ is interested in exciting new work in the field of cinema and media studies. To submit a manuscript for consideration please read the following guidelines:

To be considered for review, manuscripts should be roughly around 5,000-7,000 words long. Word count includes endnotes. Book reviews should range between 1,200 - 1,800 words. Manuscripts should be a maximum of 30 pages in length (including the abstract and all references, tables, figures, appendices, and endnotes). Page 1 must include an abstract (maximum of 120 words) and selected keywords (at least 5 of author's own).

Page 2 starts with title and main text. Standard type (12-point font, double-spaced, Times New Roman, 1.0 inch margins) should be used throughout. Running head and page numbers on top right corner (header) of each page. References are double-spaced; 2nd and subsequent lines should have hanging indent of 0.5 inch (References should also start on a new page).

All tables, figures, appendices and endnotes should be placed after references. Submit only 1 main document (including all tables, figures and appendices) in WORD format (.doc) extension. Submissions should follow the format specified by the APA style guide. All bibliographic information should be in endnotes, and submissions should not include an additional bibliography.

Frame enlargements or other illustrative materials must be supplied by authors who are responsible for obtaining permission to publish them in cases where Fair Use does not apply. Digital frame grabs should have a minimum resolution of 250-300 dpi. CINEJ only accepts electronic submissions. All file attachments should be in the form of MS Word documents only. CINEJ does not accept manuscripts in PDF format.

Please check your article through an originality search via software such as Turnitin and attach the originality report during your submission to our journal.

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