The Journal of Film and Video, the official publication of the University of Film and Video Association, is a double-blind, peer-reviewed journal published four times a year. It features scholarship on film, video, and media production, history, and aesthetics as well as research on education in these fields and the role of fiction and documentary work in society.

The journal is grounded in humanities research traditions that examine cultural, historical, material, and aesthetic dimensions in ways that differ from many journals in communication studies or specialty journals, such as those in cognitive studies. Yet it accepts articles that use a range of critical methods if they shed light on the production and study of film, video, and media.

The journal publishes research articles (25 to 30 pages) in history, theory, and criticism that contextualize individual productions and the work of creative laborers. It is committed to intersectional cultural studies and ideological analyses that examine representational politics, developments in taste formation, audience engagement, and so on. It values interdisciplinary industry studies and research that illuminates the conception, production, distribution, exhibition, and reception of film, video, and media. The journal also publishes (5 page) book reviews.

Editor: Cynthia Baron, Bowling Green State University, Ohio


Successful submissions demonstrate a mastery of critical and production terminology as well as the ability to create an argument that has a clear purpose, substantial evidence, and a conclusion that flows from the evidence. Work accepted for publication uses culturally sensitive language. The journal reserves the right to alter phrasing and reject submissions that do not follow the manuscript submission guidelines, which involve use of MLA style and citation conventions (9 th Edition, 2021). Articles and reviews represent the views of their authors and are not necessarily those of the Journal of Film and Video or the University Film and Video Association.

Submission guidelines can be found here, or visit the official website of the Journal of Film and Video