Descriptions of journals, where applicable, are excerpted from each journal's own mission statement or introductory text. To make a correction or submit additional journals to this list, please email us via the Contact Us form.
24 Frames Per Second >
Adaptation provides an international forum to theorize and interrogate the phenomenon of literature on screen from both a literary and
film studies perspective.
Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media >
Alphaville is a fully peer-reviewed online journal. It offers a dynamic international forum open to the
discussion of all aspects of film and screen media history, theory and
criticism through multiple research methodologies and perspectives. It
cultivates inspiring, cutting-edge research, and seeks work that
displays a clear engagement with current debates and with methodological
Animation: An Interdisciplinary Journal >
Animation Journal >
Animation Journal was the first peer-reviewed scholarly journal devoted to animation history and theory. Its content reflects the diversity of animation's production techniques and national origins.
Animation Studies >
Animation Studies is the Society for Animation Studies’ peer-reviewed online journal. It publishes the society’s conference proceedings and is open to submissions from SAS members.
Responses to Media and Culture
BioScope: South Asian Screen Studies >
BioScope encourages theoretical and empirical research both on located screen practices and wider networks, linkages, and patterns of circulation involving research into the historical, regional, and virtual spaces of screen cultures, including globalized and multi-sited conditions of production and circulation.
Black Camera >
An international scholarly film journal, Black Camera constitutes a new platform for the study and documentation of the black cinematic experience in the world.
Bright Lights Film Journal >
Bright Lights is one of the most widely read, quoted, and respected movie sites on the Web, mixing savvy pop reviews with in-depth analysis of current and classic, edgy and indie, international and experimental cinema - with wit and a political edge.
Camera Obscura >
Camera Obscura provides a forum for scholarship and debate on feminism,
culture, and media studies. The journal encourages contributions in
areas such as the conjunctions of gender, race, class, and sexuality
with audiovisual culture; new histories and theories of film,
television, video, and digital media; and politically engaged approaches
to a range of media practices.
Canadian Journal of Film Studies >
America's Leading Magazine on the Art and Politics of the Cinema
Cinetext - Film and Philosophy >
A bilingual internet forum for film and philosophy located at the University of Vienna (Austria) addressing students, researchers, scholars, and anyone with an interest in the thoughtful exploration of cinema, film, and television
Dari Version of Deedenow Cinema Filmmaking Production - Afghanistan >
Deedenow Cinema Filmmaking Production - Afghanistan >
Its mission is to support the work of Afghan film and media workers and communicate its message of freedom of expression, peace and justice worldwide. We produce Afghan Films and assist in all areas of media research and production with the goal of growing an effective media voice for young Afghanistan.
Discourse: Journal for Theoretical Studies in Media and Culture
Discourse explores a variety of topics in contemporary cultural
studies, theories of media and literature, and the politics of
sexuality, including questions of language and psychoanalysis.
EDIT Media >
Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Teaching Media is a faculty-driven initiative dedicated to researching, developing, and educating about best practices in inclusive teaching in college-level media production.
Feminist Media Studies >
Feminist Media Studies is a peer-reviewed academic journal covering media and communication studies from a feminist perspective. It was established in 2001 with three issues a year, and is published by Routledge.
Film and History >
Published in the spring and fall, the journal offers insightful reviews of books and films and a Featured Section of articles that looks closely at one significant topic.
Film Comment >
The Journal of the Film Society of Lincoln Center
Film Criticism >
Film Criticism recently completed its thirty-seventh year of continuous publication, making it the third oldest academic film journal in the United States. FC has published work by such international scholars as Dudley Andrew, David Bordwell, David Cook, Robin Wood, Janet Staiger, Ann Kaplan, Andrew Horton, Wheeler Winston Dixon, Marcia Landy, and Peter Lehman. Equally important, we continue to present work from a new generation of film scholars representing multiple critical, cultural and theoretical perspectives.
Film History >
Film History publishes original research on the international history of cinema, broadly and inclusively understood.
Film International >
Film International focuses on longer essays with in-depth-analysis, but it also features interviews, festival reports and an extensive review section on books, special DVD editions and films at the cinema.
The Film Journal >
The Film Journal is a Central Ohio-based, independently produced, online film publication, which seeks to contribute to the community of serious-minded film websites by being a forum for eclectic film criticism, study and discussion
The Magazine of Independent Film
Film-Philosophy is an international peer-reviewed academic journal dedicated to philosophically discussing film studies, aesthetics and world cinema.
Film Quarterly >
Film Quarterly, a journal devoted to the study of film, television, and visual media, publishes scholarly analyses of international and Hollywood cinema as well as independent film, including documentary and animation. The journal also revisits film classics; examines television and digital and online media; reports from international film festivals; reviews recent academic publications; and on occasion addresses installations, video games and emergent technologies.
Film Matters >
Film Matters is North America's first-ever peer-reviewed film publication for undergraduates, on which undergraduates serve as the editorial committee.
Flow is an online journal of television and media studies. Flow’s mission is to provide a space where researchers, teachers, students, and the public can read about and discuss the changing landscape of contemporary media at the speed that media moves.
Framework: The Journal of Cinema and Media >
A peer-reviewed, international journal published bi-annually by Wayne State University.