Open Access Journals in the Arts and Humanities

This post features a dynamic collection of peer-reviewed open access journals that publish scholarly research and criticism in the arts and humanities. Search, sort and preview the titles and abstracts for more than 70 publications across a range of disciplines and subject areas including film and television, music and sound, interactive media and games, new media, digital and networked media, electronic literature and creative writing, audiences and participatory culture, art and aesthetics, critical cultural theory, digital humanities, philosophy, popular culture, visual and performing arts, sociology and communications. New content is regularly added so please follow the list for updates. Suggestions for additional titles are also welcome.

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Ada: A Journal of Gender, New Media, and Technology

Ada intends to be accessible at a number of different levels. First, we want to make feminist research on gender, media, and technology available to a broad audience – an audience that may have access to the internet, but not to university libraries or traditional peer-reviewed journals. Second, we want to encourage contributions that are accessible to a diverse and fundamentally interdisciplinary readership. You should thus assume that readers are interested in your subject, but may not have specialized knowledge, so be aware of how you use jargon. You may want to “translate” or explain any specialized disciplinary terms in an end note. Editors will be paying close attention to issues relating to audience and are open to discussion on these matters.

Cultural Studies Review

Cultural Studies Review is a peer-reviewed journal devoted to the publication and circulation of quality thinking in cultural studies—in particular work that draws out new kinds of politics, as they emerge in diverse sites. We are interested in writing that shapes new relationships between social groups, cultural practices and forms of knowledge and which provides some account of the questions motivating its production. We welcome work from any discipline that meets these aims. Aware that new thinking in cultural studies may produce a new poetics we have a dedicated new writing section to encourage the publication of works of critical innovation, political intervention and creative textuality.

Conjunctions. Transdisciplinary Journal of Cultural Participation

The journal seeks to create an international and transdisciplinary forum for the investigation of user-generated production and user-driven cultural participation across a variety of social fields and participatory platforms, e.g. urban spaces, aesthetic co-productions and online environments.

M/C Journal

M/C Journal was founded (as "M/C - A Journal of Media and Culture") in 1998 as a place of public intellectualism analysing and critiquing the meeting of media and culture. M/C Journal is a fully blind, peer-reviewed academic journal, but is also open to submissions and responses from anyone on the Internet. We take seriously the need to move ideas outward, so that our cultural debates may have some resonance with wider political and cultural interests. Each issue is organised around a one word theme (see our past issues), and is edited by one or two guest editors with a particular interest in that theme. Each issue has a feature article which engages with the theme in some detail, followed by several shorter articles.

Evental Aesthetics

Evental Aesthetics is an international, peer reviewed journal dedicated to philosophical perspectives on aesthetic practices and experiences. Publishing about three issues a year, the journal is devoted to philosophical questions concerning every form of art as well as aesthetic matters from beyond the art world. We welcome perspectives from every philosophical tradition, experimental and creative approaches, and authors from every discipline.

Screening the Past | A Peer-Reviewed Journal of Screen History, Theory & Criticism

A Peer-Reviewed Journal of Screen History, Theory & Criticism. The ARC-ERA ranking of international scholarly journals has ranked Screening The Past A* in the categories of Historical Studies and Film, Television and Media Studies.

The Fibreculture Journal

The Fibreculture Journal is a peer reviewed international journal, first published in 2003 to explore issues and ideas within the Fibreculture network. The Journal now serves wider social formations across the international community. We work with those thinking critically about, and working with, contemporary digital and networked media.

The Fibreculture Journal has an international Editorial Board and Committee. In 2009 the Journal became a part of the Open Humanities Press , a key initiative in the development of the Open Access journal community. The journal encourages critical and speculative interventions in discussions concerning a wide range of topics of interest. These include the social and cultural contexts, philosophy and politics of contemporary media technologies and events. We have a special emphasis on the ongoing social, technical and conceptual transitions involved.

Sensate Journal

Welcome to Sensate, a peer-reviewed, open-access, media-based journal for the creation, presentation, and critique of innovative projects in the arts, humanities, and sciences.

Our mission is to provide a scholarly and artistic forum for experiments in critical media practices that expand academic discourse by taking us beyond the margins of the printed page. Fundamental to this expansion is a re-imagining of what constitutes a work of scholarship or art. To that end, Sensate accepts and encourages non-traditional submissions such as audiovisual ethnographic research, multimedia mash-ups, experiments in media archaeology, time-based media, participatory media projects, or digitized collections of archival media, artifacts, or maps. Sensate accepts submissions of finished projects, proposals, and reviews of works (monographs, films, exhibitions, etc).

Transformative Works and Cultures (TWC)

Transformative Works and Cultures is an international, peer-reviewed journal published by the Organization for Transformative Works. TWC publishes articles about transformative works, broadly conceived; articles about media studies; and articles about the fan community.

Reconstruction: An Interdisciplinary Culture Studies Community

Reconstruction is an innovative culture studies journal dedicated to fostering an intellectual community composed of scholars and their audience, granting them all the ability to share thoughts and opinions on the most important and influential work in contemporary interdisciplinary studies.

Press Start

The journal welcomes submissions from undergraduate and postgraduate students (and from those who have graduated within the last year), from any discipline and from any higher education institution. This policy acknowledges the interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary nature of game studies, and the growing international interest in this area. It is also important to note that, in addition to welcoming submissions from students on game design and development courses, we are interested in any academic work that relates to video games. Increasingly, students from more established disciplines (including, but not limited to, Psychology, Philosophy, Sociology, Film and Television, Literature, History, Computing Science and History of Art) elect to write essays and dissertations on a game-related topic that intersects with their primary discipline: Press Start is an ideal venue for the publication of such work.

Journal of Media Critiques [JMC]

JMC, is an international peer-reviewed publication in which various critical approaches on media and mass communication come together plus developments in cultural, social and political sphere are discussed. As an attempt to keep up Media Critics study online, -which is a book published once a year for a long time as a meeting point of articles on certain issues which are produced by international academics- is a platform on which developments regarding on informatics, media and mass communication issues are discussed. Via this platform, academic studies, -prepared by scholars from social sciences, information and informatics, media and communication field, on media and communication issues which have profound impacts on socialization- will be shared with international academic community after peer-review of academic board of JMC. The goal of JMC is to constitute a qualified and continual platform for sharing studies of academicians, researchers and practitioners.

Culture Machine

Culture Machine is an international open-access journal of culture and theory, founded in 1999. Its aim is to be to cultural studies and cultural theory what 'fundamental research' is to the natural sciences: open-ended, non-goal orientated, exploratory and experimental. All contributions to the journal are peer-reviewed.

The Journal of e-Media Studies

The Journal of e-Media Studies, ISSN 1938-6060, is a blind peer-reviewed, on-line journal dedicated to the scholarly study of the history and theory of electronic media, inclusive of analog television, radio, etc. plus the expansive worlds of digital media. It is an inter-disciplinary journal, with an Editorial Board that is chiefly grounded in the methodologies of the field of Film and Media Studies. We welcome submissions across the fields and methodologies that study media and media history. Our goal is to promote the academic study of electronic media, especially in light of the rise of digital media and the changes in formal and expressive capacities resulting from new configurations of electronic media forms.

First Monday

is one of the first openly accessible, peer-reviewed journals on the Internet, solely devoted to the Internet. Since its start in May 1996, has published 1,517 papers in 234 issues, written by 2,089 different authors. First Monday is indexed in Communication Abstracts, Computer & Communications Security Abstracts, DoIS, eGranary Digital Library, INSPEC, Information Science & Technology Abstracts, LISA, PAIS, Scopus, and other services.

Journal on the Art of Record Production

The Journal on the Art of Record Production (JARP) is an international online peer-reviewed journal promoting the interdisciplinary study of record production. The term ‘record production’ is to be interpreted in the broadest sense as the production of recorded music. JARP was founded in 2006 by Professor Simon Zagorski-Thomas and Katia Isakoff. The guest editor for the first issue was Professor Simon Frith, for the second, Professor Albin Zak. JARP has since published a total of ten issues. The journal publishes peer reviewed research papers with contributions from world-renowned industry professionals, and is run by an editorial committee, led by the joint editors-in-chief, Dr. Richard James Burgess and Katia Isakoff.

Journal of Aesthetics & Culture

Journal of Aesthetics & Culture is an international journal that aims to develop inter-disciplinary theoretical models as applied to human science research on aesthetic questions, understood in their broadest meaning.

Game Studies

Our Mission - To explore the rich cultural genre of games; to give scholars a peer-reviewed forum for their ideas and theories; to provide an academic channel for the ongoing discussions on games and gaming.

Game Studies is a non-profit, open-access, crossdisciplinary journal dedicated to games research, web-published several times a year at

Our primary focus is aesthetic, cultural and communicative aspects of computer games, but any previously unpublished article focused on games and gaming is welcome. Proposed articles should be jargon-free, and should attempt to shed new light on games, rather than simply use games as metaphor or illustration of some other theory or phenomenon.

Audiovisual Thinking

Audiovisual Thinking is a leading journal of academic videos about audiovisuality, communication and media. The journal is a pioneering forum where academics and educators can articulate, conceptualize and disseminate their research about audiovisuality and audiovisual culture through the medium of video.

International in scope and multidisciplinary in approach, the purpose of Audiovisual Thinking is to develop and promote academic thinking in and about all aspects of audiovisuality and audiovisual culture.

Advised by a board of leading academics and thinkers in the fields of audiovisuality, communication and the media, the journal seeks to set the standard for academic audiovisual essays now and in the future.

INCITE! A journal of experimental media & radical aesthetics

"In the 60s they said it was underground but it wasn't. Now nobody says anything and it really is." – Stan Brakhage

Founded in 2008, INCITE is dedicated to the discourse, culture, and community of experimental film, video, and new media. Merging print and online platforms, this hybrid journal addresses the lack of critical attention afforded film and media artists working today. In addition to scholarly articles, INCITE publishes aesthetic statements, manifestos, artist projects, multiples, archival documents, interviews, reviews, and hastily drawn plans. Stationing ourselves at the cross-flow of research, scholarship, and creation, we encourage personal writing, critical poetics, and radical approaches to film and media.

Film Philosophy

Film-Philosophy is an international, fully open access and peer-reviewed academic journal dedicated to the engagement between film studies and philosophy. Film-Philosophy considers articles on any subject relating to film and philosophy. Film-Philosophy is interested in the ways in which films develop and contribute to philosophical discussion. We particularly welcome articles that set up an active engagement between film studies and philosophy, thereby sustaining a thoughtful reevaluation of key aspects of each discipline. Founded in November 1996, Film-Philosophy is an international academic journal dedicated to philosophically reviewing film studies, philosophical aesthetics and world cinema. With over 1200 members worldwide, the email list encourages discussion of related topics. The journal is published in one rolling volume per year and articles are peer-reviewed.

InVisible Culture: An Electronic Journal of Visual Culture

InVisible Culture: An Electronic Journal for Visual Culture (IVC) is a student run interdisciplinary journal published online twice a year in an open access format. Through peer reviewed articles, creative works, and reviews of books, films, and exhibitions, our issues explore changing themes in visual culture. Fostering a global and current dialog across fields, IVC investigates the power and limits of vision.

TRANSFORMATIONS Journal of Media and Culture

Transformations is an independent, double-blind peer-reviewed electronic journal addressing the transformative processes of new technologies and mediating practices that change the way we think, feel and interact with others both in a contemporary and historical sense. We welcome writing from the perspective of cultural theory, critical philosophy, aesthetics, media studies and other humanities approaches.

Social Media + Society

Social Media + Society is an online, open-access, peer-reviewed scholarly journal deeply committed to advancing the understanding of social media and its impact on societies past, present and future. With a leading editorial team, the journal offers a collaborative, open, and shared space dedicated to the study of social media and their implications for societies. It facilitates state-of-the-art research on cutting-edge trends and enables scholars to develop research and track trends in this emerging field of study. We publish interdisciplinary work that draws from the social sciences, humanities and computational social sciences, reaches out to the arts and natural sciences, and we endorse mixed methods and methodologies.

Intensities: The Journal of Cult Media

Intensities journal addresses all aspects of cult media including cult television, cult film, cult radio, cult comics, literary cults and cult authors, new media cults, cult figures and celebrities, cult icons, musical cults, cult geographies, historical studies of media cults and their fandoms, cult genres (e.g. science fiction, horror, fantasy, pulp fiction, Manga, anime, Hong Kong film etc.), non-generic modes of cultishness, theorisations of cult media, relevant audience and readership studies, and work that addresses the cult media industry.

In addition to publishing refereed essays (of between 6000 and 8000 words), Intensities also features a non-refereed Cult Media Review section which will carry shorter speculative reviews, reviews of cult phenomena (e.g. cult TV series, cult films, cult novels, science fiction, comics), short critical essays, interview transcripts, conference and convention reviews and articles about aspects of industry, fan culture, production and authorship.

Culture Unbound

Culture Unbound: Journal of Current Cultural Research is an academic journal for border-crossing cultural research, including cultural studies as well as other interdisciplinary and transnational currents. It serves as a forum with a wider scope than existing journals for various subfields of cultural research and is globally open to articles from all areas in this large field.


NMEDIAC has adopted the mission of publishing peer-reviewed papers and audiovisual pieces which contextualize encoding/decoding environments and the discourses, ideologies, and human experiences/uses of new media apparatuses. In relation to previous work, NMEDIAC will provide an intellectual canvas where the cultural spaces and experiences of new media are theorized and rigorously explored within both global and local contingencies of the present and past. In particular, we will publish articles that take critial/cultural approaches to analyzing new media.

Contemporary Aesthetics

Contemporary Aesthetics (CA) is an international, interdisciplinary, peer- and blind-reviewed online journal of contemporary theory, research, and application in aesthetics. In recent years aesthetics has grown into a rich and varied discipline. Its scope has widened to embrace ethical, social, religious, environmental, and cultural concerns. As international communication increases through more frequent congresses and electronic communication, varied traditions have joined with its historically interdisciplinary character, making aesthetics a focal centre of diverse and multiple interests. These need a forum that is universal and inclusive, easy to access, and unhampered by financial, political, and institutional barriers. An on-line publication offers an ideal opportunity for advancing these purposes and Contemporary Aesthetics hopes to provide that forum.

Junctures: The Journal for Thematic Dialogue

Junctures: The Journal for Thematic Dialogue is a multidisciplinary academic journal founded by Otago Polytechnic Te Kura Matatini ki Otago in 2003 as a forum for trans-disciplinary discussion, analysis, and critique. Junctures encourages discussion across boundaries, whether these are disciplinary, geographic, cultural, social or economic.


TEXTE ZUR KUNST stands for controversial discussions and contributions by internationally leading writers on contemporary art and culture. Alongside ground-breaking essays, the quarterly magazine – which was founded in Cologne in 1990 by Stefan Germer (†) and Isabelle Graw and has been published, since 2000, in Berlin – offers interviews,roundtable discussions, and comprehensive reviews on art, film, music,the market, fashion, art history, theory, and cultural politics. Since 2006, the journal's entire main section has been published in both German and English. Additionally, each issue features exclusive editions by internationally renowned artists, who generously support the magazine by producing a unique series.


IASPM@Journal is the peer-reviewed open-access e-journal of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music, IASPM. As part of an international network, the journal aims to publish research and analysis in the field of popular music studies at both global and local levels.

First Person Scholar

At First Person Scholar we seek to develop and expand the role of the game critic. Historically speaking, games have proceeded from industry-driven production to mainstream-media guided reception (i.e. industry-sponsored games magazines and websites). Within this dynamic the game critic—as an informed figure capable of bringing context to games–has been largely irrelevant.

We at FPS are advocating for a new dynamic, one in which the game critic demonstrates his or her relevancy through timely, rigorous, and accessible criticism that challenges all players to engage in critical play. As Mary Flanagan writes, “Critical play is characterized by a careful examination of social, cultural, political, or even personal themes that function as alternates to popular play spaces” (Critical Play 6). The articles we publish encourage players—be them developers, scholars, critics, or enthusiasts—to consider alternatives to popular interpretations of games and game play. Through this discourse we seek to establish and sustain a critical conversation amongst those producing and playing games, demonstrating in the process that the game critic is a figure capable of enriching and challenging our understanding of games and what they are capable of.


Drain is a refereed on-line journal published biannually. The journal seeks to promote lively and well-informed debate around theory and praxis. Each issue of Drain will have a specific concept that it explores. We are especially keen to publish pieces that connect the conceptual framework of each issue to themes such as globalization, gender, ethnicity, sexuality, capitalism and new technologies, as well as ethical and aesthetic concerns. As such, we welcome creative responses to contemporary culture, as well as written work by practitioners in the field of culture. Our primary mission is to provide an environment where a variety of creative activities can be explored with a combination of sensitivity and rigor.

Nonsite is an online peer-reviewed quarterly journal of scholarship in the humanities, plus poetry, editorials, reviews, visual art and more.

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GJSS - Graduate Journal of Social Science

The journal publishes three issues per year, one of which is thematic and one of which groups innovative and instructive papers from all disciplines. GJSS welcomes submissions from both senior and junior academics, thus providing a forum of publication and exchange among different generations engaged in interdisciplinary research.

Flow | A Critical Forum on Television and Media Culture

Flow is a critical forum on television and media culture published by the Department of Radio, Television, and Film at the University of Texas at Austin. Flow’s mission is to provide a space where scholars and the public can discuss media histories, media studies, and the changing landscape of contemporary media.

Inflexions: A Journal for Research Creation

Inflexions is an open-access journal for research-creation sponsored by the Sense Lab. It publishes articles, short texts of various genres including poetry and ficto-theory, images, sound, and other multimedia content. We invite writing and/or other forms of expression actively exploring such issues as: (inter/trans/non) disciplinarity; the emergence of new modes of collaboration; micropolitics and the life and death of institutions; creativity, subjectivity and collectivity in cultural production; the ethics of aesthetics; the aesthetic as ethics. The goal is to promote experimental practices combining research and creation in such a way as to foster symbiotic links between philosophical inquiry, technological innovation, artistic production, and social and political engagement. Of continuing concern will be how these efforts may renew and recast relations between the concrete and the abstract, perception and conception, the body and technology. We hope the journal will become a tool for thinkers, builders, artists, informal groupings, and institutions to develop a mutually sustaining and enriching dialogue around these issues.

Limina: A Journal of Historical and Cultural Studies

Limina is a refereed academic journal of historical and cultural studies based at the University of Western Australia with a commitment to open access publishing. The journal operates with a special commitment to publishing the work of postgraduates and early career researchers, and encourages creative methodologies. The journal promotes resistance to traditional disciplinary boundaries, and at the same time demands a rigorous approach to issues of research, context and theoretical debates. Limina is double-blind peer reviewed, is listed in Ulrich's Knowledgebase as 'refereed', and is included in the Australian Research Council's 2012 'Excellence in Research Australia' list of journals. This means that publication in Limina can be a valuable asset to prospective applicants for academic jobs, and will qualify many students for publication rewards from their institutions. Limina accepts articles for general editions on a rolling basis.

CTHEORY is an international peer-reviewed journal of theory, technology and culture. Articles, interviews, and key book reviews in contemporary discourse are published weekly as well as theorizations of major "event-scenes" in the mediascape.

Cultural Studies Association

Launched in 2008, Cultural Landscapes understands culture in a broad way, as a way of life, including cultural practices and phenomena of all kinds—media representations, media and literary texts, consumer cultures, youth subcultures, performance and display practices, as well as other aspects of popular culture and everyday life.

Our journal provides a critical and much-needed forum in which diverse work in the Humanities and Social Sciences can be published. We encourage interdisciplinary perspectives and methodologies. At the same, we demand a rigorous engagement with issues of cultural research, theory, and practice. We especially encourage work that explicitly seeks to link the humanities and social sciences, combining a variety of methods of interpretation and analysis to explore the production, distribution, and consumption of cultural phenomena in their social context.

Cultural Landscapes is an open-access, online academic journal of Cultural Studies based in the Cultural Studies Program at Columbia College Chicago. The journal has a special commitment to publishing the work of undergraduate students, graduate students, and emerging scholars in the field of Cultural Studies.

Vectors Journal

Vectors maps the multiple contours of daily life in an unevenly digital era, crystallizing around themes that highlight the social, political, and cultural stakes of our increasingly technologically-mediated existence. As such, the journal speaks both implicitly and explicitly to key debates across varied disciplines, including issues of globalization, mobility, power, and access. Operating at the intersection of culture, creativity, and technology, the journal focuses on the myriad ways technology shapes, transforms, reconfigures, and/or impedes social relations, both in the past and in the present.

Rhizomes: Manifesto

Rhizomes promotes experimental work located outside current disciplines, work that has no proper location. As our name suggests, works written in the spirit of Deleuzian approaches are welcomed but not required.

Participations: International Journal of Audience Research

The Journal is being established on the following key grounds: we believe that audience research, conceived this widely, is of enormous potential importance and value, yet at present it is in many respects under-developed and under-recognised. Even where important work has already been done, and published, audience research struggles for recognition, while at the same time often untested claims and assumptions about 'audiences’ are used, sometimes influentially, within both public and academic debates.

Audience research is by its very nature complicated. It involves the examination of the ways in which people find many different kinds of meaning and pleasure, in response to communicative and participative processes involving the use of symbol systems, narratives, forms of talk and knowledge, the full range of sensory modes of experiencing and complex semiotic arrays. The people who engage in these complexes encounter them within social and cultural environments and historical moments. And the researchers themselves inevitably belong within intellectual, cultural and political traditions, which play roles both in the formulation and understanding of the research process, and in how those researched may respond to research situations.

Visual Culture & Gender journal

Visual Culture and Gender (VCG) is an international, freely accessed online journal available @ The journal's purpose is to encourage and promote an understanding of how visual culture constructs gender in context with representations of race, age, sexuality, social units, (dis)ability, and social class and to promote international dialogue about visual culture and gender. VCG concerns the learning and teaching processes or practices used to expose culturally learned meanings and power relations that surround the creation, consumption, valuing, and dissemination of images, and involves issues of equity and social justice in the learning, teaching, and practice of art.


InMedia is a French journal that aims to study the media and media representations in the English-speaking world. The journal focuses on the press, photography, painting, cinema, television, video games, music, radio and the Internet among other fields of study. It provides a multidisciplinary approach and comparative perspectives. Contributions are welcome from many research areas, including history, economics, political sciences, sociology, aesthetics, anthropology or science and communication studies.

French Journal for Media Research

French Journal for Media Research is a biannual electronic journal in communication science. It is an open-access international scientific journal, and is double blind peer-reviewed.   The journal publishes papers that deal with traditional media (newspapers, radio, television, etc..) and 'new media' (new technologies of information and communication, Web 2.0, …). It is also open to other fields working on the same subject (sociology, language sciences, educational sciences, etc...)   French Journal for Media Research publishes papers in the French and English languages. The articles are first subject to double-blind peer review.

Performance Paradigm

Performance Paradigm is an interdisciplinary, refereed journal that reflects contemporary performance research across a range of cultures and contexts primarily in Asia and Australia. Performance Paradigm is intended as a forum for Asian and Australian scholarship in the fields of live performance, dance, installation, hybrid performance, events and festivals, screen performance, ritual, multimedia and time based art and related areas.

International Journal of Communication

The International Journal of Communication is an online, multi-media, academic journal that adheres to the highest standards of peer review and engages established and emerging scholars from anywhere in the world. The International Journal of Communication is an interdisciplinary journal that, while centered in communication, is open and welcoming to contributions from the many disciplines and approaches that meet at the crossroads that is communication study.

Australian Humanities Review

Australian Humanities Review provides a forum for open intellectual debate across humanities disciplines, about all aspects of social, cultural and political life, primarily (but not exclusively) with reference to Australia. It aims to present new and challenging debates in the humanities to both an academic and a non-academic readership, both within and outside of Australia.

AHR welcomes contributions from scholars working in all disciplines of the humanities, including literary and film studies, cultural and media studies, gender studies, history, politics, philosophy, sociology and anthropology. Please note that we do not publish poetry or creative writing. All articles published in AHR are blind refereed by two academic reviewers, either by members of the editorial board, or by external referees where special expertise is required

Senses of Cinema

Senses of Cinema is an online journal devoted to the serious and eclectic discussion of cinema. We believe cinema is an art that can take many forms, from the industrially-produced blockbuster to the hand-crafted experimental work; we also aim to encourage awareness of the histories of such diverse forms. As an Australian-based journal, we have a special commitment to the regular, wide-ranging analysis and critique of Australian cinema, past and present. Senses of Cinema is primarily concerned with ideas about particular films or bodies of work, but also with the regimes (ideological, economic and so forth) under which films are produced and viewed, and with the more abstract theoretical and philosophical issues raised by film study.

As well, we believe that a cinephilic understanding of the moving image provides the necessary basis for a radical critique of other media and of the global “image culture”. We are open to a range of critical approaches (auteurist, formalist, psychoanalytic, humanist…) and encourage contributors to experiment with different forms of writing (personal memoir, academic essay, journalistic report, poetic evocation…).


ephemera is an independent journal founded in 2001. ephemera provides its content free of charge, and charges its readers only with free thought.

ephemera encourages contributions that explicitly engage with theoretical and conceptual understandings of organizational issues, organizational processes and organizational life. This does not preclude empirical studies or commentaries on contemporary issues, but such contributions consider how theory and practice intersect in these cases. We especially publish articles that apply or develop theoretical insights that are not part of the established canon of organization studies. ephemera counters the current hegemonization of social theory and operates at the borders of organization studies in that it continuously seeks to question what organization studies is and what it can become.

Scan | Journal of Media Arts Culture

Scan is an online journal, magazine and gallery, devoted to the media arts and culture, hosted by the Department of Media, Music, Communication and Cultural Studies at Macquarie University, Sydney.

The journal is refereed (ISSN 1449-1818), concerned with both the aesthetics and political economy of media arts, as practised in both new and traditional forms. The magazine contains non-refereed, informal pieces on media arts and related culture. The gallery contains online and digital art works.

The approach of both the journal and magazine is inter-disciplinary, drawing on media studies, cultural studies, media law, information and technology studies, fine arts and philosophy. Scan considers developments in network culture, digital media, screen arts, digital art, music and audio arts, as well as the culture enveloping these practices and technologies.

Scan has recently been redesigned and older content has not yet been migrated. For the time being please use the link to the pre-2012 archive until all content has been moved across.

DHQ: Digital Humanities Quarterly

Digital humanities is a diverse and still emerging field that encompasses the practice of humanities research in and through information technology, and the exploration of how the humanities may evolve through their engagement with technology, media, and computational methods. DHQ seeks to provide a forum where practitioners, theorists, researchers, and teachers in this field can share their work with each other and with those from related disciplines. In identifying the scope of DHQ, we define both "the humanities" and "the digital" quite broadly, and we invite contributions that probe the boundaries of the domain or re-examine its foundational premises. If you're unsure of whether a prospective submission falls within DHQ's rubric, please contact the editors.


ELUDAMOS is an international, multi-disciplined, biannual e-journal that publishes peer-reviewed articles that theoretically and/or empirically deal with digital games in their manifold appearances and their sociocultural-historical contexts. ELUDAMOS positions itself as a publication that fundamentally transgresses disciplinary boundaries. The aim is to join questions about and approaches to computer games from decidedly heterogeneous scientific contexts (for example cultural studies, media studies, (art) history, sociology, (social) psychology, and semiotics) and, thus, to advance the interdisciplinary discourse on digital games. This approach does not exclude questions about the distinct features of digital games a an aesthetic and cultural form of articulation, on the contrary, the issue is to distinguish their media specific characteristics as well as their similarity to other forms of aesthetic and cultural practice. That way, the editors would like to contribute to the lasting distinction of international game studies as an academic discipline.

Kritikos: an international and interdisciplinary journal of postmodern cultural sound, text and image

Kritikos: journal of postmodern cultural sound, text and image is a monthly peer-reviewed open access academic journal published by Intertheory Press, an academic press publishing work in cultural theory and criticism.

Journal of Sonic Studies

As an object of study, our sonic environment seems to be a quite recent discovery (with the exception of music). It is only at the end of the past millennium that more and more books were published on the aural relation living beings have to their environment. However, one of the most important and trailblazing books on sonic studies already appeared in 1977, R. Murray Schafer's The Tuning of the World. As Brandon LaBelle writes, the book marks out ‘the parameters, delineations, and categories of acoustic experience and its material operations.’ (LaBelle, 2007, 202)
The main purpose of Murray Schafer’s work was to study the dynamic interaction between the sonic environment, the socio-cultural milieu, and the individual listener as well as the (conscious and unconscious) effects sound has on human behavior. This might be regarded as the purpose of sonic studies in general today and it is also the primary aim of the Journal of Sonic Studies (JSS): how can we understand the impact and importance of sound, both on an individual and a general cultural level? JSS thus provides a platform for theorists and artists who would like to present relevant work regarding the sonic environment.

parrhesia :: a journal of critical philosophy

Established in 2006, PARRHESIA: A JOURNAL OF CRITICAL PHILOSOPHY is dedicated to publishing the latest work on continental philosophy, along with new translations and interviews with contemporary thinkers.

Open Library of Humanities

The journal publishes internationally-leading, rigorous and peer-reviewed scholarship across the humanities disciplines: from classics, theology and philosophy, to modern languages and literatures, film and media studies, anthropology, political theory and sociology. Our articles benefit from the latest advances in online journal publishing – with high-quality presentation, annotative functionality, robust digital preservation, strong discoverability and easy-to-share social media buttons. We publish general articles as well as special collections focused on a particular topic or theme. Our megajournal platform means that we particularly welcome interdisciplinary articles, and we also encourage submissions in languages other than English.

A New Media Journal of Sociology and Society

The Socjournal is a new media journal intended to offer sociologists a window into the world of new media communications. Recognizing that traditional scholarly publication in traditional scholarly journals is limited, slow, and isolated (i.e. sociological research remains hidden behind an academic wall that is impenetrable to most people), the Socjournal aims to bring sociology to the world by providing blog space, regular columns, commentary, pedagogical resources, and academic reports designed to popularize and disseminate the fascinating world of sociological research.

Soundscapes: Journal of Media Culture

Soundscapes is an online journal on the history and social significance of media culture. That's all. No, this journal has no mission statement, nor does it have a corporate identity. It is non-profit and educational. In short, it's just an academic journal that likes to talk back to the load of fleeting media messages that are overflowing all of us on a daily base. What are these things doing to us and what are we doing with them ourselves? It is this question that, one way or another, all of our essays try to address by informing their readers about radio programs, television series, popular music, styles of presentation and representation, and all that's related to the sounds and images of media culture.

Open Arts Journal

The Open Arts Journal addresses the demand for a rigorously compiled, peer-reviewed platform for arts scholarship open to diverse participants. Our dissemination is global, spanning multiple communities including practitioners and historians of art, architecture and design, curators and arts policy-makers, and researchers in the arts and heritage sectors.

Open Arts Journal emphasises innovation, in content and medium and by virtue of a bespoke digital design. Our contributors encompass a wide range of scholars, from professionals to provocateurs, with original visual essays and polemics; reflections on art from curators, historians and artists; and the fruits of rigorous theoretical, historical or longitudinal research.

Our content is fully searchable and highly visible to the main search engines, major libraries around the world (including the European Library), and a growing list of arts practitioner and scholarly associations. Every contribution carries a permanent Digital Object Identifier (DOI) and is protected under a Creative Commons licence. We have provided the option to download entire issues in low resolution, in order to ensure accessibility for our readers using a low bandwidth or with only fleeting or limited access to the web. Images on the site are searchable through captions and clickable cross-references, and a complement of high-resolution versions is there in our image gallery to assist with ‘close looking’.

VIEW Journal of European Television History and Culture

Journal of European Television History and Culture is the first peer-reviewed, multi-media and open access e-journal in the field of European television history and culture. It offers an international platform for outstanding academic research and archival reflection on television as an important part of our European cultural heritage. With its interdisciplinary profile, the journal is open to many disciplinary perspectives on European television – including television history, media studies, media sociology, cultural studies and television studies.

Affirmations: Of the Modern

Affirmations publishes the best in international research on modern art, letters, and cultures, with an interest in acts of theoretical and political coordination. ... Affirmations enters the field of modernism at an agreeably obtuse, antipodean angle; uneasy about the predominantly empiricist motives of the ‘New Modernist Studies’, and uncomfortable with the Anglo-American axis of its theatre of operations, we seek to recuperate the theoretical and translocational logic of modernity itself. Neither are we platitudinously complacent with the doxa of a third-generation critical theory, since negative hermeneutics is itself subject to a law of diminishing critical returns. Rather, we want to take up Alain Badiou’s Nietzschean call for an ‘affirmationist’ intervention in the field. ... Modernism is affirmative, not in any kind of accommodation with the reigning order of things, then, but precisely in the sliver-like gap it institutes between what is and what is not (yet). This embattled, minimalist “utopian dimension” is what sets modernism, as a suite of artistic and philosophic practices, apart from all other movements in the history of aesthetics, and in acute dynamic tension with nihilism. And it is what this journal is above all committed to honouring and restoring to cognition, against the grain.

Image & Narrative

Image [&] Narrative is a peer-reviewed e-journal on visual narratology and word and image studies in the broadest sense of the term. It does not focus on a narrowly defined corpus or theoretical framework, but questions the mutual shaping of literary and visual cultures. Beside tackling theoretical issues, it is a platform for reviews of real life examples. Each issue features three parts: 1) a thematic cluster, guest-edited by specialized scholars in the field; 2) a selection of various articles; 3) reviews of recent publications. Image [&] Narrative is a bilingual journal, which publishes contributions in either English or French, and which fosters cross-cultural and interdisciplinary dialogue between linguistic and scientific traditions.

Blue Labyrinths

Be warned researchers: this is not a peer-reviewed journal unlike all the other journals listed in this archive. However, it is a great online magazine focusing on books, philosophy, critical theory and a collection of interesting ideas which I have included because of the quality of the writing and the originality of the content.


Teknokultura: Journal of Digital Culture and Social Movements resists the assimilation of social studies of technology and cyberculture by hegemonic academic sectors. Therefore, it also resists the marginalization of research groups which aim for different modes of production and collectivization of cultural capital. As a laboratory for experimentation - hacklab - Teknokultura is a collective effort focusing on contentious aspects of technology, and encouraging increased participation in such alternative domains of work.

Vectors Journal

Vectors maps the multiple contours of daily life in an unevenly digital era, crystallizing around themes that highlight the social, political, and cultural stakes of our increasingly technologically-mediated existence. As such, the journal speaks both implicitly and explicitly to key debates across varied disciplines, including issues of globalization, mobility, power, and access. Operating at the intersection of culture, creativity, and technology, the journal focuses on the myriad ways technology shapes, transforms, reconfigures, and/or impedes social relations, both in the past and in the present. This investigation at the intersection of technology and culture is not simply thematic. Rather, Vectors is realized in multimedia, melding form and content to enact a second-order examination of the mediation of everyday life. Utilizing a peer-reviewed format and under the guidance of an international board, Vectors features submissions and specially-commissioned works comprised of moving- and still-images; voice, music, and sound; computational and interactive structures; social software; and much more. Vectors doesn't seek to replace text; instead, we encourage a fusion of old and new media in order to foster ways of knowing and seeing that expand the rigid text-based paradigms of traditional scholarship. Simply put, we publish only works that need, for whatever reason, to exist in multimedia. In so doing, we aim to explore the immersive and experiential dimensions of emerging scholarly vernaculars across media platforms.

Electronic Literature Collection

The Electronic Literature Collection (ELC) is a periodical publication of current and older electronic literature in a form suitable for individual, public library, and classroom use. Both volume 1 and volume 2 of the publication are available online; volume 1 is also available as cross-platform CD-ROM, while volume 2 is available on a USB flash drive, both in a cases appropriate for library processing, marking, and distribution. The contents of the Collection are offered under a Creative Commons license so that libraries and educational institutions will be allowed to duplicate and install works and individuals can share the Collection with others. ELC3 is in production and will be available in early June 2016.

ACME: An International E-Journal for Critical Geographies

ACME is an international journal for critical analyses of the social, the spatial, and the political.

Our underlying purpose is to make critical work accessible for free. We set no subscription fee, we do not publish for profit, and no ACME Editors receive any payment for their labour. We note this not in self-righteousness, but as a way to foreground the practice of collective work and mutual aid.

The journal's purpose is to provide a forum for the publication of critical work about space and place in the social sciences — including anarchist, anti-racist, environmentalist, decolonial, feminist, Marxist, non-representational, postcolonial, poststructuralist, queer, situationist, and socialist perspectives. Analyses that are critical are understood to be part of the praxis of social and political change aimed at challenging, dismantling, and transforming prevalent relations, systems, and structures of exploitation, oppression, imperialism, national aggression, environmental destruction, and neoliberalism.

ACME is intended to be international in scope and is accessed by people from more than 185 countries around the globe. The editors especially encourage submissions from academic and non-academic sources outside Anglo-America. Articles may be submitted in English, French, Italian, German, or Spanish. Articles written in other languages may be accepted for review after consultation with the editors. The editors also encourage submission of alternative formats. We publish using Creative Commons licenses.

Articles accepted in ACME must meet the highest standards of scholarly peer review. Research articles are peer reviewed by three external referees, while interventions and commentaries are peer reviewed by two external referees. The journal has been publishing via the ‘platinum’ open-access model since 2002 and now plays a very important role in the publication of interdisciplinary scholarly work.

Ctrl-Z is an ideas network, exhibition space and events machine, fostering and promoting contemporary humanities research into the broad areas of media, art, culture and philosophy.

Committed to the dissemination of ideas and interests across specialist divides, Ctrl-Z prizes novel approaches to old problems, innovative forms of presentation, and unlikely collaborations and chance encounters. Through its arts and research events and its publishing operations, Ctrl-Z seeks to link researchers from different disciplines and cultural professions, and to connect specialist academic and arts practitioners with the diverse audiences that make up the “general” public.

Ctrl-Z welcomes critical and creative submissions in experimental, traditional or multimedia formats for possible publication in the international, peer-reviewed journal, Ctrl-Z: New Media Philosophy, and is open to proposals for research collaboration.

Ctrl-Z is supported by Curtin University’s Centre for Culture & Technology and School of Media, Culture & Creative Arts.

Dancecult: Journal of Electronic Dance Music Culture

Dancecult is a peer-reviewed, open-access e-journal for the study of electronic dance music culture (EDMC). A platform for interdisciplinary scholarship on the shifting terrain of EDMCs worldwide, the journal houses research exploring the sites, technologies, sounds and cultures of electronic music in historical and contemporary perspectives. Dancecult is the home for research on EDMCs.


fusion is an international, online scholarly journal for the communication, creative industries and media arts disciplines. Co-founded by the Faculty of Arts, Charles Sturt University (Australia) and the College of Arts, University of Lincoln (UK), fusion will publish refereed articles, creative works and other practice-led forms of output.

Writing From Below

Writing from Below provides a forum for new research on gender and sexuality and the array of intersecting issues that shape their social expression. We invite submissions from as broad a range of disciplines as possible, as well as work that cannot be easily placed. We welcome both academic and creative explorations (theory is art and art, theory, after all). The journal provides a particular venue for the work of postgraduate students and early career researchers.

Cogent Arts & Humanities

Cogent Arts & Humanities is a fully peer-reviewed, digital, open access journal with a mission to help people share their ideas with a global audience and interact with experts across the spectrum of arts and humanities scholarship. Cogent Arts & Humanities considers original academic articles, review articles and critical essays in any of the following fields of the arts and humanities: Cultural Studies, Film Studies, History, Languages & Linguistics, Literature & Criticism, Media Studies, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Visual & Performing Arts.

Cogent Social Sciences

Cogent Social Sciences is a fully peer-reviewed, open access journal with a mission to help researchers communicate with a global audience and interact with experts from across the social science community and beyond.

The Journal for Artistic Research (JAR)

The Journal for Artistic Research (JAR) is an inter-national, online, Open Access and peer-reviewed journal for the identification, publication and dissemination of artistic research and its methodologies, from all arts disciplines. With the aim of displaying practice in a manner that respects artists' modes of presentation, JAR abandons the traditional journal article format and offers its contributors a dynamic online canvas where text can be woven together with image, audio and video. These research documents called ‘expositions’ provide a unique reading experience while
fulfilling the expectations of scholarly dissemination.

The Journal is underpinned by the Research Catalogue (RC) a searchable, documentary database of artistic research. Anyone can compose an exposition and add it to the RC using the online editor and suitable expositions can be submitted to the editorial board for peer-review and publication in JAR.


Welcome to The STEAM Journal, a transdisciplinary, international, theory-practice, peer-reviewed, academic, open access, online journal with a focus on the intersection of the sciences and the arts. The STEAM Journal integrates perspectives from a variety of contexts and fields.
STEAM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics.

This publication features the bridges between Science, Technology, Engineering Mathematics (STEM) and the Arts. In this context, the journal acts as a forum for open dialogue of STEAM as well as expanding the body of transdisciplinary knowledge. The STEAM Journal is a hub for scholars and practitioners of many disciplines who wish to provide commentary, exchange ideas and inform policy and practice of STEAM.
Although there is a long history of the interaction of the sciences with the arts, STEAM is a new acronym that has emerged over the last decade and has a multitude of definitions and approaches. Some of the main themes of STEAM are fostering innovation, the need for twenty-first century skills, and divergent and convergent thinking. The STEAM Journal welcomes a diverse dialogue on the many aspects of STEAM.

The Journal of Popular Romance

Studies is a double-blind peer reviewed interdisciplinary journal exploring popular romance fiction and the logics, institutions, and social practices of romantic love in global popular culture.Like science fiction, fantasy, mystery, and horror, romance appears in many media. JPRS publishes papers on romantic fiction, film, TV, music, comics, and advice literature, as well as scholarship on courtship, dating, relationships, and the consumer culture of love.The “Teaching and Learning” section of JPRS was the first academic site devoted to the publication of peer-reviewed studies of the teaching and learning of popular culture, and features articles on the theoretical and practical issues involved in teaching the popular culture of romantic love. JPRS also publishes reviews of relevant scholarly books and interviews with authors, editors, and other romance industry professionals.

Watercooler Journal

Watercooler Journal is Columbia College Chicago’s online academic publication that focuses on the sharpest TV analysis from students to content creators and papers to multimedia… gifs included.

Watercooler Journal is here to curate that idea, to form a gallery where hierarchy of form doesn’t dictate quality, and to foster a community where papers, multimedia, and social media work in harmony to stir academia with refreshing force—from Microsoft Word to Imgur to Tumblr and back again. This journey has brought us to what Watercooler Journal is today–a radically multimodal exploration of TV texts and audiences through a mashup of formal analysis and fan-made works. If it’s digital, it’s eligible

Media Industries

Media Industries is a peer-reviewed, multi-media, open-access online journal that supports critical studies of media industries and institutions worldwide. We invite contributions that range across the full spectrum of media industries, including film, television, internet, radio, music, publishing, gaming, advertising, and mobile communications. Authors are encouraged to explore a range of industry-related processes, such as production, distribution, infrastructure, policy, exhibition, and retailing. Contemporary or historical studies may explore industries individually or examine inter-medial relations between industrial sectors employing qualitative, quantitative, or mixed methodologies; of primary importance is that submissions adopt a critical perspective.

&&& Journal

&&& Publishing is an independent purveyor of theoretically informed, publicly engaged publications, circumventing academic/popular distinctions in order to open up a more accessible platform for public intellectual practice. As a publishing platform operated by The New Centre for Research & Practice, our aim is to shape new forms of knowledge production and circulation within and against both past and present modes of intellectual production, distribution, consumption.

&&& Journal is a peer-reviewed, academic journal focused upon new thinking in art & curatorial theory, critical philosophy, media & technological theory, social & political thought and transdisciplinary studies. The journal approaches the space of knowledge as a laboratory for navigating the links between thought and action, while bootstrapping the conventional role of the Arts and Sciences to construct new forms of research & practice alongside, within, and between the existing disciplines.

The Global Media Journal

The Global Media Journal publishes works that assess existing media structures and practices, such as global media concentration, globalization of TV genres, global media and consumer culture, the role of media in democratic governance and global justice, propaganda, media reception and cultural practice, commercialization of news, new media technologies, media regulations, regional media, alternative media, and other timely issues.

The first issue of Global Media Journal, devoted to exploring the world of communication, was launched online in fall of 2002. Since then, this ground breaking publication has steadily and firmly established itself as a journal to address diverse interests of students, teachers, scholars, researchers, and institutions engaged in international activities, particularly.

Since its inauguration, Global Media Journal has been available to interested individuals for free (open access). 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.

Find the Australian Edition of the journal here.

Forum Journal

FORUM is a peer-reviewed journal for postgraduate students working in culture and the arts. The journal's interdisciplinary approach encourages contributions from across the spectrum of the humanities. Published biannually, each edition focuses on a selected theme, provoking discussion and debate whilst maintaining an overall thematic coherency. FORUM provides a platform for the exchange of intellectual ideas, encouraging postgraduate participation in contemporary critical debates. Our objective is to create and foster a network for the exchange and circulation of ideas within the wider postgraduate community. We seek submissions that take innovative approaches and challenge the boundaries of conventional disciplines.


Peer reviewed scientific open access journal for systems sciences, system theory, cybernetics, complexity, computation, networks and modeling . Publishes the proceedings of the European Meetings on Cybernetics and Systems Research (EMCSR).

Journal of Philosophy of Life

An international peer-reviewed open access journal dedicated to the philosophy of life, death, and nature, supported by the Research Institute for Environmental Philosophy and Philosophical Anthropology, Osaka Prefecture University. Journal of Philosophy of Life deals with a variety of philosophical issues concerning life, death, and nature, that arise in a wide range of fields including bioethics, environmental ethics, environmental philosophy, religious studies, gender studies, philosophy of science, philosophy of biology, biopolitics, nursing studies, philosophy of education, Holocaust studies, peace studies, and the history of ideas.

The Journal of the Philosophy of Games

The Journal of the Philosophy of Games (JPG) explores philosophical questions raised by the study of games. JPG is an open-access publication hosted by the University of Oslo, Norway. The journal will both pursue discussions about the general nature of games and gameplay and about their interrelation with technology, art, communication and social interaction. We aim to identify emerging philosophical issues that arise from the presence of games in contemporary culture and society. JPG will have a primary emphasis on digital games. However, a portion of the articles will be dedicated to discussions that pertain to games and gaming in general. JPG has an interdisciplinary profile and will accept papers both from traditional philosophers and from scholars in other disciplines.

African Journals Online

African Journals OnLine (AJOL) is the world's largest and pre-eminent collection of peer-reviewed, African-published scholarly journals. Historically, scholarly information has flowed from North to South and from West to East. It has also been difficult for African researchers to access the work of other African academics. In partnership with hundreds of journals from all over the continent, AJOL works to change this, so that African-origin research output is available to Africans and to the rest of the world.

Open Journal of Philosophy

Open Journal of Philosophy (OJPP) is an international journal dedicated to the latest advancement of philosophy. The goal of this journal is to provide a platform for scientists and academicians all over the world to promote, share, and discuss various new issues and developments in different areas of philosophy.


Enculturation is the process of teaching an individual the norms and values of a culture through unconscious repetition. The totality of actions within a culture establishes a context that sets the conditions for what is possible within the society. Learning in this context becomes a life-long process developed through rhetoric in the form of speech, texts, images, and gestures that reaffirm the technological, economic, political, social, ideological, and philosophical bases of the culture. Enculturation is a refereed journal devoted to contemporary theories of rhetoric, writing, and culture. We accept academic work in all media forms suitable for web-based publication, including conventional articles, videos, and multimedia projects. Enculturation invites submissions and discussions on these issues in this time of intense cultural change. The nature of knowledge production is changing and the academic journal needs to preserve what is important about its traditional practices as well as move into a new technological era.


Kinephanos is a bilingual, interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary academic online journal, which studies the issues affecting popular cultures and media. The journal focuses mainly on films and television series, video games, emerging technologies, as well as fan cultures. The articles we publish explore questions about image and sound in popular culture through different approaches, especially from film, game, media and cultural studies, and humanities.


Intensities is an online journal first launched at Cardiff University in 2001 under the editorship of Matt Hills and Sara Gwenllian Jones. It later moved to Brunel University, where it was edited by David Lavery, and is currently edited (still at Brunel) by Leon Hunt. Intensities will publish two issues a year. The journal addresses all aspects of cult media including cult television, cult film, cult radio, cult comics, literary cults and cult authors, new media cults, cult figures and celebrities, cult icons, musical cults, cult geographies, historical studies of media cults and their fandoms, cult genres (e.g. science fiction, horror, fantasy, pulp fiction, Manga, anime, Hong Kong film etc.), non-generic modes of cultishness, theorisations of cult media, relevant audience and readership studies, and work that addresses the cult media industry. In addition to publishing refereed essays (of between 6000 and 8000 words), Intensities also features a non-refereed Cult Media Review section which will carry shorter speculative reviews, reviews of cult phenomena (e.g. cult TV series, cult films, cult novels, science fiction, comics), short critical essays, interview transcripts, conference and convention reviews and articles about aspects of industry, fan culture, production and authorship.

Journal of Aesthetics & Culture

Journal of Aesthetics & Culture is an international journal that aims to develop inter-disciplinary theoretical models as applied to human science research on aesthetic questions, understood in their broadest meaning.

Actual Virtual Journal

Actual/Virtual: Journal of Practical and Creative Philosophy publishes critical theory on media and culture with a particular focus on the work of Deleuze.

The American Journal of Play

The American Journal of Play® is a forum for discussing the history, science, and culture of play. It is a forum for discussing the history, science, and culture of play. The Journal aims to increase awareness and understanding of the role of play in learning and human development and the ways in which play illuminates cultural history. The American Journal of Play is peer-reviewed and written in a straightforward style for wide readership of educators, psychologists, play therapists, sociologists, anthropologists, folklorists, historians, museum professionals, toy and game designers, policy makers, and others who consider play for a variety of reasons and from various perspectives.

The International Journal of Design

The International Journal of Design is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal devoted to publishing research papers in all fields of design, including industrial design, visual communication design, interface design, animation and game design, architectural design, urban design, and other design related fields. It aims to provide an international forum for the exchange of ideas and findings from researchers across different cultures and encourages research on the impact of cultural factors on design theory and practice. It also seeks to promote the transfer of knowledge between professionals in academia and industry by emphasizing research in which results are of interest or applicable to design practices.

The New Soundtrack

The New Soundtrack brings together leading edge academic and professional perspectives on the complex relationship between sound and moving images. Former editors of The Soundtrack, Stephen Deutsch, Larry Sider and Dominic Power, bring their expertise to this project, providing a new platform for discourse on how aural elements combine with moving images. The New Soundtrack also encourages writing on more current developments, such as sound installations, computer-based delivery, and the psychology of the interaction of image and sound. The journal has an illustrious Editorial Board containing some of the most prominent people working with sound in the arts and media and the discourse which surrounds it.

EURASIP Journal on Audio, Speech, and Music Processing

EURASIP Journal on Audio, Speech, and Music Processing is a peer-reviewed open access journal published under the brand SpringerOpen. The aim of EURASIP Journal on Audio, Speech, and Music Processing  is to bring together researchers, scientists and engineers working on the theory and applications of the processing of various audio signals, with a specific focus on speech and music. EURASIP Journal on Audio, Speech, and Music Processing is an interdisciplinary journal for the dissemination of all basic and applied aspects of speech communication and audio processes. It publishes papers on the advancement of both human speech communication science and automatic speech and audio systems. The journal will be dedicated to having original research work, but will also allow tutorial and review articles. Articles will deal with both theoretical and practical aspects of audio, speech, and music processing.

Cinema: Journal of Philosophy and the Moving Image - Home

Cinema: Journal of Philosophy and the Moving Image is an international peer-reviewed publication dedicated to the philosophical inquiry, not just into film, but into cinema in the broadest sense, that is, including video, television, and new media. It gathers scholars and contributions from different philosophical traditions, it is published online by the Philosophy of Language Institute (Faculty of Social and Human Sciences, New University of Lisbon) and it has emerged in articulation with the research project “Film and Philosophy: Mapping an Encounter” (PTDC/FIL-FIL/098143/2008). The journal publishes original critical articles, book reviews, conference reports, interviews, and makes available art work within the field of philosophical research on the moving image. It accepts submissions in English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish.


Each new SEQUENCE begins with the publication of one valuable contribution to research in the fields of media, film or music on a particular theme named in the issue title. Responses to the first contribution are then invited in an ongoing ‘open call’. But the editors of each individual SEQUENCE won’t necessarily know what the next in their series will be, or when exactly it will be will be submitted. Each SEQUENCE could, theoretically, turn out to be ‘infinite’, or only as long as the first, self-contained contribution. In any case, each contribution to a SEQUENCE, and each evolving SEQUENCE as a whole, will go on to be published in a variety of electronic viewing and reading formats, with the web version only the first in a series of digital iterations.