Peer-Review for Practice Research

Welcome to Screenworks – the peer-reviewed online publication of practice research in film and screen media, edited by Dr Charlotte Crofts (UWE Bristol) and Associate Editors: Dr Elan Gamaker (University of Roehampton), Lucy Leake (Plymouth College of Art), Dr Nariman Massoumi (University of Bristol) and Dr Alexander Nevill (San Francisco State University). Screenworks publishes practice research that produces new knowledge in Communication, Media and Cultural Studies, Art and Design, Performing Arts and related fields. We offer a forum for the dissemination and discussion of practice research that includes space for reflection on research contexts. Work is published alongside a research statement, which offers a ‘route map’ of the research process, together with two anonymous reviews, which provide critical feedback on both the work itself and its research context.

We accept submissions on a rolling basis as well as for Special Issues. Please see the Submissions page for further information about current calls, deadlines, the peer review process and how to submit your work. Goto our Archive to explore previous volumes, including the full supporting research statements and peer reviews for each volume.

What is unique about Screenworks is that the work is subject to academic peer review, just as an academic journal article would be, thus providing evidence of the impact, significance, originality and rigour of the practice as research. In addition we operate an open review policy, where peer reviews are published alongside the research statement so that the review process is transparent. Our intention is to create a supportive, yet rigorous research environment for the academic community researching screen media through practice, whilst at the same time engaging with wider audiences.

Screenworks was originally convened in 2006 by Professor Jon Dovey, and Associate editor, Dr Charlotte Crofts, and took the form of a DVD that was distributed with the Journal of Media Practice (JMP) by Intellect Books. Volume 1 was published with JMP (8:2) in Autumn 2007, and Volume 2 with JMP (9:3) in December 2008. Extracts of the works in Volumes 1 & 2 were published online, where possible, when the website was relaunched under the banner of JMPScreenworks.com at the JMP Symposium 2011.

Screenworks migrated to the present website in 2016. We now publish exclusively online in order to disseminate work more widely, save costs and to fulfil the current AHRC and REF research agendas of open access, impact and public engagement. We hope that this new home will enable Screenworks to continue to flourish and grow as both an online publisher of academic film and as a forum for championing screen media practice research with in the academy.

Academic Reviewers

John Adams University of Bristol
Judith Aston University of the West of England
Sarah Atkinson King’s College London
Sarah Barrow University of Lincoln
Des Bell Queens Belfast
Mick Broderick Murdoch University
Inga Burrows University of Glamorgan
Joanna Callaghan University of Sussex
David Chapman University of East London
Nick Cope University Of Sunderland
Charlotte Crofts University of the West of England
Jill Daniels University of East London
Andrew Dewdney London South Bank University
Jonathan Dovey University of the West of England
Tony Dowmunt Goldsmiths College
Ludovica Fales University of West London
Annie Goldson University of Auckland
Catherine Grant University of Sussex
Amy Hardie University of Edinburgh
Matthew Hawkins London South Bank University
Coral Houtman University of South Wales
Lina Khatib Royal Holloway University
Erik Knudsen University of Salford
Nicholas Lambert Ravensbourne
Gillian Leahy University of Technology Sydney
Alisa Lebow Brunel University
Dominic Lees University for the Creative Arts
Cahal Mclaughlin Queens University, Belfast
Joshua McNamara University of Melbourne
Chris Meigh-Andrews University of Central Lancashire
Kayla Parker
University of Plymouth
Gail Pearce Royal Holloway University
Steve Presence University of the West of England
Michael Renov University of Southern California
Jen Stein University of the West of England
Suzanne Stich University of Ulster
Sue Sudbury University of Bournemouth
Joram Ten Brink University of Westminster
Lizzie Thynne University of Sussex
Sarah Turner University of Kent
Michael  Uwemedimo Roehampton University
Frank Verano University of Sussex
Mike Wayne Brunel University
Anna Zaluczkowska Leeds Beckett University

We are very keen to expand our pool of academic reviewers, particularly in terms of international scope, so if you would be interested in getting involved then please email with “Screenworks Reviewer” in the subject line, outlining your area of interest / expertise and your institutional affiliation.

Supported by the Digital Cultures Research Centre at the University of the West of England, Bristol


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