Special Issue Policy

Special Issues Policy

If you are interested in proposing a Special Issue of Screenworks then please contact the Screenworks Editorial Team in the first instance. We may then invite you to prepare a full proposal, which should include: 

> an outline, rationale and explanation as to why Screenworks is an appropriate place to publish the collection; 

> CVs of guest editors; 

> a draft call for submissions (using this template) and/or a list of potential contributors; 

> potential partners (e.g. a conference, journal, special interest group, network)

The Screenworks Editorial Team will exercise its judgement to invite amendments or reject any unsuitable proposals. If accepted, Guest Editors should be aware that a proposal’s acceptance does not mean that final submissions will be published, as all submissions undergo peer review and editorial scrutiny. The Editorial workflow is follows: 

> finalise and distribute the call for submissions;

> undertake an initial review of all submitted articles, liaising with the editorial team if they have any doubts;

> if they are ready, each article is sent to external peer review with two anonymous peer reviewers; 

> if there are doubts, one of the Screenworks Editorial Team will scrutinise and if needed further peer review will be obtained;

> the Editor in Chief’s decision regarding individual contributions or entire the Special Issues is final. 

Please familiarise yourself with the Screenworks Submission guidelines. We publish screen media practice research supported by a 2,000 word research statement. We are not interested in publishing stand-alone academic articles. We are open to partnerships with other publications and Special Issues developing out of conferences and symposia. For some examples of previous Special Issues please see:

> Vol. 10.2 Practice Pedagogies in association with journal of Media Practice Education

> Vol. 8.2 Digital Ecologies and the Anthropocene in association with Bath Spa University and the MeCCSA Practice Network

> Vol. 7.3 Radical Filmmaking in association with the Radical Film Network

Please email us at [email protected] with “Special Issue Proposal” in the subject.


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