GUEST EDITING - SPECIAL ISSUE PROPOSALS
Filmicon welcomes proposals for guest-edited thematic issues.
Proposals are evaluated for their quality, relevance to the scope and significance
of the topic. They can be submitted at any time and should be sent to
Proposals should include the following:
- The title of the Special Issue.
- Names, affiliations, short biographies and contact details
of the prospective Guest Editors (a single contact editor, who will be in
charge of all the communication, should be specified).
- A short letter (no more than 800 words), explaining the significance
of the topic and the distinctive contribution that the Special Issue will
make to the literature.
- A short list of invited authors already willing to submit papers to the proposed issue.
When a Special Issue is accepted, the Principal Editor will agree a schedule
with the Guest Editors. Editorial control is delegated to the Guest Editors,
who are expected to work in close collaboration with the Editorial Board. The role
of the Editorial Board is to provide support to Guest Editors and ensure
that the editorial procedure is smooth and timely.
Guest Editors are expected to:
- Prepare and circulate a Call for Papers.
- Select potential authors as invited contributors. Guest-edited issues
include both invited contributions and articles submitted in response to a Call for Papers.
- Respect the double-blind peer-review policy of the journal for both submitted and invited papers.
The Editorial Board will assist Guest Editors with a list of potential reviewers.
- Guest Editors are in charge of decisions (acceptance / rejection / revision / resubmission)
and informing the Editorial Board about them.
- Compile the final manuscript, making sure that the guidelines and deadlines are respected.
- Write an Editorial / Introduction to the issue that will be reviewed by the Editorial Board.
Filmicon invites original contributions in either English or Greek (or in both languages)
that have not previously appeared in any other published form (print or online).
Please note that manuscripts that are under review at any other journal or collective volume cannot be considered.
Manuscripts can be submitted at any time.
Prospective articles should be in the range of 5,000-8,000 words, and should be submitted electronically as email attachments
to firstname.lastname@example.org. To secure anonymity in the review process,
internal identifications in the text should be avoided and authors are required not to place their names on articles,
but to submit personal information in their email. Emails must include: name, affiliation and contact details plus
a short biographical note. All submissions must include: an abstract (no more than 200 words) plus five keywords.
Use of images and short videos is particularly encouraged, though relevant copyright permissions will need to be
obtained by the authors.
Prospective book reviews should be in the range of 2,000-3,500 words and be submitted electronically as email
attachments to email@example.com. Reviews could combine two or more
titles when thematic or methodological links can be substantiated. A list of books for review is available here. Please contact us if help is needed obtaining review copies.
Prospective film and television reviews should be in the range of 2,000-3,500 words and be submitted electronically
as email attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org. Reviews can be of a
single film or TV programme (of the last three years), or more than one title if a strong relation exists.
Retrospective reviews will be considered but they should explain why it is timely for these films or TV programmes to be reviewed.
Translations, Bibliographies, Filmographies, Interviews, Conference and Film Festival Reports are
commissioned, so please contact us at email@example.com if you consider contributing.
General Format and Style
- All manuscripts should be submitted as word documents, using twelve-point
Cambria font and 1.15 line spacing throughout including references. For
footnotes and image descriptions use eleven-point Cambria font and 1.15 line
- Abstracts and keywords should be sent as a separate attachment.
- Illustrations and graphics should be placed within the text at the appropriate points.
- Quotations of less than 40 words should be included in the text with double inverted commas
and single inverted commas for quotes within quotes. Quotations of more than 40 words should be
indented (1 cm) and formatted to eleven-point font size, and should not include inverted commas around the quote.
- Numbers under 20 should be spelt out rather than written as numerals. Percentages and dates
should always be presented in numeral form.
- Footnotes: Please use the automatic footnotes function. Footnotes should be numbered consecutively
and kept to a minimum (no more than fifteen footnotes).
Filmicon follows the Harvard Referencing System.
In-text referencing provides author's surname, year of reference and page number: (Elsaesser 2005: 76).
To avoid duplicating, authors should use 'Ibid.' when consecutively citing the same source.
References: This full alphabetical list should appear at the end of the paper.
- Books: Betz, M. (2009), Beyond the Subtitle: Remapping European Art Cinema,
Minneapolis and London: University of Minnesota Press. Greek titles: Soldatos, Y. (1988),
Istoria tou Ellinikou Kinimatografou/History of Greek Cinema, vol. 1, Athens: Aigokeros.
- Book Chapters: Verhoeven, D. (2006), ‘Film and Video’, in S. Cunningham and G. Turner (eds),
The Media and Communications in Australia, 2nd edn., Sydney: Allen & Unwin, pp. 154-74.
- Journal Articles: Walsh, M. (2000), ‘Building a New Wave: Australian Films and the American Market’,
Film Criticism, 25: 2, pp. 21-39.
- Websites should include both the full address and the date of downloading. Websites regularly update,
and authors need to be clear not only about the address to which they are referring, but also the date on which
they referred to it. Where possible, web citations should also include details of author, publication name and
For example: Rose, S. (2011), ‘Attenberg, Dogtooth and the weird wave of Greek cinema’, The Guardian [online],
Saturday 27 August. Available at http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2011/aug/27/attenberg-dogtooth-greece-cinema. Accessed 13 April 2012.
- Films should include title (italicised), director and year: Strella/A Woman’s Way (Koutras, 2009).
- Television programmes should include title (italicised), year(s) of broadcast, and original broadcast
network: Lost (2004 – present) ABC.
- Spelling and Punctuation: both US and British English spelling and punctuation are acceptable as long as
the style remains consistent throughout.
A copy of the submission guidelines can be downloaded here.