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The Journal for Movies and Mind

Information for Authors

PDF version of the Style Guide

The Board of Editors welcomes contributions. Authors should submit articles as word attachments by e-mail, formatted as Microsoft Word or Rich Text Format files. Electronic submissions are preferred but mailed contributions will be reviewed. Please note that all correspondence will be transmitted via e-mail. Submissions without complete and properly formatted reference lists may be rejected. Manuscripts that have been accepted for publication but do not conform to the Projections style will be returned to the author for amendment.

E-mail submissions to the Editor: Stephen Prince email


Article Length
Articles should be between 5,000 and 8,000 words, although longer papers may be considered. Review Essays must have a minimum of three titles reviewed and be 2000 to 4000 words in length.

Cover Page
The cover page should provide the title of the article, complete contact information for each author (address, phone, fax, and e-mail), biographical data of approximately 100 words for each author, and any permissions acknowledgments. Please provide a total word count and indicate the number of tables and/or figures as included.

The document must be set at the US letter or A4 paper size standard. The entire document (including the notes and references) should be double-spaced with 1-inch (2.5 cm) margins on all sides. A 12-point standard font such as Times or Times New Roman is required and should be used for all text, including headings, notes, and references. All diacriticals, especially the umlaut and ß, should be retained but any unusual characters should be flagged, as the character may not translate correctly during typesetting.

Headings must be differentiated by styling to indicate their order of importance and should not be numbered or lettered. Do not use underlining on headings. Make sure the various categories of headings are clearly indicated and typed consistently; a heading should not be followed by a period or a footnote. Within articles we tend to use two categories of sub-headings. Primary subheadings ('A'-category) can be in bold. Secondary subheadings ('B'-category) can be in italics, both left-aligned.

Any general acknowledgements should be placed in the first text footnote.

Immediately after a heading the paragraph should start flush with the left-hand margin. Following new paragraphs should be made consistently by using the Tab. Do not place an extra space between paragraphs.

The article must include an abstract of 100 to 150 words and 6 to 8 keywords. The abstract should include the research question or puzzle, identify the data, and give some indication of the findings but should not be a duplication of the introductory paragraph. Keywords will be drawn from the content and not duplicate the article title.

Upon acceptance, authors are required to submit copyright agreements and all necessary permission letters for reprinting or modifying copyrighted materials, both textual and graphic. Authors are fully responsible for obtaining all permissions and any associated fees for reproduction.

Figures and corresponding captions should be placed in separate files; only placement indicators should appear in the main text. Figures should be numbered consecutively as they appear in text. Please number items individually (figure 1, 2, 3, 4) as opposed to grouping items together (figure 1, figure 2a, 2b, 2c).

For optimal reproduction figures or photos should be submitted as TIFF (resolution at 300 dpi) or EPS (800 dpi), black and white, with all fonts embedded. Additionally, all images should be approximately 4 x 4 inches at the resolution indicated. Figures may also be submitted on glossy camera-ready paper.

Tables and corresponding captions should be placed in separate files; only placement indicators should appear in the main text. As with the figures please be sure to number the tables consecutively.


PDF version of the Style Guide
The Projections style guide is based on the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th Edition with some deviations based on house preferences. Please refer to the full PDF style guide for examples of common stylistic requirements.

For any style issues not addressed in the Projections guide, please consult the Berghahn Info for Authors site for the Berghahn US Style Guide

Please note that the journal uses American English punctuation and spelling, following the Webster's Dictionary or The American Heritage College Dictionary. Italicize isolated non-English words that do not appear in the standard dictionary. The word should be italicized on every use.


Authors published in Projections (PROJ) certify that their works are original and their own. The editors certify that all materials, with the possible exception of editorial introductions, book reviews, and some types of commentary, have been subjected to double-blind peer review by qualified scholars in the field. While every effort is made by the publishers and the editorial board to see that no inaccurate or misleading data, opinions or statements appear in this journal, they wish to make it clear that the data and opinions appearing in the articles herein are the sole responsibility of the contributor concerned. For a more detailed explanation concerning these qualifications and responsibilities, please see the complete Projections Ethics Statement.

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