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Screen Bodies

An Interdisciplinary Journal of Experience, Perception, and Display

Information for Authors

Screen Bodies is a peer-reviewed journal focusing on the intersection of Screen Studies and Body Studies across disciplines, institutions, and media. The editors welcome 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 Screen Bodies style guide will be returned to the author for amendment.

Article submissions should be sent to the editor, Brian

Those interested in submitting materials for review or in writing reviews or review essays should contact the review editors, Nicholas de Villiers ( or Gabriel Cid de Garcia (


Article Length

Original research articles should generally be between 5,000 and 8,000 words, including notes and references, though longer or shorter articles may be considered. Review articles should discuss a minimum of two titles and be 1,000 to 2,000 words in length. Book reviews should be approximately 500 to 1,000 words, while interviews and reviews of other media (film/television/video/internet) should be between 500 and 2,000 words.

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 or acknowledgments. Please provide a total word count and indicate the number of figures and tables included.


The article should include an abstract of up to 150 words and 5 to 7 keywords. The abstract should include the question raised and discussed, the method employed, and some general statement about the findings, but should not be a duplication of the introductory paragraph. Keywords should be drawn from the content and not duplicate the article title.


The journal follows the established doctrine of fair use for frame enlargements from films and used as illustrations in scholarly and critical writings. If the photo is obtained from a specific source other than a DVD, an acknowledgement should be made. Permission should be obtained and acknowledgment made for any diagram used from another source. Authors are fully responsible for any fees required for reproductions.


Authors may submit approximately six visuals for each article. Figures should be placed in separate files, named so as to clearly identify them; only placement indicators and captions 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).

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.

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 5 x 5 inches at the resolution indicated.

Contributors can capture photos from DVDs by any number of software programs (e.g., Topaz for Windows; DVD Snap for the Mac). By transferring images to Photoshop, contributors can configure them to 300dpi and then resample them to a suitable size. Photos should finally be saved in TIFF format.

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