Submission guidelines

General specifications for submissions

  • Essays length: between 18,000 and 35,000 characters with spaces (including footnotes).
  • Articles length: between 10,000 and 18,000 characters with spaces (including footnotes).
  • Book reviews length: between 3,500 and 10,000 characters with spaces.
  • A space should be left between paragraphs.
  • Submission file format: Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx).
  • Paginate your manuscripts.
  • To protect anonymity, do not identify the author; so, in a separate document, please include: title, author’s name, abstract (250 words maximum), Keywords (4 – 9 words), short bio (200 words maximum) and contact email address.

Specifications for style

Submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these style guidelines:


Single-spacing all texts (body text, quotations, endnotes…).

Font size
  • Times New Roman 12pt. for text body.
  • 14 points for headings.
  • 13 points for subheadings.
  • 11 points for endnotes.
  • Must be in English.
  • Cited works should be referenced in the text. Do not include references not cited.
  • Quotations will be enclosed in double quotation marks.
  • If quotations exceed three lines, they must be separated from the main text, without double quotation marks, in a smaller font size (Times New Roman 11 points) and indented from the left.
    The abbreviations used for paging will be p. (singular) and pp. (plural).
  • Quotations must enclose the author´s last name and the year of publication, keyed to the bibliography at the end of the essay. he page number follows the date, preceded by a comma.


(Lucifer, 1999: 666)(Crowley & Manson, 1666: 33-62)

End notes
  • Endnotes must be numbered consecutively and submitted as endnotes at the bottom of the essay.
  • Endnotes should be used for material or comments that give information which a general academic reader may not know.
Use of italics

Italics used for: emphasizing specific words, when referring to foreign words and denoting titles of complete works that stand by themselves (books, periodical publications, musical compositions, plays or films).

Use of quotation marks
  • Double quotation marks used for quotation or direct speech.
  • Single quotation marks used for mentioning a subsidiary work (like a chapter or an episode).
  • If quote marks are used inside another pair of quote marks, then single quotes are used as the secondary style.
  • The author will be responsible for obtaining permission for the use of images under copyright.
  • Do not embed images in the body text. Wherever an image is to be placed, the following should be written: FIGURE X (where X is a sequential numerical order), centered between paragraphs and leaving separating lines.
  • Low-resolution images should be sent in a separate file. Once the manuscript has been accepted, we will ask you for high-resolution images of 300 ppi.
  • For essays/articles, you can use up to 6 illustrations.
Bibliographical elements
  • Separate Bibliography and Filmography.
  • Book reviews do not require a filmography.
  • Book and journal titles should be in italics. Article titles should be enclosed in single quotation marks.
  • Page numbers are required for articles in journals.


Author (Date). Title of book. Place of publication: publisher.

Example: Wees, William C. (1993). Recycled Images: The Art and Politics of Found Footage Films. New York: Anthology Film Archives.

Book chapter

Author (Date). ‘Title of Article’, Title of Book, editors. Place of publication: publisher.

Example: Danks, Adrian (2006). ‘The Global Art of Found Footage Cinema’, Traditions in World Cinema, edited by Linda Badley, R. Barton Palmer & Steven Jay Schneider. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.


Author (Date). ‘Title of Article’, Name of Periodical, Volume Number, Issue Number, page numbers.

Example: Katz, Joel (1991). ‘From Archive to Archiveology’, Cinematograph, no. 4. 96–104.


Ordered alphabetically by authors’ surnames at the end of the essay. When referring to a non-English language film, the original title, director and year of production should be placed in parentheses after the first mention of the film.

Title of the film in English, (original title of the film, director, date).

Example: Tribulation 99: Alien Anomalies Under America, (Craig Baldwin, 1925).

Men, Years, Life (Uomini, anni, vita, Yervant Gianikian & Angela Ricci Lucchi, 1990).


Internet URL must be framed by the symbols < >. It is essential to add the date the document was accessed, in brackets.

Example <> (accessed on December 10, 2014).