WiderScreen offers multiple ways for authors to contribute. Some issues are thematic, but there are also general issues where it is possible to publish articles without a given theme. Send paper proposals to the editors-in-chief. The following is a list of possible types of articles:

Refereed article: WiderScreen publishes academic articles that go through a double blind peer review process. The main purpose of refereed articles is to publicize new, original and well-founded research. The recommended leght is 4000–7000 words, unless otherwise noted in the CfP. WiderScreen does not guarantee the publication of an article even if it were requested from the author.

Overview: An overview is, as the name suggests, an introduction to a relevant theme. Overviews do not go through a peer review. The recommended leght is 3000–6000 words.

Review: WiderScreen publishes in-depth reviews of audiovisual and digital works, which can be scientific publications, popular books or media productions.

Interview: Interviews of people working in the field of audiovisual and digital culture.

Column/Position paper: It is also possible to submit free-form articles related to the topics of thematic issues.


Technical Instructions:

WiderScreen uses the Chicago Author-Date inline style for citations. In some occasions it is possible to include endnotes, but they should be used with moderation.

The manuscripts should follow this general structure:

1. Author’s name, department and university (or other affiliation) and contact information

2. Title

3. A short description of key topic/content (180–280 characters including whitespace)

4. Abstract

5. 4–8 keywords

6. Text

7. List of references

8. Possible endnotes

It is recommended to use 12 pt font and line spacing 1,5. Titles and section titles should be bolded and paragraphs should be separated by a blank row. Use “citation marks” for short citations and an intended paragraph for longer ones. Other formatting should be avoided.

The names of cultural products (movies, games, TV programs, books etc.) should be in italics. The first time they are mentioned, include the publication year in parentheses. If you use a translated title, do it as follows: Movie Name (Original Name, year). For example: Hurja joukko (The Wild Bunch, 1969).

It is advisable to use images, charts etc. to complement the text. Mark their place, caption and source in text and send the actual images as separate files.

The completed articles are sent to editor in chief and subeditor unless mentioned otherwise in CFP of a specific issue.

For referees: Referee instructions and referee form