In English

WiderScreen is a Finnish academic journal dealing with multimedial, digital, and audiovisual media culture. It publishes peer-reviewed articles, review articles, overviews, interviews, reviews, essays, columns, reports and media/art works by academic researchers on both the international and Finnish media scene. The journal is recognized as level 1 peer-reviewed publication by the national Publication Forum.

WiderScreen is published from two to three times a year. The issues often have a special theme, but there are also general issues that enable publishing of articles and other work without a given name. The journal is published online, which is the most convenient way to reach Finnish audience interested in the film and media industry. Publication languages are Finnish and English.

WiderScreen is supported by Filmiverkko, a non-profit association promoting film-related online publications, and funded by the Finnish Ministry of Education. WiderScreen also co-operates with, a popular website concentrating on film reviews and film culture.

NEW! Authors can now submit a Registered Report to WiderScreen via the Peer Community in Registered Reports (PCI RR). PCI RR performs peer review and then offers authors the opportunity to publish their approved manuscript without further peer review in a range of journals, including WiderScreen. Further guidance concerning the PCI RR platform may be found at

Contact information

Mailing address: PL 38, 20811 Turku
E-mail petsaari [a]

Editor in Chief

Petri Saarikoski, PhD, Docent, University of Turku

Subeditor: Jenna Peltonen
Web editor: JP Jokinen
Administration: Juha Rosenqvist

Editorial Staff

Kimmo Ahonen, Veli-Matti Karhulahti, Tero Karppi, Tomi Knuutila, Pietari Kääpä, Janne Matikainen, Markku Reunanen, Antti Silvast, Jaakko Stenros, Pauliina Tuomi, Riikka Turtiainen, Johanna Ylipulli, Anna Sivula and Elina Vaahensalo. / ISSN 1795-6161
Publisher: Filmiverkko ry
Founded in 1998
Place of publication: Turku
Ry number: 174 829