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Acta Universitatis Sapientiae, Film and Media Studies

The Journal of Sapientia Hungarian University of Transylvania
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Film and Media Studies publishes papers in English in various fields of Film and Media. The printed and online versions of the journal are identical.

Acta Universitatis Sapientiae, Film and Media Studies was founded in 2009 and since then has published one or two issues annually. The Executive Editor of the journal is Professor Ágnes Pethõ, assisted by Lecturer Melinda Blos-Jáni. The journal has an international editorial board comprising prestigious scholars within the field coming from Romania, Hungary, The United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, The Netherlands, Norway, China, and The United States. It operates on a system of double blind peer review and welcomes original, previously unpublished research articles by scholars from all over the world.

The journal publishes articles addressing the most exciting questions emerging from recent researches within the field of film and media studies, and its mission is to promote works of promising young researchers working on their PhD theses or on post-doctoral projects alongside prominent scholars and internationally acclaimed authors in the field of film and media studies. Throughout the years, the journal has disseminated results of several major research projects executed at the Sapientia Hungarian University and has also published selections from papers written for the widely acclaimed international film and media studies conferences convened by the editors and organized by the Film, Photography and Media Department of the Sapientia Hungarian University in Cluj-Napoca (Romania).

The journal publishes articles in all areas of film and media studies. Within this general area, however, we there is a special emphasis on the following topics either from a theoretical point of view or in the form of in-depth case studies:

  • newest trends in world cinema and the cinemas of Eastern Europe,
  • questions regarding intermediality or media convergence in cinema and new media,
  • the relationship between image, body and sound in moving images,
  • the relationship between fiction and reality in cinema,
  • moving images in the context of the called "post medium" condition.

Rejection Rate

  • 30%


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Plagiarism Policy

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Article Processing Charge (APC)

The journal does not have article processing charges (APCs) nor article submission charges.

Frequenza di pubblicazione:
2 volte all'anno
Argomenti della rivista:
Library and Information Science, Book Studies, Media and Press