Journal of Cinema and Media Studies Call for Translations 2021

The Journal for Cinema and Media Studies publishes translations of outstanding scholarly
and creative work on cinema. The originals maybe in any language and come from
any period or geographic region. We welcome two types of proposals: (1) a single text
such as a journal article, book chapter, or self-contained section of a book that
focuses on a particular topic in a unified, coherent way; and (2) a group of smaller
texts that are linked thematically, geographically, or otherwise.
The total word count of the introduction and translated text(s) should be between
8,000 and 10,000 words in English. One grant-in-aid of $1,000 will be paid to the
translator(s) for copyright clearance and as honoraria. Proposals to translate one’s own
work will not be considered.

SCMS members are invited submit proposals, prepared in accordance with the
Chicago Style Manual, with the following:


  1. Full bibliographical data of the original text(s).
  2. The name and credentials of the translator(s).
  3. A 500-word statement identifying the significance of the text(s) to be translated.
  4. Information on the copyright status of the original(s).
  5. A 500-word sample of the translation.

Proposals are due by July 1, 2021. The selection will be made by August 1,2021,
with manuscript delivery by December 1, 2021, and publication in 2023.
Submissions should be sent to:
Nathaniel Greenberg, Chair, SCMS Translation/Publication Committee Email:


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