NECSUS. European Journal of Media Studies

NECSUS. European Journal of Media Studies

NECSUS. European Journal of Media Studies (EJMS) is an international, peer-reviewed, English language journal on media studies, connected to NECS (European Network for Cinema and Media Studies). It focuses on film, television and new media studies. The journal publishes European research, either by European scholars or on European media, for a global readership. It includes research into media across Europe, and particularly welcomes comparative and pan-European studies.

Aims and scope

The journal aims to promote innovative research presenting new approaches and insights. It aims to publish work that makes a substantial contribution to the field, be it on a theoretical, methodological, empirical or analytical level. We aim to publish research that matters and that improves the understanding of media and culture inside and outside the academic community. We particularly encourage the inclusion of links to digital archives and particularly support the integration of audiovisual data and material in academic arguments.

NECSUS. European Journal of Media Studies

NECSUS publishes 2 issues per year and is online only.





Open Access

NECSUS is published in Diamond Open Access under the following Creative Commons license: Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0). Authors are not required to pay article submission or article publishing charges. For a more detailled description of the Open Access and self-archiving policies at NECSUS please see here.

Open Access information

Martine Beugnet, University of Paris 7 Diderot, France
Greg de Cuir Jr, University of Arts Belgrade, Serbia
Malte Hagener, Philipps-University Marburg, Germany
Skadi Loist, Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf, Germany
Toni Pape, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Francesco Pitassio, University of Udine, Italy
Belén Vidal, King’s College London, UK

Editorial office

Manuscripts and manuscript proposals and other editorial correspondence should be sent to:

Dr. Gregory de Cuir Jr — Managing Editor
NECSUS_European Journal of Media Studies
Amsterdam University Press
Nieuwe Prinsengracht 89
1018 VR Amsterdam


Publication Ethics & Malpractice Statement

Amsterdam University Press and this journal endorse the COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics) guidelines and will pursue cases of suspected research and publication misconduct (e.g. falsification, unethical experimentation, plagiarism, inappropriate image manipulation, redundant publication). Our full Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement can be consulted here.

Peer Review Process

NECSUS accepts both solicited and unsolicited submissions for consideration on a rolling basis throughout the year in addition to book, festival, and exhibition reviews (see specific submission guidelines for the review section at the end of the page). Prior to developing a complete manuscript authors are asked to submit an abstract (300 words max.) with short bio (100 words max.) and 3-5 key bibliographic sources to the editors, who will make a preliminary decision regarding the topic’s relevance to the journal’s aims and scope and will provide suggestions for developing the manuscript.

NECSUS is a double-blind peer reviewed journal. The editorial process involves peer review of all submitted full-length articles, including those solicited by the editors. Generally each manuscript is reviewed by two members of the NECSUS editorial board and two external peer reviewers. A request for a manuscript by a member of the editorial board is not a guarantee that it will be published.

Authors are notified of acceptance, rejection, or the need for revision as soon as possible after submitting the full manuscript. Texts are judged on the basis of relevance to the aims and scope of the journal, originality, rigor of thought and the use of straightforward and precise prose. Texts should be condensed as much as possible and written to be accessible to the interested lay reader.

Most manuscripts require revision by the author before final acceptance. Revised manuscripts accepted for publication must be submitted as unformatted word-processed text without embedded illustrations or auto-formatted references and each illustration should be submitted as a separate high-resolution file (see the following section on submission requirements). Texts must be accompanied by a 100-word abstract, 4-5 keywords, and a 100-word bio. After a manuscript is accepted, it is edited at the editorial office and returned to the author for approval prior to publication.

Submission of an article is taken to imply that it has not been previously published internationally and has not been submitted for publication elsewhere (this does not include commissioned translations). The author stays the owner of the copyright on his/her own work.


Articles in this journal have Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs), which are registered with CrossRef. The DOI is a unique number that identifies a published article. The DOI provides a link to current information about that article, including where it can be found online, irrespective of any changes in the journal or publishing company website.


For long-term preservation, all issues of this journal are archived at the Dutch National Library and Portico.