About the Journal

Focus and Scope

Cinergie – Il cinema e le alter arti publishes articles in Italian and English that explore the multiple articulations of contemporary film and media cultures, promoting the discussion and the exchange between scholars from different disciplines. The journal aims to encourage the debate around the complex “ecology” of cinema and audio-visual media in contemporary digital landscape, unravelling their tensions, equilibria, fluxes, and borders. Cinergie – Il cinema e le altre arti focuses on:

  • Artistic and expressive practices in the post-media age;

  • Processes of adaptation and intermedial translation;

  • Forms and dynamics of interactive and transmedia narratives;

  • Forms and dynamics of videoludic cultures;

  • Forms and dynamics of “convergent” consumption

  • New theoretical approaches to film and media products;

  • Contemporary transnational film histories, cultures and economies.

Section Policy


Each issue of Cinergie develops a specific theme, edited by guest editors and hosted in the Special section.


Since 2019 Cinergie goes beyond the thematic sections, adopting a new Miscellanea section for articles.

The section hosts every article not belonging to the Special theme of each issue.

Former Thematic Sections

  • Caméra Stylo
  • Global Film Cultures
  • Art&Media Files
  • Eastern/Western
  • Under Analysis
  • Cinema and Visual Arts
  • Television and New Media Studies
  • Film Criticism, Cinephilia and Festival Studies


Not Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

The review process consist of a double blind peer review. The editors will assess whether the submission is eligible for review. As part of the initial quality assessment, each article will undergo plagiarism detection through iThenticate. After this formal assessment, if positive, the submission will be sent to two external referees.

Based on the review reports the editors will make one of the following decisions:

  1. The submission is rejected. In this case, a written explanation will be provided.

  2. The submission is rejected in its current state. In this case, the author will have the opportunity to re-submit the paper, taking into account the comments of the referees and the editor. When the submission is rejected in its current state (B) and the author wants to improve the paper, the editor assigned to that paper will support the author.

  3. The submission is accepted.

The whole review process will take not more than six months. Editorial, Interviews and Book Reviews will not be peer reviewed.

Publication Frequency

The journal publish two issues per year, in Summer and in Winter.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

It releases its articles under the terms of Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

This license allows anyone to download, reuse, re-print, modify, distribute and/or copy the contributions. The works must be properly attributed to its author(s). It is not necessary to ask further permissions both to author(s) or journal board, although you are kindly requested to inform the journal for every reuse of the papers.

Authors who publish on this journal maintain the copyrights.

Publication Fees

The journal has neither article processing charges nor submission processing fees.

Code of Conduct

The following statement is inspired by COPE Code of Conduct:

Duties for the Editorial Team

Editorial team takes all reasonable steps to ensure the quality of the material published in Cinergie and has a duty to act if they suspect misconduct or if an allegation of misconduct is brought to them. This duty extends to both published and unpublished papers. The decision of Editorial team as to accept or reject a paper for publication in the journal is based on subject relevance and originality and is guided by the review of suitably qualified reviewers. Editorial team will ensure that appropriate reviewers are selected for submissions. Editorial team strives to ensure that peer review at the journal is fair, unbiased and timely. Editorial team evaluates manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors. A description of peer review process is published, and Editorial team is ready to justify any important deviation from the described process. Editorial team’s decision may be constrained by such legal requirements regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. Editorial team provides guidance to authors that encourage accuracy, completeness and clarity of research reporting, including technical editing and the use of appropriate guidelines. Editorial team adopts a double-blind peer-review protocol to ensure that material submitted to the Journal remains confidential while under review. Confidentiality of individual information obtained in the course of research or professional interactions is guaranteed. Editorial team strives to ensure that articles are published in open access and freely available for all the interested readers. Permanent identification in DOI guarantees the monitoring and preservation of articles over time.

Duties for Authors

Authors are responsible for the articles they submit: they must assure the originality of their works, being aware of the consequences of misconduct. Authors should always acknowledge their sources and provide relevant citation details for all publications that have influenced their work. Authors are asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication in order to provide access to such data. Authors are asked to follow the Author’s Guidelines published by the Journal, therefore ensuring accuracy, completeness and clarity of research reporting, including technical editing.

Duties for Reviewers

Reviewers are provided guidance on everything that is expected of them including the need to handle submitted material in confidence. Reviewers are required to disclose any potential competing interests before agreeing to review a submission. Reviewers are encouraged to comment on the originality of submissions and to be alert to redundant publications and plagiarism. They will alert Editorial team regarding intellectual property issues and plagiarism and work to handle potential breaches of intellectual property laws and conventions. Reviewers should help identifying relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors.

Handling of errors and misconducts

Editors will promptly act in case of errors and misconducts, both proven and alleged. In case such as errors in articles or in the publication process, fraudulent publication or plagiarism, appropriate steps will be taken, following the recommendations, guidelines and checklists from COPE. These includes the publication of an erratum (errors from the publication process), corrigendum (errors from the author(s)) or, in the most severe cases, the retraction of the affected work.

Archiving Policy

The University of Bologna has an archival agreement with the National Central Libraries of Florence and Rome within the national project Magazzini Digitali.

Indexing and Abstracting

The Journal is indexed in the following databases and search engines:

Journal History

1999: birth of the biannual magazine, founded by Leonardo Quaresima, coordinated by Aldo Lazzarato, Leonardo Quaresima, Marco Rossitti for Forum Editions.

2004: The magazine changes format, publisher (Le Mani) and is coordinated by Roy Menarini.

2012: The magazine becomes an online open access publication (with publisher Mimesis) and is scientifically accredited, with double blind peer review.

2015: Cinergie is classified class-A for the scientific-disciplinary sector L-ART/06 and for the area 10 valid for ASN.

2017: Cinergie joins the Alma Digital Library services at the University of Bologna.


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Alma Mater Studiorum – Università di Bologna

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