Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The main focus of Cinergie is to promote a global discussion and an interdisciplinary exchange among scholars exploring the relationship between cinema and other media, with particular attention to the contemporary digital landscape. Moreover, Cinergie encourages innovative research articles addressing the complex network of (critical, theoretical, cultural) discourses that surround and inform contemporary film culture(s). To this end, some areas of interest will be:

  • New artistic and expressive forms in the post-media era;
  • Adaptation processes and intermedial translation between cinema and other media;
  • Media convergence, transmedia narratives, grassroots practices;
  • Television series, web audio-visual products, interactive storytelling;
  • New methodological and theoretical approaches to film and media products;
  • Transnational film histories and cultures.

 

Section Policies

Special

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Caméra Stylo

Caméra/Stylo reflects on the relationships between words and images in the broadest sense possible, encompassing – and developing – the concept of adaptation and intertextual translation between cinema, audio-visuals, and written texts.

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Global Film Cultures

Global Film Cultures encourages the study of (trans)national cinemas, addressing institutional, economic and technological aspects, as well as social and gender dynamics, aesthetic and representational strategies, political and ideological processes.

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Under Analysis

Under Analysis includes articles and essays whose topic is not closely related to any of the other sections, though still addressing the main field of inquiry of the journal – that is, the relationship between cinema and other arts or cinema and other media.

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Cinema and Visual Arts

Cinema and Visual Arts aims at exploring the new artistic and expressive forms in the post-media era. It includes articles dedicated to the most recent evolutions of artistic practices within the context of contemporary media production and consumption, as well as to media innovations within convergence culture and the digital environment.

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Television and New Media Studies

Television and New Media studies includes articles dedicated to the analysis of television and web audiovisual products. The section encourages research on the methodological, stylistic, economic and narrative features of television and new media forms.

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Reviews

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Peer Review Process

The review process consist of a double blind peer review. The editors will assess whether the submission is eligible for review. 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.

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

 

Code of Conduct

The following statement is inspired by COPE Code of Conduct:
http://publicationethics.org/files/Code_of_conduct_for_journal_editors.pdf

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.

 

Scientific Committee

  • Simone Arcagni (Università degli Studi di Palermo)
  • Gianni Canova (IULM – Milano)
  • Lucia Cardone (Università degli Studi di Sassari)
  • Angela Dalle Vacche (Georgia Institute of Technology)
  • Roberto De Gaetano (Università della Calabria)
  • Mariagrazia Fanchi (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore – Milano)
  • Luisella Farinotti (IULM – Libera Università di Lingue e Comunicazione  Milano)
  • Leonardo Gandini (Università degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia)
  • Michele Guerra (Università degli Studi di Parma)
  • Vinzenz Hediger (Goethe Universität – Frankfurt am Main)
  • Cristina Jandelli (Università degli Studi di Firenze)
  • Catherine O’Rawe (University of Bristol)
  • Guglielmo Pescatore (Università di Bologna)
  • Mariapaola Pierini (Università degli Studi di Torino)
  • Leonardo Quaresima (Università degli Studi di Udine)
  • Massimo Scaglioni (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore – Milano)
  • Dario Tomasi (Università degli Studi di Torino)