Aim and Scope Global Storytelling invites written submissions that engage with the affect (emotional engagement) and effect (social impact) of audiovisual storytelling. We cover a range of storytelling modes, genres, platforms, and industries with the aim of bridging the gap between academia and the wider world and deepening our understanding of how storytelling shapes our identities and perceptions. The journal is methodologically broad and welcomes submissions from traditional scholars (including disciplines such as film and media studies, cultural studies, gender studies, communication, history, political science, sociology, philosophy, and psychology) as well as from critics, curators, policymakers, and public intellectuals.
Submission Checklist
  1. Global Storytelling typically publishes four types of pieces: research articles, short essays, individual reviews, and review essays. Research articles should be between 6,000 and 10,000 words long, including notes and captions.
  2. Research articles must include an abstract of 150 to 250 words and up to six keywords or phrases to help us find appropriate peer reviewers.
  3. Submissions should follow Chicago Manual of Style guidelines. All bibliographic information should be in endnotes, with full citation information for each source given in the first note mentioning that source (see Sample Citations). Submissions should not contain bibliographies or reference lists.
  4. Authors are encouraged to provide up to six figures or images per submission and are responsible for obtaining permission to publish materials that do not fall under Fair Use. For resources on Fair Use, please consult the Fair Use Research Guide (University of Michigan Library) as well as the Fair Use Policies of the SCMS. Please embed only low-resolution images into your submission for peer-review. If your article is accepted, you must provide high-resolution versions of your images that will be suitable for printing. Please provide the highest-resolution version of the image you can, and understand that if it is not at least 3-4 inches wide or tall when saved at 300 DPI, then it will be sized down for print.
  5. Research articles are reviewed in a double-blind process, so submissions must be fully anonymized. If the manuscript references a submitting author's published work, please use uppercase placeholders such as AUTHOR and DATE in the submission where needed (e.g. “In DATE, AUTHOR argued that…”).
  6. For any submission questions involving the journal's online Janeway portal, please see the Janeway author guide.
  7. Global Storytelling welcomes submissions of non-English content, however, it is advised that the authors translate their content into English. If authors need to translate Chinese languages, pinyin is the official romanization system for Standard Mandarin Chinese. 
  8. Authors should ensure that they have written and submitted entirely original works only. Any work or words of others should be appropriately cited. Plagiarism takes various forms, from copying or paraphrasing substantial parts of another’s paper without acknowledging the sources to claiming results from research conducted by others. Plagiarism constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and any submissions which are found as plagiarized works will not be accepted by Global Storytelling.
Copyright Notice

Authors retain the copyright and full publishing rights without restrictions.

Peer Review This journal operates a double-blind peer-review policy for research articles and at least two independent reviewers review each article. The journal also runs a non-peer-reviewed section, which includes opinion pieces, book reviews, and reviews of film, TV, and video programs.

Global Storytelling publishes all pieces under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) license.

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    Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use. NonCommercial — You may not use the material for commercial purposes. NoDerivatives — If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you may not distribute the modified material. No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.
Publication Fees Global Storytelling has no article processing charges, submission/publication fees or open access fees.
Publication Cycle This journal publishes biannually.

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