Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Film-Philosophy is an international, fully open access and peer-reviewed academic journal dedicated to the engagement between film studies and philosophy.

Film-Philosophy considers articles on any subject relating to film and philosophy. Film-Philosophy is interested in the ways in which films develop and contribute to philosophical discussion. We particularly welcome articles that set up an active engagement between film studies and philosophy, thereby sustaining a thoughtful reevaluation of key aspects of each discipline.

All articles in Film-Philosophy are double-blind peer-reviewed.

Founded in November 1996, Film-Philosophy is an international academic journal dedicated to philosophically reviewing film studies, philosophical aesthetics and world cinema. With over 1200 members worldwide, the email list is a useful resource for information on publications and conference in the field. Our Facebook group has over 7000 members.

We host an annual conference related to the work of the journal.

Since 2016, Film-Philosophy is published by Edinburgh University Press and remains fully Open Access, with no charge to authors or readers:



Section Policies


We invite articles on any aspect of the intersection of film studies and philosophy.

Articles must not be less than 7000 words and should not exceed 8000 words including the bibliography.

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


This section contains responses to previous articles published in Film-Philosophy

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Book Reviews Only (No other submissions please)

  • William Brown
Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Open Call for Abstracts (Due 1 August 2019)

  • Chiara Quaranta
  • David Sorfa
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Peer Review Process

We operate a system of double-blind peer review.

Book reviews, festival reports and interviews are not peer-reviewed.

We ask our peer reviewers to respond critically but constructively to submissions. These are the questions that reviewers consider when evaluating submissions:

  • Does the submission make an original contribution to the field, or does it cover well known material?
  • Is the submission up to daterelevant and contextualised? Does it take into account recentrelevant research?
  • Does the submission have a clear focus and structure?
  • Is there a clear argument written in a clear style? Does the author resort to jargon or confusing language?


Publication Frequency

Film-Philosophy is published three times per year.


ISSN: 1466-4615