Cineforum Journal Call for Submissions

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Cineforum Journal / Dongguk University
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Cineforum is a peer reviewed bi-annual journal devoted to the theory and art of the moving image. Cineforum is published by the Department of Film and Digital Media at Dongguk University, one of the preeminent film departments in South Korea. It was first published in 1999 and is one of the oldest running Korean film and moving images journals. Cineforum has been certified due to the criteria established for an international research journal by the National Research Foundation of Korea.

Cineforum aims to be highly inclusive forum for the presentation and discussion of innovative original research. In an age where moving image industries and popular practices are increasingly integrated, Cineforum touches upon the whole range of moving image production and dissemination today. Occasional themed issues will treat specific aspects of this range; for example, the May 2011 issue was devoted to genre theory.

We welcome submissions in English, Korean or other languages, but an English abstract is required. Cineforum' scope includes a great variety of aspects connected to the global art and industry of the moving image, ranging from history, industrial policy to aesthetic frameworks, from theatrically released feature film to experimental film and new digitally based moving image media.

While most articles stay within the range of 6,000 to 8,000 words (footnotes excluded) there is no absolute limit on the length of an article. The peer review process is designed to be rigorous while also as swift as possible, usually taking around 30 days. Deadlines are every year on April 15 and November 15, and the journal is published every 31st May and 31st December.

In addition to the print version all articles included in Cineforum will be available for download from the Cineforum website free of charge: Authors will receive one free copy of the journal issue.


Submissions must include endnotes and bibliography, and adhere to MLA style. Please send submissions in .doc or .docx format to both contact emails below. Submissions should be sent electronically to
Please write "Submission for Cineforum" in the subject line.


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Dongguk University
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South Korea

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