About The Projector

The Projector: A Journal on Film, Media, and Culture is an open access, peer reviewed journal published twice annually (winter and summer). The Projector is interested in publishing research articles (20-25 pages) in the related fields of film, media, and cultural studies, with a special interest in interdisciplinary analysis of media texts, studies in political economy, work in industry studies, research on the intersection of representational politics and aesthetic choices and conventions,  examinations of cultural developments in taste formation, work in reception studies, and qualitative and/or ethnographic audience studies. The journal also considers book review submissions (approximately 5 pages).

Reproduction of copyrighted artwork is limited to nonprofit, educational purposes. Authors hold the copyright to their material and authority to reprint articles must be sought from the publisher.

Inquiries should be directed to Cynthia Baron at cbaron@bgsu.edu

CFPs for Upcoming Special Issues

Community Media in the Era of Pandemics, Protests, and Post Truths (Guest Editor Jamie Rogers) - deadline 10/15/2020

naturalized institutional/cultural censorship versus film/media that illuminate the lived experiences of marginalized people - initial deadline 10/31/2020 (with submissions afterwards accepted on a rolling basis)

Submission Guidelines

  • Manuscripts should be submitted in electronic form (Word document in an email attachment) to cbaron@bgsu.edu

  • Do not put your name in the body of your work or in the header/footer.

  • Material submitted to The Projector must be typed and double spaced; use Times New Roman 12 point font.

  • All citations must follow Chicago Style citation rules (end notes and bibliography format). Authors are responsible for converting citations to Chicago Style End Notes & Bibliography formatting prior to submission

  • Film titles should be in italics; first mention should include director’s name and release date.  

  • Photographs or illustrations must be either JPG files or a link to an online source. For online images, please include the URL for the site where the image originated for attribution purposes (so that we can credit the source of the image when we use it).

  • For layout reasons, images should also be used sparingly and limited to just those necessary to illustrate key points. 

See our current issue for examples.

Contact Information

Cynthia Baron, Editor

The Projector: A Journal on Film, Media, and Culture
Bowling Green State University
212 Wolfe Center
Bowling Green, Ohio 43403-0180
(419) 372-9639