Promoting innovative research in media studies
NECSUS is an international, double-blind peer reviewed journal of media studies connected to NECS (European Network for Cinema and Media Studies) and published by Amsterdam University Press. The journal is multidisciplinary and strives to bring together the best work in the field of media studies across the humanities and social sciences. We aim to publish research that matters and that improves the understanding of media and culture inside and outside the academic community.
Each volume will feature an open section for diverse contributions, a special thematic section, and a reviews section that will cover books, conferences, festivals, and exhibits. NECSUS is targeted to a broad readership of researchers, lecturers, and students, and will be offered as a biannual open access, online journal. Our inaugural volume will be published in spring 2012 with a special thematic focus on ‘crisis’.
Focusing on cinema, television, and new media
NECSUS focuses on cinema, television, and new media studies by publishing research either by European scholars or on European media, for a global readership. The journal particularly welcomes comparative and pan-European studies. We invite submissions on all aspects of media including textual, representational, and cinema-philosophical issues. Manuscripts may also cover media production and institutions as well as media technologies, networks, audiences, and uses. These aspects may be studied separately or in conjunction and situated in their cultural and historical contexts.
We welcome contributions from different research traditions including but not limited to cinema and television studies, cultural studies, communication studies, game studies, network studies, and media history. The journal aims to promote innovative research presenting new approaches and insights, to publish work that makes a substantial contribution to the field, be it on a theoretical, methodological, empirical, or analytical level. NECSUS publishes content that improves the understanding of media and culture inside and outside the academic community. We encourage the inclusion of links to digital archives and we support the integration of audio-visual data and material into academic arguments.
Essays should be focused and guided by clearly formulated questions or problems, leading to well-argued conclusions. The journal is aimed at a broad readership of researchers, lecturers, and students. We make a distinction between feature essays of 5,000-8,000 words and short reviews of 2,000-3,000 words. Feature essays are subject to double-blind external peer review and short reviews will be covered by the editorial board.
NECSUS welcomes book reviews, preferably discussing two or three recently published titles within a particular academic field or addressing a specific theme. Authors are invited to use the books under scrutiny to reflect on an overarching theme or topic. NECSUS also welcomes video essays and video conference reports, which are reviewed by the editorial board.
Deniz Bayrakdar (Kadir Has Üniversitesi, Istanbul)
Ulrike Bergermann (Hochschule für Bildende Künste Braunschweig)
Valeria Camporesi (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)
Francesco Casetti (Yale University, New Haven)
Alexander Dhoest (Universiteit Antwerpen)
Richard Dyer (King’s College London)
Ulrik Ekman (Københavns Universitet)
Lorenz Engell (Bauhaus-Universität Weimar)
Giovanna Fossati (EYE Film Institute Netherlands, Amsterdam)
Laurent Guido (Université de Lausanne)
Vinzenz Hediger (Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt am Main)
Jan Holmberg (Ingmar Bergman Foundation, Stockholm)
Anikó Imre (University of Southern California, Los Angeles)
Dina Iordanova (University of St Andrews, Scotland)
Jeroen Jansz (Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam)
Hermann Kappelhoff (Freie Universität Berlin)
Raphaëlle Moine (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3)
Laura Mulvey (Birkbeck, University of London)
Veronica Pravadelli (Università degli Studi Roma Tre)
Leonardo Quaresima (Università degli Studi di Udine)
Yuri Tsivian (The University of Chicago)
William Uricchio (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge)