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In order to meet your funding requirements authors are required to name their funding sources, or state if there are none, during the submission process. For further information on this process or to find out more about the CHORUS initiative please click here.

Please note: when submitting papers to Screen, authors should include with submitted material a brief biographical note, including institutional affiliation, and a 250-word abstract.

Manuscripts should not exceed 10,000 words, excluding footnotes.

Submission of a manuscript is taken by the Editors to imply that the paper represents original work not previously published, in print or online, and not under consideration for publication, elsewhere; and if accepted for publication that it will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in any language, without the consent of the Editors and Publisher. It is also assumed that the author will have obtained the necessary permissions to include in the paper copyright material such as illustrations, extended quotations, etc.

Screen does not accept unsolicited book reviews or conference reports.


Authors who have material published in Screen will receive one free copy of the journal issue and 25 offprints of their contribution free of charge. These can be claimed using the Oxford Journals Author Services site. Republication in an anthology or collection of an author's own work is freely permissible, with due credit to Screen. Republication otherwise requires the permission of Screen, the Publisher and the author.


Screen operates a Flexible Colour Option for all articles. All figures submitted to the journal in colour will be published in colour online at no cost (unless the author specifically requests that their figures be in black and white online). Authors may choose to also publish their figures in colour in the print journal for £350 per page; you will be asked to approve this cost in an e-mail when your proof is sent out. Colour figures must have a resolution of at least 300 dots per inch at their final size. You will be issued with an invoice at the time of publication. Orders from the UK will be subject to the current UK VAT charge. For orders from elsewhere in the EU you or your institution should account for VAT by way of a reverse charge. Please provide us with your or your institution’s VAT number.


Notes and references, which should be kept to a minimum, should be on an automatic numbering system where possible, and appear at the end of the article, not at the foot of individual pages.

Style for citations of written sources is as follows:

1. Christian Metz, Psychoanalysis and Cinema: The Imaginary Signifier, trans. Celia Britton. Annwyl Williams, Ben Brewster and Alfred Guzzetti (London: Macmillan, 1982).

2. Ginette Vincendeau, 'Melodramatic realism: on some French women's films in the 1930s', Screen, vol. 30, no. 3 (1989), pp. 51-65.

3. Monika Treut, 'Female misbehaviour', in Laura Pietrapaolo and Ada Testaferri (eds), Feminisms in the Cinema (Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 1995), pp. 106-21.

References to films in both notes and main text should include full title with initial capitalisation according to accepted style of the language concerned. Titles should be italicised, and in the case of non-English language films original release title should precede US and/or British release title, followed by director and release date in round brackets:

A bout de souffle/Breathless (Jean-Luc Godard, 1960)

Where such information is relevant to the argument and does not appear elsewhere in the text, details of production company and/or country of origin may also be included:

The Big Sleep (Howard Hawks, Warner Bros, US, 1945).

References to television programmes should be dated from the year of first transmission, and, in the case of long-running serials, the duration of the run should be indicated. Details of production company, transmitting channel, country, may be supplied where they are relevant to the argument:

Coronation Street (Granada, 1961- )

Where writers or producers are credited their role should be indicated:

Where the Difference Begins (w. David Mercer, BBC, 1961).


It is a condition of publication in the journal that authors grant an exclusive licence to Screen. This ensures that requests from third parties to reproduce articles are handled efficiently and consistently and will also allow the article to be as widely disseminated as possible. As part of the licence agreement, you may however reuse your material in other publications provided that the journal is acknowledged as the original place of publication and Oxford University Press as the Publisher.

Upon receipt of accepted manuscripts at Oxford Journals authors will be invited to complete an online copyright licence to publish form.

Please note that by submitting an article for publication you confirm that you are the corresponding/submitting author and that Oxford University Press (‘OUP’) may retain your email address for the purpose of communicating with you about the article. You agree to notify OUP immediately if your details change. If your article is accepted for publication OUP will contact you using the email address you have used in the registration process. Please note that OUP does not retain copies of rejected articles.

Open Access:

Screen authors have the option to publish their paper under the Oxford Open initiative; whereby, for a charge, their paper will be made freely available online immediately upon publication. 

After your manuscript is accepted the corresponding author will be required to accept a mandatory licence to publish agreement. As part of the licensing process you will be asked to indicate whether or not you wish to pay for Open Access. If you do not select the Open Access option, your paper will be published with standard subscription-based access and you will not be charged. 

Oxford Open articles are published under Creative Commons licences.

All other authors publishing in Early Music can use the following Creative Commons licences for their articles:

• Creative Commons licence (CC BY)

• Creative Commons Non-Commercial licence (CC BY-NC)

• Creative Commons Non-Commercial No-Derivatives licence (CC BY-NC-ND)

Please click here for more information about the Creative Commons licences.

You can pay Open Access charges using our Author Services site. This will enable you to pay online with a credit/debit card, or request an invoice by email or post. The open access charges applicable are:

Regular charge - £1850/$3000/€2450 

Reduced Rate Developing country charge* - £925/$1500/€1225

Free Developing country charge * - £0/$0/€0

*Visit our Developing Countries page for a list of qualifying countries.

Please note that these charges are in addition to any colour/page charges that may apply.

Orders from the UK will be subject to the current UK VAT charge. For orders from the rest of the European Union, OUP will assume that the service is provided for business purposes. Please provide a VAT number for yourself or your institution, and ensure you account for your own local VAT correctly.

AUTHORS PLEASE NOTE: for information on film and TV image permissions, please follow this link.


Language editing, if your first language is not English, to ensure that the academic content of your paper is fully understood by journal editors and reviewers is optional. Language editing does not guarantee that your manuscript will be accepted for publication. For further information on this service, please click here. Several specialist language editing companies offer similar services and you can also use any of these. Authors are liable for all costs associated with such services.

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