Journal of Screenwriting

The Journal of Screenwriting was started in 2009 by Jill Nelmes (University of East London), with Jule Selbo and Ian W. Macdonald as Co-Editors, and has become one of Intellect Books’ most successful journals. Now with three issues per annum, it is indexed by Thomson Reuters; Web of Science, MLA International Bibliography; Film and Television Literature Index (with FT); TOC Premier; British Humanities Index; International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF); Scopus; Ulrich’s and Summon. Volume 5 / Issue 1 is available free for inspection.

The Journal aims to explore the nature of writing for the moving image in the broadest sense, highlighting current academic thinking around scriptwriting whilst also reflecting on this with a truly international perspective and outlook. The journal encourages the investigation of a broad range of possible methodologies and approaches to studying the scriptwriting form, in particular: the history of the form, contextual analysis, the process of writing for the moving image, the relationship of scriptwriting to the production process and how the form can be considered in terms of culture and society. The journal also encourages research in the field of screenwriting, the linking of scriptwriting practice to academic theory, and supports and promotes conferences and networking events on this subject.

The Editors welcome contributions, and direct contributors to the publisher’s webpage, where the link for submission can be found here.

The Editorial Team is:

Principal Editor

Craig Batty
University of South Australia

Reviews Editor

Rosanne Welch
Stephens College