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Critical Studies in Television

The International Journal of Television Studies

Co-Managing Editors
Kim Akass University of Hertfordshire, UK
Stephen Lacey University of Glamorgan, UK
Janet McCabe Birkbeck, University of London, UK
ECREA Editor
Simone Knox Reading University, UK
Elke Weissmann Edge Hill University, UK
Book Review Editor
Sarah Cardwell University of Kent, UK


eISSN: 17496039 | ISSN: 17496020 | Current volume: 12 | Current issue: 3 Frequency: 3 Times/Year

We are delighted to announce that effective the 4th September 2015, this title (previously published by Manchester University Press) will now be published by SAGE. For more information on the transfer of 10 titles from MUP to SAGE please click here.

Critical Studies in Television publishes articles that draw together divergent disciplines and different ways of thinking, to promote and advance television as a distinct academic discipline. It welcomes contributions on any aspect of television—production studies and institutional histories, audience and reception studies, theoretical approaches, conceptual paradigms and pedagogical questions. It continues to invite analyses of the compositional principles and aesthetics of texts, as well as contextual matters relating to both contemporary and past productions. CST also features book reviews, dossiers and debates. The journal is scholarly but accessible, dedicated to generating new knowledge and fostering a dynamic intellectual platform for television studies.

CSTonline is updated weekly to include industry and journal news, CFPs, event announcements (conference, symposia), as well as various blogs (where scholars reflect on various aspects of television studies). It also includes information about TV archives and resources, where to study and the latest research news.

This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Critical Studies in Television publishes articles that draw together divergent disciplines and different ways of thinking, to promote and advance television as a distinct academic discipline. It welcomes contributions on any aspect of television—production studies and institutional histories, audience and reception studies, theoretical approaches, conceptual paradigms and pedagogical questions. It continues to invite analyses of the compositional principles and aesthetics of texts, as well as contextual matters relating to both contemporary and past productions. CST also features book reviews, dossiers and debates. The journal is scholarly but accessible, dedicated to generating new knowledge and fostering a dynamic intellectual platform for television studies.

CSTonline is updated weekly to include industry and journal news, CFPs, event announcements (conference, symposia), as well as various blogs (where scholars reflect on various aspects of television studies). It also includes information about TV archives and resources, where to study and the latest research news.

CST Editorial Advisory Board
Stacey Abbott University of Roehampton, UK
Christine Geraghty University of Glasgow, UK
Assistant Book Reviews Editor
Rebecca Williams University of Glamorgan, UK
CSTonline Assistant
Debra Ramsay University of Exeter, UK
CSTonline (ECREA)
David Levente Palatinus University of Ruzomberok, Slovakia
Corresponding Editors
Jonathan Bignell University of Reading, UK
Simon Brown Kingston University, UK
Michele Byers Saint Mary's University, Canada
John Corner Liverpool University, UK
Glen Creeber Aberystwyth University, UK
Máire Messenger Davies University of Ulster, UK
Lynne Edwards Ursinus College, USA
John Ellis Royal Holloway, University of London, UK
Jane Feuer University of Pittsburgh, USA
Julia Hallam University of Liverpool, UK
Dana Heller Old Dominion University, USA
Richard Hewitt University of Salford, UK
Matt Hills Aberystwyth University, UK
Su Holmes University of East Anglia, UK
Jason Jacobs The University of Queensland, Australia
Deborah Jermyn University of Roehampton, UK
Geoff Lealand University of Waikato, New Zealand
Ruth McElroy University of South Wales, UK
Brett Mills University of East Anglia, UK
Albert Moran Griffith University, Australia
Steven Peacock University of Hertfordshire, UK
Roberta Pearson University of Nottingham, UK
Susan Turnbull University of Wollongong, Australia
Barbara Villez University Paris 8, France
Helen Wheatley Warwick University, UK
Helen Wood University of Leicester, UK
ECREA Advisory Board
Milly Buonanno University of Rome, La Sapienza, Italy
Irena Carpentier Reifová Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic
Alexander Dhoest University of Antwerp, Belgium
David Fernandez-Quijada Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain
Manuel Jose Damasio Lusofona University, Portugal
Lothar Mikos Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf, Germany
Jeanette Steemers King’s College London, UK
US Advisory Board
Gary R Edgerton Butler University, USA
Michele Hilmes University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Toby Miller Loughborough University in London, England; and Murdoch University, Australia
Robert Thompson Syracuse University, USA
Founding Editors
David Lavery Middle Tennessee State University, USA
Robin Nelson Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London, UK
Rhonda V Wilcox Gordon College, USA
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  • This Journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics

    Please read the guidelines below then visit the Journal’s submission site https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/mcst to upload your manuscript. Please note that manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned.

    Only manuscripts of sufficient quality that meet the aims and scope of Critical Studies in Television will be reviewed.

    There are no fees payable to submit or publish in this journal.

    As part of the submission process you will be required to warrant that you are submitting your original work, that you have the rights in the work, that you are submitting the work for first publication in the Journal and that it is not being considered for publication elsewhere and has not already been published elsewhere, and that you have obtained and can supply all necessary permissions for the reproduction of any copyright works not owned by you.

    1. What do we publish?
      1.1 Aims & Scope
      1.2 Article types
      1.3 Writing your paper
    2. Editorial policies
      2.1 Authorship
      2.2 Acknowledgements
      2.3 Declaration of conflicting interests
    3. Publishing policies
      3.1 Publication ethics
      3.2 Contributor's publishing agreement
      3.3 Open access and author archiving
    4. Preparing your manuscript
      4.1 Formatting
      4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics
      4.3 Supplementary material
      4.4 Reference style
      4.5 English language editing services
    5. Submitting your manuscript
      5.1 ORCID
      5.2 Information required for completing your submission
      5.3 Permissions
    6. On acceptance and publication
      6.1 SAGE Production
      6.2 Online First publication
      6.3 Access to your published article
      6.4 Promoting your article
    7. Further information

     

    1. What do we publish?

    1.1 Aims & Scope

    Before submitting your manuscript to Critical Studies in Television, please ensure you have read the Aims & Scope.

    1.2 Article Types

    Articles should be between 6,000-8,000 words.

    Interviews (including contextualising essay) should be 5,000 words maximum.

    The journal also features book reviews, for more information please contact the Book Reviews Editor Sarah Cardwell (s.cardwell@kent.ac.uk).

    1.3 Writing your paper

    The SAGE Author Gateway has some general advice and on how to get published, plus links to further resources.

    1.3.1 Make your article discoverable

    When writing up your paper, think about how you can make it discoverable. The title, keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article through search engines such as Google. For information and guidance on how best to title your article, write your abstract and select your keywords, have a look at this page on the Gateway: How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online.

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    2. Editorial policies

    2.1 Authorship

    All parties who have made a substantive contribution to the article should be listed as authors. Principal authorship, authorship order, and other publication credits should be based on the relative scientific or professional contributions of the individuals involved, regardless of their status. A student is usually listed as principal author on any multiple-authored publication that substantially derives from the student’s dissertation or thesis.

    2.2 Acknowledgements

    All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an Acknowledgements section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help, or a department chair who provided only general support.

    Please supply any personal acknowledgements separately to the main text to facilitate anonymous peer review.

    2.3 Declaration of conflicting interests

    Critical Studies in Television encourages authors to include a declaration of any conflicting interests and recommends you review the good practice guidelines on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.

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    3. Publishing Policies

    3.1 Publication ethics

    SAGE is committed to upholding the integrity of the academic record. We encourage authors to refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics’ International Standards for Authors and view the Publication Ethics page on the SAGE Author Gateway.

    3.1.1 Plagiarism

    Critical Studies in Television and SAGE take issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of published articles. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked with duplication-checking software. Where an article, for example, is found to have plagiarised other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where the authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article; taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author's institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; or taking appropriate legal action.

    3.1.2 Prior publication

    If material has been previously published it is not generally acceptable for publication in a SAGE journal. However, there are certain circumstances where previously published material can be considered for publication. Please refer to the guidance on the SAGE Author Gateway or if in doubt, contact the Editor at the address given below.

    3.2 Contributor's publishing agreement

    Before publication, SAGE requires the author as the rights holder to sign a Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement. SAGE’s Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement is an exclusive licence agreement which means that the author retains copyright in the work but grants SAGE the sole and exclusive right and licence to publish for the full legal term of copyright. Exceptions may exist where an assignment of copyright is required or preferred by a proprietor other than SAGE. In this case copyright in the work will be assigned from the author to the society. For more information please visit the SAGE Author Gateway.

    3.3 Open access and author archiving

    Critical Studies in Television offers optional open access publishing via the SAGE Choice programme. For more information please visit the SAGE Choice website. For information on funding body compliance, and depositing your article in repositories, please visit SAGE Publishing Policies on our Journal Author Gateway.

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    4. Preparing your manuscript for submission

    4.1 Formatting

    The preferred format for your manuscript is Word. LaTeX files are also accepted. Word and (La)Tex templates are available on the Manuscript Submission Guidelines page of our Author Gateway.

    4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics

    For guidance on the preparation of illustrations, pictures and graphs in electronic format, please visit SAGE’s Manuscript Submission Guidelines.

    Figures supplied in colour will appear in colour online regardless of whether or not these illustrations are reproduced in colour in the printed version. For specifically requested colour reproduction in print, you will receive information regarding the costs from SAGE after receipt of your accepted article.

    4.3 Supplementary material

    This journal is able to host additional materials online (e.g. datasets, podcasts, videos, images etc) alongside the full-text of the article. For more information please refer to our guidelines on submitting supplementary files.

    4.4 Reference style

    Critical Studies in Television adheres to the SAGE Harvard reference style. View the SAGE Harvard guidelines to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style.

    If you use EndNote to manage references, you can download the SAGE Harvard EndNote output file.

    For Film, Television series and episodes please use the following referencing style:
    Film Title
    Film followed by the director, year of release (in brackets) and the distributor.
    Julie and Julia. Nora Ephron (2009). Columbia Pictures.
    In text: film and year in brackets.
    Julie and Julia (2009).

    TV series
    TV show name (1992-96) Channel of original broadcast, major production companies, followed if necessary by ‘et al.’
    All in the Family. (1971-79) CBS. Tandem Productions/CBS.
    Piovra, La [The Octopus. Power of the Mafia]. (1984-present) Rai Uno. Télécip et al.
    In text: (TV Show name 1992-96).
    (All in the Family 1971-79).

    TV episode
    No separate reference needed in Reference list. Simply list the series of which it forms a part, as above.
    Please give, in main text or endnotes, any other information important to your argument, such as episode title, date of first broadcast, director, writer, etc, where these details are not already provided in the series reference.
    In text: (TV Show name 2000, season and episode number if applicable)
    (The Sopranos 1999. 1: 3).

    4.5 English language editing services

    Authors seeking assistance with English language editing, translation, or figure and manuscript formatting to fit the journal’s specifications should consider using SAGE Language Services. Visit SAGE Language Services on our Journal Author Gateway for further information.

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    5. Submitting your manuscript

    Critical Studies in Television is hosted on SAGE Track, a web based online submission and peer review system powered by ScholarOne™ Manuscripts. Visit https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/mcst to login and submit your article online.

    IMPORTANT: Please check whether you already have an account in the system before trying to create a new one. If you have reviewed or authored for the journal in the past year it is likely that you will have had an account created.  For further guidance on submitting your manuscript online please visit ScholarOne Online Help.

    5.1 ORCID

    As part of our commitment to ensuring an ethical, transparent and fair peer review process SAGE is a supporting member of ORCID, the Open Researcher and Contributor ID. ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes researchers from every other researcher and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between researchers and their professional activities ensuring that their work is recognised.

    We encourage all authors to add their ORCIDs to their SAGE Track accounts and include their ORCIDs as part of the submission process. If you don’t already have one you can create one here.

    5.2 Information required for completing your submission

    You will be asked to provide contact details and academic affiliations for all co-authors via the submission system and identify who is to be the corresponding author. These details must match what appears on your manuscript. At this stage please ensure you have included all the required statements and declarations and uploaded any additional supplementary files (including reporting guidelines where relevant).

    5.3 Permissions

    Please also ensure that you have obtained any necessary permission from copyright holders for reproducing any illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere. For further information including guidance on fair dealing for criticism and review, please see the Copyright and Permissions page on the SAGE Author Gateway.

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    6. On acceptance and publication

    6.1 SAGE Production

    Your SAGE Production Editor will keep you informed as to your article’s progress throughout the production process. Proofs will be sent by PDF to the corresponding author and should be returned promptly.  Authors are reminded to check their proofs carefully to confirm that all author information, including names, affiliations, sequence and contact details are correct, and that Funding and Conflict of Interest statements, if any, are accurate. Please note that if there are any changes to the author list at this stage all authors will be required to complete and sign a form authorising the change.

    6.2 Online First publication

    Online First allows final articles (completed and approved articles awaiting assignment to a future issue) to be published online prior to their inclusion in a journal issue, which significantly reduces the lead time between submission and publication. Visit the SAGE Journals help page for more details, including how to cite Online First articles.

    6.3 Access to your published article

    SAGE provides authors with online access to their final article.

    6.4 Promoting your article

    Publication is not the end of the process! You can help disseminate your paper and ensure it is as widely read and cited as possible. The SAGE Author Gateway has numerous resources to help you promote your work. Visit the Promote Your Article page on the Gateway for tips and advice. In addition, SAGE is partnered with Kudos, a free service that allows authors to explain, enrich, share, and measure the impact of their article. Find out how to maximise your article’s impact with Kudos.

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    7. Further information

    Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the manuscript submission process should be sent to the Critical Studies in Television editorial office as follows:

    Janet McCabe (Managing Editor)
    j.mccabe@bbk.ac.uk

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