Open Access

JCMS is proud to offer a number of open access publications related to all aspects of cinema and media studies.

Archival News

Archival News is a quarterly bulletin of highlights from audiovisual archives, including the latest on acquisitions, preservation, exhibitions and festivals, professional meetings, awards, publications and DVDs, and online resources. If you'd like to submit to Archival News, please complete this form, or send contributions to editor Rielle Navitski at

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Professional Notes

Professional Notes is a quarterly feature that curates and circulates lists of recent publications in media studies, including books, articles, blogs, podcasts, and video essays on film and TV. Self-submissions are welcome! Please send any questions to editors Colleen Glenn at or Paul Flaig at

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In Focus

In Focus publishes a series of short essays in each issue of JCMS. In Focus dossiers are based around a special topic, selected by a guest editor, with a timely significance to film and media studies. If you are interested in submitting a dossier, please read our CFP and send a brief summary of your proposal to Caetlin Benson-Allott at

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Reviews are featured in each issue of JCMS. JCMS seeks to review innovative new work that speaks broadly to the field of cinema and media studies. Proposals for reviews and reviewers are encouraged. Please contact reviews editor Laura Isabel Serna at, with any book review or reviewer suggestions.

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Spotlight, organized by the JCMS Outreach & Equity Editors, publishes interviews with scholars, caucuses, and scholarly interest groups (SIGs) from SCMS. Please contact editors TreaAndrea Russworm at and Samantha Sheppard at with any questions or suggestions.

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Teaching Media

Teaching Media is dedicated to sharing ideas and resources for pedagogical practices. JCMS Teaching Dossier publishes short essays on pedagogical topics in film and media studies.

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