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 contact the Archival News Editors, Kit Hughes ( and Kat Brewster (

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New Research

New Research (formerly known as 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 self-submissions or questions to the Editor of New Research, Aviva Dove-Viebahn (

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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 guest editing a dossier, please contact In Focus Editor, Cait McKinney (

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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 the Book Reviews Editor, Tupur Chatterjee ( 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 the Associate Editors of Outreach and Equity, Juan Llamas-Rodriguez and Angela Aguayo at with 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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