Journal Policies

Section Policies


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Peer Review Process

Film-Philosophy operates a system of double-blind peer review. 

Book reviews, festival reports and interviews are not peer-reviewed. 

We ask our peer reviewers to respond critically but constructively to submissions. These are the questions that reviewers consider when evaluating submissions: 

  • Does the submission make an original contribution to the field, or does it cover well known material? 
  • Is the submission up to date, relevant and contextualised? Does it take into accountrecent, relevant research? 
  • Does the submission have a clear focus and structure? 
  • Is there a clear argument written in a clear style? Does the author resort to jargon or confusing language? 

Publication Frequency

3 issues per year: February, June & October.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content, under a  CC-BY-NC licence <>on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.  

Authors are not charged any APCs (Article Processing Charges) or other publication fees. 


Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms: 

  1. The author(s) (or other copyright owner) hereby grant Edinburgh University Press a non-exclusive, royaltyfree licence to publish, reproduce and/or distribute (either as an individual piece or with related materials) this article throughout the world in electronic, printed form or any other medium under a CC-BY-NC licence <> in Film-Philosophy, and the right to sub-licence and authorise others to use, reproduce, disseminate or display the article provided they credit the author(s) of the Contribution and provide full citation. 
  2. Copyright ownership remains with the authors or other copyright owner and this will be acknowledged within the article. 

Journal History

Please see: 

Sorfa, David (2016). “What is Film-Philosophy?” Film-Philosophy, 20:1, 1-5. 

Journal Sponsorship


The publication of this journal is kindly supported by the University of Edinburgh. 

Privacy and Consent Policy

The data collected from registered and non-registered users of this journal falls within the scope of the standard functioning of peer-reviewed journals. It includes information that makes communication possible for the editorial process; it is used to inform readers about the authorship and editing of content; it enables collecting aggregated data on readership behaviours, as well as tracking geopolitical and social elements of scholarly communication.

This journal’s editorial team uses this data to guide its work in publishing and improving this journal. Data that will assist in developing this journal platform (Open Journal Systems – OJS) may be shared with its developer Public Knowledge Project (PKP) in an anonymized and aggregated form, with appropriate exceptions such as article metrics. The data will not be sold by this journal or PKP nor will it be used for purposes other than those stated here.

Registered users

Users who register with this journal, including authors and peer reviewers where applicable, consent to having the personal information being stored in the University’s journal hosting platform (OJS) and processed by the platform and journal editorial teams.


Authors who make a submission to this journal consent to the personal information they supply as part of the submission being stored in the University’s journal hosting platform (OJS) and processed by the platform and journal editorial teams. Authors who make a submission have the responsibility to ensure that all contributors have read this Privacy and Consent policy and consent to having their personal information that is supplied as part of the submission process being stored in the University’s journal hosting platform (OJS) and processed by the platform and journal editorial teams. Authors published in this journal are also responsible for the human subject data that figures in the research reported in the journal.

Website visitors

The University’s journal hosting platform (OJS) collects anonymised usage log data, including IP addresses, pages visited, date visited, browser information, and geographical data. This information is not used to identify visitors personally and it is not used for any purpose other what is described here. The platform also uses cookies to manage session history and provide a better user experience – more details can be found on the Cookies information page.

Rights of the Individual

Those involved in editing this journal seek to be compliant with industry standards for data privacy, including the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) provision for “data subject rights” that include (a) breach notification; (b) right of access; (c) the right to be forgotten; (d) data portability; and (e) privacy by design. The GDPR also allows for the recognition of “the public interest in the availability of the data,” which has a particular saliency for those involved in maintaining, with the greatest integrity possible, the public record of scholarly publishing.

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