Submission Guidelines


All manuscripts are reviewed by at least two referees. We utilize a blind referee system of review. Articles are posted as HTML files. We format the articles, but ask you to adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Articles may be submitted in Word, HTML or RTF format. Essays should not exceed 9,000 words.
  • Manuscripts should be submitted electronically. We especially encourage submissions via e-mail, but please do not e-mail any file larger than 20MB.
  • Manuscripts can be e-mailed to the editors at, or a CD/DVD version may be mailed to
Journal of e-Media Studies
Department of Film and Media Studies at Dartmouth
206 Black Family Visual Arts Center
22 Lebanaon Street
Hanover, NH 03755-3543
  • Manuscripts should follow the format specified by the most current Chicago Manual of Style.
  • Do not use any headers or footers other than page numbers.
  • Avoid using stylesheets and macros in the preparation of your manuscript.


Use of the electronic format for publishing allows us to post a variety of media, submitted in conjunction with an essay. We will also consider media as stand-alone documents.

  • Media may be submitted digitally, or on tape or disc (see addresses above). Please do not e-mail any file larger than 20MB.
  • Please state any recording program used, where applicable. Once a submission is accepted, we will take responsibility for digitizing material as necessary.
  • Video materials should be submitted in full digital video (DV) quality in Quicktime .mov or Windows .avi format. These formats are native to MiniDV and DVCAM tapes and are usually an export option from non-linear editing programs such as iMovie, Final Cut Pro or Avid.

Rights and Permissions

It is anticipated that, from time to time, contributors' submissions will include, for purposes of criticism or scholarship, third party copyrighted work such as illustrations and media clips.  In general, we will follow the same policies about quotations as we would apply to quotation from literary texts.

Contributors are responsible for determining whether it is necessary to obtain copyright permission for such material, for obtaining such permissions where necessary, and for determining whether use of such material is permissible under the doctrine of fair use.  Contributors should retain copies of permissions for at least three years and provide copies to the Editor if requested to do so.  Information concerning the requirements of copyright law and the doctrine of fair use is available at:

Although we reserve the right to continue to publish accepted texts, the ownership of accepted texts will be retained by the author(s). We ask that any subsequent publication of a text (or version of a text) not appear for at least six months after publication in this journal, and that such publication directly cite (or if possible link to) the initial publication in this journal.