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. There are no charges for publishing. We format the articles, but ask you to adhere to the following guidelines:


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.

  • Audio, video and other media files should be submitted as supplementary files along with the manuscript to Journal of E-Media Studies.
  • Please state any recording program used, where applicable, in the description. 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

This is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. Although we reserve the right to continue to publish accepted texts, the copyright ownership of accepted texts will be retained by the author(s) under the Creative Commons License CC BY-NC 4.0. 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 link to the initial publication in this journal via the DOI.

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:

The editorial office address is:

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