Science Fiction Film & Television

Science Fiction Film & Television

  • ISSN (Online) : 1754-3789
  • ISSN (Print) : 1754-3770
  • Language : English
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Science Fiction Film and Television is a peer-reviewed journal published three times a year by Liverpool University Press. Founded by Mark Bould (UWE) and Sherryl Vint (University of California, Riverside), the journal is edited by Gerry Canavan (Marquette University), Dan Hassler-Forest (Utretcht University) and Anindita Banerjee (Cornell University), with an international board of advisory editors.

Science Fiction Film and Television encourages dialogue among the scholarly and intellectual communities of science fiction studies, film studies and television studies.

The journal invites submissions on all areas of sf film and television, from Hollywood productions to Korean or Turkish sf film, from SyFy productions to the origins of sf tv in Rod Brown of the Rocket Rangers or The Quatermass Experiment. We encourage papers which consider neglected texts, propose innovative ways of looking at canonical texts, or explore the tensions and synergies that emerge from the interaction of genre and medium.

We publish articles (6000-8000 words), book and DVD reviews (1000-2000 words) and review essays (up to 5000 words).

SFFTV is indexed and abstracted in Scopus.

Code of Conduct
LUP is committed to maintaining the highest ethical standards. We therefore ask that all contributors and reviewers adhere to the COPE Core Practices.
More info can be found on the COPE website.

Science Fiction Film and Television invites submissions year-round. Preferred length for articles is approximately 7000-9000 words; all topics related to science fiction film and television will be considered. Typical response time is within three months. Please refer to the full style guidelines for contributors; please direct any individualized queries to gerry.canavan@marquette.edu.

Click here to download the Call for Papers.

Current Editors
Gerry Canavan, Marquette University
Dan Hassler-Forest, Utrecht University
Anindita Banerjee, Cornell University

Editorial Board:
Stacey Abbott, Roehampton University
Jonathan Bignell, University of Reading
Catherine Constable, University of Warwick
Neil Easterbrook, TCU
Susan A. George, University of California, Berkeley
Barry Keith Grant, Brock University
Elyce Rae Helford, Middle Tennessee State University
Matt Hills, University of Huddersfield
Brooks Landon, University of Iowa
Rob Latham
Roger Luckhurst, Birkbeck College
Susan Napier, Tufts University
Sharalyn Orbaugh, University of British Columbia
David Seed, University of Liverpool
Patrick Sharp, CSU Los Angeles
Sharon Sharp, CSU Dominguez Hills
Steve Shaviro, Wayne State University
Vivian Sobchack, University of California, Los Angeles
JP Telotte, Georgia Institute of Technology

Science Fiction Film and Television is seeking articles for its 15th anniversary issue; click here for our call for papers.

Submission to SFFTV is via ScholarOne Manuscripts.

Beginning in November 2021, Science Fiction Film and Television will use US-style spelling and punctuation, and the author-date (AD) style of citation according to the Chicago Manual of Style. The full manual is available at https://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/home.html. Widely used in film and media studies, the Chicago author-date style uses parenthetical citations in the body of the text and a works cited list at the end. Click here to download the updated Science Fiction Film and Television Guidelines for Contributors.

LUP gives authors the option to add a short plain language summary to their submission in ScholarOne Manuscripts. This simple, non-technical explanation or lay summary makes it easier for people to find and understand your work. This is not the same as the abstract. Once your article has been published, this summary will be made available through Kudos.

Should you require any assistance using ScholarOne Manuscripts please do not hesitate to contact the ScholarOne Manuscripts Helpdesk. Monday through Friday, 3:00 am to 8:30 pm EST, (US Based Number): +1-434-817-2040 x 334 or by clicking the ‘Get Help Now’ link on the upper right corner of the site to search FAQs, email the team, or locate a Guide for Authors.

Preferred essays length is approximately 7,000-9,000 words, including notes and works cited, and include a 100-word abstract. If you have an idea for a contribution to the archives section, please contact the editors to discuss your proposal: gerrycanavan@gmail.com, dhasslerforest@gmail.com, and Anindita Banerjee.

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Subscription Rates
3 issues per year (standard subscription includes online access from 2008)

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Editorial Queries & Book Reviews:
Gerry Canavan, Marquette University: gerrycanavan@gmail.com
Dan Hassler-Forest, Utrecht University: dhasslerforest@gmail.com

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Available Content

Volume 14 (2021)
Volume 13 (2020)
Volume 12 (2019)
Volume 11 (2018)
Volume 10 (2017)
Volume 5 (2012)
Volume 4 (2011)
Volume 3 (2010)
Volume 2 (2009)
Volume 1 (2008)