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Publication rules and guidelines


The articles published in Ekphrasis are using English and other European languages in order to maintain multiculturalism and interdisciplinarity as described in the Background. We encourage authors to use English as contemporary lingua franca of research while considering multi-lingual expression an European trait. All articles must have exclusively English-language abstracts, key words and affiliation of the author. No fee for the publication of articles in the journal is required. The authors should submit the articles in electronic format to the issue coordinators and to the senior editor at the following e-mail address: By sending the material, it is understood that it contains original information that has never been published before and that the material has not been submitted for publication elsewhere.

Publication process
After the submission of the abstract the executive editor will provide authors constructive reviews, according to the deliberations of the Editorial Board (se About Us section). After accepting the subject, specific directions (if necessary) will be provided for revising a manuscript. The final decision to either accept or reject a manuscript will follow after the reviewing process by the Editorial and Advisory Board. See more in the Ethics and Publication Guidelines section below.

Ekphrasis is published following the bi-annual schedule: June and December of each academic year.

No fees or any kind of monetary charges are required for publishing with Ekphrasis. Please do not accept any such messages, and report any emails containing such information immediatly to the editors.
The editors of the journal support freedom of academic expression, but also strive to keep integrity in the publishing of research. All inacurracies will be corrected promptly and, if needed, the articles will be withdrawn.

Peer review process
Ekphrasis applies a double-blind peer review system. Authors are invited to submit their work through direct contact and through general submissions calls on various platforms. Once authors submit their papers they implicitly accept the reviewing process and affirm their agreement to be evaluated. Also, when so mentioned, the references and bibliographic corrections of reviewers must be followed properly.

All the submitted proposals are reviewed by the editors of the journal, and they determine to accept or reject the submission. If there are disagreements referring to accepting a proposal, the Senior editor make the final decision regarding publication. Revisions and resubmissions are a policy of this journal. The reviewers follow the guidelines for established by the Editorial Board. Reviewing is based on confidentiality, objectivity and academic collegiality. 


Authors' responsibilities

All authors must make sure that the material they submit is creatively new and innovative, that corrections will be made and retractions accepted when requested. Please provide all references and financial interests when submitting your papers. Ekphrasis does not accept the duplication of publised materials so, unless articles are re-written in large proportion we discourage submission of already published works.
Authors can appeal if any conflicts appear and the Senior editor will apoint another editorial committee to analyze the case. This will be the final decission and no further appeals are possible.


Publication rules


Ekphrasis publishes essays, reviews and interviews. Feature essays should be between 5,000-9,000 words. They are subject to external blind peer review. Reviews should be between 2,000-3,000 words, and will be reviewed by the editorial board.

We publish essays that address questions or discuss problems related to various research fi elds that include but are not limited to cinema, television studies, media studies, media archaeology, art history, art theory, cultural studies, communication studies, performing arts. The journal aims to publish and promote innovative research presenting new approaches and insights in the respective fi elds. We expect that the published works will make a substantial contribution to the field, be it on a theoretical, analytical, methodological or practical level. The journal is aimed at a broad readership of scholars, lecturers, art and media practitioners and students.


Style guidelines

The Journal´s language of publication is English and French. For English, please use the MLA (Modern Language Association) citation style (parenthetical citations and list of works cited). For French, use one of the major citation styles used for academic writing (with parenthetical citations within the text). The use of endnotes is permitted, although it should be kept to a minimum.


Submitted papers must include the following: full title of the paper, name and affi liation of all authors, their current position, together with a valid e-mail address, abstract and key words. The abstract and key words must be submitted in English, for all articles. The abstract should not exceed 300 words. In the abstract, the authors must synthesize clearly the content and the implications of their study, following the structure of various subchapters: background, aims, methods used, results obtained, discussions (also presenting the limits of the study), as well as implications on future research. This structure must be adapted, according to the particular characteristics of the study.

All submissions should be edited in Microsoft Word and typed in Times New Roman, 12 points, 1.5 line spacing with 2 cm margins. Each paragraph should start with an indent.


Copyright for text and images
The inclusion of images accompanying your text is encouraged, although the number of images should be adjusted to refl ect the content of the paper (usually, maximum 4-5 images per article). Indicate the credits for all images (including artist/source, title, date, photographer, institution etc.).

The authors are responsible for obtaining the rights for the use of images. Please note that the journal Ekphrasis cannot cover the costs of reproduction. The images will be printed in black and white.

The authors wold not receive any copies of the journal, all available materials are electronic and will be sent upon request for personal use.




The journal is indexed by EBSCO, CEEOL and ERIH who offer the articles on their data base. After six months, all the articles will be made available for public acess on the Ekphrasis website.


Ethics code and plagiarism rules

Ekphrasis journal has a policy of zero tolerance for plagiarism and sustains a publication ethics that is based on honest citation of sources as originality of research. The publisher and editors have the obligation to take measures to prevent any misconduct in the publication ethics. Any forms of malpraxis will sanctioned, and any form of unethical academic behavior will not be tolerated. The authors are expected to submit their own original works and to give full acknowledgement of sources, quotations, references and any previous works by other authors or their own creation. Identification of plagiarism attempts will automatically lead to the rejection of manuscript and to permanent banning of the author from publication in the journal, as well as to official information of the institution where the author is affiliated and to public exposure of the malpractice. Please follow the rules against plagiarism as recomended by the MLA styles. When such situations occur, the journal editors will publish any corrections, retractions and appologies considered justified.