[CFP] The Journal of Audiovisual Translation (JAT)

As the only dedicated academic journal on the field of audiovisual translation, The Journal of Audiovisual Translation (JAT) encourages the submission of original research papers in the field of audiovisual translation (AVT) and media accessibility in areas including subtitling (or captioning), audio description (AD), dubbing and voice-over. We welcome contributions on traditional media such as television and film, new media, live events, opera, theatre, museums and other contexts. Submissions can be sent at any time – there is no specific deadline.

We welcome both theoretical and empirical contributions that meet a high standard of scholarship and contribute new knowledge on the discipline. We also encourage interdisciplinary studies within the broader discipline of Translation Studies, but also with psychology, cognitive science, media studies, communication studies, sociology, linguistics, inclusive design, accessibility studies and other areas.  

Submissions will be blind peer-reviewed after an initial desk review. Contributions that have clearly not been language edited and that do not follow the style guide of the journal will be returned without review.

JAT is published 2 times per year, with one special issue and one open issue. The language of publication is English. Submissions should be approximately 5,000 to 8,000 words. JAT does not publish reviews at this stage.

For the open issues, JAT follows the continuous publication (CP) model. The CP model allows for the immediate publication of an article as soon as it is ready; that is, peer-reviewed, approved by the Editorial Board, copyedited, typeset, and proofread. This way accepted articles do not need to wait until a particular issue of the journal is completed. The open issue will have the publishing deadline on the last day of December. However, the online issue will be fed throughout the year and when the deadline of a regular issue passes, it is closed and the next issue starts to be fed.

JAT collect submissions for the open issues throughout the year (there is no submission deadline).




Volume 5, Issue 2, November 2022

Special issue: Media for All 9: Sketching Tomorrow’s Mediascape

Deadline for extended abstracts: 1 March 2021

Deadline for full papers: 1 November 2021

Publication date: November 2022

Guest Editors

Mary Carroll (TransMedia Research Group) and Aline Remael (University of Antwerp)

Following the International Conference Media for All 9: Sketching Tomorrow’s Mediascape, we would like to invite all conference participants and attendees as well as any other AVT/Media Accessibility scholars doing research within the overall theme of the conference to submit an abstract for the eponymous special issue to be guest-edited by Mary Carroll and Aline Remael for the online open access Journal of Audiovisual Translation (www.jatjournal.org).

Even before the Covid-19 pandemic hit the world, it was clear that tomorrow’s mediascape would be transformed into one conducted largely online with collaboration, partnership, project development, interdisciplinarity and technology as increasingly focal features. New post-pandemic workflows and technologies will continue to impact and provide abundant opportunities for practitioners, scholars and users to interact and develop business models adapted to working conditions that will remain changeable and unpredictable for some time to come. Professional experiences acquired during the Covid pandemic will have pointed to some of the limitations of online resourcing, global business models, communication, translation and accessibility. Virtual access to information and culture along with its social, financial and academic impact will have left its mark. We would like to invite all prospective authors to consider their research on the mediascape of tomorrow, preferably but not exclusively, with reference to this unstable and unpredictable balance.

More concretely, we invite contributions from stakeholders, researchers, developers, analysts and practitioners doing research in the broad domain of audiovisual translation and media accessibility to submit abstracts dealing with the following key AVT themes:

  • New technologies and new practices
  • Cross-stakeholder collaboration
  • Workflows
  • Consulting stakeholders
  • Awareness and education
  • Professional profiles and practices
  • Research and testing
  • Resources
  • Networks
  • Standards and best practices

Examples of topics in audiovisual translation and media accessibility to be addressed within that framework include but are not limited to:

  • Production tools
  • Content creation and delivery
  • Technologies in practice and research
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Key performances indicators (KPIs) and evaluation metrics
  • Devices, environments and platforms
  • Training
  • Ethics
  • Research methodologies (e.g. cognitive and perception studies)
  • Standards and policies 

Each abstract should contain both research questions/aims, methodology, and results and conclusions. While the length of the abstracts may vary, they should be between 400 and 600 words, supplied with a bibliography and 10 keywords.

Please email your abstract directly to the editors at aline.remael@uantwerpen.be .

Important dates:

Deadline for submission of abstracts (400-600 words): 1 March 2021

Notification of provisional acceptance (abstracts): 1 May 2021

Submission of full papers (7500 words incl. references and bibliography): 1 November 2021

Notification of provisional acceptance: 1-28 February 2022

Submission of revised articles: 1 April 2022

Submission of final articles: 15 June 2022

Final formatting, APA check and proofs: July-October 2022

Publication: November 2022