Society for Cinema & Media Studies–Translation/Publication Committee
in collaboration with JCMS: Journal of Cinema and Media Studies

JCMS: Journal for Cinema and Media Studies publishes one translation of outstanding scholarly and creative work on cinema and media studies. The Translation/Publication Standing Committee of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies coordinates this annual Call for Translations, and shepherds the selected submission into a completed manuscript for publication in an upcoming volume of JCMS. The originals may be in any language and come from any period or geographic region. We welcome two types of proposals: (1) a single text such as a journal article, book chapter, or self-contained section of a book that focuses on a particular topic in a unified, coherent way; and (2) a group of smaller texts that are linked thematically, geographically, or otherwise.

The total word count of the introduction and translated text(s) should be between 8,000 and 10,000 words in English. One grant-in-aid of $1,000 total will be paid to the translator(s) for copyright clearance and as honoraria. Proposals to translate one’s own work will not be considered.

SCMS members are invited submit proposals, prepared in accordance with the Chicago Style Manual, with the following:

  1. Full bibliographical data of the original text(s).
  2. The name and credentials of the translator(s).
  3. A 500-word statement identifying the significance of the text(s) to be translated.
  4. Information on the copyright status of the original(s).
  5. A 500-word sample of the translation.

Proposals are due by September 15th, 2023. The selection will be made by November 31, 2023, with manuscript delivery by January 31, 2024, and publication in 2025.

Submissions should be sent to:

Fabrizio Cilento, SCMS Translation/Publication Committee Chair (

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