Cinémas Revue d'études cinématographiques Journal of Film Studies

Managing editor(s): Richard Bégin (Directeur) / Editor(s): Marnie Mariscalchi (Éditrice)



Cinémas is a specialty journal primarily concerned with cinematographic studies and theoretical or analytical projects that embrace different approaches, methods and disciplines (aesthetics, semiotics, history, communications, human sciences, art history, etc.) likely to stimulate reflection. Particular attention is given to research into the changes underway with regard both to creative practices and theoretical discourse.


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Revue Cinémas
Université de Montréal, Pavillon Lionel-Groulx
Case postale 6128, succursale Centre-ville
Montréal (Québec) H3C 3J7

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Revue Cinémas
Université de Montréal, Pavillon Lionel-Groulx
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Editorial policy and ethics

Cinémas pubishes three issues a year, in the form of a double issue (in the Spring) and a single issue (inthe Fall). The issue usually comprise a thematic dossier, placed under the responsability of a researcher, and a "Miscelleaneous" section.


The editorial process at Cinémas has six steps:


  1. anonymous peer review;
  2. revision of the article by the author in response to the evaluators’ reports;
  3. examination of the revised version of the article by the Editorial Committee;
  4. copy-editing and conformance to bibliographical style;
  5. author approval of the final version of the article;
  6. layout and proofreading.


Under the peer review system, which guarantees the equity and uniformity of the process, every manuscript submitted for consideration is sent to a minimum of three readers. Each evaluator receives clear instructions, accompanied by an evaluation form divided into five sections. The evaluator is invited to express his or her opinion on the article’s fit with the journal (and with the thematic section, as the case may be); to evaluate the text’s scholarly qualities and originality; to judge the quality of the writing and style; to suggest possible modifications and corrections; and to make a final recommendation. A period of three weeks (which can be extended upon request) is granted to evaluators so that they may give the text a close reading, carry out the research necessary to verify the accuracy of the author’s theses and express a well thought out opinion. A minimum of two favourable opinions is required for the article to be accepted for publication. In the case of a divergence of opinions, other evaluations are sought. The final decision is made by the members of the Editorial Board, who inform the author of their decision within four months of receipt of the manuscript.

Any reference to earlier publications should be clearly identified.

Plagiarism is the total or partial use, literal or disguised, of an idea, a statement, a text, or any element, whether published or not, by passing it for one's own or omitting to provide the exact source according to the standards of scholarly publishing. Cinemas categorically rejects any plagiarism and do not differentiate cases according to their severity or magnitude; any obvious case of plagiarism entails the same measures.

Plagiarism noted prior to publication results in immediate rejection of the article and automatic rejection of any subsequent submission by the author.

If plagiarism is found after the publication of the article, the journal will issue a statement and will make sure to limit the impact of this plagiarism, including clearly identifying the offending text.

In all cases, the journal will report the situation to the home institution of the author, to the agencies funding its research, if any, as well as to the persons it considers to be directly concerned (for example, the author's academic advisor or the plagiarized author).

One exception is provided: in the case of inadvertent self-plagiarism discovered before publication, and only in this case, the author will first have the opportunity to make the necessary corrections and changes so that his text follows the policies of the journal. Changes will be evaluated by the Editor on Chief, who will determine if they are satisfactory.

Instruction pour les auteurs

Any article submitted to the journal must be, in its entirety, original and previously unpublished, in any format and any language. It must not violate any existing copyright and cannot contain any illegality.

The author, while retaining copyright, grants the publisher an exclusive license to reproduce or authorize the reproduction of his/her article in any format and any language worldwide. The author is not allowed to archive his/her article in a publicly accessible institutional repository.

Editorial board

Editor in Chief

Richard Bégin

Managing Editor

Marnie Mariscalchi

Editorial Board

Richard Bégin (Université de Montréal)
Marta Boni (Université de Montréal)
Philippe Mather (Campion College at University of Saskatchewan)
Viva Paci (Université du Québec à Montréal)
Joëlle Rouleau (Université de Montréal)
Aboubakar Sanogo (Carleton University)

International Committee

Emmanuelle André (Université Paris 7, France)
Vincent Bouchard (Indiana University, États-Unis)
Laurent Guido (Université Lille 3, Suisse)
Todd McGowan (University of Vermont, États-Unis)
Dominique Nasta (Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgique)
Beate Oschner (Universität Konstänz, Allemagne)
Heui-Tae Park (Sungkyunkwan University, Corée du Sud)
Leonardo Quaresima (Università di Udine, Italie)
Maxime Scheinfeigel (Université Montpellier 3, France)
Benoît Turquety (Université de Lausanne, Suisse)
Adolfo Vera (Universidad de Valparaíso, Chile)

Scientific Committee

The scientific committee is determined by the themes covered by the journal.


Michel Larouche
Denise Pérusse