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Journal of Creative Media Research

The International Journal of Creative Media Research is an interdisciplinary journal devoted to the approaches and possibilities of creative media research.

Championing critical rigour and creative reflection, the International Journal of Creative Media Research specialises in capturing the emerging tools, approaches, and methods of
practice-based and practice-led research.

The journal publishes original screen-based, sound-based, time-based, and experiential forms of creative media research, spanning works of film, music, media art, creative and digital writing, curation practice, multiplatform and ludic artefacts that contribute to fields across Media and Game Studies, Communication and Cultural Studies, Art and Design, Music, Creative Writing, Drama, Dance, Performing Arts, Film and Screen Studies, or Education.

International in scope, the journal’s editorial board includes artists, scholars, writers, musicians, performers, technologists, designers, filmmakers and educators from around the world, and benefits from a network of partner institutions formed via the Global Academy of Liberal Arts at Bath Spa University.

Submission types span four categories:

  • Single-piece explorations
  • Multi-piece portfolios
  • Practice discoveries
  • Audio-visual reviews.

Publishing cycle

We publish two issues per year: one is an open call that publishes on any topic relevant to the journal’s scope; the other is a themed Special Issue, usually developed with a guest editor, that aims to contribute new research to one of The Centre for Media Research’s three core areas of specialism:

  • Digital materialities
  • Film and social context
  • Play and multiplatform.

About us

Where we are

The journal is based at Bath Spa University and is hosted by The Centre for Media Research.

Associated research centres

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