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Journal of Creative Media Research – Bath Spa University

The International Journal of Creative Media Research is an interdisciplinary journal devoted to new approaches to creative media research

Bath Spa University is at the forefront of research into creative practice across many forms and disciplines. It seeks to be a renowned centre for excellence in the development of creative research, bringing its well-established and expanded practice-based provision and concentration of expertise in fields from media to the visual arts.

The International Journal of Creative Media Research (IJCMR) exemplifies this excellence. Championing critical rigour and creative reflection, IJCMR specialises in capturing the emerging tools, approaches, and methods of practice-based and practice-led research.


The journal publishes original screen, sound, and 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 such as Media and Game Studies, Art and Design, Music and Performing Arts, Film and Screen Studies, or Education.

Submission types span four innovative 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

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