WEBSITE AND SUBMISSIONS
Karolina Kosińska, Editor-in-Chief
Editors: Ryszard Ciarka, Ewa Fiuk, Beata Kosińska-Krippner, Grzegorz Nadgrodkiewicz (Managing Editor)
Proofreading: Beata Wyrzykowska (Polish), Zofia Ziemann (English)
Graphic design and print preparation: Magdalena Michalska-Ciarka
B O O K S E R I E S
Scientific Editorial Board: Zbigniew Benedyktowicz (Institute of Art of the Polish Academy of Sciences), Jadwiga Bocheńska (University of Warsaw), Paul Coates (University of Western Ontario), Janina Falkowska (University of Western Ontario), Joseph Garncarz (Universität zu Köln), Marcin Giżycki (Rhode Island School of Design), Roman Gutek, Marek Haltof (Northern Michigan University), Marek Hendrykowski (Adam Mickiewicz University), Maryla Hopfinger (Institute of Literary Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences), † Wiesław Juszczak (Institute of Art of the Polish Academy of Sciences), Rafał Marszałek (Film Academy in Warsaw), Ewa Mazierska (University of Central Lancashire), Elżbieta Ostrowska-Chmura (University of Alberta), Mirosław Przylipiak (University of Gdańsk), Tadeusz Sobolewski, Grażyna Stachówna (Jagiellonian University), Daniel Szczechura (Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology in Warsaw), Tadeusz Szczepański (Polish National Film, Television and Theater School in Łódź), Andrzej Werner (The Aleksander Zelwerowicz National Academy of Dramatic Art in Warsaw)
Constant Collaborators and Peer Reviewers: Michał Bobrowski (Maria Curie-Skłodowska University), Paul Coates (University of Western Ontario), Ilona Copik (University of Silesia), Janina Falkowska (University of Western Ontario), Marcin Giżycki (Rhode Island School of Design), Andrzej Gwóźdź (University of Silesia), Marek Haltof (Northern Michigan University), Małgorzata Hendrykowska (Adam Mickiewicz University), Marek Hendrykowski (Adam Mickiewicz University), Maryla Hopfinger (Institute of Literary Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences), Mikołaj Jazdon (Adam Mickiewicz University), Barbara Kita (University of Silesia), Ryszard W. Kluszczyński (University of Łódź), Tomasz Kłys (University of Łódź), Rafał Koschany (Adam Mickiewicz University), Ewa Mazierska (University of Central Lancashire), Dorota Ostrowska (Birkbeck – University of London), Elżbieta Ostrowska-Chmura (University of Alberta), Artur Piskorz (Pedagogical University of Kraków), Sławomir Sikora (University of Warsaw), Grażyna Stachówna (Jagiellonian University), Marta Stańczyk (Jagiellonian University), Tadeusz Szczepański (Polish National Film, Television and Theater School in Łódź), Andrzej Zalewski (Jan Długosz University in Częstochowa), Piotr Zawojski (University of Silesia)
PROFILE OF THE JOURNAL
"Kwartalnik Filmowy" is a quarterly academic journal and one of the most highly valued Polish periodicals concerning film and culture. The scope of its interest embraces history and theory of film, audiovisual arts and media. Its aim is to present the most important phenomena and trends in contemporary film and media studies and also to broaden the knowledge about interdisciplinary and intercultural aspects of film art with emphasis on Polish context. The journal is addressed to academics, students of the humanities, especially in film studies, and cinephiles. Usually it is published in the form of monographic volumes devoted to a particular problem or eminent filmmakers.
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INFORMATION FOR AUTHORS AND REVIEWERS
- The original (reference) version of the journal is printed one (ISSN: 0452-9502).
- Forthcoming issues are announced in Call for Papers section.
- The submissions are welcome only through our journal's website.
- All articles in „Kwartalnik Filmowy” are peer reviewed in a double-blinded mode (learn more about our review process).
- The submitted article should be accompanied with an abstract, keywords, an author’s bio and affiliation, a reference list, and ORCID number, as well as comply with the guidelines for authors.
- Information regarding conflict of interest, anonymity of the review process, as well as plagiarism, self-plagiarism, ghostwriting and guest authorship is available in Code of Ethics section.
- By submitting an article the author agrees to submit it to the anti-plagiarism procedure and the double blind review process, and in the case of publication - to make the edited version of the submission available for the readers of "Kwartalnik Filmowy" under the Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license.
- Furthermore, by submitting an article the author grants the publisher a royalty-free nonexclusive Creative Commons BY-ND 4.0 license to use the article in „Kwartalnik Filmowy” and agrees to identify the work as first having been published in „Kwartalnik Filmowy” should it be published or used again.
- According to the List of Scored Journals of The Ministry of Education and Science of Poland (published on February 9th 2021) the publication in "Kwartalnik Filmowy" earns 40 points.
- The periodical is indexed in the following databases:
- ERIH PLUS (The European Reference Index for the Humanities)
- CEJSH (The Central European Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities)
- CEEOL (The Central and Eastern European Online Library)
- EBSCO (Film & Television Literature Index with Full Text)
- Index Copernicus - IC Journals Master List
- ProQuest - FIAF International Index to Film Periodicals / FIAF International Index to Film Periodicals Plus
- Katalog Czasopism Kulturalnych
- PBN (Polska Bibliografia Naukowa)
- Current issues of "Kwartalnik Filmowy" are available in electronic version on the journal's website in open access under the Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license.
- Archival issues of „Kwartalnik Filmowy” are available in electronic version in partial open access at Central and Eastern European Online Library (CEEOL).
HISTORY OF THE JOURNAL
"Kwartalnik Filmowy" is a quarterly academic journal published by The Institute of Art of the Polish Academy of Sciences (Instytut Sztuki Polskiej Akademii Nauk – ISPAN). It is a continuation of the journal published in 1951-1965, created and edited by Professor Jerzy Toeplitz – film historian, educator and last but not least author of the monumental Polish World Film History.
When it was first established, "Kwartalnik Filmowy" was the first film studies journal in Poland, and it was a discussion forum primarily for researchers associated with two research centres: Film Studies Department (Zakład Wiedzy o Filmie) of the Universisty of Łódź (the first film studies programme in Poland, established by Bolesław W. Lewicki in 1958, and among the first in the world) and the Film Studies Department (Zakład Filmu) directed by Aleksander Jackiewicz at The Institute of Art of the Polish Academy of Sciences. The last issue of the first edition was released in 1965, and the reasons for the decision to discontinue the journal – although not entirely clear – were probably connected to a new initiative by Jerzy Toeplitz to create a monthly magazine "Cinema" ("Kino"), which partly took over the function of "Kwartalnik Filmowy", opening up its columns for reflection on the theory and history of film. After an absence lasting several decades, its publishing was resumed in 1993. Because by then the monthly "Cinema" was devoted mostly to film criticism, the management of The Institute of Art decided to restart the scientific journal, especially since by that time numerous Polish universities opened up film studies departments. Its first editor-in-chief after the hiatus was Janusz Gazda. The resumption of the journal coincided with the 100th anniversary of the cinema.
SCOPE OF THE JOURNAL
The journal is addressed to academics, students of the humanities, especially in film studies, and cinephiles. Usually it is published in the form of monographic volumes devoted to a particular problem or eminent filmmakers. Every effort is made to formulate topics for volumes corresponding with trends of contemporary film studies around the world. These include issues such as film form (‘Narrative labyrinths’, ‘Sound, word and music in the film’, ‘Film image, image in film’, ‘Interiors. The confined space of film’), cinematography, national and regional (‘Scandinavian cinema’, ‘Asian cinema’, ‘British cinema’, ‘American cinema’). A separate group of problems concerns the interface between cinema and aspects of social life (‘Polish cinema and politics’, ‘Ideology and film’, ‘Anthropology and film’, ‘Faces of reality’) and other arts (‘Film and the avant-garde’, ‘Theatre and film’, ‘Cinema and new media’, ‘Cinema and photography’). The journal also deals with issues related to history of film (‘Film and history’, ‘Redefining the classics’) with a focus on Polish cinema. Important matters such as ‘Women and film’, ‘Sacrum and film’, ‘City in film’, ‘Body in film’ also feature in the journal. "Kwartalnik Filmowy" devotes separate special issues to filmmakers such as Andrzej Wajda, Krzysztof Kieślowski, Ingmar Bergman and Andrei Tarkovsky. We consider articles about documentary cinema and animation. We also publish reviews of the most important books about film issued in Poland.
"Kwartalnik Filmowy" presents the work of the most distinguished researchers, but we also welcome the articles of students and PhD candidates. Taking care not only of the substantive, but also the literary value of the text, the editors give their authors a free hand as to their writing style. The diversity and unconventional stylistic approach to the subject is always valued. We are interested in interdisciplinary approaches and we are open to the new methodologies.
We publish four volumes a year – both in paper and electronic version (published online in open access).