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Journal of Media Practice: Volume: 9 | Issue: 1

Journal of Media Practice: Volume: 9 | Issue: 1

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Published by Intellect Books
The Journal of Media Practice is a peer-reviewed publication addressing practical work in media teaching and research. To this end, the editorial board and consultative panels comprise prominent academics and practitioners from a range of disciplines committed to the achievement of academic and professional ends through means centred on practical work.
The Journal of Media Practice is a peer-reviewed publication addressing practical work in media teaching and research. To this end, the editorial board and consultative panels comprise prominent academics and practitioners from a range of disciplines committed to the achievement of academic and professional ends through means centred on practical work.

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Journal of
Media Practice
ISSN 1468-2753
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Lina Khatib
Department of Media ArtsRoyal Holloway, University of LondonEghamSurrey TW20 0EXUnited KingdomTel: +44(0)1784 414 034E-mail: lina.khatib@rhul.ac.uk
 Journal of Media Practice
Volume 9 Number 1 2008
 Journal of Media Practice
is a peer-reviewed publication thataddresses the field of practical work in media industries, art, educationand research. It aims to build a profile of established and innovativeapproaches to media practice in those contexts, and to provide an inter-disciplinary forum where practice in one field stimulates thinking inanother.The Journal encourages analysis of practical work located on theshifting boundaries between existing and emerging media forms (film,television, video, multimedia, the Web) in their many and varied con-texts. It explores paths that connect education with creative and industry-oriented practice. This forum is intended for a readership of teachers,researchers, critics and media practitioners and artists.Members of the Editorial Board and the Advisory Panel have acommon commitment to the achievement of academic and professionalends through means centred on practical work. The Journal is edited atthe Department of Media Arts, Royal Holloway, University of London.
Editorial Board
 John AdamsUniversity of BristolSusanna CaponRoyal Holloway, University of LondonCharlotte CroftsUniversity of the West of England Jon DoveyUniversity of BristolTony DowmuntGoldsmiths College, University of LondonEileen ElseyUniversity of the West of EnglandErik KnudsenUniversity of SalfordIan MacDonaldUniversity of LeedsCahal McLaughlinUniversity of UlsterMichael RenovUniversity of Southern CaliforniaLizzie ThynneUniversity of Sussex
Advisory Panel
Amnon BuchbinderYork University, CanadaRon CookUniversity of SalfordAine OBrienDublin Institute of Technology-FOMACSChristine TohméFounding Director-Ashkal Alwan
Printed and bound in Great Britain by4edge, UKISSN 1468-2753
 Journal of Media Practice
is published three times per year by Intellect,The Mill, Parnall Road, Bristol, BS16 3JG, UK. The current subscription rateis £210 (institutional) and £33 (personal). Postage is free within the UK,£9 within the EU, and £12 outside the EU. Enquiries and bookings foradvertising should be addressed to the Marketing Manager, Intellect,The Mill, Parnall Road, Bristol, BS16 3JG, UK.© 2008 Intellect Ltd. Authorization to photocopy items for internal or personaluse or the internal or personal use of specific clients is granted by Intellect Ltd.for libraries and other users registered with the Copyright Licensing Agency(CLA) in the UK or the Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) TransactionalReporting Service in the USA provided that the base fee is paid directly to therelevant organization.
IITechnical guidelines
Final submissions should observe the followingrequirements:
Language and address
The journal uses British English and the editorreserves the right to alter usage to that end.Simple sentence structures and clear expressionare encouraged for the benefit of all readers,especially those for whom English is a secondlanguage.
Submissions should contain the followingelements in this order:Abstract (article only)The abstract should provide a summary of the key points and not exceed 150 words.Keywords (article only)Up to six key words should be provided forthe benefit of indexing and abstractingservices.Text(See Text Formats and Section III below fortechnical and style guidelines.)AcknowledgementsContributors, collaborators, earlier versions,publication contexts, etc.ReferencesBibliography, Film/Videography, other.ArtefactsFull details of the availability of films, videosand CD-ROMs and other outlets for practice-based teaching and research artefactsreferred to in the article.Endnotes(See Section III below for style guidelines.)
Technical submission requirements
The final version of the article, incorporatingany agreed amendments, should be submittedin the following format:-12-point font, double-line spacing-one-inch margins all round-continuous pagination-an indication of the position of anyillustrations (see below).One hard copy is required, together with anelectronic version in WORD (either on disk oras a WORD attachment). The disk should belabelled with the name of the author, the titleof the article and the software used.
Photos, illustrations and captions
Photographs and illustrations are verywelcome, although generally only black &white reproduction is available.-Photographs should be supplied in printform OR copied on to PhotoCD (contacteditorial office for further details).-Line drawings and other diagrams should bein a camera-ready state, capable of reduction, OR as Macintosh EPS or TIFF filesto a high resolution, accompanied by ahard-copy output.All photographs and illustrations should beaccompanied by a caption which shouldinclude the Fig. No., and appear in sequence,with an acknowledgement to the holder of thecopyright.
Important – Copyright clearance is the responsibil-ity of the contributor.
Editorial notesfor contributors
 Journalof Media Practice
addresses the fieldof practical media teaching and research,including creative and professional production,in further and higher education. Considerableexpertise now exists in the design and deliveryof educational programmes centred on apractical engagement with media forms.However, there have been few effective ways inwhich teachers, researchers and practitionerswith a commitment to developing practicalapproaches within academic disciplines havebeen able to circulate ideas and accounts of their work.In this context, the
aims to build aprofile of established and innovative practicalapproaches to teaching and research, providingan inter-disciplinary forum where practice inone field will stimulate thinking in another. Itwill encourage analysis of practical worklocated on the shifting boundaries betweenexisting and emerging media forms, andexplore paths that connect education withcreative and industry-oriented practice.
Articles’ for peer review
One important role of the
is to providethe opportunity for peer-review publication of articles submitted in a research context. Theseare evaluated on the basis of the HEFCE criteria(see Appendix) and published in the ‘Articles’section. Articles should be between 3000-5000words.Anonymity is accorded to both authors andreferees. Referees, normally chosen for theirexpertise within the subject area, are asked tocomment on specialist content, on comprehen-sibility and on relevant contexts. A summary of the referees’ comments will be provided,whether or not the article is accepted forpublication.
‘Contexts and Debates’
is equally committed to providing aforum for debate of current issues and aplatform for speculative thinking - such workappears in the ‘Contexts and Debates’ section.Submissions for this section should be between1500-3000 words.
Reviews and Reports
Reviews of relevant books, media projects,conferences and festivals are also welcome, andshould be about 500 words long.
Copy deadlines
is published three times a year. Thefirst number of any Volume is published inFebruary, the second in June and the third inOctober, with copy deadlines at the end of September (No. 1), end of January (No. 2) andend of May (No. 3).Contact from potential contributors todiscuss possible submissions at an early stage isencouraged.
IIIStyle guidelines
The following notes should be read inconjunction with the current issue of the journal. The Editor will provide furtherinformation where required.
Within paragraphs, these should be usedsparingly and identified by single quotationmarks. Paragraph quotations must be indentedwith an additional one-line space above andbelow, without quotation marks.
Citations in body text
Details of work cited should appear in‘References’. Only the author’s name, year of publication and page number should appear inbrackets in the main body text.e.g. (Adams 2003: 2)
Bibliographical references from the main bodytext must adhere to the following basic model:- Books:author’s or editor(‘s) surname and initials, dateof publication,
), place of publication:publishere.g. Tudor, A (1974),
Image and Influence
,London: Allen & Unwin.- Articles:author’s surname and initials, year of publication, ‘title’ (in single quotation marks),
name of journal
), volume and issuenumbers, month/season, start/end pagenumberse.g. Cook, G.R. (1974), ‘The Filming of 
: An Interview with Terry Malick’,
Filmmakers Newsletter,
7: 8 (June), pp. 30-32.
Notes appear at the side of appropriate pages,with the numerical sequence runningthroughout the article. These should be kept toa minimum and identified by a superscriptnumber. See the attached examples. Thepublisher requests that the Footnote or Endnotefacility in WORD should not be used. Thesuperscript numerals should be entered in themain body text and the related notes alsoplaced in the main body text at the end of thearticle.
IVContractual information
Copyright of the article will be established inthe name of Intellect Ltd.
It is the responsibility of the author to obtainwritten permission for a quotation fromunpublished material, or for all quotations inexcess of 250 words in one extract or 500words in total from any work still in copyright,and for the reprinting of illustrations or tablesfrom unpublished or copyright material.The author must supply details of anyacknowledgement that may need to accompanycaptions and illustrations.No payment can be made by the publisherfor obtaining copyright required in order to usequotations or illustrations.
Author Cop
The principal author(s) of an article will receiveone complimentary copies of the journal.
The Editor welcomes contributions. Any matters concerning the format and presentation of articles notcovered by the above notes should be addressed to the Editor.

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