Journal History

Established in 2012, Frames publishes annually. Our forthcoming issue is to be published in Autumn 2023.

Previous Editors-in-Chief

Lucia Szemetová, Jacob Browne, Dr Ana Maria Sapountzi, Peize Li, Andrea Gelardi, Dr Fredrik Gustafsson, Dr Sophie Hopmeier, Dr Heath Iverson, Darae Kim, Dr Cassice Last, Dr Connor McMorran, Dr Eileen Rositzka, Dr Kathleen Scott, Dr Amber Shields, Dr Sarah Smyth, Dr Sarah Soliman.

Focus and Scope

Established in 2012, Frames Cinema Journal (ISSN 2053-8812) is an annual, peer-reviewed, online academic journal which aims to provide a space for trailblazing research by scholars of film, media and screen studies. Each issue of Frames is committed to expanding the boundaries of film studies by publishing scholarship which is reflective of exciting new developments in the field.


Department of Film Studies, University of St Andrews

Review Policy

Double-blind, editorial, peer review.


Copyright is retained by authors.

Open Access Policy

Unless otherwise noted all content published by Frames Cinema Journal is published under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence (CC BY 4.0), which allows liberal reuse of the final published work as long as appropriate attribution is made. For more information please follow this link:

Privacy and Consent Policy

The data collected from registered and non-registered users of this journal falls within the scope of the standard functioning of peer-reviewed journals. It includes information that makes communication possible for the editorial process; it is used to inform readers about the authorship and editing of content; it enables collecting aggregated data on readership behaviours, as well as tracking geopolitical and social elements of scholarly communication.

This journal’s editorial team uses this data to guide its work in publishing and improving this journal. Data that will assist in developing this journal platform (Open Journal Systems – OJS) may be shared with its developer Public Knowledge Project (PKP) in an anonymized and aggregated form, with appropriate exceptions such as article metrics. The data will not be sold by this journal or PKP nor will it be used for purposes other than those stated here.

Registered Users

Users who register with this journal, including authors and peer reviewers where applicable, consent to having their personal information stored in the University’s journal hosting platform (OJS) and processed by the platform and journal editorial teams. Authors published in this journal are also responsible for the human subject data that figures in the research reported in the journal.

Those involved in editing this journal seek to be compliant with industry standards for data privacy, including the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) provision for “data subject rights” that include (a) breach notification; (b) right of access; (c) the right to be forgotten; (d) data portability; and (e) privacy by design. The GDPR also allows for the recognition of “the public interest in the availability of the data,” which has a particular saliency for those involved in maintaining, with the greatest integrity possible, the public record of scholarly publishing.

All users whose details are stored in the University’s OJS installation can exercise their rights of the individual, as they are detailed in the GDPR. If you have a user account and wish to have it deleted, please email