Filmvisio is an online, open-access, peer-reviewed film studies journal published twice a year (June and December) by the Faculty of Communication of Istanbul University. The journal’s primary objective is to investigate cinema as an art form and a medium of mass communication focusing on its ethical, political, philosophical, artistic, social, and technological dimensions. The journal includes research articles, review articles, book, film, and TV series reviews, festival and conference reports, and interviews. No processing fee or publication fee is charged for the articles sent to the journal.
Editor-in-Chief
Prof. Şükrü Sim, İstanbul Üniversitesi, Istanbul, Turkiye

Co-Editor-in-Chief
Assoc. Prof. Esra Gülay Er Pasin, İstanbul Üniversitesi, Istanbul, Turkiye

Editorial Management Board Member
Assoc. Prof. Esra Gülay Er Pasin, İstanbul Üniversitesi, Istanbul, Turkiye
Assoc. Prof. Berceste Gülçin Özdemir, İstanbul Üniversitesi, Istanbul, Turkiye
Assist. Prof. Mehmet Sarı, İstanbul Üniversitesi, Istanbul, Turkiye

Editorial Relations Manager
Assist. Prof. Mehmet Sarı, İstanbul Üniversitesi, Istanbul, Turkiye

Editorial Assistant
Dr. Damlasu Temizel, İstanbul Üniversitesi, Istanbul, Turkiye
Res. Assist. Erhan Türküm, İstanbul Üniversitesi, Istanbul, Turkiye

Publicity Manager
Res. Assist. Erhan Türküm, İstanbul Üniversitesi, Istanbul, Turkiye

Editorial Board Member
Prof. Ali Murat Yel, Marmara Üniversitesi, Istanbul, Turkiye
Prof. Dr. Anneke Smelik,
Prof. Cenk Demirkıran, Purdue University North West, Bayan College, Al-Athaibah, Oman
Prof. Erol Nezih Orhon, Anadolu Üniversitesi, Eskisehir, Turkiye
Prof. Hasan Akbulut, İstanbul Üniversitesi, Istanbul, Turkiye
Prof. Hüseyin Köse, Atatürk Üniversitesi, Erzurum, Turkiye
Prof. Dr. Nilay Ulusoy, Bahçeşehir Üniversitesi, Istanbul, Turkiye
Prof. Serdar Öztürk, Ankara Hacı Bayram Veli Üniversitesi, Ankara, Turkiye
Prof. Tevhide Serra Görpe, University of Sharjah, Sharjah, United-Arab-Emirates
Assoc. Prof. Diğdem Sezen, Teesside University, Middlesbrough, United-Kingdom
Assoc. Prof. Gül Yaşartürk, Akdeniz Üniversitesi, Antalya, Turkiye
Assoc. Prof. Tonguç İbrahim Sezen, Teesside University, Middlesbrough, United-Kingdom
Assist. Prof. Ebru Çiğdem Thwaites Diken, İstanbul Bilgi Üniversitesi, Istanbul, Turkiye
Assist. Prof. Süleyman Türkoğlu, İstanbul Üniversitesi, Istanbul, Turkiye
Assist. Prof. Yusuf Ziya Gökçek, Marmara Üniversitesi, Istanbul, Turkiye
Dr. Özgür Akgün, State University of New York at Old Westbury, New-York, United-States

Filmvisio is an online, open-access, peer-reviewed film studies journal published twice a year (June and December) by the Faculty of Communication of Istanbul University. The journal publishes intercultural and interdisciplinary research on cinema with historical, theoretical, and critical perspectives. The journal’s primary objective is to investigate cinema as an art form and a medium of mass communication focusing on its ethical, political, philosophical, artistic, social, and technological dimensions.

The journal accepts articles with diverse research methodologies and theoretical perspectives from the humanities, social sciences, and arts. The journal includes research articles, review articles, book, film, and TV series reviews, festival and conference reports, and interviews. In addition, the journal accepts articles from other audio-visual media and screen cultures, including television and digital media.

The journal is committed to upholding the highest standards of publication ethics and pays regard to Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing published by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA), and the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME) on https://publicationethics.org/resources/guidelines-new/principles-transparency-and-best-practice-scholarly-publishing

The subjects covered in the manuscripts submitted to the Journal for publication must be in accordance with the aim and scope of the Journal. Only those manuscripts approved by every individual author and that were not published before in or sent to another journal, are accepted for evaluation.

Changing the name of an author (omission, addition or order) in papers submitted to the Journal requires written permission of all declared authors.

Plagiarism, duplication, fraud authorship/denied authorship, research/data fabrication, salami slicing/salami publication, breaching of copyrights, prevailing conflict of interest are unethical behaviors. All manuscripts not in accordance with the accepted ethical standards will be removed from the publication. This also contains any possible malpractice discovered after the publication.

Plagiarism

Submitted manuscripts that pass preliminary control are scanned for plagiarism using iThenticate software. If plagiarism/self-plagiarism will be found authors will be informed. Editors may resubmit manuscript for similarity check at any peer-review or production stage if required. High similarity scores may lead to rejection of a manuscript before and even after acceptance. Depending on the type of article and the percentage of similarity score taken from each article, the overall similarity score is generally expected to be less than 15 or 20%.

Double Blind Peer-Review

After plagiarism check, the eligible ones are evaluated by the editors-in-chief for their originality, methodology, the importance of the subject covered and compliance with the journal scope. The editor provides a fair double-blind peer review of the submitted articles and hands over the papers matching the formal rules to at least two national/international referees for evaluation and gives green light for publication upon modification by the authors in accordance with the referees’ claims.

The journal is an open access journal and all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Except for commercial purposes, users are allowed to read, download, copy, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.

The open access articles in the journal are licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) license.

All expenses of the journal are covered by the Istanbul University. Processing and publication are free of charge with the journal. There is no article processing charges or submission fees for any submitted or accepted articles.

Authors publishing with the journal retain the copyright to their work licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International license (CC BY-NC 4.0) (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/) and grant the Publisher non-exclusive commercial right to publish the work. CC BY-NC 4.0 license permits unrestricted, non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Editor should consider publishing correction if minor errors that do not effect the results, interpretations and conclusions of the published paper are detected. Editor should consider retraction if major errors and/or misconduction that invalidate results and conclusions are detected.

Editor should consider issuing an expression of concern if there is evidence of research or publication misconduct by the authors; there is evidence that the findings are not reliable and institutions of the authors do not investigate the case or the possible investigation seems to be unfair or nonconclusive.

The guidelines of COPE and ICJME are taken into consideration regarding correction, retractions or expression of concern.

To guarantee that all papers published in the journal are maintained and permanently accessible, articles are stored in Dergipark which serves as a  national archival web site and at the same time permits LOCKSS to  collect, preserve, and serve the content.

Additionally, authors are encouraged to self-archive the final PDF version of their articles in open electronic archives with  that conform to standards of Open Archives Initiative (https://www.openarchives.org/). Authors should provide a link from the deposited version to the URL of IUPress journal website.

Filmvisio is committed to upholding the highest standards of publication ethics and pays regard to Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing published by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA), and the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME) on https://publicationethics.org/resources/guidelines-new/principles-transparency-and-best-practice-scholarly-publishing

All submissions must be original, unpublished (including as full text in conference proceedings), and not under the review of any other publication synchronously. Authors must ensure that submitted work is original. They must certify that the manuscript has not previously been published elsewhere or is not currently being considered for publication elsewhere, in any language. Applicable copyright laws and conventions must be followed. Copyright material (e.g. tables, figures or extensive quotations) must be reproduced only with appropriate permission and acknowledgement. Any work or words of other authors, contributors, or sources must be appropriately credited and referenced.

Each manuscript is reviewed at least two referees under double-blind peer review process. Plagiarism, duplication, fraud authorship/denied authorship, research/data fabrication, salami slicing/salami publication, breaching of copyrights, prevailing conflict of interest are unnethical behaviors.

All manuscripts not in accordance with the accepted ethical standards will be removed from the publication. This also contains any possible malpractice discovered after the publication. In accordance with the code of conduct we will report any cases of suspected plagiarism or duplicate publishing.

Filmvisio adheres to the highest standards in research ethics and follows the principles of international research ethics as defined below. The authors are responsible for the compliance of the manuscripts with the ethical rules.

- Principles of integrity, quality and transparency should be sustained in designing the research, reviewing the design and conducting the research.

- The research team and participants should be fully informed about the aim, methods, possible uses and requirements of the research and risks of participation in research.

- The confidentiality of the information provided by the research participants and the confidentiality of the respondents should be ensured. The research should be designed to protect the autonomy and dignity of the participants.

- Research participants should participate in the research voluntarily, not under any coercion.

- Any possible harm to participants must be avoided. The research should be planned in such a way that the participants are not at risk.

- The independence of research must be clear; and any conflict of interest or must be disclosed.

- In experimental studies with human subjects, written informed consent of the participants who decide to participate in the research must be obtained. In the case of children and those under wardship or with confirmed insanity, legal custodian’s assent must be obtained.

- If the study is to be carried out in any institution or organization, approval must be obtained from this institution or organization.

- In studies with human subject, it must be noted in the method’s section of the manuscript that the informed consent of the participants and ethics committee approval from the institution where the study has been conducted have been obtained.

It is authors’ responsibility to ensure that the article is in accordance with scientific and ethical standards and rules. And authors must ensure that submitted work is original. They must certify that the manuscript has not previously been published elsewhere or is not currently being considered for publication elsewhere, in any language. Applicable copyright laws and conventions must be followed. Copyright material (e.g. tables, figures or extensive quotations) must be reproduced only with appropriate permission and acknowledgement. Any work or words of other authors, contributors, or sources must be appropriately credited and referenced.

All the authors of a submitted manuscript must have direct scientific and academic contribution to the manuscript. The author(s) of the original research articles is defined as a person who is significantly involved in “conceptualization and design of the study”, “collecting the data”, “analyzing the data”, “writing the manuscript”, “reviewing the manuscript with a critical perspective” and “planning/conducting the study of the manuscript and/or revising it”. Fund raising, data collection or supervision of the research group are not sufficient roles to be accepted as an author. The author(s) must meet all these criteria described above. The order of names in the author list of an article must be a co-decision and it must be indicated in the Copyright Agreement Form. 

The individuals who do not meet the authorship criteria but contributed to the study must take place in the acknowledgement section. Individuals providing technical support, assisting writing, providing a general support, providing material or financial support are examples to be indicated in acknowledgement section.

All authors must disclose all issues concerning financial relationship, conflict of interest, and competing interest that may potentially influence the results of the research or scientific judgment. When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published paper, it is the author’s obligation to promptly cooperate with the Editor-in-Chief to provide retractions or corrections of mistakes.

Editor-in-Chief evaluates manuscripts for their scientific content without regard to ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, citizenship, religious belief or political philosophy of the authors. He/She provides a fair double-blind peer review of the submitted articles for publication and ensures that all the information related to submitted manuscripts is kept as confidential before publishing.

Editor-in-Chief is responsible for the contents and overall quality of the publication. He/She must publish errata pages or make corrections when needed.

Editor-in-Chief does not allow any conflicts of interest between the authors, editors and reviewers. Only he has the full authority to assign a reviewer and is responsible for final decision for publication of the manuscripts in the Journal.

Reviewers must have no conflict of interest with respect to the research, the authors and/or the research funders. Their judgments must be objective.

Reviewers must ensure that all the information related to submitted manuscripts is kept as confidential and must report to the editor if they are aware of copyright infringement and plagiarism on the author’s side.

A reviewer who feels unqualified to review the topic of a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process.

The editor informs the reviewers that the manuscripts are confidential information and that this is a privileged interaction. The reviewers and editorial board cannot discuss the manuscripts with other persons. The anonymity of the referees must be ensured. In particular situations, the editor may share the review of one reviewer with other reviewers to clarify a particular point.

Only those manuscripts approved by its every individual author and that were not published before in or sent to another journal, are accepted for evaluation.

Submitted manuscripts that pass preliminary control are scanned for plagiarism using iThenticate software. After plagiarism check, the eligible ones are evaluated by editor-in-chief for their originality, methodology, the importance of the subject covered and compliance with the journal scope.

The editor hands over the papers matching the formal rules to at least two national/international referees for double-blind peer review evaluation and gives green light for publication upon modification by the authors in accordance with the referees’ claims.

Editor-in-Chief evaluates manuscripts for their scientific content without regard to ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, citizenship, religious belief or political philosophy of the authors. He/She provides a fair double-blind peer review of the submitted articles for publication and ensures that all the information related to submitted manuscripts is kept as confidential before publishing.

Editor-in-Chief is responsible for the contents and overall quality of the publication. He/She must publish errata pages or make corrections when needed.

Editor-in-Chief does not allow any conflicts of interest between the authors, editors and reviewers. Only he has the full authority to assign a reviewer and is responsible for final decision for publication of the manuscripts in the Journal.

Reviewers must have no conflict of interest with respect to the research, the authors and/or the research funders. Their judgments must be objective.

Reviewers must ensure that all the information related to submitted manuscripts is kept as confidential and must report to the editor if they are aware of copyright infringement and plagiarism on the author’s side.

A reviewer who feels unqualified to review the topic of a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process.

The editor informs the reviewers that the manuscripts are confidential information and that this is a privileged interaction. The reviewers and editorial board cannot discuss the manuscripts with other persons. The anonymity of the referees must be ensured. In particular situations, the editor may share the review of one reviewer with other reviewers to clarify a particular point.

Only those manuscripts approved by its every individual author and that were not published before in or sent to another journal, are accepted for evaluation.

Submitted manuscripts that pass preliminary control are scanned for plagiarism using iThenticate software. After plagiarism check, the eligible ones are evaluated by editor-in-chief for their originality, methodology, the importance of the subject covered and compliance with the journal scope.  Editor-in-chief evaluates manuscripts for their scientific content without regard to ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, citizenship, religious belief or political philosophy of the authors and ensures a fair double-blind peer review of the selected manuscripts.

The selected manuscripts are sent to at least two national/international external referees for evaluation and publication decision is given by editor-in-chief  upon modification by the authors in accordance with the referees’ claims.

Editor in chief does not allow any conflicts of interest between the authors, editors and reviewers and is responsible for final decision for publication of the manuscripts in the Journal.

Reviewers’ judgments must be objective. Reviewers’ comments on the following aspects are expected while conducting the review.

-    Does the manuscript contain new and significant information?

-    Does the abstract clearly and accurately describe the content of the manuscript?

-    Is the problem significant and concisely stated?

-    Are the methods described comprehensively?

-    Are the interpretations and consclusions justified by the results?

-    Is adequate references made to other Works in the field?

-    Is the language acceptable?

Reviewers must ensure that all the information related to submitted manuscripts is kept as confidential and must report to the editor if they are aware of copyright infringement and plagiarism on the author’s side.

A reviewer who feels unqualified to review the topic of a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process.

The editor informs the reviewers that the manuscripts are confidential information and that this is a privileged interaction. The reviewers and editorial board cannot discuss the manuscripts with other persons. The anonymity of the referees is important.

Manuscript is to be submitted online via https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/filmvisioThey must be accompanied by a cover letter indicating that the manuscript is intended for publication, specifying the article category (i.e. research article, review etc.) and including information about the manuscript (see the Submission Checklist), title page, author form, and Copyright Agreement Form that has to be signed by all authors.

• Research articles and review articles (including endnotes and references) should be in the range of 5,000-10,000 words. Book, movie, and TV series reviews should be between 750-1,500 words. Endnotes should be numbered in the text and placed at the end of the article, before the references. Abstracts should be between 180-300 words (with 5 keywords). Extended abstracts are not required for articles in English.

• The manuscripts should be in A4 paper standards: having 2.5 cm margins from right, left, bottom, and top, Times New Roman font style in 12 font size, and line spacing of 1.5. Direct quotations of more than 40 words, should be written in 11 font size and 1.15 line spacing, 1 cm. The main article file should not contain author information due to the double-blind peer review.

• A title page including author information must be submitted together with the manuscript. The title page is to include a fully descriptive title of the manuscript and, affiliation, title, e-mail address, postal address, phone, and fax number of the author(s) (see The Submission Checklist).

• Tables, graphs, and figures should be given with a number and a defining title.

• Authors are responsible for all statements made in their study submitted to the Journal for publication.

Filmvisio complies with APA (American Psychological Association) style 7th Edition for referencing and citations. For more information:

American Psychological Association. (2010). Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Seventh Edition. https://apastyle.apa.org/products/publication-manual-7th-edition

In-text Citations

Citations must be indicated with the author’s surname and publication year within the parentheses. If more than one citation is made within the same parentheses, separate them with semicolons (;).

Examples:

Citation with one author

(Laine, 2007, p. 73)

Citation with two authors

(Mathijs & Mendik, 2008, pp. 99-102)

Citation with multiple authors

First citation in the text: (Fox, Lapate, Shackman, & Davidson, 2018) Subsequent citations: (Fox et al., 2018)

More than one citation

(Bould et al., 2009; Roberts, 2006)

Citation with no author

(“In praise of…”, 2022)

REFERENCE LIST

Authored Book

Perkins, V. F. (1993). Film as film understanding and judging movies. Da Capo Press.

Book with Multiple Editors

Collins, J., Radner, H., & Preacher Collins, A. (1993). Film theory goes to the movies. Routledge.

Edited Book Chapter

Read, J. (2003). The cult of masculinity: From fan-boys to academic bad-boys. In M. Jancovich, A. L. Reboll, J. Stringer, & A. Willis (Eds.), Defining cult movies the cultural politics of oppositional taste (pp. 54-70). Manchester University Press.

Journal Article

Rogers, A. (2019). Screen practices and Hollywood cinema in the 1930s. Screen, 60(2), 197-223. https://doi.org/10.1093/screen/hjz008

Translated Work

Truffaut, F. (1978). The films in my life (L. Mayhew, Trans.). Simon & Schuster.  

Dissertation

Lupher, S. (2020). From women’s cinema to women’s horror cinema: Genre and gender in the twenty-first century (Order No. 28845183) [Doctoral dissertation, University of Pittsburgh]. ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global.

Conference Session

Davidson, R. J. (2019, August 8-11). Well-being is a skill [Conference session]. APA 2019 Convention, Chicago, IL, United States. https://irp-cdn.multiscreensite.com/a5ea5d51/files/uploaded/APA2019_Program_190708.pdf

Online Dictionary

American Psychological Association. (n.d.). Affect theory. In APA dictionary of psychology. Retrieved April 24, 2022, from https://dictionary.apa.org/affect-theory

Online Magazine/Newspaper Article

Lee, B. (2022, January 20). Sundance 2022: Films and shows to look out for at this year’s festival. The Guardian. https://www.theguardian.com/film/2022/jan/19/sundance-2022-films-and-shows-to-look-out-for-at-this-years-festival

• Magazine/Newspaper/Website article with no author

In praise of European cinema. (2022, December 7). Little White Lies. https://lwlies.com/articles/in-praise-of-european-cinema/

Website/Blog Post

Bordwell, D. (2019, November 29). Women in charge: Highlights from Torino [Web log post]. http://www.davidbordwell.net/blog/2019/11/29/women-in-charge-highlights-from-torino/

Film

Nolan, C. (Director). (2014). Interstellar [Film]. Legendary Pictures, Syncopy, Lynda Obst Productions.

TV Series Episode

Weddle, D., & Thompson, B. (Writers), & Mimica-Gezzan, S. (Director). (2019, November 15). Into the abyss (Season 1, Episode 5) [TV series episode]. R. D. Moore et al. (Executive Producers), For all mankind. Tall Ship Productions, Sony Pictures Television.

Online Video

The Cinema Cartography. (2022, December 1). The 30 Greatest Films [Video]. YouTube. https://youtu.be/S-B30QlAvDQ

Tweet

SundanceFilmFestival. [@sundancefest]. (2022, December 28). Of the 101 feature films so far announced as part of the 2023 #Sundance Film Festival program, more than half are directed or co-directed by women. Check out our detailed guide below! [Thumbnail with link attached] [Tweet]. Twitter. https://twitter.com/sundancefest/status/1607904209780736000

Podcast

Fennessey, S., & Dobbins, A. (Host). (2022, December 6). The top 5 movies of 2022 [Audio podcast episode]. In The Big Picture. The Ringer. https://www.theringer.com/2022/12/6/23495887/the-top-five-movies-of-2022

Song/Track

Nirvana. (1991). Smells like teen spirit [Song]. Nevermind. DGC.

Ensure that the following items are present:

Cover letter to the editor

  • The category of the manuscript
  • Confirming that “the paper is not under consideration for publication in another journal”.
  • Including disclosure of any commercial or financial involvement.
  • Confirming that last control for fluent English was done.
  • Confirming that journal policies detailed in Information for Authors have been reviewed.

Copyright Agreement Form

Permission of previous published material if used in the present manuscript

Author Form

Title page

  • The category of the manuscript
  • The title of the manuscript both in Turkish and in English
  • All authors’ names and affiliations (institution, faculty/department, city, country), e-mail addresses
  • Corresponding author’s email address, full postal address, telephone and fax number
  • ORCIDs of all authors
  • Grant support, Conflict of interest, and Acknowledgement (if exists)

Main Manuscript Document:

  • Important: Please avoid mentioning the author (s) names in the manuscript.
  • The title of the manuscript both in Turkish and in English
  • Abstracts both in Turkish  (180-300 words) and in English  (180-300 words)
  • Keywords: 5 words in Turkish and in English
  • Extended Abstract (600-800 words) in English (only for articles in Turkish) 
  • Body text
  • References
  • All tables, illustrations (figures) (including title, description, footnotes)



INFORMATION


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CONTACT


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