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Baltic Screen Media Review

Why subscribe and read

Only journal in the Baltic Sea Region that focuses on all forms of audiovisual culture emerging from the region and approaches these from a fiercely interdisciplinary angle – incorporating conceptual and methodological insights deriving from film and media studies, new media studies, culture studies, media innovation and management studies, political economy of media and cultural industries, media policy studies, etc.

Why submit

  • Quick, fair and constructive double-blind peer review
  • Good visibility in the scholarly target community

Rejection Rate

  • 40%

The core mission of Baltic Screen Media Review is to publish original and critical research articles on a variety of screen media forms and phenomena that are either produced in or represent the cultures and realities of the Baltic region. Therein we define the Baltic region flexibly – it may not only refer to the three Baltic countries (Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania), but include all the countries and cultures around the Baltic Sea, a region typically neglected in film and media studies. Our specific interest is to discuss and critically analyze the interconnections and exchanges between the countries of the region and their audiovisual cultures. The term ‘screen media’ indicates that the journal’s focus is ‘convergent’ – we publish articles on film, television, interactive media, video art, video games, mobile augmented reality, etc. Manuscripts scrutinizing the co-evolution of these various screen media forms are given a priority. We also invite articles on the full spectrum of audiovisual culture and different methodological takes on it – including textual analyses, accounts on education, production, exhibition, distribution and reception, as well as reflections on relevant theories and frames of references.

The journal is currently published once a year and is a blind peer-reviewed journal addressed to the international scholarly community.

Similarity Check Plagiarism Screening System

The editorial board is participating in a growing community of Similarity Check System's users in order to ensure that the content published is original and trustworthy. Similarity Check is a medium that allows for comprehensive manuscripts screening, aimed to eliminate plagiarism and provide a high standard and quality peer-review process.

Detailed description of the Similarity Check System can be found at:

Abstracting & Indexing

Baltic Screen Media Review is covered by the following services:

  • Baidu Scholar
  • Cabell's Whitelist
  • CEEOL - Central and Eastern European Online Library
  • CEJSH (The Central European Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities)
  • CNKI Scholar (China National Knowledge Infrastructure)
  • CNPIEC - cnpLINKer
  • Dimensions
  • EBSCO (relevant databases)
  • EBSCO Discovery Service
  • Google Scholar
  • Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)
  • J-Gate
  • JournalTOCs
  • KESLI-NDSL (Korean National Discovery for Science Leaders)
  • MyScienceWork
  • Naver Academic
  • Naviga (Softweco)
  • Primo Central (ExLibris)
  • ProQuest (relevant databases)
  • Publons
  • QOAM (Quality Open Access Market)
  • ReadCube
  • Semantic Scholar
  • Summon (ProQuest)
  • TDNet
  • Ulrich's Periodicals Directory/ulrichsweb
  • WanFang Data
  • WorldCat (OCLC)

A current call for papers can be found here.

Submissions should be sent by email: bsmr@tlu.ee

Indrek Ibrus, Tallinn University, Estonia
Eva Näripea, Estonian Academy of Arts/Film Archives of The National Archives of Estonia, Estonia

International Editorial Board
Henry Bacon, Helsinki University, Finland
Göran Bolin, Södertorn University, Sweden
Nuno Correia, Goldsmiths, Finland
Karlo Funk, Estonian Institute, Estonia
Chris Hales, University of Liepaja, Lithuania
Lauri Kärk, University of Tartu, Estonia
Gunnar Liestøl, University of Oslo, Norway
Jaak Lõhmus, Tallinn University, Estonia
Ewa Mazierska, University of Central Lancashire, UK
Irina Novikova, Latvian University, Latvia
Dita Rietuma, Riga Stradiņš University; Latvian Film Centre, Latvia
Ulrike Rohn, Arcada University of Applied Sciences, Finland
Hagi Šein, Tallinn University, Estonia
Renata Šukaityte, Vilnius University, Lithuania
Peeter Torop, University of Tartu, Estonia
Jarmo Valkola, Tallinn University, Estonia

Tallinn University Baltic Film, Media, Arts and Communication School
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