1. Author Guidelines

Comparative Cinema accepts unpublished articles on comparative cinema by authors whose proposals have been previously accepted in the Call for Papers of each thematic dossier. The journal will not accept proposals that are not original. The maximum number of authors per article will be three. The journal will accept texts in English, Spanish and Catalan. If a Spanish or Catalan text is accepted, the author must provide the journal with an English version, and both the English text and the original paper will be published.

- The journal’s main research strands are:
- The interpretation of filmic forms and the relations between films.
- The history of interpretation and the analysis of critical and political contexts.
- Comparative essays on material processes and practices of creation, distribution and exhibition.
- The study of comparative cinema methodologies and its relation to literature and visual arts.
- Reviewing the history of cinema based on the investigation of forms and the aesthetic confluences between films and narrative videos, non-fiction, the avant-garde, scientific, industrial and expanded cinema.
- The essay and visual thought.


The research articles must have a minimum length of 5000 words and a maximum of 6000 words, including footnotes. They should be linked to thematic issues that will be published in the website’s Call for Papers section.

The “Films in Discussion” section includes interviews and conversations aimed at research, debate and documentation, and related to the monographic topics tackled in each issue. The minimum length must be 5000 words and the maximum 8000 words.

The journal will also include some unoriginal documents that will act as the conceptual basis for the themes and research strands proposed in each issue.


The length of the reviews must be between 800 and 1000 words.

The information on the reviewed book should include full name of the author, publisher, city of publication, year of publication and number of pages.

The author of the review must indicate his or her name and email address.

We accept reviews of books whose first edition, in its original language, has been published over the last 8 years.

* From September 15th onwards, Comparative Cinema will start receiving texts for a new miscellaneous section, in which the journal will include articles that have no thematic bond to the proposed monographic issues. From this date on, the reception of these submissions will be carried out continuously throughout the year, but the articles will be published in subsequent issues of the journal, prior coordination with the editors.


2. Guidelines for Submissions

Languages: Comparative Cinema edits all its articles in English, but also admits originals to be evaluated and published in Catalan or Spanish, and is also open to accepting articles in other languages, prior consult through This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . If an article is accepted, its authors must assume the costs of translating it to English.

Submission: The texts must be submitted in a Word file and via the RACO OJS platform.

CV/résumé: All articles must be accompanied by a brief CV of 100 words or less. In the case of articles written by more than one author, their CVs will be published separately.

Images: the author must provide a minimum of three images. The comparison of these images must be the basis for the paper. The images must have a minimum resolution of 800 px.

Abstract: Abstracts must be 300 words long or less, and only one paragraph. Abstracts must be submitted in Catalan or Spanish and English.

Keywords: Keywords should include 6–10 words, separated by commas. They must be submitted in Catalan or Spanish and English.

Funding: Authors are responsible for stating the funding and institutional support received for the research.

Typeset and font size: Articles must be submitted in Times New Roman, 12 point. Paragraphs must be justified. The line spacing must be in 1.5 point, both for the main text and for the footnotes. Indents must not be used. Titles and subtitles should be in bold.

Word processing tools: Please refrain from using tools such as tables, numbering, columns, headings, hyperlinks, footnotes, etc. Any numbering must be made manually.

Bibliography: The sources for both the texts and ideas from other authors must be clearly and explicitly identified. Quotes and bibliographical references must follow the Chicago Manual of Style guidelines, and more specifically its Go to Author-Date Style:


Deadline for submissions: [EXTENDED] January 30th, 2020.

More information HERE.



Editorial. Research into vision. Histories of cinema starting from Marey
Gonzalo De Lucas


About Marey
Alfonso Crespo, Francisco Algarín Navarro, Peter Kubelka

Eadweard Muybridge
Thom Andersen

Genesis of a Camera
Jean-Luc Godard, Jean-Pierre Beauviala


A conversation with Paulino Viota
José Luis Torrelavega


Trusting the images. Science, photography and the world at hand
Andrés Hispano

Notes on the origins of the medical cinematographic gaze
Paula Arantzazu Ruiz

Names are what you see when you look at things
Alex Pena Morado

Associative vision and figurative comparison
Gonzalo De Lucas


ALCOZ, Albert. Resonancias fílmicas. El sonido en el cine estructural (1960-1981)
Sergi Álvarez Riosalido

EISENSCHITZ, Bernard. Punto de partida. Entrevista a Robert Kramer
María García Vera