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  • Refractory: a Journal of Entertainment Media   Peer Reviewed
    A refereed, peer-reviewed e-journal that explores the diverging and intersecting aspects of current and past entertainment media (including animation, film, television, games, and the Internet). The journal is published by the Cinema Studies Program, School of Culture and Communication, University of Melbourne.
  • Reverse Shot  
    Reverse Shot is a quarterly online film journal. Full-text reviews, interviews, and articles are fully archived and searchable.
  • Rouge  
    Rouge is an online film criticism and theory journal, founded in 2003, published in Australia, and featuring an international roster of contributors. Fully archived by issue.
  • Scope: An Online Journal of Film and TV Studies   Peer Reviewed
    Scope is an online, peer-reviewed journal on issues in film and media studies. It is updated three times a year and has a complete archive of past issues dating to 1999.
  • Screen   Paid Subscription Required
    Screen is an international journal of academic film and television studies, covering both contemporary and historical issues from a variety of disciplinary perspectives. Each quarterly issue combines scholarly essays with reports and debates on conferences and current research, along with book reviews.
  • Screening the Past   Peer Reviewed
    Screening the Past is a peer-reviewed online journal hosted by Latrobe University in Australia. Its primary subjects are the study of film history, the relationship between media and social history, and the history of critical thought on cinema.
  • Senses of Cinema  
    Senses of Cinema is an online journal "devoted to the serious and eclectic discussion of cinema." The website features book reviews and articles on the aesthetics of cinema, film genres, and great directors.
  • Sight & Sound  
    The BFI's monthly journal of contemporary film criticism archives past issues with brief descriptions of features and reviews. Selected features are available from all issues since 1999.
  • Sloan Science and Film  
    The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Science and Film website hosted by the Museum of the Moving Image "supports the creation of realistic and entertaining stories about science and technology, many of which challenge existing stereotypes about scientists and engineers". The website features full-length digital films, dialogues between scholars and filmmakers, and a selection of articles written by film critics.
  • Society for Cinema and Media Studies   Peer Reviewed
    The Society for Cinema and Media Studies is the leading academic organization of film scholars. The SCMS website provides information on the organization, its members, and its quarterly publication, Cinema Journal.
  • The Alliance of Women Film Journalists  
    The Alliance of Women Film Journalists, Inc. (AWFJ) is an association of professional female movie critics, reporters, and feature writers working in print, broadcast, and online media. The AWFJ website keeps an active record of fiction feature and documentary films that are by and/or about women or focus on women’s issues. The online magazine features interviews, profiles, reviews, and essays.
  • The Cine-Files   Peer Reviewed
    The Cine-Files is the online journal of the Department of Cinema Studies at Savannah College of Art and Design. Produced biannually, it is edited by faculty and graduate students.
  • The Criterion Collection  
    Since 1984, the Criterion Collection has been dedicated to gathering important classic and contemporary films from around the world and publishing them in editions that offer the highest technical quality and award-winning, original supplements. The website offers an “online cinematheque” with the possibility to buy or watch films online, film essays, interviews, reviews, top-ten lists, and festivals online.
  • The University Film and Video Association (UFVA)   Paid Subscription Required Peer Reviewed
    This official website of the University Film and Video Association, an organization of almost 800 professionals and institutions involved in the production and study of film, video, and other media arts, features news, job listings, and information about its programs and publications.
  • Transformative Works and Cultures   Peer Reviewed
    Published by the Organization for Transformative Works, Transformative Works and Cultures (TWC) is an international journal featuring articles about “transformative works,” broadly conceived; articles about media studies; and articles about the fan community.
  • Vertigo Magazine   Paid Subscription Required
    Though Vertigo's online versions of its print articles are available to subscribers only, all articles are catalogued by issue and a searchable index. Most articles from the monthly online issues are available in full for free.
  • Wide Screen   Peer Reviewed
    Wide Screen is a peer-reviewed, open access journal devoted to the critical study of cinema from historical, theoretical, political, and aesthetic perspectives.
  • WilsonWeb   Paid Subscription Required Peer Reviewed
    Search a wide range of popular and scholarly journals.
  • WorldCat   Peer Reviewed
    WorldCat allows users to search the collection catalogs of 10,000 libraries by location. Type in a keyword and zip code to find the closest library that holds a specific item.