About the Journal

Focus and Scope

Entertainment was tremendously changed in the last two centuries by the invention of new technologies. While the newspaper, radio, and television dominated the longest part of the 20th century, the Internet has provided totally new possibilities to entertain. However, there are factors and images related to entertainment that did not change even though the medium itself was transformed. The interdisciplinary journal Entertainment tries to bring together scholars from all areas attached to media studies to document the above named developments and changes.

Next to these general developments, the editor also wants to establish a focus on movie studies and the changing nature of entertainment on the big and small screen, even the Internet stream. The journal should, however, also address a general reader who is interested in media and movie studies. The scope, consequently, is the provision of a platform of intellectual exchange. In addition, the journal will also provide critical reviews of actual movies that hit the screen to provide a plenum for discussion of actual trends in entertainment.

The biannual (March and September) and peer-reviewed journal offers three sections:

Articles – Scientific discussions on relevant topics in the field

Book Reviews – Reviews of actual publications in the fields of media and movie studies

Movie Reviews – Critical reviews of newly released movies

Peer Review Process

All articles and movie reviews will be double blind peer reviewed. If there should be a conflicting evaluation by the two reviewers there will be a third review by the editor. Please take into consideration that this process might usually take 6-8 weeks.

Publication Frequency

The journal is biannual (issues are published in March and September).

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

This journal does not charge submission or publication fees.


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