Science Fiction Film & Television

Science Fiction Film & Television

  • ISSN (Online) : 1754-3789
  • ISSN (Print) : 1754-3770
  • Language : English
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Science Fiction Film and Television is a peer-reviewed journal published three times a year by Liverpool University Press. Founded by Mark Bould (UWE) and Sherryl Vint (University of California, Riverside), the journal is edited by Gerry Canavan (Marquette University), Dan Hassler-Forest (Utretcht University) and Anindita Banerjee (Cornell University), with an international board of advisory editors.

Science Fiction Film and Television encourages dialogue among the scholarly and intellectual communities of science fiction studies, film studies and television studies.

The journal invites submissions on all areas of sf film and television, from Hollywood productions to Korean or Turkish sf film, from SyFy productions to the origins of sf tv in Rod Brown of the Rocket Rangers or The Quatermass Experiment. We encourage papers which consider neglected texts, propose innovative ways of looking at canonical texts, or explore the tensions and synergies that emerge from the interaction of genre and medium.

We publish articles (6000-8000 words), book and DVD reviews (1000-2000 words) and review essays (up to 5000 words).

SFFTV is indexed and abstracted in Scopus.

Code of Conduct
LUP is committed to maintaining the highest ethical standards. We therefore ask that all contributors and reviewers adhere to the COPE Core Practices.
More info can be found on the COPE website.

Science Fiction Film and Television is seeking reviewers of recent works of Science Fiction Studies and Science Fiction Studies-adjacent critical theory as well as recent Science Fiction visual media (still primarily film and television, though the journal remains interested in expanding into video games.

Click here to download the complete Call for Papers.

Current Editors
Gerry Canavan, Marquette University
Dan Hassler-Forest, Utrecht University
Anindita Banerjee, Cornell University

Editorial Board:
Stacey Abbott, Roehampton University
Jonathan Bignell, University of Reading
Catherine Constable, University of Warwick
Neil Easterbrook, TCU
Susan A. George, University of California, Berkeley
Barry Keith Grant, Brock University
Elyce Rae Helford, Middle Tennessee State University
Matt Hills, University of Huddersfield
Brooks Landon, University of Iowa
Rob Latham
Roger Luckhurst, Birkbeck College
Susan Napier, Tufts University
Sharalyn Orbaugh, University of British Columbia
David Seed, University of Liverpool
Patrick Sharp, CSU Los Angeles
Sharon Sharp, CSU Dominguez Hills
Steve Shaviro, Wayne State University
Vivian Sobchack, University of California, Los Angeles
JP Telotte, Georgia Institute of Technology

Science Fiction Film and Television is seeking reviewers, click here for the complete Call for Papers.

Submission to SFFTV is via ScholarOne Manuscripts.

Click here to download Science Fiction Film and Television Guidelines for Contributors

LUP gives authors the option to add a short plain language summary to their submission in ScholarOne Manuscripts. This simple, non-technical explanation or lay summary makes it easier for people to find and understand your work. This is not the same as the abstract. Once your article has been published, this summary will be made available through Kudos.

Should you require any assistance using ScholarOne Manuscripts please do not hesitate to contact the ScholarOne Manuscripts Helpdesk. Monday through Friday, 3:00 am to 8:30 pm EST, (US Based Number): +1-434-817-2040 x 334 or by clicking the ‘Get Help Now’ link on the upper right corner of the site to search FAQs, email the team, or locate a Guide for Authors.

Articles should be 6000-8000 words (MLA format) and include a 100-word abstract. If you have an idea for a contribution to the archives section, please contact the editors to discuss your proposal: and

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Editorial Queries & Book Reviews:
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