Critical Studies in Television: The international journal of television studies

Editorial Board: Kim Akass, Sarah Cardwell, Simone Knox, Stephen Lacey, Janet McCabe and Elke Weissmann
ISSN: 1749-6020 (Print)
ISSN: 1749-6039 (Online)
Frequency: Three times a year (Spring, Summer and Autumn)

Critical Studies in Television publishes articles that draw together divergent disciplines and different ways of thinking, to promote and advance television as a distinct academic discipline. It welcomes contributions on any aspect of television—production studies and institutional histories, audience and reception studies, theoretical approaches, conceptual paradigms and pedagogical questions. It continues to invite analyses of the compositional principles and aesthetics of texts, as well as contextual matters relating to both contemporary and past productions. CST also features book reviews, dossiers and debates. The journal is scholarly but accessible, dedicated to generating new knowledge and fostering a dynamic intellectual platform for television studies.

CSTonline is updated weekly to include industry and journal news, CFPs, event announcements (conference, symposia), as well as various blogs (where scholars reflect on various aspects of television studies). It also includes information about TV archives and resources, where to study and the latest research news.

CST Editorial Board
Kim Akass (Managing Editor CSTonline), Sarah Cardwell (Book Review Editor), Simone Knox (ECREA Editor), Stephen Lacey, Janet McCabe (Managing Editor) and Elke Weissmann (ECREA Editor)

Assistant Book Review Editor
Rebecca Williams (University of Glamorgan)

CSTonline Assistants
Lisa Kelly (University of Glasgow) and Debra Ramsay (Independent Scholar)

Corresponding Editors
Stacey Abbott (University of Roehampton), Jonathan Bignell (University of Reading), Michele Byers (Saint Mary’s), John Corner (Liverpool University), Glen Creeber (Aberystwyth University), Lynne Edwards (Ursinus College), John Ellis (Royal Holloway, University of London), Jane Feuer (University of Pittsburgh), Christine Geraghty (University of Glasgow), Julia Hallam (University of Liverpool), Dana Heller (Old Dominion University), Matt Hills (Aberystwyth University), Su Holmes (University of East Anglia), Jason Jacobs (The University of Queensland), Deborah Jermyn (University of Roehampton), Catherine Johnson (University of Nottingham), Geoff Lealand (University of Waikato), Karen Lury (University of Glasgow), Ruth McElroy (University of Glamorgan), Tara McPherson (University of Southern California), Máire Messenger Davies (University of Ulster), Brett Mills (University of East Anglia), Albert Moran, Roberta Pearson (University of Nottingham), Sue Turnbull (University of Wollongong), Helen Wheatley (Warwick University), Helen Wood (De Montford University), Barbara Villez (University Paris 8)

US Advisory Board:
Gary R. Edgerton (Old Dominion University), Michele Hilmes (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Toby Miller (University of California, Riverside) and Robert Thompson (Syracuse University)

Founding Editors:
Kim Akass (University of Hertfordshire), Stephen Lacey (University of Glamorgan), David Lavery (Middle Tennessee State University), Janet McCabe (Birkbeck, University of London), Robin Nelson (Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London), Rhonda V. Wilcox (Gordon College)
Notes for contributors

Guidelines on preparing and submitting an article for Critical Studies in Television
  • These guidelines are intended to help you and us; the better prepared the article is the more efficiently it will pass through the production process.
  • Please pay particular attention to the ‘Notes and references’ section.
  • Please make sure that the style you use is consistent throughout the article and is compatible with the rest of the journal.
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      Public Record Office, London (hereafter PRO), T235/134, MAC (52) 153, memo by C. Cottrell, ‘Money’, 6 August 1952, p. 2.
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      J. Smith, ‘The Prime Minister on the Defensive’, Guardian, 6 September 1989, 7–19.
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    • Abbreviations to be used: (ed.), (eds), fo. and fos or fol. and fos, p., pp., r and v for recto and verso on the line with no full point.
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      J. A. Chartres, Irish Literature, Oxford University Press, 1984, pp. 112–19.
      S. Butler, ‘Internal Trade in England, 1560–80’, in J. V. Smith (ed.), Trade in the Sixteenth Century, Ithaca, 1977, pp. 26–9.
      W. Shakespeare, Hamlet, ed. J. Wilders, Cambridge University Press, 1995, p. 4.
      Chartres, Irish Literature, pp. 104–9.
      Butler, ‘Internal Trade’, pp. 78–89.
      Ibid., p. 56
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      J. A. Chartres, ‘Irish Literature’, New Literary History, 3:6, 1984, 112–19.
      S. Butler, ‘Internal Trade in England, 1560–80’, Economic History Review, 4:2, 1995, 104–6.
      Chartres, ‘Irish Literature’, 98.
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