restricted access British Scholarly Journals on Film Studies: Study and Evaluation of Their Internationality

In the United Kingdom, the journal Screen has since the 1950s been the main bibliographic source for the theorists of cinema. At the moment, there are other journals in this area which are making room for themselves in the global arena of film publications. This article studies the internationality—nowadays a key factor in the process of scientific evaluation—of sixteen British film journals as part of an ongoing research project on the evolution of criteria used to measure the quality of scientific journals in the period 2008-2012. In order to measure their level of internationality, four indicators are studied: presence in national and international databases, internationality of both editorial and scientific boards, internationality of contributions, and, finally, the existence of peer-review evaluation in the selection process of the manuscripts.