Call for Papers

As the only dedicated academic journal on the field of audiovisual translation, The Journal of Audiovisual Translation (JAT) encourages the submission of original research papers in the field of audiovisual translation (AVT) and media accessibility in areas including subtitling (or captioning), audio description (AD), dubbing and voice-over. We welcome contributions on traditional media such as television and film, new media, live events, opera, theatre, museums and other contexts. Submissions can be sent at any time - there is no specific deadline.

We welcome both theoretical and empirical contributions that meet a high standard of scholarship and contribute new knowledge on the discipline. We also encourage interdisciplinary studies within the broader discipline of Translation Studies, but also with psychology, cognitive science, media studies, communication studies, sociology, linguistics, inclusive design, accessibility studies and other areas.  

Submissions will be blind peer-reviewed after an initial desk review. Contributions that have clearly not been language edited and that do not follow the style guide of the journal will be returned without review.

JAT is published 2 times per year, with one special issue and one open issue. The language of publication is English. Submissions should be approximately 5,000 to 8,000 words. JAT does not publish reviews at this stage.

For the open issues, JAT follows the continuous publication (CP) model. The CP model allows for the immediate publication of an article as soon as it is ready; that is, peer-reviewed, approved by the Editorial Board, copyedited, typeset, and proofread. This way accepted articles do not need to wait until a particular issue of the journal is completed. The open issue will have the publishing deadline on the last day of December. However, the online issue will be fed throughout the year and when the deadline of a regular issue passes, it is closed and the next issue starts to be fed.

JAT collect submissions for the open issues throughout the year (there is no submission deadline).

  

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

SPECIAL ISSUE

Volume 3, Issue 2, November 2021

We invite proposals for a special, guest-edited issue of Journal of Audiovisual Translation to be published in November 2021.

Journal of Audiovisual Translation (JAT) is the first international journal dedicated to audiovisual translation studies. Published by the European Association for Studies in Screen Translation (ESIST), JAT aims to be the reference point for high-quality, innovative and in-depth research in all avenues of audiovisual translation studies, including media accessibility. From inter alia historical perspectives to technology-based studies, from media accessibility in all its forms to linguistic, culture-oriented, psychology-based research, JAT aims to select contributions that will enrich the field and have an impact on both practice and research. We welcome contributions on traditional media such as television and film, new media, live events, opera, theatre, museums and other contexts.

We welcome both theoretical and empirical contributions that meet a high standard of scholarship and contribute new knowledge to the discipline. We also encourage interdisciplinary studies in the broader discipline of Translation Studies, but also in psychology, cognitive sciences, media studies, communication studies, sociology, linguistics, inclusive design, accessibility studies and other areas. 

We publish two issues per year, a non-thematic issue which is published on a continuous publishing scheme and a special guest-edited issue published in November.

We invite proposals for a special issue that deal with any aspect/area of audiovisual translation and media accessibility, possibly offering an innovative perspective. Proposals may focus on, but are not limited to:

- diachronic explorations of AVT

- audience composition and preferences

- the translator's role and training

- cross-fertilization between AVT/MA and other fields of study

The proposals should include:

  • a theme;
  • a preliminary title;
  • a brief (150-200 words) presentation of the theme and its relevance;
  • names and bionotes of guest editors;
  • Since the time for producing the special issue is limited, supplying a short list of possible contributors and titles contributions will be an advantage

Please send your proposal to the editor-in-chief Anna Jankowska at a.jankowska@jatjournal.org with the subject: “JAT volume 3 issue 3” by  10 August 2020. We will communicate the decision by September 1st, 2020.

 

Proposed timeline:

Proposals: August 10, 2020

Acceptance: September 1st, 2020

Submission of full papers: March 1st, 2021

Final acceptance: May 30, 2021

Submission of final versions to be proofread: 15 July 2021