Call for Papers

As the only dedicated 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.

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 will initially be 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.

We are currently working on our special inaugural issue. Submissions for the first regular issue will be accepted from 15 September - 15 October 2018. The issue is scheduled for June 2019. All contributions should be submitted through the online submission system. To submit an article online, and to check the status of your submission, you need to have an account with Journal of Audiovisual Translation. Don't have an account? Register here.