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 two times per year, with one open issue (continuous publication - see below) and one special issue (published in December). 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 the open issue passes, it is closed and the next issue starts to be fed.

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

  

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

SPECIAL ISSUE

Volume 6, Issue 2, December  2023

We invite proposals for a special, guest-edited issue of the Journal of Audiovisual Translation to be published in December 2023.

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 December.

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/MA;
  • audience composition and preferences;
  • the translator's role and training;
  • cross-fertilization between AVT/MA and other fields of study;
  • empirical and experimental research in AVT/MA;
  • theoretical approaches to AVT/MA.

The proposals should include:

  • a theme;
  • a preliminary title;
  • a brief (150-200 words) presentation the topic and its relevance;
  • names and bio notes 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 6 issue 2” by 30 September 2021. We will communicate the decision by November 1st, 2021.

Proposed timeline:

  • Proposals: September 30, 2021
  • Acceptance: November 1st, 2021
  • Submission of full papers: November 1st, 2022
  • Final acceptance: April 30, 2023
  • Submission of final versions to be proofread: May, 2023

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CALL FOR PAPERS

SPECIAL ISSUE

Volume 5, Issue 2, November 2022

Special issue: Media for All 9: Sketching Tomorrow’s Mediascape

Deadline for extended abstracts: 1 March 2021

Deadline for full papers: 1 November 2021

Publication date: November 2022

Guest Editors

Mary Carroll (TransMedia Research Group) and Aline Remael (University of Antwerp)

Following the International Conference Media for All 9: Sketching Tomorrow’s Mediascape, we would like to invite all conference participants and attendees as well as any other AVT/Media Accessibility scholars doing research within the overall theme of the conference to submit an abstract for the eponymous special issue to be guest-edited by Mary Carroll and Aline Remael for the online open access Journal of Audiovisual Translation (www.jatjournal.org).

Even before the Covid-19 pandemic hit the world, it was clear that tomorrow’s mediascape would be transformed into one conducted largely online with collaboration, partnership, project development, interdisciplinarity and technology as increasingly focal features. New post-pandemic workflows and technologies will continue to impact and provide abundant opportunities for practitioners, scholars and users to interact and develop business models adapted to working conditions that will remain changeable and unpredictable for some time to come. Professional experiences acquired during the Covid pandemic will have pointed to some of the limitations of online resourcing, global business models, communication, translation and accessibility. Virtual access to information and culture along with its social, financial and academic impact will have left its mark. We would like to invite all prospective authors to consider their research on the mediascape of tomorrow, preferably but not exclusively, with reference to this unstable and unpredictable balance.

More concretely, we invite contributions from stakeholders, researchers, developers, analysts and practitioners doing research in the broad domain of audiovisual translation and media accessibility to submit abstracts dealing with the following key AVT themes:

  • New technologies and new practices
  • Cross-stakeholder collaboration
  • Workflows
  • Consulting stakeholders
  • Awareness and education
  • Professional profiles and practices
  • Research and testing
  • Resources
  • Networks
  • Standards and best practices

Examples of topics in audiovisual translation and media accessibility to be addressed within that framework include but are not limited to:

  • Production tools
  • Content creation and delivery
  • Technologies in practice and research
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Key performances indicators (KPIs) and evaluation metrics
  • Devices, environments and platforms
  • Training
  • Ethics
  • Research methodologies (e.g. cognitive and perception studies)
  • Standards and policies 

Each abstract should contain both research questions/aims, methodology, and results and conclusions. While the length of the abstracts may vary, they should be between 400 and 600 words, supplied with a bibliography and 10 keywords.

Please email your abstract directly to the editors at aline.remael@uantwerpen.be .

Important dates:

Deadline for submission of abstracts (400-600 words): 1 March 2021

Notification of provisional acceptance (abstracts): 1 May 2021

Submission of full papers (7500 words incl. references and bibliography): 1 November 2021

Notification of provisional acceptance: 1-28 February 2022

Submission of revised articles: 1 April 2022

Submission of final articles: 15 June 2022

Final formatting, APA check and proofs: July-October 2022

Publication: November 2022