Sinefilozofi uses the APA referencing style and papers submitted should follow this style. Please see the comprehensive
However, we ask that book and article titles be capitalised in the more usual fashion (rather than following the APA's
lower case style).
Submissions that are not referenced in this style will be automatically rejected.
Abstract and Keywords
Please include your abstract and keywords at the beginning of your submitted document.
(Partridge, 2006: 26)
In-text citation guide: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/02/
Article length: Strictly 6000 - 8000 words (including bibliography)
Book Reviews: 750 - 1500 words
General Style Guidelines
Articles and reviews should be submitted as an A4 Word document (.doc or .docx).
Articles must be written in clear, grammatical English. SineFilozofi cannot provide any assistance with language editing.
The article should be 1,5 spaced. Use Book Antiqua
Quotation marks should be double (") except for quotations within quotations which should be single (').
When adding ellipses to a quotation, please indicate that this is your insertion by using square brackets: [...]
Please do not use italics for emphasis or to indicate the mention rather than use of a word. In the latter case, please put
the mentioned word in double quotation marks.
When mentioning a film for the first time, italicise the title and include the name of the director and the date of release in
brackets (unless this information is mentioned elsewhere in your sentence). i.e., The Grapes of Wrath (John Ford, 1940).
The title of any film should be italicised throughout the article.
When referring to a non English-language film, the original title, also in italics, and director and year of production
should be listed after the first mention of the film and in parentheses (after this, refer to the film's English title, except
where it is more usual to use the original language name). For example: Divided We Fall (Musíme si pomáhat, Jan Hřebejk,
2000) but La Jetée (Chris Marker, 1962).
Book and journal titles should be italicised.
Quotations longer than thirty words should be separated from the main text, indented, single-spaced and should have
no quotation marks.
Brackets within brackets should be square (Psycho ).
Diacritics (accents) should be added to all names or words where appropriate.
Do not use endnotes.
You are welcome to use section headings (in bold) but do not number these. Use "Introduction" or "Conclusion".
Articles should have a Bibliography (so titled) containing only works cited.
We do not require a filmography.
Footnotes (at the bottom of the page) should be avoided unless absolutely necessary. Footnotes should not be used for
referencing sources. Please do not use endnotes.
f. - following page
ff. - following pages
e.g. - for example (no comma necessary)
i.e. - namely (no comma necessary)
cf. - compare
Please do not use ibid. - always give the full in-text reference.
Please do not use etc.
Reproduction of Film Stills
Like other creative works, film stills are protected by copyright and authors should seek permission to use these
However, under "fair dealing" we consider it is not necessary to obtain permission to reproduce film stills (which you
have captured yourself) as long as they fulfil both of the following criteria:
1. The stills should be used in the article directly for criticism and/or for review - they cannot be used for purely
2. Authors should not use an excessive number of images - authors should use no more than is necessary to
demonstrate the point they are making in an article.
Book reviews are not blind peer-reviewed and