KinoKultura style sheet


KinoKultura considers for publication original manuscripts on contemporary Russian visual culture, especially cinema, as well as festival reports. Articles should normally not exceed 8,000 words. Authors should use the Harvard system, with a list of works cited following the text; they should use footnotes sparingly and only where absolutely necessary. As of 2010 (starting with issue 27), all articles undergo a process of single peer review; this excludes festival reports and special features/clusters. Articles should be submitted electronically to KinoKultura.


KinoKultura normally commissions film reviews, but unsolicited reviews are considered for publication at the discretion of the editors. It is advisable to check before submitting a review.  Deadlines for reviews are agreed in advance with the editor. Reviews should be at least 1,000 words in length, and as long as reviewers feel they should be. Guidelines for presentation can be downloaded here.


KinoKultura provides illustrations for reviews, but not for articles. Authors of articles are strongly encouraged to submit images with their texts. If review authors wish to submit specific images with their review, they are welcome to do so. Contributors should use the following format: images should be of 200 dpi resolution and 300 pixels at the larger side (whether height or width). All images should be saved as jpeg files (screen grabs are fine) and sent, along with the review or article, to KinoKultura. They should be clearly named (film title or reviewer's name) and numbered consecutively.


KinoKultura uses Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 Unported Licence. This means that the copyright remains with you, but that the text may be copied, distributed, displayed, and performed under the following conditions:
- Attribution. The original author mus be given credit.
- Non-Commercial. This work may not be used for commercial purposes.
- No Derivative Works. This work may not be altered, transformed, or used to built upon.
For any reuse or distribution, the licence terms of this work must be made clear to others.
Any of these conditions can be waived if permission is obtained from the copyright holder (the author).
Nothing in this license impairs or restricts the author's moral rights.

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Authors are required to sign a Publishing Agreement with KinoKultura. Please download this agreement here, print, sign and post as specified on the form. If you wish to include video clips, an additional written permission is required from the copyright holder of the material in question, which should be sent wit the copyright form in advance of publication to the Editor.

Updated: July 2017