CALL FOR PAPERS
THE AUSTRALASIAN JOURNAL OF SOUNDTRACK STUDIES
EDITOR: REBECCA COYLE
ASSISTANT EDITOR: NATALIE LEWANDOWSKI
Screen Sound investigates, analyses and documents sound as it occurs
in relation to screen images, whether on the large or small screen, in
installation or online. Sound forms, functions and production are
included, whether as music, sound design, effects and atmospheres,
dialogue and performance, production processes and roles of personnel.
Articles, reviews and interviews are published in English language
from scholars, researchers and practitioners. The journal is
multidisciplinary in its remit, accommodating music, sound, media,
cultural, marketing and economic analysis. The publication focuses on
sound on screen media and issues relevant to work produced in
Australia, Aotearoa/New Zealand, and Oceania, and provides a forum for
case studies and debates relevant to the region. Editorial and
Industry Advisory Board members include soundtrack academics,
practitioners and experts from Auckland, Dunedin, Sydney, Melbourne,
Canberra, Lismore, Hong Kong, and Tokyo.
The publication is published annually as a refereed online journal at
The second issue of Screen Sound is scheduled for publication in mid
2011. In this issue, we are particularly interested in articles on
improvisation in the composition of music for screen media.
Improvisation can occur as improvised musics and/or improvised
techniques. It can be used in the context of tightly composed scoring
and/or as a compositional device in response to narrative or image
track. There are various terms used to suggest such practices (eg
‘comprovisation’) and articles may offer an appropriate lexicon and/or
ethnographical studies of improvisation.
We are also keen to include articles on sound in television, online,
games, advertising and media performance domains, whether or not they
address the issue theme of improvisation.
The journal comprises three sections:
1: Double blind referee section with articles of 4,000-8,000 words.
Submission deadline: December 20, 2010.
2: Single referee edited section with industry reports, edited
interview transcripts, feature reviews, etc. Word length: 2,000-5,000.
Submission deadline: January 20, 2011.
3: Edited, non-refereed section of reviews, reports, responses and
reprints of seminal reports, etc. Word length: 1,000-4,000. Submission
deadline: February 20, 2011.
All proposals for articles should be sent to
Screen Sound Editor Dr Rebecca Coyle teaches in the Media studies
program at Southern Cross University, Lismore. She is currently
coordinating an Australian Research Council Discovery Project on
Australian film music production and innovation. She has published two
anthologies on Australian feature film music, and her most recent book
is Drawn To Sound, an anthology of international essays on animation
film music, published by Equinox (UK). See listings at:
Editorial Assistant Natalie Lewandowski is a B.Commerce (2006) and
B.Arts Hons 1st Class (2007) graduate from Macquarie University, and
is currently a full-Scholarship PhD candidate. Natalie was awarded the
Macquarie University prize for E-commerce in 2005 and Honours – 1st
class for her thesis ‘Sound…Tracks’ in 2007. Natalie has worked as a
research assistant, as well as Marketing Manager, Sponsorship
Coordinator and Public Relations Manager for numerous arts and retail