Lähikuva (Closeup) is a peer-reviewed journal focused on film and media culture research, aiming at promoting multidisciplinary discussion. The journal publishes articles in Finnish, with abstracts in English.

Aims and scope: “The objective of the journal Lähikuva is to promote film studies, as well as multidisciplinary discussion and debate on audiovisual culture. The journal intends to discover different methods and perspectives.”

Frequency: 4 issues per year

Launched: 1987

Peer reviewed: yes, double-blind review

Open access: yes

Languages: Finnish

Genres: research article, review/discussion article, interview, book review, report

Length of research articles: 55,000 characters (with spaces, including list of literature, abstract and references)

Reference style: adapted MLA style

Book reviews: yes

Publishers: Association Lähikuva ry, Suomen Elokuvatutkimuksen Seura ry, Varsinais-Suomen elokuvakeskus ry ja Turun elokuvakerho ry, sekä Media Studies at the University of Turku, Finland

Venue of publication: Turku

Publication level: 1 in Finland

Indexing: N/A

Author Guidelines

  • Submission guidelines (in Finnish): https://journal.fi/lahikuva/about/submissions
  • Instructions for reviewers (in Finnish, scroll down): https://journal.fi/lahikuva/about/submissions