The Moving Image Review and Art Journal (MIRAJ) is the only peer reviewed academic journal devoted to the study of the moving image as a cultural form. MIRAJ offers a widely distributed international forum for debates surrounding all aspects of artists’ moving image and media artworks.

Part of the publisher Intellect’s stable of art and design journals, MIRAJ was founded by Professor Catherine Elwes in 2011, who remained its editor in chief until 2017. Under her editorship, the journal has grown to be one of the most respected academic sources for writing in the field, encompassing the scholarship of the eminent and established alongside fresh insights by emerging scholars. The journal now continues at CREAM under the co-editorship of Michael Mazière and Lucy Reynolds, with Maria Walsh, of the CCW Graduate School, University of the Arts London, as Reviews Editor.

MIRAJ is published twice a year in print and as an e-journal. Contributions to the journal are encouraged by open submission and a call for papers, in response to a theme or reflecting the writer’s particular area of study. MIRAJ publishes the following types of writing: scholarly articles (5000–8000 words); opinion pieces, feature articles and interviews (3000-4000 words); review essays of books, individual works, exhibitions and events (3000-4000 words). Scholarly articles will be blind peer-reviewed and feature articles and review essays can be peer-reviewed on request. All writings should propose a central idea or thesis argued through a discussion of the work under review.

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