The 22nd Annual Society for Animation Studies Conference

Call for Papers - Animation Studies

CALL FOR PAPERS - Animation Studies

Society for Animation Studies members are invited to submit conference papers from conferences they participated in, especially SAS conferences past and present in the growing subject area of animation studies. Non-members are welcome to submit papers, but must join the society before an accepted paper can be published. (Membership details available at

All papers are subject to peer review and presentation; acceptance of a paper at a conference is not a guarantee of publication. If a paper is accepted for a conference but not presented it can still be considered, subject to agreement by the editorial board.
Papers will be blind refereed where possible and comments collated and returned to the author by the editor.

The journal editions run on an annual basis with papers accepted throughout the year but the volume closed on calendar year end. In order to simplify the refereeing and submission, papers will be accepted at deadlines throughout the year. We invite authors to submit papers in spring and late summer/early autumn.

We strongly encourage the submission of past papers in order to establish a useful archive of work which members can access. We also encourage the submission of links to other publications or bibliographic citations where conference papers have been published elsewhere.
Papers are not limited to word length, though it is expected that the paper will not exceed that of the presentation, or a reasonable approximation of it. Authors may edit their conference presentations, but the text must provide a reasonable representation of the material presented at the conference.

Images are welcomed but authors must seek permissions to reproduce them in the journal. Rights owners must be identified in the caption, in the manner specified by the rights owner in a release form signed by that individual. Articles are published under Creative Commons regulations, which allows the author to retain copyright but allows free distribution of the work for educational purposes. Creative Commons is in line with progressive online publishing practices.
The Harvard Referencing system will be used. All papers should be submitted in Microsoft Word document files (.doc) or Rich Text Format (.rtf). Please submit images in low resolution, web-ready formats.

Email your essay, including a cover page stating your name, your institutional affiliation (now and at the time of the paper presentation), the name of the paper, the conference at which it was published, the date of presentation (or conference dates), four to seven keywords pertaining to the article, a one- to two-sentence blurb, and any significant information related to the editing of the paper. Please also provide contact information suitable for publication with the paper.

Deadline for papers is Thursday 19th August. Submit all proposals to Dr Nichola Dobson, Editor at or