We are an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed and open access academic journal devoted to pushing forward the approaches to and possibilities for publishing creative media-based research.


Championing artistic experimentation alongside critical rigour and creative reflection, the International Journal of Creative Media Research specialises in capturing the emerging tools, approaches and methods of practice-based media arts research. The journal publishes original screen-based, sound-based and experiential forms of creative research, spanning works of film, music, media art, digital writing, curation practice, multi-platform and ludic artefacts that contribute to fields across Media Studies, Communication and Cultural Studies, Art and Design, Music, Creative Writing, Drama, Dance, Performing Arts, Film and Screen Studies, or Education.


International in scope, the journal’s editorial board includes artists, scholars, writers, musicians, performers, technologists, designers, filmmakers and educators, and benefits from a network of partner institutions formed via the Global Academy of Liberal Arts at Bath Spa University.


Submission types span four categories: Single-Piece Explorations; Multi-Piece Portfolios; Practice Discoveries; and Issues in Creative Practice Research. See Author Guidelines for more details.


Based at Bath Spa University, the journal is founded and hosted by The Centre for Media Research, and work in partnership with Managing Editors based in Film and Media at Staffordshire University.

We publish a mix of open call issues based on any topic relevant to the journal’s scope and themed special issues, usually developed and managed by a guest editor, which aims to contribute new research into creative media practice to one of The Centre for Media Research’s three areas of interdisciplinary specialism: Digital Ecologies, Film & Social Context, or Play & Multiplatform.