Focus and Scope

Image [&] Narrative is a peer-reviewed e-journal on visual narratology and word and image studies in the broadest sense of the term. It does not focus on a narrowly defined corpus or theoretical framework, but questions the mutual shaping of literary and visual cultures. Beside tackling theoretical issues, it is a platform for reviews of real life examples. Each issue features three parts: 1) a thematic cluster, guest-edited by specialized scholars in the field; 2) a selection of various articles; 3) reviews of recent publications. Image [&] Narrative is a bilingual journal, which publishes contributions in either English or French, and which fosters cross-cultural and interdisciplinary dialogue between linguistic and scientific traditions.

Peer Review Process

Starting from the issue on Chris Marker (Vol. 10: 3), the journal has shifted to the “Open Journals Systems” framework, whose publishing philosophy we strongly support. Previous issues of Image (&) narrative remain freely accessible in their initial form (see “Previous volumes” in the navigation space above). All other issues produced in the “Open Journals Systems” framework will be accessible in the “Archives” section of the navigation).

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.


Copyright for articles published in this journal is retained by the authors. By virtue of their appearance in this open access journal, articles are free to use, with proper attribution, in educational and other non-commercial settings.

This Journal doesn't have APC's and article submission charges and is licensed in accordance with the Creative Commons license: CC BY-NC-ND.

This journal allows the author(s) to hold the copyright and to retain publishing rights without restrictions.

Guest editing

“Image (&) Narrative” is open to all proposals for guest-edited special issues, provided they follow the general thematic orientation as well as the general peer-reviewed policy of the journal. For all questions, please contact the journal.