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Focus and Scope

IJOSTS is an international interdisciplinary e-journal drawing contributions from a wide range of researchers and practitioners with an interest in past and present trends in contemporary theatre and screen  in Scotland, practices of Scottish theatre and screen practitioners abroad, and representations of Scotland in theatre and on screen.

The Journal’s mission is to publish papers on all aspects of theatre and screen arts in Scotland and on the (re) presentation of Scotland and Scottish theatre and screen arts internationally.

Each issue of IJOSTS contains academic articles often grouped around a given theme, and forum articles ranging from speculative, biographical or philosophical accounts to interviews with renowned practitioners or other individuals from related fields relevant to Scottish theatre and screen.

Forum articles are not subject to the review process.

Publication Frequency

Previously the journal has published two issues per year, but from 2016 this will reduce to one larger issue per year.

General enquiries can be addressed to Dr Ksenija Horvat, Editor ( or Dr Trish Reid (

All papers are to be submitted to Dr Ksenija Horvat, Editor (

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.

Archiving Policy

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...





This journal continues on from The International Journal of Scottish Theatre which ceased publication in 2002. In September 2011, the Journal was re-launched under a new name - International Journal of Scottish Theatre and Screen (IJOSTS) – and with a broadened scope encompassing current research in Scottish screen studies.

The International Journal of Scottish Theatre and Screen is epublished jointly by Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh,Kingston University, London, and The Association for Scottish Literary Studies, with support from an International Advisory Board of distinguished experts in relevant fields. The Journal's relaunch marks continuation as Professor Ian Brown and Dr Ksenija Horvat, editor and assistant editor of the original journal continue as joint editors. We also warmly welcome Dr Trish Reid, Dr Steve Cramer, Dr Simon Brown and Dr Richard Butt as section editors for theatre and screen.

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