Routledge acquires 15 Academic Journals from Intellect

(October 2013)

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Fifteen journals in the fields of visual and performing arts, film, media, and cultural studies will be published by the Taylor & Francis Group under its Routledge imprint from January 2014, in a transaction arranged by Bertoli Mitchell acting on behalf of Intellect Limited.

The following titles join Routledge’s publication programme: Journal of Japanese and Korean Cinema, Comedy Studies, Creative Industries Journal, International Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media, Studies in Eastern European Cinema, Transnational Cinemas, Journal of Chinese Cinema, Journal of Media Practice, Studies in Australasian Cinema, Studies in Documentary Film, Studies in European Cinema, Studies in French Cinema, Studies in Russian and Soviet Cinema, Studies in Theatre and Performance and Journal of Visual Art Practice.

Routledge is delighted to have the opportunity to continue Intellect’s original mission of ensuring vital space for widening critical debate in new and emerging subject areas.

Dr David Green, Taylor & Francis Group’s Global Journals Publishing Director, commented: ‘We are delighted that this group of titles is joining Routledge, enabling them to benefit from our considerable presence in performing arts, film, media, and cultural studies. Intellect Limited publishes a collection of well-respected publications, and we will ensure that its traditions of personal attention, author service and support for creative scholarship will be maintained, along with publication to the highest standards.’

Masoud Yazdani, Chairman of Intellect Limited, added: ‘Intellect has been committed to launching new journals in subject areas that mainstream publishers have been reluctant to support. However, recently there has been demand on our resources for other kinds of investment, in particular in the area of digital publishing. We felt neither could be allowed to fall back without Intellect losing its positive impact on the academic community that it has been serving over the past 27 years. As such, we have completed the agreement with the Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, who we know will sustain the journals’ impact in years to come.’

About Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
Taylor & Francis Group partners with researchers, scholarly societies, universities and libraries worldwide to bring knowledge to life. As one of the world’s leading publishers of scholarly journals, books, ebooks and reference works our content spans all areas of Humanities, Social Sciences, Behavioural Sciences, Science and Technology.

About Intellect
Intellect is an independent academic publisher in the fields of creative practice and popular culture, publishing scholarly books and journals with offices in Bristol, UK and Wilmington, North Carolina, USA.

Intellect publishes in four distinct subject areas: Visual Arts, Film Studies, Cultural and Media Studies, and Performing Arts. These categories host Intellect’s ever-expanding topics of enquiry, which include Photography, Drawing, Curation, Community Music, Gaming and Scenography. Intellect titles are often multidisciplinary, presenting scholarly work at the cross section of Arts, Media and Creative Practice.