The Journal of Audiovisual Translation (ISSN: 2617-9148) is the first international journal dedicated to audiovisual translation studies. Published by ESIST, JAT aims to be the reference point for high-quality, innovative and in-depth research in all avenues of audiovisual translation studies. From historical perspectives to technology-based studies, from media accessibility in all its forms to linguistic, culture-oriented, psychology-based research, JAT aims to select contributions that will enrich the field and have an impact on both practice and research.

As the only dedicated academic journal in the field of audiovisual translation, JAT encourages the submission of original research papers and practice reports in the field of audiovisual translation (AVT) and media accessibility in areas including subtitling, captioning, audio description, dubbing and voice-over. We welcome contributions on traditional media such as television and film, new media, live events, opera, theatre, museums and other contexts. JAT welcomes both theoretical and empirical contributions that meet a high standard of scholarship and contribute new knowledge to the discipline. JAT also encourages interdisciplinary studies within the broader discipline of translation studies, but also with psychology, cognitive science, media studies, communication studies, sociology, linguistics, inclusive design, accessibility studies and other areas.  

JAT is an open-access journal and 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.


JAT is published two times per year, with one non-thematic issue (continuous publication) and one thematic issue (published in December). Occasionally JAT publishes thematic sections in the non-thematic issues. 

JAT accepts research papers (5-7,500 words abstract and references included) and practice reports (2-5,000 words abstract and references included).


JAT is peer reviewed and indexed in:  DOAJROAD VABB-SHW, and MLA International Bibliography. JAT is a member of the Council of Editors of Translation & Interpreting Studies for Open Science.

ESIST membership

Application for membership is invited from anyone with an interest in screen translation, be it an academic or professional. Membership is also open to persons residing outside Europe.

To renew your membership, send the payment for the membership fee to davidorregocarmona@gmail.com via PayPal, as detailed in the membership section, indicating your full name and the renewal period. You can also pay by bank transfer - just email our Treasurer David Orrego-Carmona at the same email address to request our bank account details.

You only need to resubmit the Membership application form if any of your details have changed. If your affiliation and/or email address have changed, in addition to filling in the application form, kindly also inform the President Sharon Black via email at info@esist.org

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