Journal Description

ImaheNasyon: Journal on Multimedia Arts and Film is an international, peer-reviewed open-access (OA) journal published by the School of Media Studies of the Mapua University, Philippines. ImaheNasyon aspires for a holistic view of multimedia arts and film scholarship. It publishes scholarly research on the fields from various approaches and views—as artistic practice, as text, as artifact, as industry, among others.  


The journal will accept scholarly works written in English or in Filipino. 

Accepted submissions

  1. Academic papers/articles
  • Abstract length: 150 words
  • Manuscript length: 5000-8000 words
  • Original qualitative and quantitative research in different areas of multimedia arts and film studies in the global arena, with special focus in the Philippines. Some of the suggested topics are the following:
    • The artistic practice
    • Pop culture
    • Histories of film and multimedia 
    • Technologies of film and multimedia 
    • Discourses on gender, sexuality, and identity in film and multimedia
  • Film production, distribution, and exhibition
  • Gaming
  • Design studies 
  • Social media
  • Number of articles per issue: five to six
  • Citation format: APA 7 


  • Length: 1000-2000 words
  • Reviews are commentaries on the following:
    • Books on multimedia arts and film
    • Individual films 
    • Film and multimedia events (e.g. film festivals, conferences, congresses) 
    • Art exhibits

Peer Review Process

The review process takes two to three months. Manuscripts will undergo a double-blind review by the board and/or invited reviewers. The process works as follows:

  1. Content, technical, and language screening by the Editor
  2. Double-blind review
  3. Revisions by the author (around two weeks)
  4. Final decision by the Editor

Other Activities and Events

  • Mapua Media Studies Research Conference

The journal also aims to hold academic conferences that will invite academics in multimedia and film studies to promote research culture and knowledge exchange in the field. 

Publication Frequency and Publication Fees

ImaheNasyon: Journal on Multimedia Arts and Film is published biannually, in March and September. The journal does not collect any registration fee or article publishing charge. 

Timeline (for March publication)

  • August – Call for Papers 
  • October – Deadline of manuscripts for March issue
  • November to January – Reviewers submit their decisions
  • February – Authors revision
  • March – Publication (online)

Timeline (for September publication)

  • February – Call for Papers 
  • April – Deadline of manuscripts for March issue
  • May to July – Reviewers submit their decisions
  • August – Authors revision
  • September – Publication (online)

Editorial Board and Staff

  • Editor-in-chief: Dean Benigno B. Agapito, Jr.
  • Managing Editor: Dr. David R. Corpuz
  • Cover and Layout Artist: Mr. Benny Munoz