Film studies in the context of the social sciences : an analysis of authors, objects and methodologies in Spanish impact journals (2012-2017)

Objective: Our work tries to offer the concrete state of the film studies on the journals (SCIMAGO and ESCI) indexed in the Social Sciences category.

Methodology: We have studied the complete universe (5343 papers), and applied a quantitative approach based on a content analysis methodology over the film studies concrete production: 3,9 % of the whole SCOPUS universe (104 papers) and 9,7 % of the ESCI universe (266 papers).

Results: We have found a clear predominance of the papers signed by a single male author, using qualitative analyses based on the discourse analysis methodology on the audiovisual narrative field, over other possible approaches as the historic-contextual processes or the quantitative methodologies.