The Journal of Communication and Media Studies offers an interdisciplinary forum for the discussion of the role of the media and communications in society. The journal explores everyday experiences of media cultures, the forms and effects of technologies of media and communications, and the dynamics of media business. It also addresses media literacies, including capacities to “read” and “use” the media, and the role of media as a key component in formal and informal learning. Contributions to the journal range from broad, theoretical conceptualizations of media to detailed empirical examinations and case studies of media practices.
The Journal of Communication and Media Studies is s a peer-reviewed, scholarly journal using a two-way anonymous peer review model. Reviewers are active participants of the Communication and Media Studies Research Network or a thematically related Research Network. The publisher, editors, reviewers, and authors all agree upon the following standards of expected ethical behavior, which are based on the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) Codes of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines.
The Journal of Communication and Media Studies encourages the widest range of submissions and aims to foster the highest standards of intellectual excellence.
Publishing in both electronic and print formats, we are committed to expanding the visibility, reach, and impact of research published in The Journal of Communication and Media Studies.
Reviewers are selected on the basis of subject matter and disciplinary expertise. All review scores are based on clearly articulated criteria, leading to fairer and more precise feedback.
We take seriously the “peer” of “peer review.” After having work accepted for publication, authors become reviewers, making the journal truly the collaborative work of a Research Network.
We don’t put undue weight on institutional affiliation, stage in career, previous publishing experience, national origins, or disciplinary perspective. If the article is excellent, it will be considered for publication.
As Research Network members, authors have subscriber access to the journal and book imprint.
Authors can make their articles freely available via the Hybrid Open Access option.
The Journal of Communication and Media Studies currently has an acceptance rate of 16% (2017).
With over 30 articles published, The Journal of Communication and Media Studies is a growing body of remarkable research (2018).
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