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Journal of Creative Communications


Editor
Manisha Pathak-Shelat MICA-The School of Ideas, Shela Ahmedabad, India


eISSN: 09732594 | ISSN: 09732586 | Current volume: 13 | Current issue: 1 Frequency: 3 Times/Year

The Journal of Creative Communications promotes inquiry into contemporary communication issues within wider social, economic, marketing, cultural and technological contexts, and provides a forum for the discussion of theoretical and practical insights emerging from such inquiry. The journal encourages a new language of analysis for contemporary communications research and publishes articles dealing with innovative and alternate ways of doing research that push the frontiers of conceptual dialogue in communication theory and practice. The journal engages with a wide range of issues and themes in the areas of cultural studies, digital media, film studies, technoculture, organizational communication, communication management, mass and new media, and development communication, among others. JOCC is a double blind peer reviewed journal.

Electronic Access:
Journal of Creative Communications is available electronically on SAGE Journals Online at http://journals.sagepub.com/home/crc

This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

The Journal of Creative Communications promotes inquiry into contemporary communication issues within wider social, economic, marketing, cultural and technological contexts, and provides a forum for the discussion of theoretical and practical insights emerging from such inquiry. The journal encourages a new language of analysis for contemporary communications research and publishes articles dealing with innovative and alternate ways of doing research that push the frontiers of conceptual dialogue in communication theory and practice. The journal engages with a wide range of issues and themes in the areas of cultural studies, digital media, film studies, technoculture, organizational communication, communication management, mass and new media, and development communication, among others. JOCC is a double blind peer reviewed journal.

Associate Editor
Kallol Das MICA-The School of Ideas, Shela Ahmedabad, India
Editorial Board
James R Barker Rowe School of Business, Dalhousie University, Canada
Patrice M Buzzanell Brian Lamb School of Communication, Purdue University, USA
Paula Chakravartty Department of Media, Culture and Communication, New York University, USA
Shubhra P Gaur MICA-The School of Ideas, Shela Ahmedabad, India
Renne Hobbs Harrington School of Communication and Media, University of Rhode Island, USA
Srinivas R Melkote School of Media and Telecommunication, Bowling Green State University, USA
Anjali Monteiro School of Media and Cultural Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India
Jyotika Ramaprasad School of Communication, University of Miami, USA
Nishant Shah Centre for Digital Cultures, Leuphana University, Lueneburg, Germany
Peter Shields Department of Communication Studies, Eastern Washington University, USA
Preeti Shroff MICA-The School of Ideas, Shela Ahmedabad, India
Wesly Shurm Department of Sociology, Louisiana State University, USA
Arvind Singhal Department of Communication, University of Texas, USA
T T Sreekumar MICA-The School of Ideas, Shela Ahmedabad, India
H Leslie Steeves School of Journalism and Communication, University of Oregon, USA
Pradip Thomas School of Communication and Arts, University of Queensland, Australia
Daya Kishan Thussu India Media Centre, University of Westminister, UK
Shanyang Zhao Department of Sociology, Temple University, USA
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  • Submission Guidelines for Journal of Creative Communications

    1. Authors should assess the fit between the aims and scope of the journal and their article for submission of their manuscripts.

    2. Manuscripts and all editorial correspondence should be addressed to: The Editor, Journal of Creative Communications, MICA - The School of Ideas, Shela Ahmadabad, India. E-mail: JOCCeditor@micamail.in

    3. Declaration of conflicting interests

    Journal of Creative Communications encourages authors to include a declaration of any conflicting interests and recommends you review the good practice guidelines on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.

    4. Publication ethics

    SAGE is committed to upholding the integrity of the academic record. We encourage authors to refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics’ International Standards for Authors and view the Publication Ethics page on the SAGE Author Gateway

    5. Copyright Form: Authors will be provided with a copyright form once the contribution is accepted for publication. The submission will be considered as final only after the filled-in and signed copyright form is received. In case there are two or more authors, the corresponding author needs to sign the copyright form.

    6. All articles must be accompanied by an abstract of 200 words, approximately five key words, a brief profile of the author of about 50 words and not exceeding 100 words in case of multiple authors.

    • Articles should be submitted with the cover page bearing only the title of the article, author/s’ names, designations, official addresses, phone/fax numbers, and email addresses. Author/s’ name should not appear on any other page. In case there are two or more authors, then corresponding author’s name and address details must be clearly specified on the first page itself.

    • Tables and figures should be indicated by number (e.g. see Table 1), and not by placement (e.g. see Table below). Short and crisp titles and headings in tables and figures are preferred. The units of measurement should be stated and the sources should be cited at the foot of the table. Notes relating to the table should be placed after the source.
    • All photographs and scanned images should have a resolution of minimum 300 dpi and 1500 pixels and their format should be TIFF or JPEG. Due permissions should be taken for copyright protected photographs/images. Even for photographs/images available in the public domain, it should be clearly ascertained whether or not their reproduction requires permission for purposes of publishing (which is a profit-making endeavor). All photographs/scanned images should be provided separately.
    • British spellings should be used throughout; universal ‘z’ in ‘-ize’ and ‘-ization’ words.
    • Guidelines for using quotes: Single quotes should be used throughout. Double quote marks are to be used within single quotes. Spellings of words in quotations should not be changed. Quotations of 45 words or more should be separated from the text.
    • Guidelines for use of numbers: Spell out numbers from one to nine, 10 and above should remain in figures. However, for exact measurements use only figures (3 km, 9 per cent not %). Use international number system (i.e. thousands, millions, billions, etc.). When referring to a century it should be in words, e.g., ‘twentieth century’ and when reference is being made to a decade use numbers, e.g., ‘1980s’.
    • Notes should be numbered serially and presented at the end of the article. Notes must contain more than a mere reference.

    7. A consolidated listing of all books, articles, essays, theses and documents referred to (including any referred to in the tables, graphs and maps) should be provided at the end of the article.

    • Arrangement of references: Reference list entries should be alphabetized by the last name of the first author of each work. In each reference, authors’ names are inverted (last name first) for all authors (first, second or subsequent ones); give the last name and initials for all authors of a particular work unless the work has more than six authors. If the work has more than six authors, list the first six authors and then use et al. after the sixth author’s name.

    • Chronological listing: If more than one work by the same author(s) is cited, they should be listed in order by the year of publication, starting with the earliest.
    • Sentence case: In references, sentence case (only the first word and any proper noun are capitalized – e.g., ‘The software industry in India’) is to be followed for the titles of papers, books, articles, etc.
    • Title case: In references, Journal titles are put in title case (first letter of all words except articles and conjunctions are capitalized – e.g., Journal of Business Ethics).
    • Italicize: Book and Journal titles are to be italicized.

    8. Citations and References should adhere to the guidelines below (based on the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition). Some examples are given below:

    In text citations:

    • One work by one author: (Kessler, 2003, p. 50) or ‘Kessler (2003) found that among  the epidemiological samples..’.

    • One work by two authors: (Joreskog & Sorborn, 2007, pp. 50–66) or Joreskog and Sorborn (2007) found that..
    • One work by three or more authors: (Basu, Banerji & Chatterjee, 2007) [first instance]; Basu et al. (2007) [Second instance onwards].
    • Groups or organizations or universities: (University of Pittsburgh, 2007) or University of Pittsburgh (2007).

    • Authors with same surname: Include the initials in all the in-text citations even if the year of publication differs, e.g., (I. Light, 2006; M.A. Light, 2008).
    • Works with no identified author or anonymous author: Cite the first few words of the reference entry (title) and then the year, e.g., (‘Study finds’, 2007); (Anonymous, 1998).

      If abbreviations are provided, then the style to be followed is: (National Institute of Mental Health [NIMH], 2003) in the first citation and (NIMH, 2003) in subsequent citations.

    • Two or more works by same author: (Gogel, 1990, 2006, in press)
    • Two or more works with different authors: (Gogel, 1996; Miller, 1999)
    • Secondary sources: Allport's diary (as cited in Nicholson, 2003).

    References:

    • Books:
      Patnaik, Utsa (2007). The republic of hunger. New Delhi: Three Essays Collective.

    • Edited Books:
      Amanor, Kojo S., & Moyo, S. (Eds) (2008). Land and sustainable development in Africa. London and New York: Zed Books.
    • Translated books:
      Amin, S. (1976). Unequal development (trans. B. Pearce). London and New York: Monthly Review Press.
    • Book chapters:
      Chachra, S. (2011). The national question in India. In S. Moyo and P. Yeros (Eds), Reclaiming the nation (pp. 67–78). London and New York: Pluto Press.
    • Journal articles:
      Foster, J.B. (2010). The financialization of accumulation. Monthly Review, 62(5), 1−17. doi: 10.1037/0278-6133.24.2.225 [DOI number optional]
    • Newsletter article, no author:
      Six sites meet for comprehensive anti-gang intiative conference. (2006, November/December). OOJDP News @ a Glance. Retrieved from http://www.ncrjs.gov/html
      [Please do not place a period at the end of an online reference.]
    • Newspaper article:
      Schwartz, J. (1993, September 30). Obesity affects economic, social status. The Washington Post, pp. A1, A4.
    • In-press article:
      Briscoe, R. (in press). Egocentric spatial representation in action and perception. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research. Retrieved from http://cogprints.org/5780/1/ECSRAP.F07.pdf
    • Non-English reference book, title translated into English:
      Real Academia Espanola. (2001). Diccionario de la lengua espanola [Dictionary of the Spanish Language] (22nd ed.). Madrid, Spain: Author.
    • Special issue or section in a journal:
      Haney, C., & Wiener, R.L. (Eds) (2004). Capital punishment in the United States [Special Issue]. Psychology, Public Policy, and Law, 10(4), 1−17.

    9. Book Reviews: Book reviews must contain the name of the author and title/subtitle of the book reviewed, place of publication and publisher, date of publication, number of pages and price.

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