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Global Media and Communication


Editors
Professor Daya Thussu (Managing Editor) University of Westminster, UK
Professor Lena Jayyusi Zayed University, UAE
Professor Clemencia Rodriguez Temple University, USA
Professor Guobin Yang University of Pennsylvania, USA
Reviews Editor
Professor Yu Hong Zhejiang University, China


eISSN: 17427673 | ISSN: 17427665 | Current volume: 14 | Current issue: 1 Frequency: 3 Times/Year


Global Media and Communication is an international refereed journal launched as a key forum for articulating critical debates and developments in the continuously changing global media and communications environment.

As a pioneering platform for the exchange of ideas and multiple perspectives, the journal addresses fresh and contentious research agendas and promotes an academic dialogue that is fully transnational and transdisciplinary in its scope.

With a network of ten regional editors around the world, the journal will offer a global source of material on international media and cultural processes. Special features will include interviews, reviews of recent media developments and digests of policy documents and data reports from a variety of countries.

Global Media and Communication is essential and exciting reading for academics, researchers and students engaged in the international aspects of: communication studies, media studies, cultural studies, anthropology, telecommunications, sociology, politics, public policy, migration and diasporic studies, economics, geography/urban studies, transnational security and international relations.

"With today's expanded and upgraded networks, the need to probe and explicate relations between communications systems and political-economic power has never been greater. Global Media and Communication promises a welcome venue for expert analyses of these profound changes in structure, policy, and cultural practice." Dan Schiller University of Illinois at Urbana, USA

"Global Media and Communication provides a platform for a rigorous debate on global media at an absolutely crucial moment in their development. Congratulations to the editors for creating this fascinating new journal." Damian Tambini University of Oxford, UK

All issues of Global Media and Communication are available electronically on SAGE Journals Online.

Global Media and Communication is an international peer-reviewed journal launched in April 2005 as a key forum for articulating critical debates and developments in the continuously changing global media and communications environment. As a pioneering platform for the exchange of ideas and multiple perspectives, the journal addresses fresh and contentious research agendas and promotes an academic dialogue that is fully transnational and transdisciplinary in its scope.

With a network of ten regional editors around the world, the journal offers a global source of material on international media and cultural processes. Special features include interviews, reviews of recent media developments and digests of policy documents and data reports from a variety of countries.

Global Media and Communication is essential and exciting reading for academics, researchers and students engaged in the international aspects of: communication studies, media studies, cultural studies, anthropology, telecommunications, sociology, politics, public policy, migration and diasporic studies, economics, geography/urban studies, transnational security and international relations.

International Advisory Board
Professor Rasha Abdulla The American University in Cairo, Egypt
Ang Peng Hwa Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Professor Svetlana Bodrunova St. Petersburg State University, Russia
Professor Maitrayee Chaudhuri Jawaharlal Nehru University, India
Professor Miyase Christensen Stockholm University, Sweden
Professor William Dutton Michigan State University, USA
Professor Mohammed el-Nawawy Queens University of Charlotte, USA
Professor Terry Flew Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Professor Gerard Goggin University of Sydney, Australia
Professor Robert Huesca Trinity University, USA
Professor Karen Arriaza Ibarra Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Professor Aniko Imre University of Southern California, USA
Professor Yasuhiro Inoue Hiroshima City University, Japan
Koichi Iwabuchi Waseda University, Japan
Dr Savyasaachi Jain Cardiff University, UK
Professor Wenshan Jia Chapman University, USA and Renmin University, China
Professor Youna Kim The American University of Paris, France
Professor Ilya Kiriya Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia
Professor Nanette S. Levinson American University, Washington, USA
Professor Ole Johan Mjøs University of Bergen, Norway
Professor Goretti Nassanga Makerere University, Uganda
Dr Mojca Pajnik University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Professor Lisa Parks Comparative Media Studies, MIT, USA
Professor Juan Piñón New York University, USA
Professor Fernando Resende Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil
Professor Carola Richter Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
Professor Anjali Gera Roy Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India
Professor Sudeshna Roy Stephen F. Austin State University, USA
Professor Katharine Sarikakis University of Vienna, Austria
Professor Mehdi Semati Northern Illinois University, USA
Professor Anbin Shi Tsinghua University, China
Professor Toshie Takahashi Waseda University, Japan
Professor Pradip Thomas University of Queensland, Australia
Elena Vartanova Moscow State University, Russia
Ingrid Volkmer University of Melbourne, Australia
Professor Herman Wasserman University of Cape Town, South Africa
Professor Karin Wilkins University of Texas in Austin, USA
Professor Zhong Xin Renmin University, Beijing, China
Professor Jia Xu Fudan University, China
Professor Eylem Yanardagoglu Kadir Has University, Turkey
Professor Sunny Yoon Hanyang University, South Korea
Professor Mohamed Zayani Georgetown University in Qatar, Qatar
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  • Manuscript Submission Guidelines: Global Media and Communication

    Please read the guidelines below then visit the Journal’s submission site http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/gmc to upload your manuscript. Please note that manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned.

    Only manuscripts of sufficient quality that meet the aims and scope of Global Media and Communication will be reviewed.

    There are no fees payable to submit or publish in this journal.

    As part of the submission process you will be required to warrant that you are submitting your original work, that you have the rights in the work, that you are submitting the work for first publication in the Journal and that it is not being considered for publication elsewhere and has not already been published elsewhere, and that you have obtained and can supply all necessary permissions for the reproduction of any copyright works not owned by you.

    1. What do we publish?
      1.1 Aims & Scope
      1.2 Writing your paper
    2. Editorial policies
      2.1 Peer review policy
      2.2 Authorship
      2.3 Acknowledgements
      2.4 Declaration of conflicting interests
    3. Publishing policies
      3.1 Publication ethics
      3.2 Contributor's publishing agreement
      3.3 Open access and author archiving
    4. Preparing your manuscript
      4.1 Formatting
      4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics
      4.3 Supplementary material
      4.4 Reference style
      4.5 English language editing services
    5. Submitting your manuscript
      5.1 ORCID
      5.2 Information required for completing your submission
      5.3 Permissions
    6. On acceptance and publication
      6.1 SAGE Production
      6.2 Online First publication
      6.3 Access to your published article
      6.4 Promoting your article
    7. Further information

     

    1. What do we publish?

    1.1 Aims & Scope

    Before submitting your manuscript to Global Media and Communication, please ensure you have read the Aims & Scope.

    1.2 Writing your paper

    The SAGE Author Gateway has some general advice and on how to get published, plus links to further resources.

    1.2.1 Make your article discoverable

    When writing up your paper, think about how you can make it discoverable. The title, keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article through search engines such as Google. For information and guidance on how best to title your article, write your abstract and select your keywords, have a look at this page on the Gateway: How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online

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    2. Editorial policies

    2.1 Peer review policy

    All manuscripts are reviewed initially by the Editors and only those papers that meet the scientific and editorial standards of the journal, and fit within the aims and scope of the journal, will be sent for outside review. Each manuscript thus selected is reviewed by at least two referees. Global Media & Communication adheres to a rigorous double-blind reviewing policy in which the identity of both the reviewer and author are always concealed from both parties.

    2.2 Authorship

    All parties who have made a substantive contribution to the article should be listed as authors. Principal authorship, authorship order, and other publication credits should be based on the relative scientific or professional contributions of the individuals involved, regardless of their status. A student is usually listed as principal author on any multiple-authored publication that substantially derives from the student’s dissertation or thesis.

    2.3 Acknowledgements

    All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an Acknowledgements section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help, or a department chair who provided only general support.

    Any acknowledgements should appear first at the end of your article prior to your Declaration of Conflicting Interests (if applicable), any notes and your References.

    2.4 Declaration of conflicting interests

    Global Media and Communication encourages authors to include a declaration of any conflicting interests and recommends you review the good practice guidelines on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway

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    3. Publishing Policies

    3.1 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

    3.1.1 Plagiarism

    Global Media and Communication and SAGE take issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of published articles. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked with duplication-checking software. Where an article, for example, is found to have plagiarised other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where the authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article; taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author's institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; or taking appropriate legal action.

    3.1.2 Prior publication

    If material has been previously published it is not generally acceptable for publication in a SAGE journal. However, there are certain circumstances where previously published material can be considered for publication. Please refer to the guidance on the SAGE Author Gateway or if in doubt, contact the Editor at the address given below.

    3.2 Contributor's publishing agreement

    Before publication, SAGE requires the author as the rights holder to sign a Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement. SAGE’s Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement is an exclusive licence agreement which means that the author retains copyright in the work but grants SAGE the sole and exclusive right and licence to publish for the full legal term of copyright. Exceptions may exist where an assignment of copyright is required or preferred by a proprietor other than SAGE. In this case copyright in the work will be assigned from the author to the society. For more information please visit the SAGE Author Gateway

    3.3 Open access and author archiving

    Global Media and Communication offers optional open access publishing via the SAGE Choice programme. For more information please visit the SAGE Choice website. For information on funding body compliance, and depositing your article in repositories, please visit SAGE Publishing Policies on our Journal Author Gateway.

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    4. Preparing your manuscript for submission

    4.1 Formatting

    The preferred format for your manuscript is Word. LaTeX files are also accepted. Word and (La)Tex templates are available on the Manuscript Submission Guidelines page of our Author Gateway.

    4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics

    For guidance on the preparation of illustrations, pictures and graphs in electronic format, please visit SAGE’s Manuscript Submission Guidelines  

    Figures supplied in colour will appear in colour online regardless of whether or not these illustrations are reproduced in colour in the printed version. For specifically requested colour reproduction in print, you will receive information regarding the costs from SAGE after receipt of your accepted article.

    4.3 Supplementary material

    This journal is able to host additional materials online (e.g. datasets, podcasts, videos, images etc) alongside the full-text of the article. For more information please refer to our guidelines on submitting supplementary files

    4.4 Reference style

    End notes, if necessary, should be signalled by superscript numbers in the main text and listed at the end of the text before the references

    References should be cited in the text as: (author, date: page)

    An alphabetical references section should follow the text (and end notes if any), formatted as follows:

    Book

    Surname, X.X. and Surname, Y. (year) Title with Initial Caps: Subtitle with Initial Caps. Place: Publisher.

    Article in book

    Surname, X.X. (year) 'Title of Chapter', in X. Surname and Y. Surname (eds) Title of Book, pp. xxx-xxx. Place: Publisher.

    Journal article

    Surname, X.X. (year) 'Title of Article', Name of Journal vol.no.(issue no.): xx-xxx [page range].

    Paper

    Surname, X.X. (year) 'Title of Paper', paper presented at Name of Conference, City, Month of presentation.

    Website

    Surname, X. (year) 'Title of Article', Name of Journal vol.no.(issue no.), URL (consulted Month, Year): http:/xxxx.xxxx.xx.xx/xxxx/xxxx

    4.5 English language editing services

    Authors seeking assistance with English language editing, translation, or figure and manuscript formatting to fit the journal’s specifications should consider using SAGE Language Services. Visit SAGE Language Services on our Journal Author Gateway for further information.

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    5. Submitting your manuscript

    Global Media and Communication is hosted on SAGE Track, a web based online submission and peer review system powered by ScholarOne™ Manuscripts. Visit http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/gmc to login and submit your article online.

     

    IMPORTANT: Please check whether you already have an account in the system before trying to create a new one. If you have reviewed or authored for the journal in the past year it is likely that you will have had an account created.  For further guidance on submitting your manuscript online please visit ScholarOne Online Help.

    5.1 ORCID

    As part of our commitment to ensuring an ethical, transparent and fair peer review process SAGE is a supporting member of ORCID, the Open Researcher and Contributor ID. ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes researchers from every other researcher and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between researchers and their professional activities ensuring that their work is recognised.

    We encourage all authors to add their ORCIDs to their SAGE Track accounts and include their ORCIDs as part of the submission process. If you don’t already have one you can create one here

    5.2 Information required for completing your submission

    You will be asked to provide contact details and academic affiliations for all co-authors via the submission system and identify who is to be the corresponding author. These details must match what appears on your manuscript. At this stage please ensure you have included all the required statements and declarations and uploaded any additional supplementary files (including reporting guidelines where relevant).

    5.3 Permissions

    Please also ensure that you have obtained any necessary permission from copyright holders for reproducing any illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere. For further information including guidance on fair dealing for criticism and review, please see the Copyright and Permissions page on the SAGE Author Gateway

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    6. On acceptance and publication

    6.1 SAGE Production

    Your SAGE Production Editor will keep you informed as to your article’s progress throughout the production process. Proofs will be sent by PDF to the corresponding author and should be returned promptly.  Authors are reminded to check their proofs carefully to confirm that all author information, including names, affiliations, sequence and contact details are correct, and that Funding and Conflict of Interest statements, if any, are accurate. Please note that if there are any changes to the author list at this stage all authors will be required to complete and sign a form authorising the change.

    6.2 Online First publication

    Online First allows final articles (completed and approved articles awaiting assignment to a future issue) to be published online prior to their inclusion in a journal issue, which significantly reduces the lead time between submission and publication. Visit the SAGE Journals help page for more details, including how to cite Online First articles.

    6.3 Access to your published article

    SAGE provides authors with online access to their final article.

    6.4 Promoting your article

    Publication is not the end of the process! You can help disseminate your paper and ensure it is as widely read and cited as possible. The SAGE Author Gateway has numerous resources to help you promote your work. Visit the Promote Your Article page on the Gateway for tips and advice. In addition, SAGE is partnered with Kudos, a free service that allows authors to explain, enrich, share, and measure the impact of their article. Find out how to maximise your article’s impact with Kudos

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    7. Further information

    Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the manuscript submission process should be sent to the Global Media and Communication editorial office as follows:

    Daya Thussu, Editor: D.K.Thussu@westminster.ac.uk

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