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Journalism

2016 Impact Factor: 1.484
2016 Ranking: 27/79 in Communication
Source: 2016 Journal Citation Reports® (Clarivate Analytics, 2017)
Theory, Practice & Criticism

Editors
Howard Tumber City, University of London, UK
Barbie Zelizer University of Pennsylvania, USA


eISSN: 17413001 | ISSN: 14648849 | Current volume: 18 | Current issue: 10 Frequency: 8 Times/Year

Journalism is a major international, peer-reviewed journal that provides a dedicated forum for articles from the growing community of academic researchers and critical practitioners with an interest in journalism. The journal is interdisciplinary and publishes both theoretical and empirical work and contributes to the social, economic, political, cultural and practical understanding of journalism. It includes contributions on current developments and historical changes within journalism.

The journal publishes both theoretical and empirical work and contributes to the social, economic, political, cultural and practical understanding of journalism. It includes contributions on current developments and historical changes within journalism.

Journalism adheres to a rigorous double-blind reviewing policy in which the identity of both the reviewer and author are always concealed from both parties.

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

Journalism is a major international, peer-reviewed journal that provides a dedicated forum for articles from the growing community of academic researchers and critical practitioners with an interest in journalism. The journal is interdisciplinary and publishes both theoretical and empirical work and contributes to the social, economic, political, cultural and practical understanding of journalism. It includes contributions on current developments and historical changes within journalism.

Theoretical and Empirical Approach

The journal publishes both theoretical and empirical work and contributes to the social, economic, political, cultural and practical understanding of journalism. It includes contributions on current developments and historical changes within journalism.

International Focus

The journal's two Editors, Howard Tumber and Barbie Zelizer, are based at City University and the University of Pennsylvania. Supported by a team of Contributing Editors and an Editorial Board made up of leading academics and practitioners from around the world, they will bring together research with an international focus.

Interdisciplinary

Journalism covers the range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches in the humanities, social sciences, professional/business studies, and practice which together make up this diverse field.

Topics Covered Include:

  • Media ownership and journalistic function
  • Ethics and journalism
  • Journalism, local markets and global audience
  • Journalism as a cultural practice
  • Journalism and gender
  • Journalism and public relations
  • New media and journalism
  • Journalism and the public sphere
  • Journalism education and training
  • Journalism and conflict

Reviews Editor
Glenda Cooper City, University of London, UK
International Editorial Board
Stuart Allan Cardiff University, UK
Chris Andersen University of Leeds, UK
Chris Atton Napier University, UK
Rod Benson New York University, USA
Dan Berkowitz University of Iowa, USA
S Elizabeth Bird University of South Florida, USA
Pablo Boczkowski Universidad de San Andrés, Argentina
Henrik Bødker Aarhus University, Denmark
Oliver Boyd-Barrett Bowling Green State University, USA
Bonnie S Brennen Marquette University, USA
Marcel Broersma University of Groningen, Netherlands
Michael Bromley City, University of London, UK
Matt Carlson Saint Louis University, USA
Joseph Chan Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
Martin Conboy University of Sheffield, UK
Simon Cottle Cardiff School of Journalism, UK
James Curran Goldsmiths-University of London, UK
Stephen Cushion Cardiff University, UK
Juliette de Maeyer Université de Montréal, Canada
Mark Deuze University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
David Domingo Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
Gillian Doyle University of Glasgow, UK
Frank Esser University of Zurich, Switzerland
Natalie Fenton Goldsmiths, University of London, UK
Katherine Fink Pace University, USA
Neil T. Gavin University of Liverpool, UK
Cherian George Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong
Marie Gillespie The Open University, UK
Todd Gitlin Columbia University, USA
Theodore L Glasser Stanford University, USA
Larry Gross University of Southern California, USA
Kai Hafez Default for Journals, UK
Daniel C. Hallin University of California, San Diego, USA
Thomas Hanitzsch LMU Munich, Germany
Zahera Harb City, University of London, UK
Francois Heinderyckx Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
Alfred Hermida University of British Columbia, Canada
Richard Keeble University of Lincoln, UK
Carolyn Kitch Temple University, USA
Rasmus Kleis Nielsen LMU Munich, Germany
Daniel Kreiss UNC School of Media and Journalism, USA
Risto Kunelius University of Tampere, Finland
Seth Lewis University of Oregon, USA
Brian McNair Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Vincent Mosco Queen's University, Canada
John Nerone University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Erik Neveu Universite de Rennes, France
Kaarle Nordenstreng University of Tampere, Finland
Hillel Nossek College of Management, Israel
Henrik Örnebring Karlstad University, Sweden
Jerry Palmer London Metropolitan University, UK
Zizi Papacharissi The University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
John Pauly St Louis University, USA
Chris Peters Aalborg University Copenhagen, Denmark
Victor Pickard University of Pennsylvania, USA
Stephen D. Reese The University of Texas at Austin, USA
Sue Robinson University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Natalia Roudakova University of California, San Diego, USA
Adrienne Russell University of Denver, USA
David Ryfe University of Iowa, USA
Philip Schlesinger University of Glasgow, UK
Michael Schudson Columbia University, USA
Jane B. Singer City, University of London, UK
John Soloski University of Georgia, USA
Prasun Sonwalkar University of the West of England, UK
Steen Steensen Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences, Norway
Linda Steiner University of Maryland, USA
Jesper Strömbäck University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Keren Tenenboim-Weinblatt The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Rodney E Tiffen University of Sydney, Australia
Lokman Tsui The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Jeremy Tunstall City University, London, UK
Graeme Turner University of Queensland, Australia
Sahana Udupa Central European University, Hungary
Nikki Usher The George Washington University, USA
Tim Vos University of Missouri, USA
Karin Wahl-Jorgensen Cardiff University, UK
Silvio Waisboard George Washington University, USA
Herman Wasserman University of Cape Town, South Africa
David H Weaver Indiana University, USA
Kevin Williams University of Wales Swansea, UK
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  • Manuscript Submission Guidelines: Journalism

    This Journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics

    Please read the guidelines below then visit the Journal’s submission site https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/journalism 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 Journalism 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 Article types
      1.3 Writing your paper
    2. Editorial policies
      2.1 Peer review policy
      2.2 Authorship
      2.3 Acknowledgements
      2.4 Funding
      2.5 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 Journalism, please ensure you have read the Aims & Scope.

    1.2 Article Types

    Original research and Book reviews.

    The target word count is 8000 words (all text, including notes, references, tables, charts, etc.)

    1.3 Writing your paper

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

    1.3.1 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

    Journalism adheres to a rigorous double-blind reviewing policy in which the identity of both the reviewer and author are always concealed from both parties.

    As part of the submission process you will be asked to provide the names of X peers who could be called upon to review your manuscript. Recommended reviewers should be experts in their fields and should be able to provide an objective assessment of the manuscript. Please be aware of any conflicts of interest when recommending reviewers. Examples of conflicts of interest include (but are not limited to) the below: 

    • The reviewer should have no prior knowledge of your submission.
    • The reviewer should not have recently collaborated with any of the authors.
    • Reviewer nominees from the same institution as any of the authors are not permitted.

    Please note that the Editors are not obliged to invite any recommended/opposed reviewers to assess your manuscript.

    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.

    Please supply any personal acknowledgements separately to the main text to facilitate anonymous peer review.

    2.4 Funding

    Journalism requires all authors to acknowledge their funding in a consistent fashion under a separate heading.  Please visit the Funding Acknowledgements page on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway to confirm the format of the acknowledgment text in the event of funding, or state that: This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors. 

    2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests

    Journalism 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

    Journalism 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

    Journalism 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

    Journalism adheres to the SAGE Harvard reference style. View the SAGE Harvard guidelines to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style.

    If you use EndNote to manage references, you can download the SAGE Harvard EndNote output file

    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

    Journalism is hosted on SAGE Track, a web based online submission and peer review system powered by ScholarOne™ Manuscripts. Visit https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/Journalism 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 Journalism editorial office as follows:

    Howard Tumber h.tumber@city.ac.uk

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