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Journalism

Theory, Practice & Criticism

2014 Impact Factor: 1.287
2014 Ranking: 21/76 in Communication
Source: 2014 Journal Citation Reports ® (Thomson Reuters, 2015)

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

eISSN: 17413001| ISSN: 14648849|Current volume: 16|Current issue: 6 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.

Electronic Access:
Journalism is available electronically on SAGE Journals Online at http://jou.sagepub.com

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

Editorial Assistant
Briony Fane London, UK
Reviews Editor
Matt Carlson Saint Louis University, USA
International Editorial Board
Stuart Allan Bournemouth University, UK
Chris Atton Napier University
Wendy Bacon University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
Kevin G. Barnhurst University of Leeds
Dan Berkowitz University of Iowa, USA
S Elizabeth Bird University of South Florida, USA
Jay Black University of South Florida, USA
Oliver Boyd-Barrett Bowling Green State University, USA
Bonnie S Brennen Marquette University
Inta Brikse University of Latvia, Riga, Latvia
Michael Bromley City University, London, UK
Joseph Chan Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
Martin Conboy University of Sheffield
Simon Cottle Cardiff School of Journalism, UK
James Curran Goldsmiths-University of London, UK
Mark Deuze University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Gillian Doyle University of Glasgow
Frank Esser University of Zurich, Switzerland
James Ettema Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
Elizabeth Fox USAID, Washington DC, USA
Neil T. Gavin University of Liverpool, UK
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
Hans-Henrik Holm Danish School of Journalism, &Aring:rhus, Denmark
Andrew Hoskins University of Glasgow, UK
Klaus Bruhn Jensen University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Kwame Karikari Media Foundation of West Africa, University of Ghana
Richard Keeble University of Lincoln, UK
Mohamed Kirat University of Sharjah, UAE
Risto Kunelius University of Tampere, Finland
Brian McNair Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Vincent Mosco Queen's University, Canada
John Nerone University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Kaarle Nordenstreng University of Tampere, Finland
Hillel Nossek College of Management, Israel
Jerry Palmer London Metropolitan University, UK
John Pauly St Louis University, USA
Stephen D. Reese The University of Texas at Austin, USA
Itzhak Roeh Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Adrienne Russell University of Denver, USA
Philip Schlesinger University of Glasgow, UK
Michael Schudson Columbia University, USA
Jan Servaes University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Anna Sharogradskaya National Press Institute, St Petersburg, Russia
Jane B. Singer City University London, UK
John Soloski University of Georgia, USA
Prasun Sonwalkar University of The West of England, UK
Linda Steiner University of Maryland
Rodney E Tiffen University of Sydney, Australia
Jeremy Tunstall City University, London, UK
Graeme Turner University of Queensland
Silvio Waisboard George Washington University, USA
David H Weaver Indiana University, USA
Kevin Williams University of Wales Swansea
  • Academic Index
  • CD-ROM - International Bibliography of Book Reviews of Scholarly Literature in the Humanities and Social Sciences
  • CD-ROM - International Bibliography of Book Reviews of Scholarly Lterature on the Humanities and Social S
  • CD-ROM International Bibliography of Periodical Literature in the Humanities and Social Sciences
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  • Communication & Mass Media Complete
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  • Communication Contents
  • Current Contents / Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Expanded Academic Index
  • Film Literature Index
  • IBZ: International Bibliography of Periodical Literature
  • IBZ: International Bibliography of Periodical Literature in the Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Index to Journals in Communication Studies
  • Index to Journals in Mass Communication
  • International Bibliography of Book Reviews of Scholarly Literature in the Humanities and Social Sciences
  • International Bibliography of Book Reviews of Scholarly Literature on the Humanities and Social Sciences
  • International Bibliography of the Social Sciences
  • International Index to Film/Television Periodicals
  • International Political Science Abstracts
  • MLA International Bibliography
  • MasterFILE Premier
  • Newsearch
  • Online - International Bibliography of Book Reviews of Scholarly Literature in the Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Online - International Bibliography of Book Reviews of Scholarly Literature on the Humanities and Social
  • Online - International Bibliography of Periodical Literature in the Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Online - International Bibliography of Periodical Literature on the Humanities and Social Sciences
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    1. Article types
    2. Editorial Policies
      2.1 Peer review policy
      2.2 Authorship
      2.3 Acknowledgments
      2.4 Declaration of conflicting interestsa
    3. Publishing Policies
      3.1 Publication Ethics
      3.2 Contributor's publishing agreement
      3.3 Open Access and author archiving
      3.4 Permissions
    4. Preparing your manuscript
      4.1 Word processing formats
      4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics
      4.3 Journal layout
      4.4 Reference style
      4.5 English language editing services
    5. Submitting your manuscript
      5.1 How to submit your manuscript
      5.2 Title, keywords and abstracts
      5.3 Corresponding author contact details
      5.4 Tables
    6. On acceptance and publication
      6.1 SAGE Production
      6.2 Access to your published article
      6.3 Online First publication
    7. Further Information

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

    Please read the guidelines below before submitting 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.

    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.

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    1. Article Types

    Original research and Book reviews.

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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 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 articles published in the journal. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked using duplication-checking software. Where an article is found to have plagiarised other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where 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 (removing it from the journal); taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author’s institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; banning the author from publication in the journal or all SAGE journals, or appropriate legal action.

    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 our Frequently Asked Questions on the SAGE Journal 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.

    3.4 Permissions

    Authors are responsible for obtaining 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 visit our Frequently Asked Questions on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway

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    4. Preparing your manuscript

    4.1 Word processing formats

    Preferred formats for the text and tables of your manuscript are Word DOC, RTF, XLS. LaTeX files are also accepted. The text should be double-spaced throughout and with a minimum of 3cm for left and right hand margins and 5cm at head and foot. Text should be standard 10 or 12 point. 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.

    All line diagrams and photographs are termed 'Figures' and should be referred to as such in the manuscript. They should be numbered consecutively. Line diagrams should be presented as camera-ready copy on glossy paper (b/w - unless an arrangement has been made to reproduce in colour) and, if possible, on disk as EPS files (all fonts embedded) or TIFF files (with LZW compression) - b/w only. For scanning, photographs should preferably be submitted as clear, glossy, unmounted b/w prints with a good range of contrast or on disk as TIFF files (with LZW compression, resolution ×2 line screen. e.g. 266 dpi for 133-line screen output). Photographs should preferably be submitted as clear, glossy, unmounted black and white prints with a good range of contrast. Slides are also acceptable. All figures should have short descriptive captions typed on a separate sheet.

    Authors are responsible for obtaining permissions from copyright holders for reproducing any illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere. Permission letters must be supplied to SAGE.

    4.3 Journal layout

    Journalism conforms to the SAGE house style.  Click here to review guidelines on SAGE UK House Style.

    4.4 Reference style

    Journalism adheres to the SAGE Harvard reference style. Click here to review the guidelines on SAGE Harvard to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style.

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

    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

    5.1 How to submit your manuscript

    Submission of mss for UK/Europe/Middle East/Africa/Australasia/Asia editorial office: please send an electronic copy to Howard Tumber at City University in London [email: h.tumber@city.ac.uk]

    Submission of mss for the Americas editorial office: please send an electronic copy of the manuscript to Barbie Zelizer at the University of Pennsylvania [email: journalism@asc.upenn.edu]

    Hard copy manuscripts are not accepted. All manuscripts must be submitted by email.

    Dual submissions are not accepted: please attach to every submission a covering letter confirming that all authors have agreed to the submission and that the article is not currently being considered for publication by any other journal.

    Journalism includes a section in which books and other significant contributions to the field are reviewed. This includes both essay length and shorter contributions. Books for review and manuscripts of reviews should be sent to
    Matt Carlson
    Department of Communication
    Saint Louis University
    3733 West Pine Blvd. XVH 300
    St. Louis, MO 63108
    USA
    [email: mcarls10@slu.edu].

    5.2 Title, keywords and abstracts

    Please supply a title, an abstract and keywords to accompany your article. The title, keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article online through online search engines such as Google. Please refer to the information and guidance on how best to title your article, write your abstract and select your keywords by visiting the SAGE Journal Author Gateway for guidelines on How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online

    5.3 Corresponding author contact details

    Provide full contact details for the corresponding author including email, mailing address and telephone numbers. Academic affiliations are required for all co-authors. These details should be presented separately to the main text of the article to facilitate anonymous peer review.

    5.4 Tables

    Tables should be typed (double line-spaced) on separate sheets and their position indicated by a marginal note in the text. All tables should have short descriptive captions with footnotes and their source(s) typed below the tables.

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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.

    6.2 Access to your published article

    SAGE provides authors with online access to their final article.

    6.3 Online First publication

    Online First allows final revision articles (completed articles in queue for assignment to an upcoming issue) to be published online prior to their inclusion in a final journal issue which significantly reduces the lead time between submission and publication. For more information please visit our Online First Fact Sheet

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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 [Journal] editorial office as follows:

    Howard Tumber h.tumber@city.ac.uk

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