Media, Culture & Society provides a major international forum for the presentation of research and discussion concerning the media, including the newer information and communication technologies, within their political, economic, cultural and historical contexts.
The journal is interdisciplinary, regularly engaging with a wider range of issues in cultural and social analysis. Its focus is on substantive topics and on critique and innovation in theory and method.
Media, Culture & Society is available electronically on SAGE Journals Online at http://mcs.sagepub.com
Media, Culture & Society provides a major international, peer-reviewed forum for the presentation of research and discussion concerning the media, including the newer information and communication technologies, within their political, economic, cultural and historical contexts. It regularly engages with a wider range of issues in cultural and social analysis. Its focus is on substantive topics and on critique and innovation in theory and method. An interdisciplinary journal, it welcomes contributions in any relevant areas and from a worldwide authorship.
Crosscurrents is a dialogic space within Media, Culture & Society for debate, critique and reflection on current issues in media and communications research and aims to stimulate discussion around emerging questions, trends, themes and concepts in the field. This involves providing an arena for critical engagement with theoretical and empirical developments and trajectories in research on media and its social, political economic and cultural contexts.
|Enrique Bustamante||Complutense University, Spain|
|Paula Chakravartty||New York University, USA|
|Peter Dahlgren||Lund University, Sweden|
|François Foret||Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium|
|Paul Frosh||Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel|
|Joanne Garde-Hansen||University of Warwick, UK|
|Nicholas Gardnham||University of Westminster, UK|
|Kaori Hayashi||Unviersity of Tokyo, Japan|
|Larissa Hjorth||RMIT University, Australia|
|Kai Khiun Liew||Nanyang Technological University, Singapore|
|Louisa Lim||University of Melbourne, Australia|
|Bernard Miège||University of Grenoble III, Switzerland|
|Vincent Mosco||Queen's University, Canada|
|Emilio Fernández Peña||Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain|
|Victor Pickard||University of Pennsylvania, USA|
|Danilo Rothberg||Universidade Estadual Paulista "Júlio de Mesquita Filho", Brazil|
|Tarik Sabry||University of Westminster, UK|
|Saima Saeed||Jamia Millia Islamia, India|
|Jimmy Sanderson||Arizona State University, USA|
|Alexandra Segerberg||Stockholm University, Sweden|
|Adrienne Shaw||Temple University, USA|
|Tore Slaatta||Norwegian Non-Fiction Writers and Translators Association, Norway|
|Marina Svensson||Lund University, Sweden|
|Keyan Tomaselli||University of Johannesburg, South Africa|
|Haiyan Wang||Sun Yat-sen University, China|
|Janet Wasko||University of Oregon, USA|
|William Youmans||The George Washington University, USA|
|Gillian Youngs||University of Westminster, UK|
There are no fees payable to submit or publish in this journal.
Please read the guidelines below then visit the Journal’s submission site https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/mcs 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 Media, Culture & Society 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.
- Article types
- Editorial Policies
2.1 Peer review policy
2.4 Declaration of conflicting interests
- Publishing Policies
3.1 Publication Ethics
3.2 Contributor's publishing agreement
3.3 Open Access and author archiving
- 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
- Submitting your manuscript
5.1 How to submit your manuscript
5.2 Title, keywords and abstracts
5.3 Corresponding author contact details
- On acceptance and publication
6.1 SAGE Production
6.2 Access to your published article
6.3 Online First publication
- Further Information
Articles should be between 6000 and 8000 words, including notes and references -Submissions which are outside this range will not be considered for refereeing until suitably revised. End notes, if necessary, should not exceed more than 6. Acknowledgement of receipt will be given and they will then be refereed anonymously. Articles should normally be in English. Authors are responsible for obtaining permissions from copyright holders for reproducing any previously published material. Unsolicited manuscripts will not be returned.
Media, Culture & Society welcomes short pieces of no more than 5000 words in total (including all references). We particularly encourage articles which stimulate debate, reflect on current theoretical or empirical trends in the field, or respond in novel ways to issues, debates and developments in media, culture and society more broadly. Media, Culture & Society is open to contributions which do not adhere to a conventional article format. We would encourage potential contributors who wish to explore alternative modes or style of contribution to contact the editors of Media, Culture & Society.
Media, Culture & Society operates a strictly anonymous peer review process in which the reviewer's name is withheld from the author and the author's name from the reviewer.
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.
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.
Media, Culture & Society encourages authors to include a declaration of any conflicting interests and recommends you review the good practice guidelines on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway
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
Media, Culture & Society 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.
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.
Media, Culture & Society 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.
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
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.
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.
Media, Culture & Society conforms to the SAGE house style. Review guidelines on SAGE UK House Style.
Media, Culture & Society adheres to the SAGE Harvard reference style. Review the guidelines on SAGE Harvard to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style.
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.
Media, Culture & Society is hosted on SAGE Track, a web based online submission and peer review system powered by ScholarOne™ Manuscripts. Visit https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/MCS 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.
Please supply a title, short 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
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.
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.
SAGE provides authors with online access to their final article.
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
Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the manuscript submission process should be sent to the Media, Culture & Society editorial office as follows:
Media, Culture & Society, Centre for Communication and Information Studies, University of Westminster, Block J, Northwick Park Campus, Watford Road, Harrow HA1 3TP, UK.
Books for review should be sent to Raymond Boyle, Centre for Cultural Policy Research Dept of Theatre, Film & Television Studies, University of Glasgow,
Gilmorehill Centre, 9 University Avenue, Glasgow 12 8QQ, UK.