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.
|Colin Sparks||Hong Kong Baptist University, China|
|Adigun Agbaje||University of Ibadan, Nigeria|
|Lord Asa Briggs||UK|
|Jean-Claude Burgelman||Free University Brussels, Belgium|
|Enrique Bustamante||Complutense University, Spain|
|François Chevaldonné||Centre Nationale de Recherche Scientifique, France|
|Peter Dahlgren||Lund University, Sweden|
|Firdus Dzini&BAD:cacute;||University of Belgrade, Serbia|
|Jorge A Gonzalez||Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México|
|Andrew Goodwin||University of San Francisco, USA|
|Youchi Ito||Keio University, Japan|
|Lesley R Johnson||Griffith University, Australia|
|Karol Jakubowicz||University of Warsaw, Poland|
|Hans J Kleinsteuber||University of Hamburg, Germany|
|Bernard Miège||University of Grenoble III, Switzerland|
|Vincent Mosco||Queen's University, Canada|
|Leela Rao||Bangalore University, India|
|Giuseppe Richeri||University of Lugano, Switzerland|
|Dan Schiller||University of Illinois, USA|
|Keyan Tomaselli||University of Johannesburg, South Africa|
|Teun A. van Dijk||Pompeu Fabra University, Spain|
|Janet Wasko||University of Oregon, USA|
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Crosscurrents 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. Crosscurrents 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 Crosscurrents.
Format for Submitted Work
UK or US spelling may be used with '-ize' spellings as given in the Oxford English Dictionary (e.g. organize, recognize). Indicate italic type by underlining and use single quotation marks. Tables and figures should be clearly labelled and explained in the text and camera-ready artwork for all figures must be supplied. Essential footnotes should be indicated by superscript figures in the text and collected on a single page at the end of the article. References cited in the text should read thus: Brown (1992: 63-4), Brown and Smith (1987, 1980). Use 'et al.' when citing a work by more than two authors, e.g. Brown et al. (1988). The letters a, b, c etc. should be used to distinguish different citations by the same author in the same year, e.g. Brown (1985a, 1985b). All references cited in the text should be listed alphabetically and in full after the notes, using the following style:
- For a book:
Clark JM, Hockey L (1979) Research for Nursing. Leeds: Dobson Publishers.
- For a chapter in a book:
Gumley V (1988) Skin cancers. In: Tschudin V and Brown EB (eds) Nursing the Patient with Cancer. London: Hall House, 26-52.
- For an article:
Huth EJ, King K, and Lock S (1988) Uniform requirements for manuscripts submitted to biomedical journals. British Medical Journal 296(4): 401-405.
- For an article published ahead of print:
Huth EJ, King K, and Lock S (1988) Uniform requirements for manuscripts submitted to biomedical journals. British Medical Journal 00: 1-4 (accessed 7 October 2009).
Note: volume is given as '00'.
- For a website
National Center for Professional Certification. (2002) Factors Affecting Organizational Climate and Retention. Available at: www.cwla.org./programmes/triechmann/2002fbwfiles
- For an unpublished thesis
Clark JM (2001) Referencing style for journals. Unpublished doctoral thesis, University of Leicester, Leicester.
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