Mobile Media & Communication
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Mobile Media & Communication


Co-Editors
Rich Ling Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Veronika Karnowski Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany
Thilo von Pape University of Hohenheim, Germany
Steve Jones University of Illinois at Chicago, USA

eISSN: 20501587| ISSN: 20501579|Current volume: 3|Current issue: 1 Frequency: 3 Times/Year

Mobile Media & Communication call for papers: News Consumption in an Age of Mobile Media

Mobile Media & Communication is a peer-reviewed forum for international, interdisciplinary academic research on the dynamic field of mobile media and communication. Mobile Media & Communication draws on a wide and continually renewed range of disciplines, engaging broadly in the concept of mobility itself.

The journal embraces both quantitative and qualitative approaches to the study of mobility in communication, but above all aims toward state-of-the-art methodology. While the center of gravity lies in social sciences and humanities, the journal is open to research with technical, economic, and design aspects, provided they help to enlighten the social dimensions of mobile communication.

Mobile Media & Communication examines the phenomenon of mobility in communication – that is, what is understood as mobile media and communication, but also emerging phenomena such as mobile and ubiquitous computing. Contributions may include, but are certainly not limited to, explorations of the following topics:

  • Mobile communication as an innovation, including the emergence of new usage forms, the negotiation of norms, and symbolic representation by producers and users
  • The interrelationship of this nearly ubiquitous technology and the users’ everyday lives
  • The embeddedness of mobile communication within social networks, and the mutual shaping of technology and social structure
  • Local cultures and forms of use of mobile communication
  • Mobile communication in developing countries
  • Cultural differences in mobile communication
  • Mobile communication and gender
  • Specific methodologies that address the mobile character of the phenomenon: ethnography, observation, network analysis, experience sampling, and other still emerging methods
  • Mobile learning and education.
  • Persuasion through mobile media in various domains
  • History of mobile media
  • Journalism and mobile media
  • Specific methodologies that address the mobile character of the phenomenon: ethnography, observation, network analysis, experience sampling, and other still emerging methods
Book Review Editor
Sun Sun Lim National University of Singapore, Singapore
Editorial Board
Ellen Altenborg Telenor , Norway
Peng Hwa Ang Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Albert Barabasi  
Naomi Baron American University, US
Joseph Bayer University of Michigan, USA
Jeffrey Boase Rutgers University, USA
Harry Bouwman Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Scott Campbell University of Michigan, USA
Manuel Castells University of Southern California, USA
Arul Indrasen Chib Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Kathleen M. Cumiskey City University of New York, USA
Cathy N. Davidson Duke University, USA
Lieven de Marez Ghent University, Belgium
Adriana A. de Souza e Silva North Carolina State University, USA
Jonathan Donner  
Richard Duncombe Manchester University, UK
Jason Farman University of Maryland, USA
Øystein Fjeldstad BI Norwegian Business School, Norway
Leopoldina Fortunati  
Gerard Goggin University of Sydney, Australia
Leslie Haddon London School of Economics, UK
Richard Harper  
Maren Hartmann University of the Arts (UdK), Berlin, Germany
Rasmus Helles University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Andrew Herman Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada
Larissa Hjorth RMIT University, Australia
Heather Horst  
Lee Humphreys Cornell University, USA
Kenichi Ishii University of Tsukuba, Japan
Mizuko Ito University of Southern California, USA
Klaus Bruhn Jensen University of Copenhagen, Denmark
James Katz Boston University, USA
Shin Dong Kim Hallym University, South Korea
Nalini Kotamraju IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Christian Licoppe Department of Social Science Télécom ParisTech, France
Christine Linke  
Carolyn Marvin University of Pennsylvania, USA
Rhonda McEwen University of Toronto, Canada
Shin Mizukoshi University of Tokyo, Japan
Kristof Nyiri  
John Pavlik Rutgers University, USA
Katy Pearce University of Washington, USA
Per E. Pedersen Agder University, Norway
David Phillips University of Toronto, Canada
Harrison Lee Rainie  
Araba Sey University of Washington, US
Richard Smith Simon Fraser University, Canada
Zbigniew Smoreda Orange Telecom, France
Gitte Stald IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Fred Steier University of South Florida, USA
Cara Wallis Texas A&M University, USA
Ran Wei University of South Carolina
Barry Wellman University of Toronto, Canada
Oscar Westlund University of Gothenburg, Sweden and IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Guoliang Zhang Shanghai Jiao Ton University, China

  1. Peer review policy
  2. Article types
  3. How to submit your manuscript
  4. Journal contributor’s publishing agreement
    4.1 SAGE Choice and Open Access
  5. Declaration of conflicting interests policy
  6. Other conventions
  7. Acknowledgments
    7.1 Funding acknowledgement
  8. Permissions
  9. Manuscript style
    9.1 File types
    9.2 Journal style
    9.3 Reference style
    9.4 Manuscript preparation
    9.4.1 Keywords and abstracts: Helping readers find your article online
    9.4.2 Corresponding author contact details
    9.4.3 Guidelines for submitting artwork, figures and other graphics
    9.4.4 Guidelines for submitting supplemental files
    9.4.5 English language editing services
  10. After acceptance
    10.1 Proofs
    10.2 E-Prints
    10.3 SAGE production
    10.4 OnlineFirst publication
  11. Further information

Mobile Media & Communication is a peer-reviewed forum for international, interdisciplinary academic research on mobile media and communication. The journal draws on a wide and dynamic range of disciplines, engaging broadly the concepts of mobile communication and mobility itself.

1. Peer review policy

Mobile Media & Communication 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. Each manuscript is reviewed by at least two referees. All manuscripts are reviewed as rapidly as possible, and an editorial decision is generally reached within 4-6 weeks of submission.

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2. Article types

Mobile Media & Communication publishes original research articles (~7,000 words) examining the phenomenon of mobility in its meeting with communication. We are also interested in emerging phenomena such as mobile and ubiquitous computing. Contributions may include, but are certainly not limited to, explorations of the following topics:

  • Mobile communication as an innovation, including the emergence of new usage forms, the negotiation of norms, and symbolic representation by producers and users.
  • The interrelationship of this nearly ubiquitous technology and users' everyday lives.
  • The embeddedness of mobile communication within social networks, and the mutual shaping of technology and social structure.
  • Persuasion through mobile media in various domains
  • Effects of mobile communication.
  • Local cultures and the forms of mobile communication use.
  • Mobile communication in developing countries.
  • Cultural differences in mobile communication.
  • Mobile communication and gender.
  • Mobile media and communication in education, entertainment, health, agriculture and other specific fields
  • History of mobile media.
  • Journalism, news consumption, and mobile media.
  • Specific methodologies that address the mobile character of the phenomenon include ethnography, survey research, observation, network analysis, experience sampling, and other still emerging qualitative and quantitative methods.

Reviews: Mobile Media & Communication includes a section in which books and other significant contributions to the field are reviewed. This includes both essay length and shorter contributions. For more information about reviews please contact mobilemediaandcommunication@googlemail.com.

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3. How to submit your manuscript

Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you carefully read and adhere to all the guidelines and instructions to authors provided below. Manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned.

Mobile Media & Communication is hosted on SAGE Track, a web based online submission and peer review system powered by ScholarOne' Manuscripts. Please read the Manuscript Submission guidelines below, and then visit http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/MMCto 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.

All papers must be submitted via the online system. If you would like to discuss your paper prior to submission, please refer to the contact details below.

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4. Journal contributor’s publishing agreement  
Before publication SAGE requires the author as the rights holder to sign a Journal Contributor's Publishing Agreement. For more information please visit our Frequently Asked Questions on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway. Click here to view the journal?s contributor agreement.

Mobile Media & 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 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.

4.1 SAGE Choice and Open Access

If you or your funder wish your article to be freely available online to non subscribers immediately upon publication (gold open access), you can opt for it to be included in SAGE Choice, subject to payment of a publication fee. The manuscript submission and peer review procedure is unchanged. On acceptance of your article, you will be asked to let SAGE know directly if you are choosing SAGE Choice. To check journal eligibility and the publication fee, please visit SAGE Choice. For more information on open access options and compliance at SAGE, including self author archiving deposits (green open access) visit SAGE Publishing Policies on our Journal Author Gateway.

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5. Declaration of conflicting interests   

Within your Journal Contributor's Publishing Agreement you will be required to make a certification with respect to a declaration of conflicting interests. Mobile Media & Communication does not require a declaration of conflicting interests but recommends you review the good practice guidelines on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.

For more information please visit the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.

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6. Other conventions

None applicable.

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7. Acknowledgements

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.

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, writing assistance, or a department chair who provided only general support. Authors should disclose whether they had any writing assistance and identify the entity that paid for this assistance.

7.1 Funding Acknowledgement
To comply with the guidance for Research Funders, Authors and Publishers issued by the Research Information Network (RIN), Mobile Media & Communication additionally requires all Authors to acknowledge their funding in a consistent fashion under a separate heading. Please visit Funding Acknowledgement on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway for funding acknowledgement guidelines.

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8. 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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9. Manuscript style

9.1 File types

Only electronic files conforming to the journal's guidelines will be accepted. Preferred formats for the text and tables of your manuscript are Word DOC, DOCX, RTF, XLS. Please also refer to additional guideline on submitting artwork and supplemental files below.

9.2 Journal Style

Unless explicitly indicated otherwise, Mobile Media & Communication conforms to the APA style (sixth edition). Click here to view easy-to-use guidelines on APA style, or consult the official publication manual by the American Psychology Association.

9.3 Reference Style

Mobile Media & Communication adheres to the APA reference style. Click here to review the guidelines on APA style to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style.

9.4. Manuscript Preparation

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.

9.4.1 Keywords and Abstracts: Helping readers find your article online

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 SAGE's Journal Author Gateway Guidelines on How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online.

9.4.2 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.

9.4.3 Guidelines for submitting 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.

9.4.4 Guidelines for submitting supplemental files
This journal is able to host approved supplemental materials online, alongside the full-text of articles. Supplemental files will be subjected to peer-review alongside the article. For more information please refer to SAGE's Guidelines for Authors on Supplemental Files.

9.4.5 English Language Editing services
Non-English speaking authors who would like to refine their use of language in their manuscripts might consider using a professional editing service. Visit English Language Editing Services for further information.

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10. After acceptance

10.1 Proofs

We will email a PDF of the proofs to the corresponding author.

10.2 E-Prints

SAGE provides authors with access to a PDF of their final article. For further information please visit http://www.sagepub.co.uk/authors/journal/reprint.sp.

10.3 SAGE Production

At SAGE we place an extremely strong emphasis on the highest production standards possible. We attach high importance to our quality service levels in copy-editing, typesetting, printing, and online publication (http://online.sagepub.com/). We also seek to uphold excellent author relations throughout the publication process.

We value your feedback to ensure we continue to improve our author service levels. On publication all corresponding authors will receive a brief survey questionnaire on your experience of publishing in Mobile Media & Communication with SAGE.

10.4 OnlineFirst Publication
A large number of SAGE journals benefit from OnlineFirst, a feature offered through SAGE's electronic journal platform, SAGE Journals Online. It allows final revision articles (completed articles in queue for assignment to an upcoming issue) to be hosted online prior to their inclusion in a final print and online journal issue which significantly reduces the lead time between submission and publication. For more information please visit our OnlineFirst Fact Sheet

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11. Further information
Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the Manuscript Submission process should be sent to the Editorial Office as follows: mobilemediaandcommunication@googlemail.com

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