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Focus and Scope

JOMEC Journal welcomes work that is located in journalism, media or cultural studies, as well as interdisciplinary work that approaches these disciplines as overlapping and interlocking fields. JOMEC Journal is particularly interested in work that addresses the political and ethical dimensions, stakes, problematics and possibilities of journalism, media and cultural studies.

Publication Frequency

All publication is as part of an issue. The journal is published biannually, in Spring and Autumn.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Authors of articles published remain the copyright holders and grant third parties the right to use, reproduce, and share the article according to the Creative Commons license agreement.

Archiving Policy

The journal’s publisher focuses on making content discoverable and accessible through indexing services. Content is also archived around the world to ensure long-term availability.

  • Journals are indexed by Google Scholar and available for harvesting via OAI-PMH.
  • DOAJ registration will be completed for our journals on an individual basis as soon as possible.
  • To ensure permanency of all publications, this journal utilises the Portico service to create permanent archives for the purposes of preservation and restoration.
  • Journal content is also made available via Cardiff University’s institutional repository, ORCA.

If the journal is not indexed by your preferred service, please let us know by emailing or alternatively by making an indexing request directly with the service.



JOMEC Journal was founded in 2011 by an collective based in the School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies (JOMEC) at Cardiff University. Editors are based in JOMEC and are committed both to open-access publishing and to maintaining the highest standards of rigour and academic integrity. The journal is peer reviewed with an international, multidisciplinary Editorial Board and Advisory Panel. The founding editor was Paul Bowman who is now editor-in-chief.

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