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Author Guidelines

 1. Journal Content

  • Article (5–10k words)
  • Editorial (5–10k words)
  • Interview or discussion (5–10k words)
  • Book Review (1,500 words)
  • Conference Report (2,000 words)

 

1.1 Articles 

All submissions will be anonymised and sent out for double blind peer review, but in the first instance, submissions must include:

  • A title and abstract;
  • 5 keywords;
  • A short biographical contributor note;
  • Institutional affiliation;
  • Email address that may be published online;
  • A Word Doc, with full and complete references and bibliography (Chicago Author-Date 16th Ed.)

 

1.2 Book Reviews

JOMEC Journal invites book reviews of 1,500 words on books relevant to journalism, media and cultural studies.

All submissions must include:

  • A title if different from book;
  • Institutional affiliation;
  • Email address that may be published online;
  • A Word Doc, with full and complete references and bibliography (Chicago Author-Date 16th Ed.)

 

1.3 Review Articles

JOMEC Journal invites review articles of 5–10,000 words. Review articles should offer detailed engagement with themes, issues and problematics pertinent to the journal via a high level engagement with one or more academic publication in the field. All submissions will be anonymised and sent out for double blind peer review, but in the first instance, submissions must include:

  • A title and abstract;
  • 5 keywords;
  • A short biographical contributor note;
  • Institutional affiliation;
  • Email address that may be published online;
  • A Word Doc, with full and complete references and bibliography (Chicago Author-Date 16th Ed.)

 

1.4 Conference Reports:

JOMEC Journal invites conference reports of 2,000 words on conferences and seminars that address the political and ethical dimensions, stakes, problematics and possibilities of journalism, media and cultural studies. Submissions must include:

  • A title and brief description of conference or seminar;
  • A short biographical contributor note;
  • Institutional affiliation;
  • Email address that may be published online;
  • A Word Doc, with full and complete references and bibliography (Chicago Author-Date 16th Ed.)

 

To submit an article to be considered for publication in an open issue, contact the journal editor for discussion, first of all. To submit an article to be considered for publication in a themed issue or guest-edited issue, contact the issue editor(s).

If your idea is approved, you will need to submit a polished version. This should be anonymised, with any identifying features removed. It will then be blind reviewed by two peer reviewers. Reviewers will make recommendations (accept, reject, revise), and, if appropriate, make suggestions for alterations or revisions.

If your article is accepted, you will be required to submit a final version that conforms to the style guide, as follows:

Spelling should be consistent throughout (e.g., US or British English throughout).

Quotation marks will be ‘single’ and not “double”, except ‘Quotations “within" quotations’.

Punctuation falls outside the ‘quotation marks’.

Dashes – are in this style – which is space-dash-space. They are not—like this—ever.

Spacing should be single, not double.

No indents for new paragraphs.

Words in a language other than English should be italicised, e.g. abrutir, salat, bildungsroman, etc.

Footnotes should ideally be kept to a minimum.

Images and Tables should not be gratuitous. NB: they are likely to be resized.

Images should be sent in a separate file, in their original form, highest possible resolution, with source acknowledgements and permissions.

References in the text follow Chicago Author-date 16th edition format: (Surname Year, number). Subsequent occurrences may omit surname and year, but if there is any likelihood of ambiguity, give enough information to be clear. The references section at the end follows the format below.

If any of your references have DOIs (and most journal articles will now have them), you must include the DOIs in your references (see sample references below).

Sample references

Ahmed, Sara. 2014. ‘Not in the Mood’. New Formations: A Journal of Culture, Theory, Politics 82, 13–28. 
doi: 28.10.3898/NeWF.82.01.2014  

Black, Ian. 2011. ‘A year of uprisings and revolutions: uncertainty reigns in the Arab world’. The Guardian, December 13, http://www.guardian.co.uk/theguardian/2011/dec/13/arab-world-uprisings-2011-future.

Blanchot, Maurice. 1988. The Unavowable Community. New York: Station Hill. 

Rancière, Jacques. 2010. ‘Ten Theses on Politics’. In Dissensus: On Politics and Aesthetics, translated and edited by Steve Corcoran, 27–44. London and New York: Continuum.

Our formatting has changed. Please do not use previous issues of JOMEC Journal as your reference. 

If in doubt, please consult The Chicago Manual of Style 2010 Chicago: University of Chicago Press
Or online at: http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide.html 

Proof Reading, Copy Editing and Formatting

All submissions should conform to the style guidelines above. All submissions will be proofed, copy-edited and formatted by JOMEC Journal. Authors and guest editors are not expected to make their material look like a published journal issue. On the contrary, articles should be submitted as Word documents with the minimum of formatting.

But, for those wishing to know, these are the key ingredients of the final product:

  • If any of your references have DOIs (and most journal articles will now have them), you must include the DOIs in your references (see sample references above).

  • The front page of an article uses two fonts: Hamburg-Demibold and Hamburg-Medium.

  • (A PDF template is available for constructing the front page.)

  • The rest of articles use Hamburg-Demibold for headings and Hamburg-light for the rest.

  • The main body is .12, single spaced, justified.

  • Footnotes are .10, single spaced, justified.

  • The References list is .11, single spaced, justified, with a hanging indent.

  • Single and double columns are constructed with the use of the ‘page break (continuous)’

  • (A Word document template is available for formatting articles.)

Submission Preparation Checklist

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.

  3. Where available, DOIs and URLs for the references have been provided.

  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. Any third-party-owned materials used have been identified with appropriate credit lines, and permission obtained from the copyright holder for all formats of the journal.
  7. All authors qualify as authors, as per the authorship guidelines, and have given permission to be listed on the submitted paper.
  8. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the submitted files (including file properties) have been anonymised.

Copyright Notice

Copyright is held by the author under normal circumstances.  Cardiff University Press has first publication rights to all content. 

This work is made available under a CC BY-NC-ND (Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives) licence from Creative Commons.  However, individual articles may be made available under a CC BY (Attribution) licence instead, at the request of their author(s).

The CC BY-NC-ND licence is the most restrictive of Creative Commons' six main licences, only allowing others to download the work and share it if they credit the author(s). They are not permitted to change the work in any way or use it commercially.

The CC BY licence lets others distribute, remix, tweak, and build upon the work, even commercially, as long as they credit the author(s) for the original creation. This is the most accommodating of licences offered by Creative Commons.

For further information about the licences please go to  https://creativecommons.org/licenses/

 

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Publication Fees

This journal is published by Cardiff University Press, a Diamond Open Access publisher. Unlike many Open Access publishers, Cardiff University Press does not charge any author fees.

Fee waivers do not apply at Cardiff University Press because our funding model does not rely on author charges.