This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).
The mission of Journalism & Communication Monographs is to publish original, scholarly works that are too long as articles and too short or too specialized for book form. One of the goals of the journal is to publish work from the entire field, whether the methodology was historical, legal, behavioral, or critical, particularly those that provide a critical or applied synthesis of significant scholarship. Works especially are encouraged that speak to the broader field of journalism and mass communication, seeking to establish Monographs as a readily available resource for understanding and advancing theory, methodology, and/or practice.
|Debashis Aikat||University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, USA|
|Patricia A. Curtin||University of Oregon, USA|
|Kathy Roberts Forde||University of Massachusetts, USA|
|Don Heider||Santa Clara University, USA|
|Wilson H. Lowrey||University of Alabama, USA|
|Patricia Moy||University of Washington, USA|
|Paula M. Poindexter||University of Texas-Austin, USA|
|Karen Miller Russell||University of Georgia, USA|
|Hilary Fussell Sisco||Quinnipiac University, USA|
|Linda Aldoory||University of Maryland at College Park, USA|
|Stuart Allan||Cardiff University, UK|
|Genelle Belmas||University of Kansas, USA|
|Carolyn Bronstein||DePaul University, USA|
|Sheri Broyles||University of North Texas, USA|
|Stephanie Craft||University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA|
|Sharon Dunwoody||University of Wisconsin - Madison, USA|
|Anat First||Netanya Academic College, Israel|
|Cherian George||Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong|
|Homero Gil de Zúñiga||University of Vienna, Austria|
|Jennifer Greer||University of Alabama, USA|
|Carolyn Kitch||Temple University, USA|
|Jack Lule||Lehigh University, USA|
|Paul Martin Lester||University of Texas at Dallas, USA|
|Vicki Mayer||Tulane University, USA|
|David Mindich||St Michael's College, Cardiff, UK|
|Kathleen K. Olson||Lehigh University, USA|
|David D. Perlmutter||Texas Tech University, USA|
|Andrea Press||University of Virginia, USA|
|Dietram A. Scheufele||University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA|
|Jane B. Singer||City University of London, UK|
|Jeffery A. Smith||University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA|
|Nikki Usher||University of Illinois and George Washington University, USA|
|Tim P. Vos||University of Missouri, USA|
|H. Denis Wu||Boston University, USA|
Information for Contributors
Journalism & Communication Monographs publishes broad-based in-depth, long-form research in journalism, media studies, communication, and related fields; its research is useful to scholars and students across the areas represented by AEJMC as well as to those outside the association. JCM showcase cutting-edge innovative research that advances theory and makes lasting contributions to understandings of media content, communication processes, audiences, history, industries and institutions. Authors are encouraged to think ambitiously and inclusively about the relevant literatures and to show broad application of their findings and conclusions.
1. Submissions. All submissions must start at Sage’s ScholarOne website at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jcmo. Following the practice common for book publication, a scholar must first submit a 5-to-15-page proposal to start the review process. Although work can draw from previously published scholarship (full disclosure to the editor is required), accepted manuscripts must be previously unpublished. Completed manuscripts are expected to be 27,000 to 32,000 words long, including citations. The number of figures will vary, depending on space; graphics, raw data and other appendices may be uploaded to the journal’s website and hosted alongside the published article.
2. Proposals. A proposal must include: An explanation of the primary thesis and central arguments; a statement about the significance of the research; an overview of the methods to be used or that were used (please clarify at what stage the research is); a summary of the major premises and findings (if the research has been done); and a list of illustration ideas with sources for those illustrations. The proposal should include a description of the likely/potential audience for the manuscript, including a list of specific AEJMC divisions and interests groups the authors credibly think will be most interested, as well as a partial reference list (up to 15 items, with emphasis on conceptual and theoretical literature). The proposal document should be uploaded as the “main document” and should be anonymized, such that author identification does not appear anywhere in the document or its properties. Authors should follow instructions for how to remove personal information in their particular version of Microsoft Word or other word processing program.
3. Abstract, Keywords, and Author Information. An abstract of no more than 100 words should be included as a separate file named and uploaded as the “title page.” The abstract should include all author identification and contact information, institutional affiliation, and any funding sources. Authors should provide five or fewer keywords that identify the content of the submission. When the research involves human subjects, authors should indicate whether they have gotten approval for their research from an ethics committee or institutional review board and provide the name of this body. If ethics approval was not sought, or if an ethics body granted an exemption for the research, authors should explain. If, in the proposal stage, no research has yet been undertaken, authors should indicate their intention to obtain the approval and consent.
4. Style. Use APA 6th Edition guidelines for manuscripts. Do not use op. cit. or ibid. Spell out whole numbers from one through nine; when spelled numbers cluster in a sentence or paragraph, however, use numerals. Use % symbol instead of spelling out. Include city names in newspaper titles, i.e., Detroit Free Press, New York Daily News. Do not italicize the definite article, i.e., the New York Times, the Chicago Sun-Times. In references, use postal code abbreviations for states; in regular copy, spell out.
5. Heading Styles. First-level headings are typed in bold italic and justified left. Second-level headings are indented and typed in bold italic. Third-level headings are indented and typed in italic. Note this example:
Sample. A random sample…
Sampling Techniques. These techniques are useful when…
6. Tables. When creating tables, use the Word (or similar software) table feature or the “Insert Table” command. Do not duplicate material in text and tables. Tables and figures should be used only when they substantially aid the reader, not merely because computers make tables easy to create.
7. Figures. Submit all photos, graphs, or other figures as separate files in JPG, TIFF, or EPS file formats. Please include a placement note in your manuscript (i.e., “[Insert Figure 1]”). All figures will be converted to grayscale prior to publication. Photos must be submitted with a resolution of 300 dpi minimum, while line art must be submitted with a minimum resolution of 800 dpi.
8. Supplemental Guidelines: For instructions and guidelines on suplemental material, please refer to the gateway here.
Gitlin, T. (1985). Inside prime time. New York, NY: Pantheon Books.
Dominick, J. R. (1974). Children’s viewing of crime shows and attitudes on law enforcement. Journalism Quarterly, 51(1), 5-12.
Manoff, R. K., & Schudson, M. (Eds.) (1986). Reading the news. New York, NY: Pantheon Books.
Sigal, L. V. (1986). Sources make the news. In R. K. Manoff & M. Schudson (Eds.), Reading the news (pp. 9-37). New York, NY: Pantheon Books.
Kinzer, S. (1983, December 23). Nicaragua’s bitter harvest: War in coffee fields. New York Times, p. A2.
World Wide Web References:
Citations to websites must include author’s name, title of document, title of complete work or journal (if relevant) in italics, volume/page range if applicable, and URL. Example:
Smolkin, R. (2003). Blinded by history. American Journalism Review, January/February. Retrieved from http://www.ajr.org/Article.asp?id=2747
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For more information, please refer to the SAGE Manuscript Submission Guidelines.