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Author Guidelines

The Journal of Media Innovations accepts two types of contributions:

Academic articles

Academic articles should be between 6000 - 8000 words in lenght, including endnotes and references. All academic articles should strive to meet the following criteria:

The topic must be relevant to the general scope and focus of The Journal of Media Innovations.

The article must be based on a relevant theoretical discussion and contribute to the theoretical development of the field.

The article should strive to be articulated and argued for in ways that will be clear to readers from a wide range of disciplines.

The article should show strong familiarity with and consistently good use of the literature directly relevant to the article's main arguments, supporting claims, and likely readers.

The article should contribute to and develop our knowledge of media innovations in a significant way.

Submission are free of charge. There is no publication fee

Research Briefs

 

Research Briefs should be between 3,000 and 5,000 words.

The Briefs must provide a clear, well-documented description of one or more aspects of an important example of media innovation.

The Briefs must conclude with a clear summary that highlights important points, lessons learned, and useful resources gleaned along the way.

In particular, the Research Briefs should make clear and articulate whatever lessons might be learned from the example – whether in terms of “routes to success” and/or of “routes to failure” - i.e., as the potentially generalizable insights offered by the case or example.

The Research Briefs cannot have been published elsewhere in the same form and format. That is, an article based on a conference presentation would be acceptable – but not one that is taken from a previously published conference proceedings, for example.

 

General guidelines

Only use two level of headings (heading 1 and 2).

Use font 12, font Times New Roman, linespacing 1.5.

All submissions should include a word count at the end of the manuscript.

Authors are adviced to use endnotes instead of footnotes.

The Journal of Media Innovations follows the bibliographic and formatting standards of the APA (The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th ed., 2nd printing). For a helpful overview of the style requirements, authors are encouraged to refer to the following guidelines.

Articles will follow the conventions of either British or American English.

Authors are responsible for proofreading their submissions after they are accepted for publication.

 

Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  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, 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. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
 

Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

    1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under aCreative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.

    1. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.

  1. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).

 

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ISSN: 1894-5562