Studies in Media and Communication

Studies in Media and Communication (ISSN: 2325-8071; E-ISSN: 2325-808X) is an international, peer-reviewed, open-access journal, published by Redfame Publishing. The journal is published semiannually in both print and online versions. The journal accepts article submissions online or by e-mail.

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SMC aims to promote excellence through dissemination of high-quality research findings, specialist knowledge, and discussion of professional issues that reflect the diversity of this field.

The focuses and scopes of the journal include:

  • Applied Communication
  • Communication Education
  • Communication Theory
  • Electronic Media
  • Environmental Communication
  • Health Communication
  • International and Intercultural Communication
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Language and Social Interaction
  • Legal Communication
  • Mass Communication and Media Literacy
  • Mass Media
  • Organizational Communication
  • Political Communication
  • Public Relations
  • Semiotics
  • Small Group Communication
  • Speech Communication
  • Theatre and Drama
  • Visual Communication

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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.

Copyright Policy:

Copyrights for articles are retained by the authors, with first publication rights granted to the journal. Authors have rights to reuse, republish, archive, and distribute their own articles after publication. The journal/publisher is not responsible for subsequent uses of the work.

This journal is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

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Provides DOIs at the article level

Each paper published in Studies in Media and Communication is assigned a DOI® number, which appears beneath the author's affiliation in the published paper. Click HERE to know what is DOI (Digital Object Identifier)? Click HERE to retrieve Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) for journal articles, books, and chapters.

Paper Selection and Publishing Process

a) Submission Acknowledgement

When you submit a manuscript online, you will receive a submission acknowledgement letter sent by the online system automatically. For email submission, the editor or editorial assistant sends an e-mail confirmation to the submission’s author within one to three working days. If you fail to receive this confirmation, please check your bulk email box or contact the editorial assistant.

b) Preliminary Review

The editor or editorial assistant determines whether the manuscript fits the journal’s focus and scope. Next a check for the similarity rate is done using CrossCheck, powered by iThenticate. Any manuscripts out of the journal’s scope or containing plagiarism, including self-plagiarism, are rejected.

c) Peer Review

We use a double-blind system for peer review; both reviewers’ and authors’ identities remain anonymous. The submitted manuscript will be reviewed by at least two experts: one editorial staff member as well as one to three external reviewers. The review process may take two to four weeks.

d) Decision Is Made

The decision to accept or reject an article is based on the suggestions of reviewers. If differences of opinion occur between reviewers, the editor-in-chief will weigh all comments and arrive at a balanced decision based on all comments, or a second round of peer review may be initiated.

e) Notification of the Result of Review

The result of review will be sent to the corresponding author and forwarded to other authors.

f) Publication Fee Is Paid

If the submission is accepted, the authors revise paper and pay the publication fee (300USD).

g) E-journal Is Available

E-journal in PDF is available on the journal’s webpage, free of charge for download.

h) Hard Copies Printed and Delivered.

Authors who need free hard copies are requested to kindly fill an application form at: http://home.redfame.com/print-journals-application/. Once approved, we will arrange print and delivery, for a maximum of two copies per article. If you want more copies, please order at http://home.redfame.com/subscription-information/

i) Publication Notice

The authors and readers will be notified and invited to visit our website for the newly published articles

Announcements

 

2017 Top Journals in Media Ranked by h5-index

 

As of Dec. 2016, there are more than 25,000 open access journals (OA) published around the world and only about 5200 journals are indexed by Google Scholar Metrics (h5 index) as of June 2017. To help researchers and publishers learn more about open access (OA) journals, the team of Open Access Library released the latest version of rankings for open access journals in August 2017.

The h5-index for the journal "Studies in Media and Communication" published by Redfame Publishing is 7, ranked 8th in the top open access journals matching Media. Please find the details at http://www.oalib.com/rank/showJournalRank?keywords=Media

 
Posted: 2018-07-11 More...
 

SMC Statistics Report 2017

 
Articles Received: 76   
Articles Accepted: 40   
Articles Rejected: 36
Articles Retracted: 0    
Articles Published: 27   
Acceptance Rate: 52.63%
 
Posted: 2018-03-14 More...
 

Policy Change of Free Print Journals

 

As you are aware, printing and delivery of journals results in causing a significant amount of detrimental impact to the environment. Being a responsible publisher and being considerate for the environment, we have decided to change the policy of offering free print journals for authors.

From May 1, 2018, we will not automatically provide authors free print journals. However, when authors really need free print copies, they are requested to kindly complete an application form to order printed copies. Once approved, we will arrange print and delivery, for a maximum of two copies per article. If authors require more than two copies, they are requested to order online at: http://home.redfame.com/subscription-information/

We are committed to saving the planet for our future generations.

 
Posted: 2018-01-27 More...
 

Our Journal Joined Publons

 
We encourage reviewers to sign up to Publons which allows you to collate a list of verified reviews. We would also recommend that you register for an ORCID . This unique ID number allows you to easily attribute all of your published papers, grants and referee reports to yourself. Please add your ORCID to your user profile in our system, and link your review to your ORCID account via Publons.
 
Posted: 2017-12-04 More...
 

SMC, Vol. 6, No. 1, June 2018: Call for Papers

 
Studies in Media and Communication is calling for submissions to the Vol. 6, No. 1, June 2018 issue (Deadline: May 5, 2018). If you are interested in submitting a manuscript to this journal, please review the About the Journal page for the journal’s section policies, as well as the Author Guidelines to see how to submit a manuscript to Redfame journals. For questions, please contact smc@redfame.com.  
Posted: 2017-12-04 More...
 
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Vol 6, No 2 (2018): [In Progress]

Studies in Media and Communication, Vol. 6, No. 2, December 2018

Table of Contents

Articles

Julia Kneer, Ruud Jacobs, Christopher J Ferguson
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1-11
Oluwadamilola Ayeni
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12-19
Wenhui Yang, Junpeng Zhao, Kaiyue Zhen
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20-35
Olga Kalatzi, Charalampos Bratsas, Andreas Veglis
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36-44
Norman Wong
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45-56