Online Submissions

Media Industries is a peer-reviewed, multi-media, open-access online journal that supports critical studies of media industries and institutions worldwide. We invite contributions that range across the full spectrum of media industries, including film, television, internet, radio, music, publishing, gaming, advertising, and mobile communications. Authors are encouraged to explore a range of industry-related processes, such as production, distribution, infrastructure, policy, exhibition, and retailing. Contemporary or historical studies may explore industries individually or examine inter-medial relations between industrial sectors employing qualitative, quantitative, or mixed methodologies; of primary importance is that submissions adopt a critical perspective.

  • Authors may, for example, explore how social and cultural factors influence media industry practices or the ways that media industry practices shape cultural products. We are especially interested in contributions that draw attention to global and international perspectives, and use innovative methodologies, imaginative theoretical approaches, and new research directions.
  • Submissions must be between 5000 and 7000 words and conform to the Chicago Manual of Style note and bibliography system (16th ed.). Contributors are encouraged to employ the online format creatively by incorporating audiovisual materials and hyperlinks within their articles.

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Author Guidelines

The submission site is open. Submissions must adhere to the following guidelines for consideration:

  • All submissions must use the Chicago 16th edition endnote and bibliography format. Bibliographies should only contain academic sources cited in endnotes.
  • Articles must range between 5000 and 7000 words (word count includes image captions and endnotes, but does not include bibliography).
  • Media Industries submissions are blind and peer-reviewed; therefore author names must not appear within the document, in the visible metadata, or in the file name.
  • Submission documents should be in .doc or .docx format. Please limit document file sizes to less than 2 MB each if possible. Any audio, visual, or audiovisual materials should be in .PNG, .MP3, or .MP4 format respectively.
  • If author(s) choose to use audiovisual materials, tables, or charts, files should be attached individually AND placed within the text at the appropriate reference points with labels (e.g., Table 1, Fig. 2, etc.). Tables and charts should be included as .doc or .docx files.
  • Title page is to be submitted separate from the article, in the metadata section, includes: 1. All author names, affiliations, and contact information; 2. Four or five keywords from the Media Industries keyword list; 3. An abstract of no more than 150 words.
  • Articles should be double-spaced throughout, with consistent 11-point Book Antiqua font.
  • If hyperlinks are included, please make sure they are active and ready to click. Insert the full URL link in braces {} following the text to be hyperlinked. It is up to the author to alert the editors to dead links before publication.
  • You must acquire authorization for any media materials used and/or they fall under the definition of fair use.
  • Please make sure that you include production years (in parentheses) following any productions (e.g. films, television programs, radio shows, etc) referenced in the text. Ex: Dark Victory (1939)
  • All spellings must be rendered in American English. To change British or Commonwealth spellings to their American equivalents, please see the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary
  • Authors are expected to carefully proofread their work before submission.
  • All outside funding sources must be acknowledged in the endnotes. 

Any incorrectly formatted submissions will be returned for reformatting.

Please note that you should receive an automatically generated email acknowledging your submission soon after you submit. If you do not receive this email within three days of submitting an article, please contact us at


Media Industries does not charge authors for publication of articles.

Every manuscript submitted to the Media Industries is checked for plagiarism before publication. If plagiarism is detected by either the editorial staff or peer reviewers at any stage in the editorial process, one of two approaches will be utilized. If plagiarism is minor and may be an oversight in the citation process, the author(s) will be contacted and asked to revise the text or quote the original text precisely, while citing the original source. If plagiarism is extensive, the article will be rejected.  

As noted in the Media Industries Author Guidelines, self-plagiarism or duplicate publication is not permitted and will result in the rejection of a submitted manuscript. 


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 .doc or .docx format.
  3. Title page, to be submitted separate from the article in the metadata section, includes: 1. All author names, affiliations, and contact information; 2. Four or five keywords for online searches; 3. An abstract of no more than 150 words.
  4. The submission uses the Chicago Manual of Style (16th ed.) endnote format.
  5. The text is double-spaced; uses a 11-point Book Antiqua 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.
  6. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  7. Authorization has been acquired for any media materials used and/or they fall under the definition of fair use.
  8. All outside funding sources must be acknowledged in the endnotes.

Copyright Notice

Media Industries is an open-access, peer-reviewed, online academic journal. As such, we aim to participate in the open exchange of information. Articles published in Media Industries are released under Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial No Derivatives (by-nc-nd) License. Under this license, articles are available for sharing and noncommercial distribution provided the appropriate attribution is given.

Creative Commons License

Authors grant Media Industries the right to publish and archive their work, but retain the copyright to their work. Additionally, we ask that authors do not publish their submission elsewhere for three months following the publication of the issue in which their work appears.


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ISSN: 2373-9037