MIJ Reviews

Media Industries Reviews highlight new or unfamiliar academic resources of particular utility for industry scholars. These reviews identify the strengths and weaknesses of each resource as well as potential research applications for scholars specifically interested in studying the media industries.

The co-editors consider a variety of scholarly materials for review, such as books, journals, videos, websites, and research databases (both subscription-based and open access). Some reviews cover a single resource, while others may compare several related resources.

» Becoming a Reviewer
» Review Guidelines
» Information for Publishers
» Review Staff Bios
» Contact Information

 Becoming a Reviewer

We are currently seeking media industries scholars to evaluate and write reviews on recent publications of interest to those in the field.

If you would like to join our roster of reviewers, or if you would like to submit a review for publication consideration, please contact Matt Smith (matthew.boyd.smith [AT] gmail.com), Co-Editor for Reviewer Relations. 

Review Guidelines

  • All submissions must use the Chicago Manual of Style 16th edition endnote and bibliography format. Bibliographies should contain major sources cited in endnotes.
  • Reviews must be between 1000 and 1500 words in length.
  • 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 images, 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.
  • Reviews should be double-spaced throughout, with consistent 11-point Book Antiqua font. 
  • Linking to outside sources via hypertext is encouraged. 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 the author’s responsibility to alert the editors to dead links before publication.
  • You must acquire authorization for any media materials used and/or they should fall under the definition of fair use.
  • Please make sure that you include production years (in parentheses) following any titles (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. Any incorrectly formatted submissions will be returned for reformatting.

Information for Publishers

Publications will be selected from a range of formats and subject areas such as film, television, internet, radio, music, publishing, gaming, advertising, and mobile communications.

  • Materials can fall within the typical Library of Congress classifications for broadcasting and motion pictures (PN1990-PN1999) or from other areas, such as history or the social sciences, provided they are related to the study of media industries.
  • Publications written for a general audience will be considered, but preference is given to academic materials.
  • All formats are accepted: books, ebooks, journals, databases, videos, etc.
  • Books, ebooks, and videos sent for review should be less than two years old.

To Submit Materials:

  • For books, DVDs & other physical items, please mail directly to:
    Nedda Ahmed
    Georgia State University Library
    100 Decatur St. SE
    Atlanta, GA 30303
  • Other formats: please contact Nedda Ahmed.

Review Staff Bios 

ahmedNedda Ahmed, MLS, is Arts Librarian at Georgia State University. She has nearly fifteen years of experience providing research assistance to scholars in cinema and media studies. Ms. Ahmed is the author of book reviews as well as a book chapter on designing effective research guides. She has taught several half-day workshops on librarianship for film, television, and media industries. She can be reached at nedda [AT] gsu.edu or via Twitter: @neddaahmed.

smithMatt Boyd Smith is a PhD candidate at Georgia State University. His research interests include media genres and cycles, surveillance society, and media technologies & spiritualism. He has presented papers at the International Screen Studies Conference in Glasgow, and at the Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS). He can be reached at msmith240 [AT] gsu.edu or followed on Twitter: @matt_boyd_smith

Contact Information

If you are interested in writing a review, please contact Matthew Boyd Smith.

If you would like to suggest a resource to be reviewed or are a publisher submitting something for potential review, please contact Nedda Ahmed. 

Nedda Ahmed - nedda [AT] gsu.edu

Matthew Boyd Smith - matthew.boyd.smith [AT] gmail.com

ISSN: 2373-9037