Submissions

Media Industries accepts open call submissions on a rolling basis.

Submissions can address the full spectrum of media industries, including film, television, internet, radio, music, publishing, gaming, advertising, and mobile communications, and query a range of industry-related concerns and processes, such as production, distribution, infrastructure, policy, exhibition, and retailing. Contemporary or historical studies may explore industries individually or examine relations between industrial sectors, employing qualitative, quantitative, or mixed methodologies.

We expect contributions to adopt a critical, rather than instrumental, perspective and engage with relevant media industries literature. 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. We encourage authors to employ the online format creatively by incorporating audiovisual materials and hyperlinks within their articles.

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Reviews

Published 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.

Our review 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. Review material must adhere to the following guidelines for consideration:

  • 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.

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

If you are an author or publisher interested in submitting a resource for review consideration, please contact Book Review Co-Editor Nedda Ahmed (nedda [AT] gsu.edu) or mail materials to her attention at the following address:

  •  Nedda Ahmed, MIJ Book Review Co-Editor
  •  Georgia State University Library
  •  100 Decatur St. SE
  •  Atlanta, GA 30303

Contact

Please direct all general inquires to the journal’s home office at the following email address: mediaindjournal [AT] gmail.com