Journal of Media Critiques [JMC]

Journal of Media Critiques, is an international peer-reviewed publication in which various critical approaches on media and mass communication come together plus developments in cultural, social and political sphere are discussed. Journal of Media Critiques is an interdisciplinary Open Access journal, while centered in communication, is open and welcoming to contributions from the many disciplines such as information and informatcs, social sciences and approaches that meet at the crossroads that is communication study. Official language of the journal is English and there is no APC or charging policies for publishing, it's all free.

Journal of Media Critiques is proud to be indexed on the following indexing sources: Advanced Science Index — IAMCR Open Access Journal Index — Google Scholar — Journal Seeker by Research Bible — CrossRef — European Reference Index for the Humanities and the Social Sciences (Erih Plus) — WorldCat — AcademicKeys — Scientific Indexing Services (SIS) — JournalTOCs — International Institute of Organized Research (I2OR) — JURN — CiteFactor — Miar — Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) — Open Academic Journals Index (OAJI) — Directory of Research Journals Indexing (DRJI) — Index Copernicus — SciLit.

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When becoming a member of JMC (click for registration), it is strongly announced to fill the following fields for advisory board and scientific committee members (referees) and authors;

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Manuscript format can be found as, click for MANUSCRIPT FORMAT.

A sample article template can be found as, click for ARTICLE TEMPLATE (DOC FILE). Special Issues template will be different from regular issues.

Becoming a Reviewer

If you would like to become a reviewer who holds a PhD for Journal of Media Critiques, we would be delighted to hear from you. To express your interest, please register an account selected reviewer role on JMC web site and inform directly the journal at




Issue: Call for Papers January Special Issue


Dear Colleagues,

We invite you all to participate in the next issues of JMC by submitting articles related to any communication, media, information studies. JMC is NO longer a thematic journal, JMC will have 2 regular issues in a year as December and June issues. This is our special issue for the new year. Also we kindly invite you all to cooperate in special issues. In this sense, our aim is to implement improvements during the transformation of media/communication or while investigating within the field of communication. In the case of communication and media studies in particular, we would rather include those carried out in a subject, in a group of subjects or in a whole degree from the scientific and technological area.

Through JMC we would like to create an open access scientific journal to exchange and disseminate any contribution that may involve communication and media studies so as to achieve a more significant research for our colleagues at scientific and technological universities. Hence, our readers could use such proposals as a model to be applied and/or adopted in their own contexts. In fact, we have a special interest in receiving articles related to experiences that imply a methodological change (when compared with a more traditional approach) and encourage or motivate developing new theoritical and practical theories.

We include here examples of some possible topics for the forthcoming JMC issue (but not limited to):
• Children, Adolescents and the Media
• Communication and Technology
• Communication History
• Communication Law and Policy
• Communication Science and Biology
• Computational Methods
• Environmental Communication
• Ethnicity and Race in Communication
• Game Studies
• Global Communication and Social Change
• Information Systems
• Instructional and Developmental Communication
• Intercultural Communication
• Intergroup Communication
• Interpersonal Communication
• Journalism Studies
• Language and Social Interaction
• Mass Communication
• Media Industry Studies
• Mobile Communication
• Organizational Communication
• Philosophy, Theory and Critique
• Political Communication
• Popular Communication
• Visual Communication Studies
• Media Critiques
• Media and Ethics

Important Deadlines


-Completed paper submission: December 30, 2016

-Announcement of accepted papers and editing: January 15, 2017

-Online publication: January 30, 2017

Please register international online journal, Journal of Media Critiques for uploading your completed paper at If you need any assistance during this processes you can contact directly our Editor-in-Chief Dr.Arif YILDIRIM via email Peer reviews will be completed for January 15, 2017 and after final revisions, issue will be published by January 30, 2017.

Thank you in advance for your interest and contribution. We hope to cooperate with you in our new projects.

Posted: 2016-11-15
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Vol 2, No 7 (2016): Neoliberalism and Media

Interrogating the role of knowledge, methods and practices of communication and media in the formation, reproduction, and reflection of neoliberal modes, this issue will look at the ways in which intervening in bodies of communication and media knowledge offer pathways for structural transformation. By the order of neoliberalism since the 1980s, many media and communication scholars have redirected their criticisms from capitalism to neoliberalism. Therefore; mapping the legacies and meanings of the terms liberalism and neoliberalism and revealing the complexity and specifity of what neoliberalism is today, indicate the necessity of prospecting.

The term neoliberalism has been taken up keenly in critical analyses in recent years. Criticisms of neoliberalism can be separated roughly into three directions. In the first, the Foucauldians who draw on Foucault’s comments on neoliberalism. The second direction of Marxists draws on Marxist political economy to frame neoliberalism as the dominant capitalism ideology of the present. A third one, which might be called the epochalists, uses neoliberalism as one of a set of epochal concepts to describe recent developments in conceptual terms.

The neoliberal discourse is characterized by shielding the responsibility of society over the individual destinies and transferring this burden to each one. Transferring that individuality transformed by media, communication and thus information.

Journal of Media Critiques is expected critical papers from different perspectives, as indicated above neoliberalism context based on the media, communication and information theme. Thanks to all our participants/authors, referees to make this happen. Here the issue!


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Table of Contents


Selda Bulut, Serpil Karlidag
Suzanne Temwa Gondwe Harris
Arani Basu
Birgul Tasdelen
Julio Cesar Lemes de Castro