Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

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 Free (no fee policies), Open Access journal, while centered in communication, is open and welcoming to contributions from the many disciplines such as information and informatics, social sciences and approaches that meet at the crossroads that is communication study. We are interested in scholarship that crosses disciplinary lines and speaks to readers from a range of theoretical and methodological perspectives. University of Lincoln and World Experience Campus Foundation are committed to excellence in communication scholarship, journalism, media research, and application. 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.


Section Policies


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Peer Review Process

Manuscripts aim to provide researchers with a strict, constructive and timely process of peer review for their paper. The standard peer review process for Journal of Media Critiques is double blind.

An accepted manuscript for publication must be previously unpublished and prove scientific/scholarly validity, methodology, sufficient clarity, and, the research must have been conducted in accordance with any ethical standard.

Reviewers/referees will get an email for to be selected with the title and abstract of the submission, as well as an invitation to log into the journal web site to complete the review via evaluation form. Reviewers/referees enter the journal web site to agree to do the review, to download submissions, submit their comments, and select a recommendation via review form.

Timeframe for Review
As a scientist yourself, you will understand that authors would like a decision as soon as possible. If you get an invitation to review, we hope you will respond, accepting or declining to review, within 5 days. If you accept to review, we ask that you, submit your report as soon as possible within 15 days. If you are unable to accept an invitation to review then we will get in touch to another reviewer/referee to review but also we welcome recommendations for another possible experts.

Review process should be engaged with some code of ethics. COPE, the Committee on Publication Ethics, has published guidance for reviewers/referees. Basic principles to which peer reviewers should adhere are:

  • only agree to review manuscripts for which they have the subject expertise required to carry out a proper assessment and which they can assess in a timely manner
  • respect the confidentiality of peer review and not reveal any details of a manuscript or its review, during or after the peer-review process, beyond those that are released by the journal
  • not use information obtained during the peer-review process for their own or any other person’s or organization’s advantage, or to disadvantage or discredit others
  • declare all potential conflicting interests, seeking advice from the journal if they are unsure whether something constitutes a relevant interest
  • not allow their reviews to be influenced by the origins of a manuscript, by the nationality, religious or political beliefs, gender or other characteristics of the authors, or by commercial considerations
  • be objective and constructive in their reviews, refraining from being hostile or inflammatory and from making libelous or derogatory personal comments
  • acknowledge that peer review is largely a reciprocal endeavor and undertake to carry out their fair share of reviewing and in a timely manner
  • provide journals with personal and professional information that is accurate and a true representation of their expertise
  • recognize that impersonation of another individual during the review process is considered serious misconduct
  • if they suspect the identity of the author(s) notify the journal if this knowledge raises any potential conflict of interest

Review Process

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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 jmc@mediacritiques.net


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.



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