About journal

About the Journal

The Studies in Media, Journalism, and Communications is a peer-reviewed academic publication that serves as a prominent platform for the dissemination of cutting-edge research and scholarly contributions in the fields of media, journalism, and communications. This interdisciplinary journal welcomes high-quality research articles, theoretical papers, and empirical studies that advance our understanding of the rapidly evolving landscape of media and communication.

Focus and Scope

The journal covers a broad spectrum of topics within media, journalism, and communications, including but not limited to:

  1. Media Theory and Criticism
  2. Journalism Ethics and Practices
  3. Digital Media and Technology
  4. Media Literacy and Education
  5. Public Relations and Corporate Communications
  6. Political Communication
  7. Cultural and Global Communication
  8. Media Psychology and Effects
  9. Social Media and Networking
  10. Multimedia Storytelling and Production

Publication Frequency

The Studies in Media, Journalism, and Communications on a continuous basis. Articles are published in the current issue as soon as they are peer-reviewed, accepted, copyedited, and proofread, allowing a steady stream of informative quality articles. The journal then archives the articles in 2 issues: January-June; July-December. In the continuous publication, articles may be submitted at any time. They still undergo the same process of peer review and preparation, but this can begin right away and ends as soon as the article is ready.

Types of Contributions

The journal publishes the following types of contributions: (1) full-length articles, (2) review articles, (3) book reviews, (4) discussion notes and (5) articles in translation.

Open Access Policy

This is an open-access journal, i.e. all articles are immediately and permanently free to read, download, copy & distribute. The journal is published under the CC BY 4.0 user license which defines the permitted 3rd-party reuse of its articles. 

Submission Fee

There is no submission fee for the Studies in Media, Journalism, and Communications.

Article Processing Charges (APC)

The article processing charge for the Studies in Media, Journalism, and Communications is $150.

Conflict of Interest

Conflicts of interest may exist when professional judgments concerning a primary interest have the possibility of being influenced by a secondary interest (e.g.: financial gains). It is to be noted that even perceptions of conflicts of interest are as important as the actual conflicts of interest.

Any agreements with study sponsors (for-profit or non-profit), which interfere with the authors’ access to the study data, ability to analyse or interpret the data and publish manuscripts independently according to their own decision, should be avoided by authors at all costs.

A declaration of interest for all authors must be received before an article can be reviewed and accepted for publication.


This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. 

We fully support and encourage the author self-archiving of all content (sometimes termed 'green' open access). All our journals are registered with SHERPA/RoMEO to ensure that the license terms and self-archiving policies of the journals are 100% clear.

The journal is indexed by Google Scholar and available for harvesting via OAI-PMH.

If the journal is not indexed by your preferred service, please let us know by emailing (smjc@al-kindipublisher.com) or alternatively by making an indexing request directly with the service.

Plagiarism Screening

All accepted articles are screened using plagiarism checking software.

Advertisement Policy 

The journal does not currently host adverts on the website.


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