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[ecrea] Journal of Communication and Media Research - Vol. 10 No. 1 issue: Call for Papers
Wed Jul 12 17:43:33 GMT 2017
We are pleased to inform you that the*/Journal of Communication and
Media Research (JCMR)/* is now accepting and processing full papers for
its Volume 10 Number 1 issue which will be published in April 2018.
/(The Vol. 9 No. 1 issue of April 2017 was released on 1^st April 2017
and copies have been in circulation and on sale while the Vol. 9 No. 2
issue of October 2017 is already in press and will be released before
mid-October 2017.)/ The *Deadline *for all manuscript submissions for
this Volume 10 Number 1 issue is*Saturday, 30^th September 2017. */This
will be the 19^th regular issue (plus one special issue) of the journal
since it started publication in 2009./**See submission guidelines below;
but for more details about the journal, please visit our website:
*JOURNAL OF COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA RESEARCH*
*ISSN 2141 – 5277*
The /Journal of Communication and Media Research /is a research-based
and peer-reviewed journal published twice-yearly in the months of April
and October in the Department of Mass Communication, Delta State
University, Abraka, Nigeria. The journal is addressed to the African and
international academic community and it accepts articles from all
scholars, irrespective of country or institution of affiliation.
The focus of the /Journal of Communication and Media Research /is
research, with a bias for quantitative and qualitative studies that use
any or a combination of the acceptable methods of research. These
include Surveys, Content Analysis, and Experiments for quantitative
studies; and Observation, Interviews/Focus Groups, and Documentary
Analysis for qualitative studies. The journal seeks to contribute to the
body of knowledge in the field of communication and media studies and
welcomes articles in all areas of communication and the media including,
but not limited to, mass communication, mass media channels, traditional
communication, organizational communication, interpersonal
communication, development communication, public relations, advertising,
information communication technologies, the Internet and
See submission guidelines below; but for more details about the journal,
please visit our website: www.jcmronline.com <http://www.jcmronline.com>
*ARTICLE SUBMISSION GUIDELINES*
* Manuscripts should not be longer than 8000 words – notes and
references inclusive, and must have an *abstract* of not more than
200 words and *five key words*.
* An abstract should be *Informative.* That is, it should *clearly but
briefly* state the following: background/rationale; problem/issues
examined (including research questions); details of method(s) used
(including sample and sampling technique); results/findings;
conclusion; and implication(s)/relevance of the study.
* The title and author’s biographical details (name,
university/department, address, position/title, telephone, e-mail)
should be identified on the title page only. It is mandatory to
supply telephone and email addresses.
* Author(s) names should be written in First name, Middle name, and
Surname order (i.e. First name first, and Surname last).
* Format: Font of body text should be Times New Roman Size 12.
Alignment should be justified. Paragraphs should be indented with
one tab (no block paragraphing). Line spacing should be 1.5 lines.
* Authors should be consistent in spelling – either American English
or British English.
* Tables and figures should be alluded to in the text while allusions
to ‘notes’ should be indicated in superscript in the text. Notes
should be presented as endnotes (i.e., at the end of the article,
just before the References).
* All the contents of any table or figure should be fully discussed in
the text. Tables and figures should be used minimally and should
only serve as further points of reference. (Editors of the JCMR
believe that tables and figures should be interpreted and discussed
by the researcher to provide a unified interpretation. Once the
contents of tables and figures are fully discussed, there is really
no need to present such table/figure in the article again unless you
want them to be used as further points of reference, in which case
they should be used sparingly – maximum of *three *tables and/or
* Referencing should follow the APA style and all references should be
listed, in strict alphabetical order, at the end of the article.
* etal. can be used in in-text citations but not in end references. In
end references, the names of all authors must be stated.
* In in-text citations, et al. must not be used at the first mention
of a work. The surnames of all authors and year of publication must
be stated in the first instance of a citation.
* Manuscripts must be rich in references and literature citations.
Except in rare circumstances, references and literature citations
should not be above 15 years.
* Author(s) shall be responsible for securing any copyright waivers
and permissions as may be needed to allow (re)publication of
material in the article (text, illustrations, etc) that is the
intellectual property of third parties.
* Author(s) may be required to supply the data upon which figures are
* Authors should be familiar with the standard and quality of articles
published in the journal so as to minimize the chances of their
manuscripts being rejected. Please endeavour to visit our website at
www.jcmronline.com <http://www.jcmronline.com> to access published
*Format of Presentation*
All manuscripts should follow the following format:
* Literature Review (Justification of study; Presentation of research
questions/hypotheses and their rationale; Review of related
* Method of Study (Details of method(s) used; Details of
sample/sampling techniques; Instrument(s) used to gather data;
Instruments of measurement)
* Results (Details of results). Maximum of *three tables or figures*.
/Please note that the journal prefers textual discussion of results
rather than mere presentation with tables. Use words to interprete
your data, not tables or figures./
* Discussion (Discussion of results and findings per each research
* Endnotes (if any)
* Manuscripts are to be submitted by email to
/(jcmrjournal209 /at/ gmail.com) <mailto:(jcmrjournal209 /at/ gmail.com)>/ (as
Word document attachment using Microsoft Office Word).
* Before submitting a manuscript, please read the guidelines carefully
again and ensure that the paper conforms to them all as
non-conformity may lead to outright rejection.
* All manuscripts received shall be sent to two or more assessors on a
blind review format.
* All manuscripts received shall be subjected to plagiarism check and
the result must not be higher than the journal’s acceptable
threshold. Any manuscript with a plagiarism check result that is
higher than the acceptable threshold shall not be published even if
it receives favourable assessments.
*The last date for submission of full papers is Saturday, 30^th
All papers/manuscripts submitted must go through a rigorous process of
assessment. Our assessors are Professors or Readers of communication
studies drawn from reputable universities in the United States of
America, Canada, South Africa and Nigeria. Manuscripts are sent to them
on a blind review format.
The journal is available internationally on the Internet at
www.jcmronline.com <http://www.jcmronline.com> and through subscription.
In Nigeria, in addition to the international availability, it is also
available at all leading bookshops including the University of Ibadan
Bookshop, University of Lagos Bookshop, and Delta State University
Consistency is our watchword. Since the journal started publication in
2009, we have consistently published and released each edition on schedule.
To be the foremost, scholarly, indexed, peer-reviewed and most-read
journal emanating from Africa, portraying knowledge, intellect and
learning to all humankind irrespective of gender, affiliation and
To portray the intellect, knowledge and potentials of Africans to the
rest of the world; and also bring similar attributes of all humans all
over the world to Africa; through every responsible media of
communication; in a symbiotic and mutually beneficial relationship for
the advancement of scholarship and development of the human race.
*OUR MOTTO *
Taking Africa to the world, bringing the world to Africa
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