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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: <>

Thank you


*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 computer-mediated communication.

See submission guidelines below; but for more details about the journal, please visit our website: <>


  * 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 <> to access published


*Format of Presentation*

All manuscripts should follow the following format:

  * Introduction/Background
  * Literature Review (Justification of study; Presentation of research
    questions/hypotheses and their rationale; Review of related
    empirical studies)
  * 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
  * Appendix/Appendices
  * Endnotes (if any)
  * References



  * Manuscripts are to be submitted by email to
    /(jcmrjournal209 /at/ <mailto:(jcmrjournal209 /at/>/ (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.


*Plagiarism Check*

  * 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 September 2017.*



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 <> 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 Abraka Bookshop.


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 nationality.


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.


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