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[ecrea] JCMR 10+1 (Vol. 11 No. 1) issue: Call for Papers
Mon Aug 13 12:32:22 GMT 2018
*JCMR 10**^+ 1 (Vol. 11 No. 1) issue: Call for Papers*
We are pleased to inform you that the*/Journal of Communication and
Media Research (JCMR)/* is now accepting and processing full papers for
its *10^+ 1* (Volume 11 Number 1) issue which will be published in April
2019. The *Deadline *for all manuscript submissions for this issue
is*Saturday, 20^th October 2018. */This will be the 21^st 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: www.jcmrweb.com <http://www.jcmrweb.com>
*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 by the *Association of Media and Communication Researchers
of Nigeria (CAC/IT/NO 111018).* 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
*ARTICLE SUBMISSION GUIDELINES*
lManuscripts 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*.
lAn 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.
lThe 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.
lAuthor(s) names should be written in First name, Middle name, and
Surname order (i.e. First name first, and Surname last).
lFormat: 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.
lAuthors should be consistent in spelling – either American English or
lTables, Figures and Charts 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).
lData should be presented and discussed with words and not with
illustrations such as tables, figures and charts.
lTables, figures and charts should be used minimally and sparingly; they
should be used only to serve as further points of reference. In which
case, even if such tables, figures or charts are removed, the flow of
discussion will not be affected.
lData, including tables, figures and charts should be interpreted and
discussed by the researcher to provide a unified interpretation. Once
the contents of tables, figures and charts are fully discussed, there is
really no need to present such table/figure/chart in the article again.
lThere should be a maximum of *three *tables and/or figures and/or
charts in a manuscript.
lReferencing should follow the APA style and all references should be
listed, in strict alphabetical order, at the end of the article.
letal. can be used in in-text citations but not in end references. In
end references, the names of all authors must be stated.
lIn 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.
lManuscripts must be rich in references and literature citations. Except
in rare circumstances, references and literature citations should not be
above 15 years.
lAuthor(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
lAuthor(s) may be required to supply the data upon which figures are based.
lAuthors 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 to
access published articles.
lManuscripts are to be submitted by email to /(jcmrjournal209 /at/ gmail.com)
<mailto:(jcmrjournal209 /at/ gmail.com)>/ (as Word document attachment using
Microsoft Office Word).
lBefore 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.
lAll manuscripts received shall be sent to two or more assessors on a
blind review format.
lAll 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
*The last date for submission of full papers is Saturday, 20^th October
All papers/manuscripts submitted must go through a rigorous process of
double-blind peer review. 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 double-blind review format.
The journal is available internationally on the Internet at
www.jcmrweb.com <http://www.jcmrweb.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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