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[Commlist] JCMR CFP Vol. 12 No. 2, October 2020 issue
Wed Apr 01 10:07:36 GMT 2020
*COVID-19: JCMR Extends Submission Deadline for Vol. 12 No. 2, October
In view of the drastic measures being taken globally to mitigate the
spread of the Corona Virus (COVID-19) and the effects of the measures on
people’s lifestyles and work schedules, the Editors of the /Journal of
Communication and Media Research/ (JCMR) have decided to extend the
deadline of submission of manuscripts for its Volume 12 Number 2
(October 2020) issue by four weeks from Saturday, 28^th March 2020 to
*Saturday, 25^th April 2020*. However, this extension will not affect
the October 2020 scheduled date of release of the issue. We therefore
urge you to take opportunity of this extension to finalise and submit
your manuscript. As the International Association for Media and
Communication Research (IAMCR) has rightly pointed out, “the present,
unprecedented situation has
made media and communication issues more topical than ever”.
*Manuscripts on the Media and COVID-19 are especially welcome.***
*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
The journal is available on the Internet at www.jcmrjournal.org
*MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSION GUIDELINES*
l 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*.
l The 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.
l 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.
l Author(s) names should be written in First name, Middle name, and
Surname order (i.e. First name first, and Surname last). A brief bio of
all authors, including areas of research interest, should be provided.
l 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.
l Authors should be consistent in spelling – either American English
or British English.
l Tables, 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).
l Data should be presented and discussed with words and not with
illustrations such as tables, figures and charts.
l Tables, 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.
l Data, 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
l There should be a maximum of *three *tables and/or figures and/or
charts in a manuscript.
l Referencing should follow the APA style and all references should
be listed, in strict alphabetical order, at the end of the article.
l et al. can be used in in-text citations but not in end references.
In end references, the names of all authors must be stated.
l 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.
l Manuscripts must be rich in references and literature citations.
Except in rare circumstances, references and literature citations should
not be above 15 years.
l 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.
l Author(s) may be required to supply the data upon which figures
l 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 to
access published articles.
l 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).
l 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.
l All manuscripts received shall be sent to two or more assessors on
a blind review format.
l 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
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.jcmrjournal.org <http://www.jcmrjournal.org> and through
subscription. In Nigeria, in addition to the international availability,
it is also available at all leading bookshops especially at the
University of Ibadan Bookshop, Ibadan, Nigeria.
Consistency and regularity are our watchwords. Since the journal started
publication in 2009, we have consistently and regularly published and
released each edition on schedule – in April and October of every year,
making a total of 21 regular issues (plus one special issue) published
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.
Email: (jcmrjournal209 /at/ gmail.com) <mailto:(jcmrjournal209 /at/ gmail.com)>
Website: www.jcmrjournal.org <http://www.jcmrjournal.org>
Thank you for your time.
I am yours sincerely,
*Eserinune McCarty MOJAYE, Ph.D., Justice of Peace*
Professor of Mass Communication
Editor, /Journal of Communication and Media Research/
c/o Department of Mass Communication
National Open University of Nigeria
Jabi, Abuja, Nigeria.
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