Submission Guidelines


Global Media Journal encourages national and international media scholars, media professionals, and graduate students to submit scholarly articles, critical essays, graduate research results, book reviews, and opinion pieces related to global communication.

Please note the journal is peer-reviewed. Contributions submitted to the ‘Articles’ section will go through a peer-review process and will be reviewed by academics working in relevant fields. Other submissions (invited papers, essays and commentaries) will be reviewed by the GMJ guest editor and managing editor prior to publication.

All manuscripts submitted to GMJ should be original and not under consideration for another publication.


Articles should be around 7000 words, excluding notes.

Essays and commentaries should be between 2500 and 3500 words. This can vary given the open nature of the form. Please consult the editors if in doubt.

Reviews should not be longer than 1500 words. The title of the review should be a full reference to the book reviewed, including publication details and the ISBN. For references to the reviewed book use in-text parentheses, e.g. (45). No further details are required. Preferably avoid references to other sources.

Review articles that consider more than one book, and which share a theme or field, are also accepted. These articles should be between 2000 and 3000 words long. Please give review articles a title and a subtitle with full reference to the books reviewed (including the ISBN). For reference to the reviewed book use in-text parentheses without further clarification, e.g. (75). Use endnotes for all other references.


Please read the guidelines for submission carefully. Articles that do not conform to the stated submission guidelines will be returned to author/s for revisions.

House Style

Document Type: All articles must be submitted electronically in Word and must adhere to the following:

  • Times New Roman 12-point font, justified, 1.5 spacing, no paragraph indentation, double spacing between paragraphs. Please include page numbers
  • No identifying headers or footers are to be used in papers which are to be blind-refereed
  • Do not use bold or underlining at any time: for emphasis or titles, use italics
  • Spelling – use ‘s’ (and not ‘z’)
  • Submissions must be in camera-ready format and include tables, graphs, charts, etc. within the text.

Summary page: All submissions should be accompanied by the following information which should be presented on the front page only.

  • Article title
  • Author name/s, email and surface mail addresses, and telephone contact details, the URL for author/s’ personal web page.
  • Current position/affiliation
  • Brief abstract (approximately 200 words)
  • Five to ten keywords reflecting the content of the paper (separated by a comma)
  • Word count (excluding notes)
  • Brief biography (approximately 200 words)
  • An indication of whether the submission is to be considered as a refereed article, or as a non-refereed essay, commentary, or review
  • A brief statement that clearly indicates the article/review etc is not submitted simultaneously for consideration to any other publication.

Images: GMJ encourages the use of images, however, authors are responsible for obtaining any necessary permission from copyright holders for reproducing previously published material, including charts, graphs, photos, tables, etc.

Images (or other graphic material) needs to be captioned and copyright appropriately acknowledged. They should be jpg’s or gif’s.

Web Links: Authors are highly encouraged to include related and useful web links in their work. This allows the Journal to maximise its potential by offering authors, readers, researchers, students, and professionals immediate access to a wide range of existing electronic resources and web sites.


Articles and essays must be written according to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, latest edition. The APA FAQ also provides useful tips for referencing. See:

Authors are strongly urged not to use the automated footnoting feature in Word as these do not import well into HTML format. Simply type the endnotes and footnotes in manually at the end of the article per APA guidelines.

Submissions should be emailed to the Editors:

Hart Cohen

Antonio Castillo

Please contact Suzanne Gapps if you have any further questions

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