Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication
© 2013 International Communication Association
Edited By: Maria Bakardjieva, University of Calgary
Impact Factor: 2.172
ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2011: 5/72 (Communication); 8/83 (Information Science & Library Science)
Online ISSN: 1083-6101
Topics: The Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication is a web-based journal that publishes scholarship focusing on the processes, contexts, and effects of technologically mediated communication with an emphasis on novel forms and trends. Broadly interdisciplinary in scope, the JCMC welcomes contributions that employ and advance the theories and methodologies of social science in all its variety. The field of computer-mediated communication is a space of lively scholarly activity, hence successful research submissions are expected to include comprehensive literature reviews as well as to be theoretically grounded and methodologically rigorous, in addition to advancing knowledge in original ways. Reviews, syntheses, and meta-analyses of prior research are also welcome, as are proposals for special issues. The manuscript selection process is highly competitive and ensures that the contributions accepted for publication are of superior quality. The current acceptance rate of the JCMC is 2.4 per cent.
When to submit: Articles may be submitted to JCMC for publication at any time.
Copyright: The submission of an article to JCMC implies that neither the article nor any of its parts is copyrighted or currently under review for any journal, edited collection, or conference proceedings. If the article, any portion, or any differing version thereof, has appeared or is scheduled to appear in another publication of any kind, the details of such publication must be made known to the editors at the time of submission. As part of the submission process, authors are required to fill out the JCMC copyright form in which they confirm that the manuscript has been submitted solely to this journal and is not published, in press, or submitted elsewhere and that all research reported in the article meets strict ethical guidelines, including adherence to the legal requirements of the study’s relevant jurisdictions. The form also contains assurances concerning the original authorship of the text and its preparation for blinded peer review.
a. Ensure that the manuscript has a maximum of 10,000 words and 30 pages in length (including the abstract, references, tables, figures, appendices, and endnotes).
b. Use a standard type (12-point font, double-spaced, Times New Roman, 1.0 inch margins) throughout.
c. Include a running head and page numbers in the top right corner (header) of each page.
d. Page 1 should include an abstract (maximum 120 words) and 5-7 keywords.
e. Page 2 should start with title and main text.
f. Check all your citations and references carefully to be sure that they are complete and correct. Ensure that all references are in the required citation style.
g. References are double-spaced; 2nd and subsequent lines should have hanging indent of 0.5 inch (References always start on a new page).
h. All tables, figures, appendices and endnotes should be placed after the references.
i. Submit only one main document (including all tables, figures and appendices) in WORD format (.doc) extension. We do not accept PDF files.
Citation Style: The academic citation style used in JCMC follows the most recent American Psychological Association (APA) Manual of Style. Manuscripts should be prepared in accordance with the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (currently, the 6th edition). In addition, authors are encouraged to link their references to online sources, where available. (Note that the copyright notice DOES NOT apply to the incorporation of pointers to publicly available network sources.) Please keep in mind that many networked resources may be ephemeral and authors should attempt to use 'fresh' and long-lasting links.
Formats: Authors are encouraged to take advantage of the expressive possibilities afforded by JCMC's multimodal, web-based format. Articles may contain any combination of text, tables, graphics, animation, or audio components. Innovative forms of expressing research, and/or linking members of the scientific community, are welcome. At present, the preferred format for article submissions is MS-Word (.doc or .docx files). Supplementary components, such as images, charts, graphs, audio, etc., should also be provided as separate files. JCMC editors will discuss with authors the possibility for accommodating innovative presentation formats where necessary.
Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication Electronic Office - visit our ScholarOne site here: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jcmc to submit or review a paper for the journal.
Submitted manuscripts must be anonymized. Articles will be reviewed in a double-blind fashion, shielding authors' and reviewers' identities. Authors should remove all pointers and references to their own identity or to that of their institution. All submissions are required to include: title and running head (maximum 50 words), 5-7 keywords, a 120 word abstract, and a short (one paragraph) author biography.
Acknowledgement of receipt will be sent by e-mail. Submitted articles will not be returned. Authors should retain an original copy.
All submitted manuscripts will first be screened by the editors for fit with the JCMC’s scope and requirements and, if approved, will be submitted to peer review by at least two external referees. The decisions of the editors and the referees will be returned by e-mail. The normal time frame from acknowledgement of receipt to notification of decision is three to six months.
Criteria used by reviewers: Acceptable articles will typically join theoretical analysis with empirical investigation. The use of a clear document structure is encouraged. Reviews, syntheses, and meta-analyses of prior research should indicate their original contribution. Research Briefs should make a single point concisely. In all cases, rigorous argumentation and coherent, comprehensible, compact and considerate presentation are expected.
Dr. Maria Bakardjieva
Department of Communication
University of Calgary
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary T2N 1N4
Copyright Agreement Information For authors with Funder arrangements
Certain funders, including the NIH, members of the Research Councils UK (RCUK) and Wellcome Trust require deposit of the Accepted Version in a repository after an embargo period. Details of funding arrangements are set out at the following website: http://www.wiley.com/go/funderstatement. Please contact the Journal production editor if you have additional funding requirements.
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For authors choosing OnlineOpen
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