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Author Guidelines

The submission must not have been previously published, or submitted simultaneously to another journal for consideration. Articles should range between 5,000-8,000 words (including abstract, notes and references).

Formatting

Submission files should be in Microsoft Word file format, or equivalent formats.

The text should be double-spaced and use a 12-point font (Times New Roman). Paragraph titles should be numbered using the Arabic numeral system. Numbering must have a maximum of two levels. Notes should be limited and collected at the end of the text. Short quotations (<40 words) should be enclosed in double quotation marks ("") and run on with the main text. For a quotation within a quotation, single quotation marks should be used (''). Longer quotations (>40 words) should be separated by a single line break before and a single line break after the quoted text, and should not be enclosed within quotation marks. All the links and URL addresses in the text have to be activated and ready to click.

Articles can be written either in American English or British English, provided that the choice is consistently employed throughout the text. Articles should be formatted according to these norms. Where not otherwise specified (spelling, abbreviations, punctuations, etc.) please follow the MHRA style guide
http://www.mhra.org.uk/pdf/MHRA-Style-Guide-3rd-Edn.pdf.

References

The author-date system has to be used.

References in the text should read as follows: Brown (2001: 63-4), (Brown 2001: 63-4), Brown and Smith (2000, 2003), (Brown and Smith 2000, 2003), (Smith 2000, Brown 2003). Use “et al.” when citing a work by more than two authors: (Brown et al. 2004). The letters, a, b, c, etc. should be used to distinguish citations of different works by the same author in the same year: (Brown 2000a, 2000b).

All references should be listed alphabetically at the end of the document, using the following style.

Articles in journals:

Murdock, Graham (2004). “Past the Posts: Rethinking Change, Retrieving Critique”. European Journal of Communication 19(1): 19-38. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/0267323104040692. [All references with a Digital Object Identifier must include the DOI link.]

Barra, Luca and Massimo Scaglioni (2015). “Saints, Cops and Camorristi. Editorial Policies and Production Models of Italian TV Fiction”. SERIES – International Journal of TV Serial Narratives 1(1): 65-75. DOI: https://doi.org/10.6092/issn.2421-454X/5115.

Books:

Castells, Manuel (2009). Communication Power. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Contributions to books:

Dahlgren, Peter (1997). “Cultural Studies and Media Research”. In An International Handbook of Media Research, edited by John Corner, Philip Schlesinger, and Roger Silverstone, 48-64. London: Routledge.

Online resources:

Herrera, Susana (2005). “Situación del ombudsman en el mundo”. Revista de Comunicación 4:17-37. http://www.saladeprensa.org/art586.htm (last accessed 28-05-17).

Unpublished works:

Morgan, Allan (1998b). Retrieving Formal Values. PhD dissertation. London: University of London.

Films, TV series and other media cited

TV series, shows, films, games and other media have to be included in the text as follows: The Sopranos (1999-2007); Tony Soprano’s (James Gandolfini) first dream appears in “Meadowlands” (1.04); Blue Velvet (1986).

Titles must also be listed after the reference list, at the end of the article. All the elements must be separated in categories and ordered alphabetically, quoted as follows:

Films

Blue Velvet (1986)

Games

Deadly Premonition (2010)

TV shows

Hill Street Blues (1981-1987)

Mr Robot (2015-)

Images

All illustrations, figures, and tables should be placed within the text at the appropriate reference points, rather than at the end of the article. They must have a caption with essential information and be inserted in order of appearance, numbered in Arabic numerals.

 

Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in Microsoft Word document file format (.docx).
  3. Where available, DOIs or URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is double-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
 

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