American Journalism welcomes articles that treat the history of communication in general; the history of journalism; the history of broadcasting, advertising and public relations; the history of media outside the United States; and theoretical issues in the literature or methods of media history. The journal intends to provide its readers with new knowledge about media history and to foster innovative approaches to the study of media history.
American Journalism follows the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition. Maximum length for most manuscripts is 25 pages, not including notes, tables or illustrations. Research manuscripts are blind refereed by a minimum of three readers, and the review process typically takes three months. Manuscripts should be submitted via e-mail as Microsoft Word documents. Essays, which are not refereed, may include discussions of methodology, pedagogy, annotations on archival sources, commentaries on issues in journalism history, or suggestions for future research. Authors may submit essays with or without first querying the editor. American Journalism will consider only original manuscripts that are not under review, scheduled for publication, or published elsewhere.
American Journalism receives all manuscript submissions electronically via its ScholarOne Manuscripts portal. ScholarOne Manuscripts allows for rapid submission of original and revised manuscripts, and facilitates the review process and internal communication between authors, editors, and reviewers via a web-based platform. For help using the portal, please contact ScholarOne technical support.
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Digital Media Reviews
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