Czech peer-reviewed journal Mediální studia / Media Studies is calling for papers for its 1/2020 issue.
Deadline for submitting full papers: 18th November 2019
Please submit your manuscripts via e-mail address email@example.com
Studies are based on original research, solving the issue raised empirically, theoretically or methodologically. In other words, the studies may investigate various concepts or terminology of media and communication studies, or, they may corroborate upon accepted or innovative methodological procedures, or, they may examine different facets of media operation on empirical data. The recommended length of the studies is 6000-8000 words, including footnotes and references with an abstract of up to 150 words, up to 10 keywords, and brief information about the author up to 100 words.
Essays are contributions shorter in length and more open in its research design. They explore upcoming or current media trends or events and discuss their relevance. Or, they ruminate upon different conceptual or methodological approaches rather than adhering to and defending just the single one finally chosen. The recommended length of the essays is 3000-4000 words, including footnotes and references with an abstract of up to 150 words, up to 10 keywords, and brief information about the author up to 150 words.
Polemics brings discussions on actual theoretical, or methodological, or empirical studies previously published: it scrutinises its findings, its research design or its applicability. Also, polemics may be built as explicit dialogues of two or more authors, inspecting certain aspect of media field and its academic reflection. The recommended length of the polemics is 3000-4000 words, including footnotes and references.
Interviews introduce inspiring personalities within the media and communication field, both from academia and practical operation: researchers, pedagogues, but also journalists, editors, or media managers. The recommended length of the interview is 3000-4000 words including footnotes and references. The interviews include brief information about the interviewee.
Book reviews introduce and critically evaluate new books emerging within the field of study. The author may choose to review one monograph or approach more of them together, usually if close in its key topic, methodology or conceptual basis. The book reviews clearly sum up issues dealt with and they use such overview as a basis for further critical investigation. The recommended length of studies is 2000-4000 words, including footnotes and references.
Reports inform about interesting events connected with media life (conferences, workshops, festivals, summer schools etc.). Also, reports may introduce some basic findings of a research project just closing in, without a thorough description of its theoretical or methodological grounding. The recommended length of studies is 1000-2000 words, including footnotes and references.
For more detailed information please see the submission guidelines.