Journal of Alternative & Community Media (Journal)

ISSN 26344726 , ONLINE ISSN 22065857

The Journal of Alternative & Community Media (JOACM) publishes research that helps explain the shifting media environment, and the ways in which people use alternative forms of media and communication. Issues of concern to the journal include the nature and distribution of media power; access to and participation in media; media practices of communities and social movements; and the possibilities of emerging technologies and new media.

Volumes 1–4 of JOACM are available Open Access

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Principal Editor

Susan Forde
Griffith University
s.forde@griffith.edu.au

Managing Editor

Susan de Groot Heupner
Griffith University, Australia
s.degrootheupner@griffith.edu.au

Book Reviews Editor

Heather Anderson
Griffith University, Australia
H.Anderson@griffith.edu.au

Claudia Magallanes-Blanco
Universidad Iberoamericana Puebla
claudia.magallanes@iberopuebla.mx

Arne Hintz
Cardiff University, UK
hintza@cardiff.ac.uk

Aims & Scope

The Journal of Alternative & Community Media is an international journal publishing high-quality, peer-reviewed research.

The journal aims to highlight and promote the study of alternative and community media and communication, which includes citizens′ media, participatory media, activist and radical media and the broader forms of communication that these groups might undertake. The journal locates this scholarship within the media and cultural research disciplines.

This field of study continues to grow and demonstrates increasing relevance in the digital age. The Journal of Alternative & Community Media recognizes the need for strong empirical and theoretical advances which help explain the shifting media environment, and the ways in which people use alternative forms of media and communication. Issues of concern to the journal include but are not limited to the nature and distribution of media power; access to and participation in media; media practices of communities and social movements; diverse objectives, practices and structures within alternative and community media; state support and media regulation; and the possibilities of emerging technologies and new media.

The Journal of Alternative & Community Media will define the field, present exciting, new research and advance the study of alternative and community media around the world.

The journal seeks submissions from international authors conducting quality, rigorous research. All articles are subject to the highest standards of peer review under the guidance of an international Editorial Advisory Board, comprised of leaders in the field.

Submissions

To submit an article, please follow the 'Submit' button on the left of this page.

All articles submitted should be original work and must not be under consideration by other publications. 

Journal contributors will receive a free PDF copy of their final work upon publication. Print copies of the journal may also be purchased by contributors at half price. 

Download the Notes for Contributors below for information on format and style of submissions. If you need this document in a more accessible format, please contact info@intellectbooks.com. Find more information on Intellect's Accessibility page.

Peer Review Policy

All articles undergo initial editorial screening either by the journal's Editorial Team and/or incumbent Guest Editors. Articles then undergo a rigorous anonymous peer review by two referees, following the guidance in Intellect's 'Peer review instructions'. Based on this feedback, the Editors will communicate a decision and revision suggestions to authors. To appeal an editorial decision, please contact the main Editor who will consider your case.

Ethical Guidelines

The journal follows the principles set out by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). Read our Ethical Guidelines for more on the journal's standards.


Notes for Contributors Download

Principal Editor

Susan Forde
Griffith University
s.forde@griffith.edu.au

Managing Editor

Susan de Groot Heupner
Griffith University, Australia
s.degrootheupner@griffith.edu.au

Book Reviews Editor

Heather Anderson
Griffith University, Australia
H.Anderson@griffith.edu.au

Claudia Magallanes-Blanco
Universidad Iberoamericana Puebla
claudia.magallanes@iberopuebla.mx

Arne Hintz
Cardiff University, UK
hintza@cardiff.ac.uk

Principal Editor

Susan Forde
Griffith University
s.forde@griffith.edu.au

Managing Editor

Susan de Groot Heupner
Griffith University, Australia
s.degrootheupner@griffith.edu.au

Book Reviews Editor

Heather Anderson
Griffith University, Australia
H.Anderson@griffith.edu.au

Claudia Magallanes-Blanco
Universidad Iberoamericana Puebla
claudia.magallanes@iberopuebla.mx

Arne Hintz
Cardiff University, UK
hintza@cardiff.ac.uk

Principal Editor

Susan Forde
Griffith University
s.forde@griffith.edu.au

Managing Editor

Susan de Groot Heupner
Griffith University, Australia
s.degrootheupner@griffith.edu.au

Book Reviews Editor

Heather Anderson
Griffith University, Australia
H.Anderson@griffith.edu.au

Claudia Magallanes-Blanco
Universidad Iberoamericana Puebla
claudia.magallanes@iberopuebla.mx

Arne Hintz
Cardiff University, UK
hintza@cardiff.ac.uk


General Call for Papers

The Journal of Alternative and Community Media continues to seek submissions from authors conducting quality, rigorous research that advances knowledge about the history and contemporary theory and practice of alternative, community and activist media and communication forms. 

JOACM adheres to a rigorous double-blind peer review policy in which the identity of both the reviewer and author are always concealed from both parties. Manuscripts should be submitted free of identifying features including authors’ names and affiliations. The full name of each author with current affiliation and contact details plus a short biographical note should be supplied in the cover letter. 

Please follow the Intellect Style Guide when preparing your manuscript for submission. Manuscripts of 6000–8000 words including notes and references will be accepted for review.

Manuscripts should contain, in the following order:

  1. title page with full title and subtitle (if any);
  2. abstract of 100-150 words;
  3. 6–8 keywords;
  4. main text with each new paragraph indented;
  5. numbered end notes;
  6. alphabetical references section using the Harvard system.

Please send an electronic copy in an editable format (eg .doc) via the Submit link on the homepage.

Please include with every submission a covering letter confirming that all authors have agreed to the submission and the article is not being considered for publication by any other journal. Please zip all content together and upload as one file.

Book review submissions are also welcome. 

For more information and details of how to submit, please email Managing Editor Ben Green at editorial@joacm.org.

Peer review process

  • Double-blind peer review. 

  • All articles received will be reviewed by the editor for suitability; and if suitable will be distributed to TWO blind peer reviewers. 

  • Please allow six weeks for peer reviews to be completed, following which time authors will be notified of the outcome of their paper.

  • If revisions are required, an additional 6 weeks will be given to complete revisions or a longer period of revision time can be negotiated with the editor. 

  • All peer reviews are conducted strictly in confidence and anonymously. Peer reviewers will be recruited based on their expertise in the field covered by the submitted article, with members of the journal’s Editorial Advisory Board acting regularly as peer reviewers.  

 

About the journal

  • The Journal of Alternative and Community Media is published by Intellect Books with support from the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) Community Communication and Alternative Media section and the Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research

  • The Journal of Alternative & Community Media publishes research that helps explain the shifting media environment, and the ways in which people use alternative forms of media and communication. Issues of concern to the journal include the nature and distribution of media power; access to and participation in media; media practices of communities and social movements; and the possibilities of emerging technologies and new media. 

  • The Journal is guided by an esteemed international Editorial Advisory Board. Principal editor is Susan Forde (Griffith University); founding editors 2016-19 were Susan Forde and Chris Atton (Edinburgh Napier University). Reviews editors are Heather Anderson (Griffith University), Arne Hintz (Cardiff University) and Claudia Magallenes-Blanco (Universidad Iberoamericana Puebla).

Special Issue Call for Papers

Currently, there are no special issue Calls for Papers for this journal.

Principal Editor

Susan Forde
Griffith University
s.forde@griffith.edu.au

Managing Editor

Susan de Groot Heupner
Griffith University, Australia
s.degrootheupner@griffith.edu.au

Book Reviews Editor

Heather Anderson
Griffith University, Australia
H.Anderson@griffith.edu.au

Claudia Magallanes-Blanco
Universidad Iberoamericana Puebla
claudia.magallanes@iberopuebla.mx

Arne Hintz
Cardiff University, UK
hintza@cardiff.ac.uk

Editorial Advisory Board

Heather Anderson
Griffith University, Australia

Megan Boler
University of Toronto, Canada

Adilson Cabral
Fluminense Federal University, Brazil

Bart Cammaerts
London School of Economics and Political Science

Nico Carpentier
Charles University, Czech Republic

Nick Couldry
London School of Economics, UK

Kate Coyer
Central European University, Hungary

Alfonso Gumucio Dagron
Universidad Mayor de San Andrés, Bolivia

John D.H. Downing
Southern Illinois University, USA

Natalie Fenton
Goldsmiths, University of London

Kerrie Foxwell-Norton
Griffith University

Bruce Girard
Executive Director, International Association for Media and Communication Research

Robert Hackett
Simon Fraser University, Canada

James F. Hamilton
University of Georgia, USA

Tony Harcup
University of Sheffield

Arne Hintz
Cardiff University, UK

Kevin Howley
DePauw University, USA

Dorothy Kidd
University of San Francisco

Eun-Ju Lee
Seoul National University, South Korea

Hayes Mabweazara
University of Glasgow, Scotland

Pieter Maeseele
University of Antwerp

Claudia Magallanes-Blanco
Universidad Iberoamericana Puebla

Winston Mano
University of Westminster

Michael Meadows
Griffith University

Stefania Milan
University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

Claudia Padovani
University of Padova, Italy

Mojca Pajnik
University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Vinod Pavarala
University of Hyderabad, India

Ellie Rennie
Swinburne University of Technology

Clemencia Rodriguez
Temple University, United States

Salvatore Scifo
Bournemouth University

Jo Tacchi
Loughborough University, UK

Pradip Thomas
University of Queensland

Emiliano Treré
Cardiff University

Principal Editor

Susan Forde
Griffith University
s.forde@griffith.edu.au

Managing Editor

Susan de Groot Heupner
Griffith University, Australia
s.degrootheupner@griffith.edu.au

Book Reviews Editor

Heather Anderson
Griffith University, Australia
H.Anderson@griffith.edu.au

Claudia Magallanes-Blanco
Universidad Iberoamericana Puebla
claudia.magallanes@iberopuebla.mx

Arne Hintz
Cardiff University, UK
hintza@cardiff.ac.uk

 
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Contents

  • Volume (7): Issue (1)
  • Cover date: 2022


Contents

  • Volume (6): Issue (1)
  • Cover date: 2021


Contents

  • Volume (6): Issue (2)
  • Cover date: 2021


Contents

  • Volume (5): Issue (1)
  • Cover date: 2020


Contents

  • Volume (5): Issue (2)
  • Cover date: 2020


Contents

  • Volume (4): Issue (1)
  • Cover date: 2019


Contents

  • Volume (4): Issue (2)
  • Cover date: 2019


Contents

  • Volume (4): Issue (3)
  • Cover date: 2019


Contents

  • Volume (4): Issue (4)
  • Cover date: 2019


Contents

  • Volume (3): Issue (1)
  • Cover date: 2018


Contents

  • Volume (2): Issue (1)
  • Cover date: 2017


Contents

  • Volume (1): Issue (1)
  • Cover date: 2016


Principal Editor

Susan Forde
Griffith University
s.forde@griffith.edu.au

Managing Editor

Susan de Groot Heupner
Griffith University, Australia
s.degrootheupner@griffith.edu.au

Book Reviews Editor

Heather Anderson
Griffith University, Australia
H.Anderson@griffith.edu.au

Claudia Magallanes-Blanco
Universidad Iberoamericana Puebla
claudia.magallanes@iberopuebla.mx

Arne Hintz
Cardiff University, UK
hintza@cardiff.ac.uk

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