The Journal of e-Media Studies is a blind peer-reviewed, on-line journal dedicated to the scholarly study of the history and theory of electronic media, especially Television and New Media. It is an inter-disciplinary journal, with an Editorial Board that is chiefly grounded in the methodologies of the field of Film and Television Studies. We welcome submissions across the fields and methodologies that study media and media history.
Our goal is to promote the academic study of electronic media, especially in light of the rise of digital media and the changes in formal and expressive capacities resulting from new configurations of electronic media forms.
We solicit the best new scholarly work on current and historical e-media issues and topics, including work on inter-medial relations to traditionally non-electronic media (such as cinema, theater, and print media). Special topic sections of the journal, to include more than one related essay, may be proposed.
We strongly encourage submissions that utilize and develop the features that an on-line journal can afford, in order to realize new analytical and pedagogical practices and strategies. We also welcome essays in more traditional textual formats.
We are committed to the rapid turnaround of journal submissions in as practical a means as possible.
It is anticipated that, from time to time, contributors' submissions will include, for purposes of criticism or scholarship, third party copyrighted work such as illustrations and media clips. In general, we will follow the same policies about quotations as we would apply to quotation from literary texts.
Contributors are responsible for determining whether it is necessary to obtain copyright permission for such material, for obtaining such permissions where necessary, and for determining whether use of such material is permissible under the doctrine of fair use. Contributors should retain copies of permissions for at least three years and provide copies to the Editor if requested to do so. Information concerning the requirements of copyright law and the doctrine of fair use is available at:
- United States Copyright Office
- Indiana University Copyright Management Center
- University of Texas "Crash Course in Copyright"
- University of Texas "Fair Use of Copyrighted Materials"
- Conference on Fair Use Guidelines for Educational Media
Although we reserve the right to continue to publish accepted texts, the ownership of accepted texts will be retained by the author(s). We ask that any subsequent publication of a text (or version of a text) not appear for at least six months after publication in this journal, and that such publication directly cite (or if possible link to) the initial publication in this journal.