About the Journal and Mission Statement
The Journal of e-Media Studies, ISSN 1938-6060, is a blind peer-reviewed, on-line journal dedicated to the scholarly study of the history and theory of electronic media, inclusive of analog television, radio, etc. plus the expansive worlds of digital media. It is an inter-disciplinary journal, with an Editorial Board that is chiefly grounded in the methodologies of the field of Film and Media 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. There are no charges for publishing.
This is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. Although we reserve the right to continue to publish accepted texts, the copyright ownership of accepted texts will be retained by the author(s) under the Creative Commons License CC BY-NC 4.0. 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 link to the initial publication in this journal via the DOI. See also the Rights Management Policy of the Dartmouth College Library Digital Program.
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 Law Title 17, Fair Use, section 107
- Center for Social Media: Fair Use
- Code of Best Practices in Fair Use FAQ for Professors
- Dartmouth College Library Copyright Information
- Fair Use in Education and Research from the Columbia University Libraries/Information services
- University of Texas Crash Course in Copyright