The Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media is an international quarterly devoted to advancing
research, knowledge, and understanding of communication and the electronic media. The Journal invites
submissions of original research that examine a broad range of issues concerning the electronic
media, including the historical, technological, economic, legal, policy, cultural, and social dimensions.
Scholarship that extends historiography, tests theory, or that fosters innovative perspectives on topics
of importance to the field, is particularly encouraged. The Journal is open to a diversity of theoretical
paradigms and methodologies.
Submitted work is evaluated according to the quality of its conceptualization; the importance of the
topic to scholars, policy makers, and practitioners; the lasting contribution it will make to electronic
media studies; and the research execution. Key considerations of research execution include the research
design, soundness of the research procedure, and the clarity of presentation. The Editor reserves the right
not to send manuscripts out for review that fall outside the scope of the Journal or make an insignificant
contribution to the field.
1. It is assumed that only the original work of the author will be submitted for Journal consideration.
Submitted manuscripts must not be under consideration by another publication. As an author, you
are required to secure permission if you want to reproduce any figure, table, or extract from the text of
another source. This applies to direct reproduction as well as ''derivative reproduction'' (where you have
created a new figure or table which derives substantially from a copyrighted source). Papers presented
first at conferences or symposia should be carefully revised prior to submission for publication in the
2. All manuscripts must be submitted online at mc.manuscriptcentral.com/hbem. Manuscripts submitted
to the editorial office will not be processed or reviewed.
3. Manuscripts should be prepared in strict accordance with the current edition of the Publication
Manual of the American Psychological Association. Sexist language is prohibited, including gendered
4. Manuscripts are reviewed blindly, thus author identification should not be included anywhere in
the manuscript. Follow Manuscript Central submission instructions carefully to ensure a blind review.
References that might identify the author(s) should be removed from the manuscript.
5. Abstracts should be 75–100 words. Do not exceed 100 words.
6. Notes and references should be double-spaced on pages following the text of the manuscript,
and follow the formats of the current edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological
Association. Notes should be kept to a minimum. Complete citations for references should be supplied.
7. Clear, economical, and orderly expression is expected of submissions to the Journal. Brevity is
strongly encouraged. Manuscript submissions should not exceed 7500 words, including references,
tables, appendices, etc. Manuscripts that exceed 7500 words will be returned to the author without
8. The number of tables should be kept to a minimum. No table should be included if the equivalent
information can be communicated in a few sentences in the text. If the author wishes to offer large or
esoteric tables for interested readers, their availability from the author should be indicated in a text
note. Graphic material, other than tables, should be submitted in camera-ready form if the manuscript
is accepted for publication.
9. Color art will be reproduced in color in the online publication at no additional cost to the author.
Color illustrations will also be considered for print publication; however, the author will be required to
bear the full cost involved in color art reproduction. Please note that color reprints can only be ordered
if print reproduction costs are paid. Print Rates: $900 for the first page of color; $450 per page for the
next three pages of color. A custom quote will be provided for articles with more than four pages of
color. Art not supplied at a minimum of 300 dpi will not be considered for print.
10. Authors normally will have an editorial decision within 3–4 months. Because manuscripts are
sent to expert referees for evaluation, the consideration time may vary.
11. The Editor reserves the right to make minor changes in any acceptedmanuscript that do not alter
the substantial meaning or results of the article or the expressed views of the author. Authors will be
given the opportunity to approve all such changes and can withdraw their manuscript from consideration
at any time.
12. The Broadcast Education Association holds copyright to all issues of the Journal of Broadcasting
& Electronic Media. The Executive Director of BEA must grant permission for reproduction in any form of
any of the contents of the Journal. The address is: Heather Birks, ExecutiveDirector, Broadcast Education
Association, 1771 N Street, NW, Washington, D.C., 20036.
13. Correspondence should be addressed to: Zizi Papacharissi, Editor, Journal of Broadcasting &
Electronic Media, Department of Communication, University of Illinois-Chicago; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Inquiries and correspondence about book/video/electronic-media reviews or critical essays should be
addressed to: Jan Fernback, PhD, Associate Professor and Director, Graduate Program, Department of
Broadcasting, Telecom & Mass Media, Temple University, 2020 N. 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122;
Research manuscripts and
correspondence should be addressed to:
Professor and Head
Department of Communications
University of Illinois at Chicago
1007 West Harrison st, BSB 1140
Chicago, IL 60607-7137
Inquiries and correspondence about
book/video/electronic-media reviews or
critical essays should be addressed to:
Jan Fernback, PhD,
Associate Professor and Director, Graduate Program,
Department of Broadcasting, Telecom & Mass Media, Temple University,
2020 N. 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122;