Articles are invited for publication in the 3CMedia e-journal which cover a wide range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches, research methods and topics, including:
- Ethnographic, sociological and cultural studies in community based, citizens' and third sector media
- Critical analyses of policy, regulation and advocacy
- Ethical and pedagogical approaches and issues
- Media representation, participation, democracy, equity and social justice
- Intercultural, intergenerational and other uses
- Historical investigations and perspectives
- Studies of technology adoption and diffusion
- Volunteer/professional, consumer/citizen and market/civil society relations and transformations
- Structured reflection upon creative and professional practice as research in community based, citizen’s and third sector media
- Social, human and cultural capital
- Innovation and entrepreneurship in community based, citizen’s and third sector media
- International and comparative analysis
Submissions should be original and previously unpublished works, and should not be under consideration by another journal.
The Editor of the 3CMedia e-journal receives and acknowledges submissions and then arranges for them to be reviewed. Reviewers are drawn from, but not limited to, the Editorial Committee and Editorial Advisory Board.
All articles are assessed via a process of blind peer review and normally within 3 months of an article being submitted.
An article will be suitable for publication if it is deemed by reviewers to:
- Be relevant to the scope and purpose of the e-journal
- Offer an important or engaging critical or analytical insight
- Be clearly and succinctly argued
- Have findings that are well supported
- Demonstrate methodological soundness
- Be situated in an appropriate field or tradition of scholarly work
- Be stylistically consistent and submitted in a publishable form
Where an article fails to meet one or more of the above criteria, reviewers may recommend publication subject to major or minor revisions, or they may recommend rejection. Reviewers will generally provide authors with reasons for a rejection.
To facilitate the review process, article submissions should include a cover page with the following information:
- Name(s) of author(s)
- Institutional affiliation(s)
- Email and postal address(es) of author(s)
- Title of the article
- Date of submission
- An abstract of no more than 100 words
- A short statement of the author’s biographical details
- A short statement of acknowledgements, if necessary
Information that might identify the author(s) should not be contained within the body of the article submission.
Submissions should be formatted as Microsoft Word or Rich Text Format files and also comply with the 3CMedia e-journal Style Guide (pdf).
Proposals for articles are also welcome. These should be submitted in the form of a 200-300 word abstract. The Editor will advise on the prospective suitability of a full article for publication.
Enquiries and article submissions should be directed to the journal Editor, Dr Christina Spurgeon, Media & Communication, Creative Industries Faculty, Queensland University of Technology (QUT).
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (including ‘3CMedia’ in the subject line) or phone (07) 3138 8184.
Alternatively, submissions can be posted to:
Dr Christina Spurgeon
Media and Communication - Creative Industries Faculty
Queensland University of Technology (QUT)
Musk Avenue, Kelvin Grove