Published quarterly for the Broadcast Education Association, the Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media contains timely articles about new developments, trends, and research in electronic media written by academicians, researchers, and other electronic media professionals. 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, social, and psychological dimensions. Scholarship that extends a 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 theoretic paradigms and methodologies.
1. It is assumed that only the original work of the author will be submitted for Journal consideration. Any manuscript submitted must not be under consideration by another publication. Papers presented first at conferences or symposia should be carefully revised prior to submission for publication in the Journal.
2. One hard copy of the manuscript should be submitted along with a clearly labeled disk containing a Word or WordPerfect copy via regular mail. The author should retain the original. Manuscripts will not be returned.
3. Manuscripts should be prepared in strict accordance with the current edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, except that third-person linguistic form is required. Nonsexist language should be used.
4. Because manuscripts are reviewed blindly, author identification should be on the title page only. The title page should include the following: the complete title; name(s) of author(s); corresponding postal addresses, electronic mail addresses, and telephone numbers; brief biographic information about the author(s); and any necessary credits. Any further references that might identify the author(s) should be removed from the manuscript.
5. The second page of the manuscript should consist of an abstract of 75 to 100 words. The text of the manuscript (including its title) should begin on the next page, with the remaining pages numbered consecutively with running heads.
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. Most Journal submissions should be circa 25 pages, including references and tables. Brevity is encouraged.
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 and electronic forms if the manuscript is accepted for publication.
9. Authors are responsible for all statements made in their work and for obtaining permission from copyright owners to use a lengthy quotation (exceeding the limits of fair use) or to reprint or adapt a table or figure published elsewhere. Authors should contact the original author(s) and publisher(s) of such material to request nonexclusive world rights in all languages for use in print and non-print versions of the article and in all future editions. Provide copies of all permissions and credit lines obtained.
10. Authors normally will have an editorial decision within 3 to 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 accepted manuscript 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.
Research manuscripts and correspondence
Donald G. Godfrey, Editor, Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media,
Walter Cronkite School of Journalism & Mass Communication, Arizona State University, Box 871305, Tempe, AZ 85287-1305.
Michael D. Murray,
Review and Criticism Editor,
Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, Media Studies, 235 GSB,
University of Missouri-St. Louis,
One University Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63121.