About This Journal

The Journal of Media Literacy Education (JMLE) provides a forum for the exchange of information and ideas on new developments in media literacy education. Contributions are written by academics, educators and media professionals from a variety of countries and fields. We place a strong emphasis on interdisciplinary research that reflects diverse perspectives. The Journal strives to stimulate research in a variety of educational areas, some of them traditional (media and children, critical pedagogy, education policy) and others emerging (data literacy, digital mobility, transmedia literacy). As an extended conceptualization of literacy, media literacy education helps individuals of all ages develop habits of inquiry and skills of expression needed to become critical thinkers, effective communicators and active citizens in a world where mass media, popular culture and digital technologies play an important role for individuals and society.

Journal of Media Literacy Education
ISSN: 2167-8715
3 issues per year


The range of topics covered is broad and dynamic, including but not limited to media education in formal and informal educational settings; education for various ages and needs; different kinds of literacy: as related to information, digital technologies, data, visual texts, and news; media literacy connected to specific forms of communication, such as media art, games and learning, social media, and transmedia; different perspectives provided by digital storytelling, youth media, civic engagement, and critical pedagogy; questions of policy, history, assessment, and evaluation; as well as topics related to popular culture, global media, teacher education, and identity.


All manuscript submissions are subject to initial appraisal by the Editors, and, if found suitable for further consideration, to peer review by independent, anonymous expert referees. All peer review is double blind.


JMLE provides immediate open access to its content (no registration is required). The Journal complies with the Budapest Open Access Initiative definition of Open Access. By “open access,” we mean both the free availability of the Journal on the public internet and permission for users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full text of all articles; crawl all articles for indexing; pass all articles as data to software; and use all articles for any other lawful purpose with no financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself. The only constraint on reproduction and distribution (and the only role for copyright in this domain) is to provide the original authors guaranteed control over the integrity of their work and the right to be properly acknowledged and cited. We support greater global exchange of knowledge by making the research published in our journal open to the public and reusable under the terms of a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Public License (CC-BY-4.0). Furthermore, after the peer review process and acceptance by editors, we encourage authors to post their pre-publication manuscript in institutional repositories or on their websites and, after publication, to post without embargo the Publisher’s final formatted PDF version. These practices benefit authors by creating productive exchange of ideas and helping them get more citations.


The journal publishes three issues per year, one of which is guest-edited with a special call for papers available on the Journal’s homepage.


Authors who publish their work in JMLE agree to the following terms:
• Authors retain copyright and grant the Journal right of first publication, with their work being simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Public License (CC-BY-4.0). This allows others to use and share an author's work while acknowledging both their authorship and initial publication of the work in the Journal.
• Authors may enter into additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of work published in the Journal. For example, with an acknowledgment of its initial publication in the Journal, they may post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book.
• Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) after the peer review process and acceptance by editors, as that can lead to productive intellectual exchanges as well as encourage earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).


Unlike many open-access journals, JMLE does not charge any publication fee.