Information for Authors
REQUIREMENTS FOR PUBLICATIONWe seek to publish work that advances new knowledge among the global network of media literacy scholars and practitioners. To be considered for publication by the Journal of Media Literacy Education, a manuscript must:
• Demonstrate scientific and scholarly rigor supported by up-to-date citations of relevant literature and guided by a rationale for how the work fits into existing knowledge
• Exhibit novelty through original scholarship or a creative/innovative practice
• Present well-developed ideas in a comprehensive, organized argument written in clear, concise English (this includes making effective use of display elements, such as figures, schemes, tables, etc.)
Submitted manuscripts must adhere to the requirements and the Journal’s policies outlined here and on the Author Guidelines page. We will only consider manuscripts submitted electronically to our Editorial System. We can only accept manuscripts that follow the current rules of the American Psychological Association (APA) citation style.
FIRST STEPSBefore the submission of your manuscript to the Editorial Support for peer review, we kindly ask you to:
• review the Focus and Scope of the Journal
• familiarize yourself with the License and Copyright Agreement for the Journal of Media Literacy Education
• read the Author Guidelines for the Journal of Media Literacy Education
• agree and comply with the General Obligations for Authors (see below).
We recommend that any data set used in your manuscript is submitted to a reliable data repository and linked to your manuscript through a DOI.
GENERAL OBLIGATIONS FOR AUTHORS• An author's primary obligation is to present a concise, accurate account of performed research as well as an objective discussion of its significance.
• A paper should contain detail and references to public sources of information sufficient to allow the author's peers to replicate the work.
• A paper should be as concise as possible but not at the expense of scientific accuracy. Inclusion of a comprehensive abstract (within the word limit) is encouraged in order to promote both scientific conciseness and completeness.
• Papers must be written in English and authors must ensure correct spelling and grammar.
• Author must cite publications that have influenced their work and/or would help the reader to understand the submitted manuscript. Information obtained privately, as in conversation, correspondence, or discussion with third parties, must not be used or reported in the author's work without explicit permission given by those from whom the information was obtained. Information obtained confidentially, such as while refereeing manuscripts or grant applications, should be treated accordingly.
• Papers should provide coherent arguments and avoid inconsistencies.
• It is inappropriate for an author to submit manuscripts describing essentially the same research to more than one journal of primary publication.
• A criticism of a published paper may sometimes be justified; however, in no case is personal criticism considered to be appropriate.
• To protect the integrity of authorship, only persons who have significantly contributed to the research and paper preparation should be listed as authors. The corresponding author attests to the fact that any other individuals named as authors have seen the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication. Deceased persons who meet the criterion for co-authorship should be included, with a footnote reporting date of death. No fictitious names should be listed as authors or co-authors. The author who submits a manuscript for publication accepts the responsibility of having included as co-authors all persons who are appropriate and none who are inappropriate.
• An author should declare any potential conflicts of interest in a special section prior to the acknowledgements.