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Information for Authors

REQUIREMENTS FOR PUBLICATION

We 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.)

Your manuscript must adhere to the requirements and the Journal’s policies outlined in this document (authors should take into consideration different types of manuscript and related requirements). 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 STEPS

Before 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”.

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 sufficient detail and references to public sources of information to permit the author's peers to replicate the work.
• A paper should be as concise as possible but not at the expense of scientific accuracy and completeness. To promote scientific conciseness and completeness at the same time, the inclusion of a comprehensive abstract (within the word limit) is encouraged.
• Papers have to be written in English and authors should ensure correct spelling and grammar use.
• An author should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work and that would help the reader to understand the present investigation. Information obtained privately, as in conversation, correspondence, or discussion with third parties, should 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.
• Each paper should provide a coherent argument for and a complete account of a particular aspect of the general study, avoiding fragmentation and 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.