IAFOR Journal of Media, Communication & Film

Editor: Dr Celia Lam

ISSN: 2187-0667
Contact: ijmcf@iafor.org

The IAFOR Journal of Media, Communication & Film is an internationally reviewed and editorially independent interdisciplinary journal associated with IAFOR’s international conferences on media, communication and film. Like all IAFOR publications, it is freely available to read online, and is free of publication fees for authors. The first issue was published in August 2013, and the journal continues to publish annually.

Indexed in: EBSCO Discovery Service, Communication Source, SHERPA/RoMEO and Google Scholar. DOIs are assigned to each published issue and article via Crossref.

Publication Timeline

Volume 5 Issue 1
Submissions open: November 1, 2017
Submissions are now closed.
Target publication date: July 31, 2018

Volume 5 Issue 1 of the IAFOR Journal of Media, Communication and Film is a themed issue.

Theme: Challenging and Critiquing Reality

From Plato and Aristotle to Bazin and Baudrillard, reality and realism have been topics of reflection, debate, articulation and re-articulation in (among other fields) philosophy, media, communication, and film. Photographers and documentary filmmakers, theorists, and writers have pondered the indexical connections between image and mechanical reproduction; the construction of subjective reality; and the attempt to capture reality. In contemporary journalism "fake news" is a topic of (occasionally politicized) discussion. While television genres capitalise on a "reality" that is often more akin to fiction than fact.

This issue invites papers that reflect upon, challenge, and critique conventional notions of Reality in contemporary media, film, politics and culture. Authors are encouraged to consider the implications of uses of "reality" within specific socio-political and cultural contexts.

Topics can include, but are not limited to:

• Reality in celebrity culture
• Aesthetics of reality
• Reality, realism, and on screen representation
• Reality, narrative and lived experience
• Class, gender, race and reality
• Constructing reality
• De-constructing reality
• Reality and journalism
• Reality and documentary
• Reality and film
• Reality and television
• Reality and photography

Please submit a 250 word abstract through the Submit Manuscript page by December 15, 2017. Authors will be notified of initial acceptance by January 1, 2018. Please note that official acceptance of the work is contingent upon peer review. Full papers are due March 1, 2018.

All abstracts and papers should be original works, and not be under consideration by other publications or conferences.

Key Dates
Abstract Submission: 15 December 2017
Notification: 1 January 2018
Paper Submission: 1 March 2018

To submit your abstract, please first ensure that it is formatted according to the Author Guidelines and then send it to the Editor via the Submit Manuscript page.

IAFOR Commitment

IAFOR believes in “Open Access” publishing, and since 2009, has been committed to maintaining an online searchable research archive that offers free access to anyone, anywhere, where there is Internet access, regardless of institutional affiliation or scholarly rank. IAFOR publications are accessible on the website (Open Access) to researchers all over the world, completely free of charge and without delay or embargo. Authors and contributors are not required to pay charges of any sort towards the publication of IAFOR journals.

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Abstracts, research papers, and video footage are published under an IAFOR user license and are protected by copyright. Users may access, download, copy, translate, text and data mine, redistribute, display or adapt the articles for non-commercial purposes provided that users follow the guidelines set out in the IAFOR User License.

Journals and other forms of print and digital media will be made available by IAFOR to the general public on an online, Open Access basis. By publishing their work with IAFOR, authors enter into an exclusive License Agreement, where they have copyright but license exclusive rights in their article to IAFOR as the publisher.