About the Journal

Aims & Scope

The IAFOR Journal of Media, Communication & Film publishes scholarship exploring the relationship between society, film and media including new and digital media. IJMCF publishes articles adapted from presentations given at The Asian Conference on Media & Mass Communication and The Asian Conference on Film & Documentary, but articles from other sources will also be considered. IJMCF is published online and made freely available.

IJMCF publishes articles based on findings from original research and/or theoretical concerns, interviews (with academics and filmmakers), and book and film reviews relating to media, mass communication, film and documentary and pertaining to one or more of the following specialisations: new and digital media; Asian media and globalisation; trends in Asian media and film; media’s social responsibility; communication ethics; social media usage; issues related to gender and ethnicity; politics and aesthetics; media, society and religion.

The journal’s focus is on Asia and Asian cultures’ interaction and interrelation with the wider world. While some journal issues will privilege scholarship particular to specific countries, cultures, ethnicities or demographics, other editions will be organised according to themes designated by the editors and will not necessarily relate to any particular national situation. The journal will endeavour, in particular, to give a voice to scholars considering hitherto unexamined aspects of contemporary media and visual culture, with the aim of providing new perspectives and keeping abreast of socio-political changes.

Submissions should be original, previously unpublished papers which are not under consideration for publication in any other journal. We also accept reworked versions of previously published, related IAFOR Conference Proceedings if the version submitted to the journal is revised and differs from the previously published article by a minimum 30 percent new material. These articles are submitted through the submission portal and must conform to the journal submission guidelines. All papers are reviewed equally according to standard peer review processes, regardless of whether or not the authors have attended a related IAFOR conference.


Submission Fee

There is no submission fee for the IAFOR Journal of Media, Communication & Film.


Page and Colour Charges

There are no page or colour charges for the IAFOR Journal of Media, Communication & Film.


Editorial & Review Process

IJMCF is a double-blind peer-reviewed journal. Submissions are checked for compliance with the Author Guidelines to ensure authors have provided necessary information for further processing. The Editor and Associate Editor then reviews the submission for its relevance to the theme of the issue, and suitability for publication (based on quality of language, compatibility with IJMCF Aims & Scope, evidence and quality of research, and contribution to existing knowledge). Submissions meeting thematic and publication requirements are sent for double-blind peer review. Anonymised versions of the text are reviewed by two experts in the field of research. Reviewers are required to assess the suitability of the submission for publication based on the originality of the submission, quality of research and contribution to existing scholarship. Reviewers will provide objective comments and may request additions or amendments to the text with the aim helping authors to improve their article. Reviewers are requested to return their reports within 6–8 weeks. Authors are then invited to amend their articles based on reviewer comments within 3–4 weeks.

The editorial process may take longer when the editorial team is preparing for publication of a new issue.