CJCS’s approach is multidisciplinary, publishing articles dealing directly or through a comparative frame on the following topics (list non-exhaustive):
- media and communication history
- media and cultural policies
- audience and reception studies
- cultural and national identity
- media discourses
- intercultural communication
- sport and media
- language and media language uses
- new media and the internet
- gender studies
- popular culture
- media and cultural industries
- public relations
- cultural heritage
Edited by Intellect, the Catalan Journal of Communication & Cultural Studies publishes two issues per year containing peer-reviewed articles, research notes and commentary, contemporary events, trends and debates, interviews, key documents and book reviews. Its overall aim is to disseminate and stimulate scholarly interest in the above-mentioned fields.
We welcome any submissions in line with the scope and aims of the CJCS! Please read our Notes for Contributors.
Yearly deadline for miscellaneous issues: October 1st
We welcome miscellaneous contributions at any time from scholars, researchers and professionals from around the world who wish to publish their works in a journal with a truly international scope and readership. Each year on October 1st the deadline for submissions for the next miscellaneous issue closes.
CJCS accepts original contributions under the following headings and conforming to these guidelines:
Articles should be between 6,000-8,000 words (including references). They must be based on original research or offer well grounded theoretical contributions, they must be written in a clear and concise style in English and they must not be under consideration by any other publication. In the first instance the author(s) must sent one anonymous copy of the article containing an abstract (max. 150 words) and keywords (max. 6) and attach a separate sheet with the title of the article, name of the author(s), institutional affiliation, abstract, keywords, references of the article, biographical note and institutional address and e-mail. Authors must avoid any information within the article which make it possible to infer their identity (acknowledgements must be avoided at this stage and references to their own work must be done in the third person). All articles are submitted to a blind peer reviewing process. Manuscripts will be evaluated on the basis of their originality, the soundness of their theory and methodology, the coherence of their analysis and their ability to communicate to readers (including non-specialist readers).
All submissions and proposals must be sent through the CJCS submission platform and must follow Intellect’s House Style Guide. Please read the Notes for contributors suggested by CJCS before submitting.
This section will include research notes, short commentaries, reflections on current affairs, cultural and media events, short interviews, etc. Experts, leading scholars, experienced professionals and senior researchers are invited to submit their proposals, which will be selected also in accordance with academic criteria and depending on the availability of space. Contributions for this section should not exceed 3,000 words in length and are submitted to review by the Editors.
The Editors of CJCS will select an article from those previously published by Catalan academic journals for publication in this section. Gateway will give international coverage to the best articles written and published originally in Catalan. The Editors will select the work using the abovementioned criteria and the authors must seek permission for translation and publication in CJCS. We encourage researchers to suggest articles for this section along with an argument for their suitability.
CJCS also publishes short book reviews, in English and commissioned by the Editors, about leading editorial projects in Catalan/Spanish or English in keeping with the aims and scope of the journal.