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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • Declarance: The Author guarantees that the Manuscript is original, has not been published previously, and is currently not under consideration for publication elsewhere.
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs and/or doi numbers for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except URL addresses); and all illustrations and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • A metadata file with author(s)' details will be uploaded separately
  • The submission file has been anonymized for double-blind peer review.
  • Should the contribution be accepted to the journal, all figures will be provided with the revised manuscript with all permissions cleared and in high resolution (see Intellect Image Guide). Late image files might not be accepted.

Author Guidelines

All submissions  must follow Intellect’s House Style Guide. Please also read the Notes for contributors  before starting your submission process to the CJCS.

Note that the author(s) must upload at least two files: (1) 'Article text': a blinded copy of the article containing an abstract (max. 150 words) and six keywords; (2) 'Metadata': a separate sheet with the name(s) of the author(s), affiliation, institutional address and e-mail, 100-word author's bio, ORCID number and Twitter account (if applicable), title of the article, abstract, keywords, and reference list of the article.

Images and graphs should be provided in hi-res .jpeg format in a separate file under 'Images or Figures'. 



Articles should be between 6,000–8,000 words. They must be based on original research or offer well grounded theoretical contributions, they must be written in English in a clear and concise style and they must not be under consideration by any other publication.  Authors must avoid any information within the article that makes it possible to infer their identity (acknowledgements must be avoided at this stage and references to their own work must be in the third person). Articles that attain to minimum quality standards and fall within the aims and scope of the journal are submitted to a double-blind peer reviewing process.

Manuscripts are 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 an international readership (including non-specialist readers).



This section will include research notes, short commentaries, reflections on current affairs, cultural and media events, short interviews, etc.

Research notes are not full academic papers but are discussion notes, seeking to advance a new idea, theoretical perspective, research programme, or methodological approach in Communication & Cultural Studies.

As opposed to full research papers, articles in this section may follow a less strict outline but still need to make a valuable contribution to the field. That is, polemical clarity and rhetoric are important qualities of a readable and intriguing research note or commentary. 

Experts, leading scholars, experienced professionals and senior researchers are invited to submit their proposals, which will be selected in accordance with academic criteria and depending on the availability of space. The Editors review Viewpoint proposals.

Contributions for this section should not exceed 3,000 words in length.

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