About the Journal

Focus and Scope

The International Journal of Media & Cultural Politics (MCP) addresses cultural politics in their local, international and global dimensions, recognising equally the importance of issues defined by their specific cultural geography, and those which traverse cultures and nations. MCP promotes critical, in depth, engaged writing on the intersections of sociology, politics, cultural and media studies.

MCP publishes three types of texts:

1.- Original research articles, of a maximum of 9,000 words including references.

2.- Commentaries (research notes, provocative ideas or critical essays) of a maximum of 3,000 words including references.

3.- Reviews of books, films, exhibitions and other cultural productions, of a maximum of 2,500 words including references.


Section Policies


This section welcomes original research articles or essays of a maximum of 9,000 words, including references.

  • Katharine Sarikakis
  • Francisco Seoane Perez
  • Ekaterina Balabanova
  • Carolina Matos

This section welcomes reviews of books, films, exhibitions and works of art. The maximum lenght of the contributions, including references, is 2,500 words.

  • Maria Victoria-Mas

Peer review process

Each submission is assessed by the editorial board, who within a month decides whether the manuscript is within the remit of the topics covered by the journal. If considered, the article is anonymized and circulated among two or three guest reviewers with expertise on the topic, method, or theories relevant to the piece. Guest referees are invited to judge the paper according to three basic tenets: 1) its theoretical orientation, 2) its empirical grounding and 3) its originality and policy relevance. The comments from the guest reviewers are collated by the editors and sent back to the author within three months.


Publication Frequency

The International Journal of Media and Cultural Politics is published three times a year. Its contents can be accessed here:

Journal homepage at the Intellect Journals website.

Electronic access via Ingenta Connect.