The Journal of 20th Century Media History, a new fully online academic journal, is soliciting original scholarly article manuscripts for its first issue. The journal is designed to be broadly interdisciplinary and address current scholarship across a wide range of subject areas. As the title suggests, we are looking to publish historical work about topics that, in the main, focus on people, events, ideas, and practices that occurred during the 20th century. Article submissions that make use of innovative research techniques and methodologies are highly encouraged, as is research that draws attention to previously marginalized or under-represented groups or forms of media practice. Possible subject areas for articles include:
- Journalism and news
- Broadcasting (entertainment or non-fiction content)
- Propaganda and public opinion
- Political communication
- Books, publishing, reading, and print culture
- Digital communication
- Media technologies
- Law and ethics
- Advertising and public relations
- Visual communication and visual culture studies
- Biographical studies
Article manuscripts should be submitted through the journal website, which can be found at https://mds.marshall.edu/j20thcenturymediahistory/ after creating a free user account. Because the publication is entirely digital, we do not have firm word count or page limit, however manuscripts should be carefully focused and written in a format commonly used in academic publishing. Submissions should not be previously published or under consideration with another journal and authors should secure any necessary permissions prior to submitting the manuscript. Please use the current edition of The Chicago Manual of Style as a guide to formatting and usage. Citations should take the form of endnotes.
The journal is edited by Dr. Robert Rabe (Marshall University, firstname.lastname@example.org) and Dr. Cory Pillen (Fort Lewis College, email@example.com). Questions about the journal or the submission process can be addressed to them. The journal will also publish reviews and scholars interested in reviewing should contact the editors.
Robert Rabe (Marshall University)