Open Calls and Special Sections

Media Industries accepts submissions on a rolling basis. If you are interested in developing a proposal for a special section, please contact the journal’s editor for detailed instructions at the following email address: mediaindjournal [AT]

Submissions can address the full spectrum of media industries, including film, television, internet, radio, music, publishing, gaming, advertising, and mobile communications, and query a range of industry-related concerns and processes, such as production, distribution, infrastructure, policy, exhibition, and retailing. Contemporary or historical studies may explore industries individually or examine relations between industrial sectors, employing qualitative, quantitative, or mixed methodologies.

We expect contributions to adopt a critical, rather than instrumental, perspective and engage with relevant media industries literature. We are especially interested in contributions that draw attention to global and international perspectives, and use innovative methodologies, imaginative theoretical approaches, and new research directions. We encourage authors to employ the online format creatively by incorporating audiovisual materials and hyperlinks within their articles.

We currently do not accept English translations of research previously published in a different language.


Published reviews highlight new or unfamiliar academic resources of particular utility for industry scholars. These reviews identify the strengths and weaknesses of each resource as well as potential research applications for scholars specifically interested in studying the media industries.

Our review editor considers a variety of scholarly materials for review, such as books, journals, videos, websites, and research databases (both subscription-based and open access). Some reviews cover a single resource, while others may compare several related resources. Review material must adhere to the following guidelines for consideration:

  • Materials can fall within the typical Library of Congress classifications for broadcasting and motion pictures (PN1990-PN1999) or from other areas, such as history or the social sciences, provided they are related to the study of media industries.
  • Publications written for a general audience will be considered, but preference is given to academic materials.
  • All formats are accepted: books, ebooks, journals, databases, videos, etc.
  • Books, ebooks, and videos sent for review should be less than two years old.
  • We currently do not accept anthologies or edited collections for review.

If you would like to join our roster of reviewers, or if you would like to submit a written review for publication consideration, please contact Book Review Editor Nedda Ahmed (nedda [AT]

If you are an author or publisher interested in submitting a resource for review consideration, you may email queries to the Book Review Editor or mail materials to her attention at the following address:

Nedda Ahmed, MIJ Book Reviews Editor
Georgia State University Library
100 Decatur St. SE
Atlanta, GA 30303


Please direct all general inquires to the journal’s home office at the following email address: mediaindjournal [AT]