Submission Guidelines

Global Media Journal- Indian Edition encourages university and college teachers, media scholars, media professionals postgraduate students and young researchers to contribute to the Journal.

GMJ-Indian Edition welcomes scholarly submissions on a wide range of related topics to communication and media studies that develop communication and media theories, report empirical and analytical research, present critical discourses, apply theories to case studies, and set out innovative research methodologies.

All articles/reviews should adhere to the following guidelines:

  1. All manuscripts submitted should be original and not under consideration for another publication.
  2. The journal is peer-reviewed. Contributions submitted will go through a blind peer-review process and will be reviewed by academics working in relevant fields. Invited papers, articles and essays will be reviewed by the editorial board.
  3. All contributions must be submitted electronically in Word and must adhere to the following: (a) Times New Roman 12-point font, (b) justified, (c)1.5 spacing,(d) no paragraph indentation,(e) double spacing between paragraphs, (f) please include page numbers, (g) no identifying headers or footers are to be used in papers which are to be blind-refereed, (h) do not use bold or underlining at any time: for emphasis or titles, use italics.
  4. Submissions must be in camera-ready format and include tables, graphs, charts, etc. within the text.
  5. Submissions must be written according to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, latest edition. See:
  6. Authors are requested NOT to use the automated footnoting feature in Word as these do not import well into HTML format. Simply type the endnotes and footnotes at the end of the article as per APA Guidelines.
  7. All submissions should be accompanied by the following information which should be presented on the front page only: (a) article title, (b) author name/s, (c) current position/affiliation, (d) brief biography (approximately 50 words), (e) email and mail addresses, (f) a brief abstract (approximately 200 words) (g) five to ten keywords reflecting the contents of paper, (h) word count (excluding notes) and (i) the URL for author/s' personal web page, (k) a brief statement that clearly indicates the article/review etc is not submitted simultaneously for consideration to any other publication.
  8. Although there is no absolute limit on length, submitted papers may be confined to approximately 7000 words, excluding notes.
  9. Commentaries should be between 2500 and 3500 words.
  10. Book Reviews should not be longer than 1500 words. The title of the review should be a full reference to the book reviewed, including publication details and the ISBN. Review articles that consider more than one book, and which share a theme or field, are also accepted. These articles should be between 2000 and 3000 words long. Please give review articles a title and a subtitle with full reference to the books reviewed (including the ISBN).
  11. Images should be sent as separate files as either GIF or JPG. Do not embed images into word documents. Please keep file size to a minimum.
  12. Authors are responsible for obtaining any necessary permission from copyright holders for reproducing previously published material, including charts, graphs, photos, tables, etc.
  13. Although contributing authors retain copyright, they give permission to GMJ-Indian Edition to reprint their published articles in other electronic and print formats, including books.
  14. Authors are highly encouraged to include related and useful web links in their work. This allows the Journal to maximize its potential.
  15. Authors are expected to carefully proofread their work before submission.
  16. Manuscripts must be submitted to the Guest Editor/ Guest Co-Editors electronically via email, CD, or HD disc in Microsoft Word, Word Perfect, or text format.
  17. The same copy of the manuscript must also be submitted to the Editor, GMJ- Indian Edition.
  18. Deadline for the Summer issues is March 31 and September 30 for the Winter issues.

Note: Please contact the Editor if you have any further questions.

Prof. Saumendranath Bera, Ph.D.