The journal welcomes submissions from a worldwide authorship and should concentrate on China, Chinese society and culture and the wider global Chinese diaspora, or stress the links between China and the world. They are expected to add to the existing knowledge on communication and media in China and be from any relevant areas including: communication studies, journalism and news studies, information and communication technologies, public diplomacy and political communication, intercultural communication, media and creative cultural industries, media economy and management, digital arts, mobile media and portable communication, diasporic media and associated topics.
Some specific examples of possible topics to be published in Global Media and China include:
This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).
There are no publication fees to publish in Global Media and China. Financial support is provided by the Communication University of China.
Global Media and China is a peer reviewed, open access, scholarly journal that provides a dedicated, interdisciplinary forum for international research on communication and media with a focus on China. It covers both Chinese communication and media from a global perspective, and global communication and media from a Chinese perspective. The journal actively encourages both quantitative and qualitative approaches to media, communications, and social studies while seeking to advance the field by publishing innovative and thought-provoking papers, reviews, and discussions that open up new directions or shed new light on significant issues.
|Cai Jing||Communication University of China, China|
|Xiao Mo||Communication University of China, China|
|Ren Tianwei||Communication University of China, China|
|Han Xiao||Communication University of China, China|
|Stuart Allan||Cardiff University, UK|
|Li Benqian||Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China|
|Bertrand Cabedoche||Stendhal-Grenoble 3 University, France|
|Naren Chitty||Macquarie University, Australia|
|Nick Couldry||London School of Economics, UK|
|Fritz Cropp||Missouri School of Journalism, USA|
|Jiang Fei||Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, China|
|Yu Guoming||Remin University of China, China|
|Thomas Hollihan||University of South California, USA|
|Hans-Henrik Holm||Danish School of Media and Journalism, Denmark|
|Jin Jianbin||Tsinghua University, China|
|Shin Dong Kim||Hallym University, South Korea|
|J. A. Mangan||University of Strathclyde, UK|
|Murray Pratt||Amsterdam University College, Netherlands|
|Giuseppe Richeri||Lugano University, Switzerland|
|Anthony de Ritis||Northeastern University, USA|
|Colin Sparks||Hongkong Bapist University, Hongkong|
|Malcolm Wright||Massey University, New Zealand|
|Yeong-Chyan Wu||Shih Hsin University, Taiwan|
|Guobin Yang||University of Pennsylvania, USA|
|Anthony Ying-Him Fung||The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong|
|Yuezhi Zhao||Simon Fraser University, Canada|
|Graham Bond||Southampton Solent University, UK|
|Guo Dawei||Royal Holloway, University of London, UK|
|Ji Deqiang||Communication University of China, China|
|Wang Lei||Communication University of China, China|
|Ren Mengshan||Communication University of China, China|
|Zhang Zhihua||Communication University of China, China|
- Open Access
- Article Processing Charge (APC)
- Article types
- Editorial Policies
4.1 Peer review policy
4.4 Declaration of conflicting interests
- Publishing Policies
5.1 Publication Ethics
5.2 Contributor's publishing agreement
- Preparing your manuscript
6.1 Word processing formats
6.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics
6.3 Supplementary material
6.4 Journal layout
6.5 Reference style
6.6 English language editing services
- Submitting your manuscript
7.1 How to submit your manuscript
7.2 Title, keywords and abstracts
7.3 Corresponding author contact details
- On acceptance and publication
8.1 SAGE Production
8.2 Online First publication
- Further Information
This Journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics.
Please read the guidelines below then visit the Journal’s submission site https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/gmac to upload your manuscript. Please note that manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned.
Only manuscripts of sufficient quality that meet the aims and scope of Global Media and China will be reviewed.
As part of the submission process you will be required to warrant that you are submitting your original work, that you have the rights in the work, that you are submitting the work for first publication in the Journal and that it is not being considered for publication elsewhere and has not already been published elsewhere, and that you have obtained and can supply all necessary permissions for the reproduction of any copyright works not owned by you.
Global Media and Chinais an open access, peer-reviewed journal. Each article accepted by peer review is made freely available online immediately upon publication, is published under a Creative Commons license and will be hosted online in perpetuity. There are no publication fees to publish in Global Media and China. Financial support is provided by the Communication University of China.
There are no publication fees to publish in Global Media and China. Financial support is provided by the Communication University of China.
- Original articles
Articles should not normally exceed 8,000 words including notes and references but excluding figures, tables and images or any supporting material that will appear as supplemental online appendices. Each article should be accompanied by an abstract, keywords and full references. Research articles can cover both traditional research fields such as journalism, television and film studies, new media, organizational communication, interpersonal communication and public relations studies, and newly emerged research approaches and interdisciplinary fields such as network analysis, data-based communication, and sub-culture studies. Theoretical essays, empirical studies and research articles are all encouraged. Studies on the history and reform of China’s society in relation to communication are welcome, as are contributions on the multi-dimensional linkages between China and the outside world through a communicative or comparative way in a complex broader political, economic, social and cultural background.
- Thematic dialogues
Thematic dialogues should not normally exceed 8,000 words including notes and references but excluding figures, tables and images or any supporting material that will appear as supplemental online appendices. Each dialogue should include an abstract, list of keywords and references. These pieces invite leading scholars (including at least one from China and one from overseas) as interviewees or panel discussions on topics key to the communication research community. Thematic dialogues will highlight the possible and “equal” interactions between Chinese scholars and the international academic community. They aim to develop the extent to which Chinese scholars can contribute to expanding the knowledge of communications studies. Indigenous perspectives and theoretical innovations on current or priority issues, based on solid research and empirical studies, are prioritized.
Commentaries should be no longer than 5,000 words and aim to review the most significant and contemporary studies in the area. They should include abstracts, keywords and references. Commentaries can relate to either Chinese or overseas research on communication and media in China.
Articles, research papers and reviews up to 8,000 words in length and written in Chinese, are also accepted but only if the work itself makes a significant contribution to the Chinese perspective and provides innovative research findings for the international academic community. They should include abstracts, keywords and references.
- Book reviews
Book reviews should be between 1,000-1,500 words in length. They are welcomed on both classic and contemporary works on communication and media studies in China and beyond, within the broad communication field. Book reviews can be either invited or submitted, and can be for Chinese or overseas works, with an aim to exchange knowledge between the East and the West.
Following a preliminary triage to eliminate submissions unsuitable for Global Media and China all papers are sent out for review. The covering letter is important. To help the Editor during preliminary evaluation, please indicate why you think the paper is suitable for publication. If your paper should be considered for fast-track publication, please explain why. The journal’s policy is to have manuscripts reviewed by two expert reviewers. Global Media and China utilizes a double-blind peer review process in which the reviewer and author’s names and information are withheld from the other. All manuscripts are reviewed as rapidly as possible, while maintaining rigor. Reviewers make comments to the author and recommendations to the Executive Editors who then make the final decision.
Articles should only be submitted for consideration once the authorization of all contributing authors has been gathered. Those submitting articles should carefully check that all those whose work contributed to the article are acknowledged as contributing authors. The list of authors should include all those who can legitimately claim authorship. This is all those who:
- have made a substantial contribution to the concept and design, acquisition of data or analysis and interpretation of data
- drafted the article or revised it critically for important intellectual content.
- approved the version to be published.
Authors should meet the conditions of all of the points above. Each author should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for appropriate portions of the content
When a large, multicentre group has conducted the work, the group should identify the individuals who accept direct responsibility for the manuscript. These individuals should fully meet the criteria for authorship.
Acquisition of funding, collection of data, or general supervision of the research group alone does not constitute authorship, although all contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in the Acknowledgments section.
All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an Acknowledgements section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help, or a department chair who provided only general support.
Please supply any personal acknowledgements separately to the main text to facilitate anonymous peer review.
Global Media and China encourages authors to include a declaration of any conflicting interests and recommends you review the good practice guidelines on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.
Please ensure that a ‘Declaration of Conflicting Interests’ statement is included at the end of your manuscript, after any acknowledgements and prior to the references. If no conflict exists, please state that ‘The Author(s) declare(s) that there is no conflict of interest’.
For guidance on conflict of interest statements, please see the ICMJE recommendations here.
SAGE acknowledges the importance of research data availability as an integral part of the research and verification process for academic journal articles.
Global Media and China requests all authors submitting any primary data used in their research articles to be published in the online version of the journal, or provide detailed information in their articles on how the data can be obtained. This information should include links to third-party data repositories or detailed contact information for third-party data sources. Data available only on an author-maintained website will need to be loaded onto either the journal’s platform or a third-party platform to ensure continuing accessibility. Examples of data types include but are not limited to statistical data files, replication code, text files, audio files, images, videos, appendices, and additional charts and graphs necessary to understand the original research. The editor(s) [can/will] also grant exceptions for data that cannot legally or ethically be released. All data submitted should comply with Institutional or Ethical Review Board requirements and applicable government regulations. For further information, please contact the Editorial office at: firstname.lastname@example.org
SAGE is committed to upholding the integrity of the academic record. We encourage authors to refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics’ International Standards for Authors and view the Publication Ethics page on the SAGE Author Gateway.
Global Media and China and SAGE take issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of articles published in the journal. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked using duplication-checking software. Where an article is found to have plagiarised other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article (removing it from the journal); taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author’s institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; banning the author from publication in the journal or all SAGE journals, or appropriate legal action.
Before publication SAGE requires the author as the rights holder to sign a Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement. Global Media and China publishes manuscripts under Creative Commons licenses. The standard Global Media and China license is Creative Commons by Attribution Non-Commercial (CC BY-NC), which allows others to re-use the work without permission as long as the work is properly referenced and the use is non-commercial. For more information, you are advised to visit SAGE's OA licenses page
Alternative license arrangements are available at the author’s request.
Authors are responsible for obtaining permission from copyright holders for reproducing any illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere. For further information including guidance on fair dealing for criticism and review, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.
Preferred formats for the text and tables of your manuscript are Word DOC, RTF, XLS. LaTeX files are also accepted. The text should be double-spaced throughout and with a minimum of 3cm for left and right hand margins and 5cm at head and foot. Text should be standard 10 or 12 point. Word and (La)Tex templates are available on the Manuscript Submission Guidelines page of our Author Gateway.
For guidance on the preparation of illustrations, pictures and graphs in electronic format, please visit SAGE’s Manuscript Submission Guidelines. Figures supplied in color will appear in color online.
This journal is able to host additional materials online (e.g. datasets, podcasts, videos, images etc.) alongside the full-text of the article. These will be subjected to peer-review alongside the article. For more information please refer to our guidelines on submitting supplementary files, which can be found within our Manuscript Submission Guidelines page.
Global Media and China conforms to the SAGE house style. Click here to review guidelines on SAGE House Style.
Global Media and China adheres to the APA reference style. Click here to review the guidelines on APA to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style.
Authors seeking assistance with English language editing, translation, or figure and manuscript formatting to fit the journal’s specifications should consider using SAGE Language Services. Visit SAGE Language Services on our Journal Author Gateway for further information.
Global Media & China is hosted on SAGE Track, a web based online submission and peer review system powered by ScholarOne™ Manuscripts. Visit https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/gmac to login and submit your article online.
IMPORTANT: Please check whether you already have an account in the system before trying to create a new one. If you have reviewed or authored for the journal in the past year it is likely that you will have had an account created. For further guidance on submitting your manuscript online please visit ScholarOne Online Help.
Please supply a title, short title, an abstract and keywords to accompany your article. The title, keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article online through online search engines such as Google. Please refer to the information and guidance on how best to title your article, write your abstract and select your keywords by visiting the SAGE Journal Author Gateway for guidelines on How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online
Provide full contact details for the corresponding author including email, mailing address and telephone numbers. Academic affiliations are required for all co-authors. These details should be presented separately to the main text of the article to facilitate anonymous peer review.
If your paper is accepted for publication after peer review, you will first be asked to complete the contributor’s publishing agreement.
Your SAGE Production Editor will keep you informed as to your article’s progress throughout the production process. Proofs will be sent by PDF to the corresponding author and should be returned promptly.
A large number of SAGE journals benefit from OnlineFirst, a feature offered through SAGE’s electronic journal platform, SAGE Journals Online. It allows final revision articles (completed articles in queue for assignment to an upcoming issue) to be hosted online prior to their inclusion in a final print and online journal issue which significantly reduces the lead time between submission and publication. For more information please visit our OnlineFirst Fact Sheet
Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the Manuscript Submission process should be sent to the Editorial Office at the following email address: email@example.com