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Editor's Statement

InMedia: The French Journal of Media Studies

The rising number of new technologies and communication spaces redefines the links between message production, representation and reception in today’s globalized world. The nature of media representations and the context of their creation emerge from a process that is both collective and personal; they highlight the intricate relationship between the individual and the community, and between local and global issues. InMedia welcomes contributions on the English-speaking world and other cultural areas and provides a platform for media scholars to publish in English.

InMedia aims to explore different media forms, be they based on the written word, on still or moving images, and/or on sound. The journal therefore focuses on the press, photography, painting, cinema, television, video games, music, radio and the Internet among other means of communication. It provides a forum for discussion, with a multidisciplinary approach. Contributions are welcome from research areas such as history, economics, political science, sociology, social cognition, anthropology or media and communication studies. InMedia seeks to create conversations between French scholars and scholars from other parts of the world in the field of media research.

The journal is published twice a year. Each issue features a themed section as well as theoretical essays on the field of media studies; interviews; book, exhibition and website reviews; bibliographical, historiographical and critical essays; conference and seminar reports; and comparative studies between different countries. Some contributions will be in podcast format and available in the media library.

The journal accepts proposals for themed sections. It also welcomes individual articles for its varia section. Proposals for themed sections should include the description of the project (500 words), the names and contact details of the guest editors, as well as a list of potential articles. Individual articles should be previously unpublished, not under submission elsewhere, and written in English (5,000-7,500 words). They should be sent to the editorial board along with a separate document with their author’s names and contact details. All submissions must include two short abstracts in French and in English, as well as a list of 5 keywords.

All articles are peer-reviewed by members of the international advisory board and external experts. The authors will receive notification with anonymous reports on their articles and suggested revisions within three months. All articles are submitted to a final review by Les Presses de la Sorbonne Nouvelle (PSN). The journal also accepts short texts in reaction to previously published articles and essays. Authors of new books are invited to send a copy to the journal for assessment. Published articles express their authors’ opinions and do not reflect the views of the editorial board. Submission guidelines are available online.