ISSN: 17571898
Online ISSN: 17571901
First published in 2009
2 issues per volume
Current Issue:
Volume 6 / Issue 1 Free Issue
Volume 2 | Issue 1
Call for Papers

View the Call for Papers for the forthcoming special edition 'Conflict and crisis in elite sport', CJCS 6.2:

Download CJCS Notes for Contributors

Aims and Scope

The Catalan Journal of Communication & Cultural Studies (CJCS) is committed to publishing research and scholarship on the analysis of media and culture. The journal pays particular attention to original research related to the Catalan cultural and media systems or to any broader issue in this field of specific interest from a Catalan perspective.

Media, communication and cultural studies have experienced significant growth in Catalonia and the broader Catalan-speaking area. An increasing number of universities now offer courses at degree and Masters level in these fields. Academic activity is flourishing at research centres and departments dedicated to Journalism, Television, Radio, Film, Advertising, Public Relations, Popular Culture and Cultural Studies. CJCS aims to provide an international discussion forum for critical thought and study in these fields.

CJCS’s approach is multidisciplinary, publishing articles dealing directly or through a comparative frame with media and communication history, media and cultural policies, audience and reception studies, cultural and national identity, media discourses, intercultural communication, sport and media, language and media language uses, new media and the internet, gender studies, cinema, popular culture, media and cultural industries, public relations, advertising, tourism and cultural heritage.

Its overall aim is to disseminate research that will inform and stimulate scholarly interest in Catalonia as a complex society with a growing international profile. CJCS publishes blind peer-reviewed articles in English.

Call for papers

We invite contributions from scholars, researchers and professionals from around the world working in the above mentioned fields who wish to publish their works in a journal with a truly international scope. We especially encourage young researchers and doctoral students to submit articles.

The journal is committed to publishing research and scholarship which meet one or several of these criteria:

- Articles by Catalan researchers working in Catalan Universities or research centres (departments of Journalism, Media Studies, Language, Cinema Studies, Cultural Studies...) or abroad.
- Articles related to the Catalan cultural and media systems by researchers from all over the world.
- Articles of a comparative nature touching on those issues in the field of media and cultural studies which are of specific interest from a Catalan perspective (minorities, stateless nations and languages, nation building processes, media and cultural change, globalization versus localization processes, etc.).

The journal will publish not only articles bearing directly on Catalan society but also those offering comparative research between Catalonia and any other community which shares some of its key cultural and societal problems with Catalonia.

CJCS accepts original contributions under the following headings and conforming to the following guidelines:

Articles should be between 6,000-8,000 words. They must be based on original research or offer well grounded theoretical contributions, they must be written in a clear and concise style in English and they must not be under consideration by any other publication. In the first instance the author(s) must sent one anonymous copy of the article containing an abstract (max. 150 words) and keywords (max. 6) and attach a separate sheet with the title of the article, name of the author(s), institutional affiliation, abstract, keywords, references of the article, biographical note and institutional address and e-mail. Authors must avoid any information within the article which make it possible to infer their identity (acknowledgements must be avoided at this stage and references to their own work must be done in the third person). All articles are submitted to a blind peer reviewing process. Manuscripts will be evaluated on the basis of their originality, the soundness of their theory and methodology, the coherence of their analysis and their ability to communicate to readers (including non-specialist readers).

All submissions and proposals must be sent to and must follow Intellect guidelines for contributors.

The Editors of CJCS will select an article from those previously published by Catalan academic journals for publication in this section. Gateway will give international coverage to the best articles written and published originally in Catalan. The Editors will select the work using the abovementioned criteria and the authors must seek permission for translation and publication in CJCS. We encourage researchers to suggest articles for this section along with an argument for their suitability.

This section will include research notes, short commentaries, reflections on current affairs, cultural and media events, short interviews, etc. Experts, leading scholars, experienced professionals and senior researchers are invited to submit their proposals which will be selected also in accordance with academic criteria and depending on the availability of space. In this section CJCS will, where appropriate, also accept contributions in Catalan, Spanish or French. Contributions for this section should not exceed 3000 words in length.

CJCS also publishes short book reviews, in English and commissioned by the Editors, about leading editorial projects in Catalan/Spanish or English in keeping with the aims and scope of the journal.

Section policies of CJCS

Open submissions - Yes
Indexed - Yes
Peer review - Yes

Open submissions - Yes
Indexed - Yes
Peer review - Yes (by the editors)

Open submissions - No
Indexed - Yes
Peer reviewed - No

Open submissions - No
Indexed - Yes
Peer review - No

Book reviews
Open submissions - No
Indexed - Yes
Peer reviewed - No

Current indexes and dababases in which CJCS is present

ASSIA; CARHUS Plus+ 2010; CCUC; Comm Abstracts CIOS; Dialnet; Genamics JournalSeek; Communication and Mass-Media Complete; IBSS; ICDS; MLA; REBIUN; Scopus; Ulrich’s

For more information about CJCS please contact:

The Editors
Catalan Journal of Communication & Cultural Studies
Communication Studies Department, desp. 325
Rovira i Virgili University, Campus Centre
Av. Catalunya 35, Edifici Departaments
43002- Tarragona (Spain)

Tel. +34 977 558 531
Fax. +34 977 558 617


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