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International Journal of Scholarly Papers for Media and Society Research
ISSN: 1800 - 7074 (print) ISSN: 2536 - 5622 (online)

Author guidelines

Submit to the journal
Submissions should be sent via email to: Assoc. Prof. Mimo Draskovic - medijskidijalozi@gmail.com

Articles submitted in digital form (according to the Author guidelines) to the Editorial Board address (email: medijskidijalozi@gmail.com) should cover the journal’s subject area, be signed by the author (coauthors) with their forename and surname, scientific grade, affiliation and position held, telephone and email. The author is responsible for ensuring the authenticity of data, facts, quotations and other information. The Editorial Boards may publish articles for discussion, without necessarily sharing the author’s views. Submission of articles in English is mandatory. The structure of article should comprise: the title, abstract, key words, introduction, subtitles, conclusion and bibliography. In the abstract, it is necessary that the authors clearly state: subject matter, goal and method of investigation, hypothesis and basic conclusion. In writing their articles, the authors should apply scientific methodology standard for scientific publications (Harvard style). The authors can see the details in each article in the Archive. All articles will be internationally and anonymously reviewed by two reviewers. The authors’ names are anonymous to the reviewers. It is the authors’ responsibility to ensure that the submitted article has not been published earlier and that it is not under consideration for publication in another magazine. Authors are required to ensure that the submitted article is not published earlier and is not considered for publication in another journal. There is no fee to publish an article in the journal. The Editorial Board retains the right to methodologically adjust the article to the journal propositions and standards (Author guidelines).
Review process
Each paper is reviewed by the editor and, if it is judged suitable for this publication, it is then sent to two referees for double blind peer review. The authors’ names are anonymous to the reviewers. Based on their recommendations, the editor then decides whether the paper should be accepted as is, revised or rejected. The Editorial Board retains the right to methodologically adjust the article to the journal propositions and standards (guidelines for authors), as well as not to consider articles which do not meet the requirements of these guidelines.
Copyright
Articles submitted to the journal should not have been published before in their current or substantially similar form, or be under consideration for publication with another journal. Use this in conjunction with the points below about references, before submission i.e. always attribute clearly using either indented text or quote marks as well as making use of the preferred Harvard style of formatting. Authors submitting articles for publication warrant that the work is not an infringement of any existing copyright and will indemnify the publisher against any breach of such warranty. The author is responsible for ensuring the authenticity of data, facts, quotations and other information. The Editorial Boards may publish articles for discussion, without necessarily sharing the author’s views.
Manuscript requirements
Please prepare your manuscript before submission, using the following guidelines:
Format and Article Length
Articles must be in acceptable scholarly English and should be between 3000 and 10000 words, typed, 1q-point Palatino Linotype font, one-inch margins, and text double-spaced. Lengthier articles may be considered at the discretion of the Editorial Board. Pictures, graphics and other attachments should be marked and sent as separate files, or in text, and must not exceed the journal format with margins (paper size 170x240mm).
Article Language It is strongly recommended to send articles in the English language. However, upon the compliance of the Editorial Board, it is possible to publish articles in some of the other world languages. Authors from Montenegro and surrounding countries should submit instant online articles both in English and mother tongue.
Article Title Page
- An Article Title Page should be submitted alongside each individual article. This should include:
Article Title
- A title of not more six-eight words should be provided.
Author Details
- Details should be supplied on the:
Article Title Page including:
Full name of each author, Affiliation of each autho-mail address of the corresponding author
Structured Abstract
- Authors must supply a structured abstract : Purpose, Methodology, Approach, and Findings. Maximum is 250 words in total.
Keywords
- Immediately after the abstract, provide a maximum of 6 keywords.
Article Classification
- That article are classified in the following categories: original scientific paper, preliminary communication, review, professional paper, and book review.
Article structure
- The structure of article should comprise: the title, abstract, key words, introduction, subtitles, conclusion and bibliography. Articles can also be structured in the following way: introduction, starting hypotheses, solutions, discussion, conclusion and bibliography. Divide your article into clearly defined and numbered sections (1, 2, 3 ...). Subsections should be numbered 1.1 (then 1.1.1, 1.1.2, ...), 1.2, etc. (the abstract is not included in section numbering).
Footnotes
- Footnotes should be used as least as possible, and only for the necessary explanations, with the continuous use of Arabic numbers.
References
SSCI reccomends that self-citation for the best journals in the field goes around 10%. Accordingly we encourage authors to pay attention to this and cite their own works accordingly.
Literature is not to be numerated. It is to be arranged in alphabetic order of authors and chronologically for the articles of the same author. Literature is to be quoted according to the examples for books, magazines and other sources.
References to other publications must be in Harvard style and carefully checked for completeness, accuracy and consistency. You should cite publications in the text: (Smith, 2009) using the first named author's name or (Smith and Cook, 2009) citing either names of two, or (Cook et al., 2009), when there are three or more authors. At the end of the paper a reference list in alphabetical order should be supplied: For books Surname, Initials (year), Title of Book, Publisher, Place of publication. e.g. Bagdikian, B. H. (1983), The Media Monopoly, Beacon Press, Boston.
For book chapters Surname, Initials (year), "Chapter title", Editor's Surname, Initials, Title of Book, Publisher, Place of publication, pages. e.g. Picard, R. G. (2005), “Money, Media, and the Public Interest”, in Over holster, G., Jamieson, K. H. (Ed.), The Press, Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 337-350.
For journals Surname, Initials (year), "Title of article", Journal Name, volume, number, pages. e.g. Zoltan, K. (2001), “Media Discourse from a Contrastive Rhetoric Perspective”, Novelty, Vol. 8, No. 3, pp. 4-26.
For published conference proceedings Surname, Initials (year of publication), "Title of paper", in Surname, Initials (Ed.), Title of published proceeding which may include place and date(s) held, Publisher, Place of publication, Page numbers. e.g. Draskovic, V., Grego, Z., Draskovic, M. (2011), "Media Concentration, Neoliberal Paradoxes and Increase in Virtuality", in Media Concentration proceedings of the international conference in Podgorica, Elit, Podgorica, pp. 33-45.
For working papers Surname, Initials (year), "Title of article", working paper [number if available], Institution or organization, Place of organization, date. e.g. Draskovic, V. (2007), "Specificities and problems of Montenegrin transition", working paper, Leeds University Business School, TIGER, Warsaw, September.
For newspaper articles (authored) Surname, Initials (year), "Article title", Newspaper, date, pages. e.g. Miller, M. C. (1997), "The Crushing Power of Big Publishing", The Nation, 17 March, p. 10.
For newspaper articles (non-authored) Newspaper (year), "Article title", date, pages. e.g. Vijesti (2011), „The New Media“ 2 December, p. 5.
For electronic sources If available online, the full URL should be supplied at the end of the reference, as well as a date that the resource was accessed. e.g. Compaine, B. M. (2005), „The Media Monopoly Myth: How New Competition is Expanding our Sources of Information and Entertainment”, available at: http://www.NewMillennium Research.org//archive/ final_Compaine_Paper_050205. pdf (accessed 10 December 2011).