"The objective of this journal is to publish Canadian research and scholarship in the field of communication. In pursuing this objective, particular attention is paid to research that has a distinctive Canadian flavour by virtue of choice of topic or by drawing on the legacy of Canadian theory and research."
"An online journal devoted to the pursuit of media studies in Canada, affiliated with the Faculty of Information and Media Studies at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario."
Journal of Canadian Studies/Revue d'études canadiennes
"Global Media Journal - Canadian Edition is a bilingual (English and French) open-access online academic refereed publication that is hosted by the University of Ottawa and which is dedicated to research in the fields of communication and media studies."
Imaginations: Journal of Cross-Cultural Image Studies/ Revue d’Études Interculturelles de l’Image
"The mandate of the Journal of Canadian Studies/Revue d'études canadiennes is first, to publish the best scholarship about Canadian history, culture and society, whether the researcher is junior or senior, living in Canada or abroad; and second, to serve as a vehicle for disseminating solid, original research about Canada that falls between the cracks of more narrowly defined journals."
"Imaginations is an international journal hosted at the University of Alberta in Canada that publishes peer-reviewed articles in original languages as well as translations and commissioned artwork. Imaginations acts as a nexus, or aggregation point, where excellent scholarship informed by different cultures, national histories and linguistic traditions can create a new vocabulary for addressing the notion of the image along with its many avatars, and where academic researchers can also come in contact with visual artists and practitioners reflecting on their approaches."
"Après l'intertextualité qui visait à sortir le texte de son autonomie supposée et lire en lui la mise en œuvre d'autres textes préexistants, le restituant à une chaîne d'énoncés ; après l'interdiscursivité qui saisissait que l'unité est constituée des multiples discours que ramasse et traverse le texte ; voici l'intermédialité qui étudie comment textes et discours ne sont pas seulement des ordres de langage, mais aussi des supports, des modes de transmission, des apprentissages de codes, des leçons de choses."
"Créée en 1975 au Département d’information et de communication de l'Université Laval, cette revue savante est diffusée, deux fois l’an, en versions papier et électronique. On y trouve articles, notes de recherche et notes de lecture liés aux communications de masse, tant du côté des contenants (médias grands et petits) et des contenus (information, publicité, musique, fiction, images, etc.) que du côté des usages et des usagers."
RHETOR VI: The Journal of the Canadian Society for the Study of Rhetoric
(French) "Affiliée à l'Université du Québec à Montréal, cette revue publie des textes pouvant contribuer à une meilleure compréhension des phénomènes de communication impliquant des êtres humains. La Revue est particulièrement intéressée à des textes courts présentant clairement leurs contributions et leurs arrimages avec la documentation scientifique existante."
"Rhetor is a refereed online journal published biennially by the Canadian Society for the Study of Rhetoric (CSSR). The Library and Archives Canada has added the online journal Rhetor to their electronic collection. The CSSR has agreed to “open access,” which means anyone can view and download the publication through the Internet."
"Seachange is an international journal based at McGill University which welcomes contributions from a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds. Its mission is to reconfigure inherited critical discourses in art, media, culture, and technology. Each issue is structured around a singular theoretical and affective event, conceived as an "intellectual moment,'' where critical discourses react and readjust themselves. Seachange is published electronically, and presents norm-challenging scholarly articles, discussions, and statements of position occurring across national, disciplinary, and hierarchical boundaries."
TOPIA: Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies
"TOPIA provides a venue for critical research in cultural studies in Canada and beyond. The journal publishes original research and theoretical essays on culture that are accessible to a wide readership in the humanities and social sciences, along with critical clusters, offerings, and book reviews. TOPIA fosters the study of culture in relation to nationality, technology, nature, discourse, gender, race, media and the politics of space."
WI: Journal of Mobile Media
"Wi publishes the latest in Canadian mobilities research, encompassing disciplines such as design, engineering, computer science, communications and media studies."
Canadian Student Journals /Revues étudiantes canadiennes
"COMMposite est une revue scientifique publiée électroniquement par de jeunes chercheurs francophones dans le domaine de la communication. COMMposite se consacre exclusivement au développement et au rayonnement de la relève, tout en assurant la qualité des articles publiés grâce à un processus de révision par les pairs."
"This is an open-access, peer-reviewed graduate e-journal for students in communication studies and cognate fields encompassing three over-overlapping ‘streams’ of concentration: culture, politics, and technology. It is published by the Communication Graduate Caucus at Simon Fraser University. Papers are blind reviewed by graduate students, making Stream a unique contribution to the flourishing and productive field of communication in Canada."
"Synoptique is a bilingual publication founded in 2004 by students of the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. It is dedicated to promoting excellence in critical film writing in accordance with the spirit of innovation and enquiry that has made Film and Moving Image Studies one of Concordia’s signature areas. Following the creation of the Mel Hoppenheim School’s Doctoral program in 2008, graduate students in Film Studies have worked to revive and re-structure the journal, providing it with a framework that ensures regular editorial activities. As a graduate student initiative, Synoptique’s Editorial Board consists of MA and PhD students at Concordia. As such, the journal has two principal objectives. First, it aims to serve the international academic community by providing an outlet for publication, discussion and reflection on the topic of film studies, and second, it serves as an important component of the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema’s comprehensive range of professionalization initiatives."
communication + 1
"Adaptation is an international, peer-reviewed journal, offering academic articles, film and book reviews, including both book to screen adaptation, screen to book adaptation, popular and ‘classic’ adaptations, theatre and novel screen adaptations, television, animation, soundtracks, production issues and genres in literature on screen. Adaptation provides an international forum to theorise and interrogate the phenomenon of literature on screen from both a literary and film studies perspective."
communication + 1 provides an open forum for exploring and sharing ideas about communication across modes of inquiry and perspectives. Its primary objective is to push the theoretical frontiers of communication as an autonomous and distinct field of research. Suspending any judgment regarding distinction between theory and practice, this forum encourages critical reflections on communication and seeks to encourage these reflections to and among those who place c communication at the center of their thinking and writing.
Communication & Critical/Cultural Studies
"This journal publishes scholarship for an international readership on communication as a theory, practice, technology, and discipline of power. The journal features critical inquiry that cuts across academic boundaries to focus on social, political, and cultural practices from the standpoint of communication. It promotes critical reflection on the requirements of a more democratic culture by giving attention to subjects such as, but not limited to, class, race, ethnicity, gender, ability, sexuality, polity, public sphere, nation, environment, and globalization."
Communications: The European Journal of Communication Research
"This is an established forum for scholarship and academic debate in the field of communication science and research from a European perspective. Communication science is concerned with the investigation of the structure and function of communication processes and their impact on society, social groups and individuals."
Computational Culture: a journal of software studies
"This is an international forum publishing high quality, original research into the theoretical development of communication from across a wide array of disciplines, such as communication studies, sociology, psychology, political science, cultural and gender studies, philosophy, linguistics, and literature."
"Computational Culture is an online open-access peer-reviewed journal of inter-disciplinary enquiry into the nature of the culture of computational objects, practices, processes and structures. The journal’s primary aim is to examine the ways in which software undergirds and formulates contemporary life. Computational processes and systems not only enable contemporary forms of work and play and the management of emotional life but also drive the unfolding of new events that constitute political, social and ontological domains."
"Continuum is an academic journal of media and cultural studies. For over two decades it has contributed to the formation of these disciplines by identifying new areas for investigation and developing new agendas for enquiry in the fields. The journal has consistently provided a space for important new voices in media and cultural studies, while also featuring the work of internationally renowned scholars. Continuum is now one of the most highly regarded and most cited journals in media and cultural studies."
"Critical Studies in Media Communication provides a home for scholarship in media and mass communication from a cultural studies and critical perspective. It particularly welcomes cross-disciplinary works that enrich debates among various disciplines, critical traditions, methodological and analytical approaches, and theoretical standpoints. CSMC publishes scholarship about media audiences, representations, institutions, technologies, and professional practices. It includes work in history, political economy, critical philosophy, race and feminist theorizing, rhetorical and media criticism, and literary theory. It takes an inclusive view of media, including newspapers, magazines and other forms of print, cable, radio, television, film, and new media technologies such as the Internet."
ESSACHESS Journal for Communication Studies
"Early Popular Visual Culture (EPVC) is a peer-reviewed, academic journal dedicated to stimulating research and interdisciplinary studies in relation to all forms of popular visual culture before 1930. EPVC examines the use and exploitation of popular cultural forms such as (but not limited to) cinema, photography, magic lanterns and music hall within the fields of entertainment, education, science, advertising and the domestic environment, and is primarily concerned with the evolving social, technological and economic contexts which such popular cultural products inhabited and defined."
"ESSACHESS – Journal for Communication Studies is the only French journal in communication sciences to promote in French and English language original contributions in the field of social, cultural, symbolic or economic communication. The journal publishes original articles whose diversity of reading levels and disciplinary boundaries, help through international innovative contributions to a better understanding of a regional issues."
"This journal is interested in communication research and theory in all its diversity, and seeks to reflect and encourage the variety of intellectual traditions in the field and to promote dialogue between them. Published quarterly, the journal reflects the international character of communication scholarship and is addressed to a global scholarly community."
"Feminist Media Studies provides a transdisciplinary, transnational forum for researchers pursuing feminist approaches to the field of media and communication studies, with attention to the historical, philosophical, cultural, social, political, and economic dimensions and analysis of sites including print and electronic media, film and the arts, and new media technologies. Feminist Media Studies especially encourages submissions based on original, empirical inquiry of the social experiences of audiences, citizens, workers, etc. and how these are structured by political, economic and cultural circumstances."
"FlowTV is a critical forum on television and media culture published by the Department of Radio, Television, and Film at the University of Texas at Austin. Flow’s mission is to provide a space where the public can discuss the changing landscape of contemporary media."
"International and peer-reviewed journal that provides a platform for research and debate on the continuously changing global media and communication environment. Its scope includes communication and media studies, anthropology, sociology, telecommunications, public policy, migration and diasporic studies, transnational security and international relations."
"Étudier de manière interdisciplinaire la communication dans ses rapports avec les individus, les techniques, les cultures et les sociétés est le pari scientifique de la revue Hermès. Tout en étant une revue scientifique, Hermès souhaite rester accessible à un public ouvert, intéressé par l'émergence des problèmes théoriques liés à la communication. La revue aborde des domaines comme l'espace public, la communication politique, la fracture numérique, les sciences cognitives, le cinéma et la télévision, l'information scientifique, la cohabitation multiculturelle, la traduction ou encore les rituels."
"Culture, ethnicity, and gender influence multicultural organizations, mass media portrayals, interpersonal interaction, development campaigns, and rhetoric. Dealing with these issues, The Howard Journal of Communications, is a quarterly that examines ethnicity, gender, and culture as domestic and international communication concerns. Since issues of multiculturalism, multiethnicity and gender often call forth messages from persons who otherwise would be silenced, traditional methods of inquiry are supplemented by post-positivist inquiry to give voice to those who otherwise might not be heard."
"Drawing together the most current work upon the social, economic, and cultural impact of the emerging properties of the new information and communications technologies, this journal positions itself at the centre of contemporary debates about the information age. Information, Communication & Society (iCS) transcends cultural and geographical boundaries as it explores a diverse range of issues relating to the development and application of information and communications technologies (ICTs)."
The International Journal on Media Management
"This is an online, multi-media, academic journal that adheres to the highest standards of peer review and engages established and emerging scholars from anywhere in the world. The Journal is an interdisciplinary journal that, while centered in communication, is open and welcoming to contributions from the many disciplines and approaches that meet at the crossroads that is communication study."
Journal of Advertising
The journal is published by the Institute for Media and Communications Management of the University of St.Gallen, Switzerland in cooperation with Routledge (Taylor and Francis Group) and is dedicated to investigating the development and management of new media and innovations in worldwide communications.
The Journal of Advertising (JA) is the premier academic publication covering significant intellectual development pertaining to advertising theories and their relationship with practice. The goal of JA is to provide a public forum that reflects the current understanding of advertising as a process of communication, its role in the changing environment, and the relationships between these and other components of the advertising business and practice.
"Published quarterly for the Broadcast Education Association, the Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media contains timely articles about new developments, trends, and research in electronic media written by academicians, researchers, and other electronic media professionals. The Journal invites submissions of original research that examine a broad range of issues concerning the electronic media, including the historical, technological, economic, legal, policy, cultural, social, and psychological dimensions. The Journal is open to a diversity of theoretic paradigms and methodologies."
Journal of Gaming and Virtual Worlds
"This journal is the flagship journal of the International Communication Association and an essential publication for all communication specialists and policy makers. The Journal of Communication concentrates on communication research, practice, policy, and theory, bringing to its readers the latest, broadest, and most important findings in the field of communication studies. This journal also features an extensive book review section and the symposia of selected studies on current issues."
The Journal of Gaming & Virtual Worlds (JGVW) is a peer-refereed, international journal that focuses on theoretical and applied, empirical, critical, rhetorical, creative, economic, pedagogical and professional approaches to the study of electronic games across platforms and genres, as well as ludic and serious online environments such as massively multiplayer online role-playing games and Second Life™.
Journal of Information Technology & Politics
"The Journal of Information Technology & Politics (JITP) seeks high-quality manuscripts on the challenges and opportunities presented by information technology in politics and government."
"The Journal of Virtual Worlds Research is an online, open access academic journal that adheres to the highest standards of peer review and engages established and emerging scholars from anywhere in the world. The Journal of Virtual Worlds Research is a transdisciplinary journal that engages a wide spectrum of scholarship and welcomes contributions from the many disciplines and approaches that intersect virtual worlds research. The field of virtual worlds research is a continually evolving area of study that spans across many disciplines and the JVWR editorial team looks forward to engaging a wide range of creative and scholarly work."
"This quarterly and peer-reviewed journal focuses on research in journalism and mass communication. Each issue features reports of original investigation, presenting the latest developments in theory and methodology of communication, international communication, journalism history, and social and legal problems."
"This is a scholarly, international and multidisciplinary journal, which provides opportunities for reflective, critical and research-based studies focused on the professional practice of journalism. The emphasis on journalism practice does not imply any false or intellectually disabling disconnect between theory and practice, but simply an assertion that Journalism Practice’s primary concern is to analyse and explore issues of practice and professional relevance."
"This is an international peer-reviewed journal, which provides a forum for the critical discussion and study of journalism as both a subject of academic inquiry and an arena of professional practice. The Journal’s editorial board and contributors reflect the intellectual interests of a global community of academics and practitioners concerned with addressing and analysing all aspects of journalism scholarship, journalism practice and journalism education."
"Journalism is a major international, peer-reviewed journal that provides a dedicated forum for articles from the growing community of academic researchers and critical practitioners with an interest in journalism. The journal is interdisciplinary and publishes both theoretical and empirical work and contributes to the social, economic, political, cultural and practical understanding of journalism."
Liminalities: A Journal of Performance Studies
(French) "Cette revue s’est engagée en 2010 dans une nouvelle phase de son développement animée d’une triple ambition : devenir « la » revue internationale francophone de référence en matière d’études relatives au journalisme; continuer à relever le défi d’une revue qui, sur ces questions, s’adresse aux chercheurs et aux journalistes et accéder au statut de revue qualifiante pour les chercheurs qui y publient."
"Founded in 2005, Liminalities: A Journal of Performance Studies is an open-access, peer-reviewed online publication that addresses three needs in performance studies scholarship and practice: 1) expanding opportunities to share peer-reviewed work, 2) creating a space for the publication of multimedia texts and projects that are difficult or impossible to publish in traditional print venues, and 3) international accessibility."
"This journal’s mission is to publish articles from a wide variety of perspectives and approaches that advance mass communication theory, especially at the societal or macrosocial level. It draws heavily from many other disciplines, including sociology, psychology, anthropology, philosophy, law, and history. Methodologically, journal articles employ qualitative and quantitative methods, survey research, ethnography, laboratory experiments, historical methods, and legal analysis."
Media Fields Journal
"This journal provides a major peer-reviewed, international forum for research and discussion on the media, including the newer information and communication technologies, within their political, economic, cultural and historical contexts. It regularly engages with a wider range of issues in cultural and social analysis. Its champions research on substantive topics and critique and innovation in theory and method."
"The Media Fields research collective formed at the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2007 to advance scholarship on the spatial aspects of a range of media forms, including film, television, radio, and digital media. “Media Fields” encompasses research on representations of space in media, as well as on spatial and environmental characteristics of media forms and practices. We are interested in critical investigations of the many other dimensions of the term “field,” such as its methodological, disciplinary, and epistemological configurations. The collective has convened two successful conferences: the 2007 conference brought together media scholars and practitioners to reflect upon how their projects related to the idea of the “field,” and the 2009 conference showcased research on media infrastructures."
(French) "MédiaMorphoses est une revue de réflexion et d'analyse destinée à tous ceux qui cherchent à comprendre les jeux et les enjeux de "la société de l'information". Les auteurs : des chercheurs, des universitaires et des acteurs des medias proposent des cadres de réflexion et des schémas d'analyse pour penser les Métamorphoses des médias."
(French) Revue trimestrielle dirigée par Régis Debray sur les enjeux liés à la médiologie et à l'étude des médias en général (anciennement connu sous le nom de Cahiers de la médiologie).
Mobile Media & Communication
Mobile Media & Communication is a peer-reviewed forum for international, interdisciplinary academic research on the dynamic field of mobile media and communication. Mobile Media & Communication draws on a wide and continually renewed range of disciplines, engaging broadly in the concept of mobility itself.
New Zealand Journal of Media Studies
"New Media & Society is a top-ranked, peer-reviewed, international journal that publishes key research from communication, media and cultural studies, as well as sociology, geography, anthropology, economics, the political and information sciences and the humanities. It is committed to high-quality research that explores the relationship between theory, policy and practice."
"The New Zealand Journal of Media Studies is a fully refereed scholarly journal established in 1995 and now available online. The journal's contributions reflect the development of media studies and related fields in Aotearoa/New Zealand. It is a space for the scholarly discussion of media research and literacy with regard to theoretical and representational questions and topics, history and policy at both local and global levels."
"Philosophy of Photography is a new peer-reviewed journal devoted to the scholarly understanding of photography. It is not committed to any one notion of photography nor, indeed, to any particular philosophical approach."
"This journal provides a forum for the scholarly investigation, analysis, and dialogue on communication symbols, forms, phenomena, and strategic systems of symbols within the context of contemporary popular culture. Popular Communication publishes articles on all aspects of popular communication. The journal welcomes diverse theoretical and methodological perspectives within the tradition of cultural studies."
Prospect: An Annual of American Cultural Studies
"Public Culture is a reviewed interdisciplinary journal of cultural studies, published three times a year in fall, winter, and spring for the Institute for Public Knowledge by Duke University Press. In the more than twenty years of its existence, Public Culture has established itself as a prize-winning, field-defining cultural studies journal. Public Culture seeks a critical understanding of the global cultural flows and the cultural forms of the public sphere which define the late twentieth and early twenty-first century."
"Prospects is a multidisciplinary journal that explores all aspects of American civilization. It has as its primary concern the presentation of exceptional works of criticism and scholarship that elucidate the essential nature of the American character. Articles combine sound, creative scholarship with speculative discourse. Prospects publishes in interdisciplinary subject areas ranging over literature, film, humor, satire, photography, music, history, art, urban studies, television and sociology, with challenging and stimulating theoretical essays."
"Fondée sur le pluralisme, Questions de communication suscite des débats sur les concepts ou les méthodes de la recherche dans les domaines de l'information et de la communication. A raison d'un thème par numéro semestriel, la revue favorise l'approfondissement et le renouvellement des approches par le croisement de contributions faisant référence à différentes traditions."
Review in Communication Research
(French) "La revue Réseaux – Communication – Technologie – Société s'intéresse à l'ensemble du champ de la communication en s'axant tout particulièrement sur les télécommunications. Les mass-médias et l'informatique sont également abordés. La télévision a notamment constitué le thème d'un nombre important de numéros. La réflexion sur la communication étant à l'origine de nombreux débats au sein des sciences sociales, des numéros sont aussi consacrés à des questions d'ordre théorique ou méthodologique."
"Review of Communication Research will publish an annual volume with comprehensive and authoritative reviews of the current state of the main topics and the most significant developments in the field of Communication. These comprehensive critical reviews will summarize the latest advances in the field, but also will root out errors and will provoke intellectual discussions among scholars."
Reviews in Cultural Theory
"Reviews in Cultural Theory is a journal of book reviews that responds to new developments in the theorization of culture. Published online bi-weekly and collected into issues three times a year, Reviews in Cultural Theory seeks to provide a forum to foreground both new work in this field and the emergent community of scholars who share an interest in the complex and changing problematic of culture today."
"Cette revue interdisciplinaire avec Comité de lecture, participe à la valorisation des recherches théoriques et appliquées dans le champ des Sciences sociales et humaines, principalement sur des thèmes tels que information, communication, territoire et organisation. Elle offre également un cadre pour l’échange entre chercheurs et acteurs de terrain. Elle a enfin pour vocation de mettre en perspective des travaux de chercheurs confirmés avec des articles de jeunes chercheurs."
"Published bi-monthly, this international journal is devoted to the most recent trends in the critical study of television and new media. TVNM addresses questions of how issues of economics, politics, culture and power are enacted through television and new media forms, texts, industries, and contexts. Topics for the journal engage with critical and interdisciplinary research into audiences and consumers, authors and producers, cultural history and geography, globalization, policy, citizenship, activism, and pedagogy as well as the intersections between social identities, such as race, class, and gender."
"Third Text is an international scholarly journal dedicated to providing critical perspectives on art and visual culture. The journal examines the theoretical and historical ground by which the West legitimises its position as the ultimate arbiter of what is significant within this field. Established in 1987, the journal provides a forum for the discussion and (re)appraisal of theory and practice of art, art history and criticism, and the work of artists hitherto marginalised through racial, gender, religious and cultural differences. Dealing with diversity of art practices - visual arts, sculpture, installation, performance, photography, video and film."
(French) "tic&société est consacrée à l’analyse des rapports entre les technologies de l’information et de la communication (TIC) et la société. Elle sollicite les textes dans lesquels l’analyse accordera une place centrale au social. Mais elle développe aussi un espace multidisciplinaire."
"Published since 1981, this is a key critical forum for leading edge analysis of the impacts, policies, system concepts, and methodologies related to information technologies and changes in society and culture. Some of the key information technologies include computers and telecommunications; the sites of social change include homelife, workplaces, schools, communities and diverse organizations, as well as new social forms in cyberspace."
"This journal provides an international forum for the growing body of work in numerous interrelated disciplines. The journal's definition of the visual is broad and includes: still and moving images; graphic design and typography; visual phenomena such as fashion, professional vision, posture and interaction; the built and landscaped environment; and the role of the visual in relation to language, music, sound and action. Visual Communication is interdisciplinary bringing together articles from a range of subjects, including: anthropology, communication studies, discourse studies and semiotics, media and cultural studies, sociology, disciplines dealing with history, theory and practice of visual design."