Information for Contributors
Journalism & Mass Communication Educator
seeks contributions that support a community of faculty and student discovery, the acquisition of knowledge and skills, and their creative application to issues of import, both within and beyond classroom and Web site. The journal focuses on learning and teaching, curriculum, educational leadership, and elated exploration of higher education within a context of journalism and mass communication. Articles draw from a variety of theoretical approaches and methodological perspectives and should introduce readers to new questions, new evidence, and effective educational practices.
Scholarship is encouraged that is grounded in knowledge about the complexity of learning and respectful of student needs for multiple paths toward understanding; rooted in the disciplinary content of the professional and academic specialties we ask our students to master; and cognizant of the discipline’s long-standing commitment to the arts of liberty, not through vague aphorisms, but as solutions to educational, civic, and public needs.
- Submissions. Manuscripts should be submitted in electronic format to http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jmce, where authors will be required to set up an online account on the SAGE Track system powered by ScholarOne. Manuscripts should be no more than 4,000 words (excluding tables, charts, graphs, and references). One author must be chosen as the corresponding author and must input their full contact information. Corresponding authors need to completely enter all co-author information as well.
- Abstract and Author. An abstract of no more than 100 words must accompany each submission. Author identification should appear only on the title page and should included academic rank or professional title and applicable university and departmental affiliation.
- Style. Use APA 6th Edition guidelines. Please use in-text references, i.e., (Weston, 1972). Do not use op. cit., ibid., or bc. cit. Underline or italicize names of cities when using newspaper names, i.e., New York Times. In references and in book review headings, use postal code abbreviations for states; in regular copy, spell out.
- Heading Styles. First-level headings are typed in bold italic and justified left. Second-level headings are intended and typed in bold italic. Third-level headings are indented and typed in italic. Note this example:
- Sample. A random sample…
- Sampling Techniques. These techniques are useful when…
- Tables. When creating tables, use the Word Perfect table feature, Macintosh Word using the “Insert Table” command, or Quark with tabs. Do not duplicated material in text and tables. Tables and figures should be used only when they substantially aid the reader, not merely because computers make tables easy to create.
Maria B. Marron
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
139 Andersen Hall
P.O. Box 880443
Lincoln, NE 68588-0443
Tel: (402) 472-3041
Book Review Editor
Jeremy Harris Lipschultz
University of Nebraska at Omaha
School of Communication
ASH 108A, Omaha, NE 68182
Tel: (402) 203-7247 • Fax: (402) 554-3836