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EDITORIAL BOARD
Founding Editors
Matthew C. Ehrlich
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Sammye Johnson
Trinity University
Joe Saltzman
University of Southern California
Editorial Board
Maurine H. Beasley
University of Maryland
Bonnie Brennen
Marquette University
Katherine Foss
Middle Tennessee State University
Mary-Lou Galician
Arizona State University
Loren Ghiglione
Northwestern University
Howard Good
SUNY, New Paltz
Norma Fay Green
Columbia College, Chicago
Brian McNair
Queensland University of Technology
Richard Ness
Western Illinois University
Radhika Parameswaran
Indiana University
Karen Miller Russell
University of Georgia
Barbie Zelizer
University of Pennsylvania

University of Southern California

Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

We believe the image of the journalist in popular culture has been a long-neglected field for research, one that has been untapped by journalism and mass communication scholars. By analyzing the images of the journalist in popular culture over the centuries, the researcher can offer a new perspective on the history of journalism as well as the delicate relationship between the public and its news media. The public’s lack of confidence in the news media today is partly based on real-life examples they have seen and heard and partly on characters burned into the public memory from movies, television and fiction. These images of the journalist have a significant influence on how the public perceives and judges the news media. They also affect public opinion and, consequently, the public’s support of the effectiveness and freedom of the news media. Many of these images come from age-old sources, long forgotten yet still relevant in the 21st century.

The word journalist dates back to 1693 and is defined as “one who earns his living by editing or writing for a public journal or journals.” In modern times, the journalist has grown to mean much more than someone simply involved in the production of printed journals. It has become a synonym for reporting and writing in any news medium. We define the journalist in popular culture as anyone in any century who performs the function of the journalist – to gather and disseminate news and information.

The IJPC Journal is an interdisciplinary journal that, while centered on journalism, is open to contributions from many disciplines and research approaches, using a variety of methods and theoretical perspectives. Original investigation is expected, as well as clear, lucid writing and presentation.

 

Section Policies

Introduction

The IJPC Journal 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 IJPC 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. We encourage readers to REGISTER now.

Editors
  • Matthew Ehrlich, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Sammye Johnson, Trinity University
  • Joe Saltzman, University of Southern California
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Research Report

This section differentiates special research work from other pieces in an issue, Calling it a report gives it more cachet, but still signals it’s not refereed

Editors
  • Joe Saltzman, University of Southern California
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Conference Papers

Editors
  • Joe Saltzman, University of Southern California
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Articles

This section of The IJPC Journal only publishes peer-reviewed, refereed articles on the image of the journalist in popular culture of interest to the field.

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Editors
  • Matthew Ehrlich, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Sammye Johnson, Trinity University
  • Joe Saltzman, University of Southern California
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Features

This section of The IJPC Journal publishes non-referred articles on the image of the journalist in popular culture of interest to the field.

Editors
  • Matthew Ehrlich, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Sammye Johnson, Trinity University
  • Joe Saltzman, University of Southern California
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Teaching Essay

Editors
  • Joe Saltzman, University of Southern California
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

Authors should submit an electronic copy of their manuscript as an e-mail attachment, double-spaced with endnotes, tables and figures at the end of the manuscript. Do not use footnotes. We prefer Word documents for PC.

Although the journal can accommodate monograph length manuscripts, manuscripts no longer than 25 pages (not including tables, graphs, figures, citations, and bibliography) are preferred. Authors are expected to conform to the current edition of the Chicago Manual of Style.

You should not identify the author anywhere on the main text pages or in the main text file. An abstract of no more than 250 words should be included as a separate electronic file. The abstract should include author identification, full contact information and institutional affiliation. Authors should provide four to six key words or terms on the abstract.

Research manuscripts are blind refereed. Only original manuscripts that have not been submitted or scheduled for publication elsewhere will be considered or published.


CRITERIA FOR PUBLICATION
OF THE IJPC JOURNAL MANUSCRIPTS

1. Does the manuscript have a clear focus on a worthwhile subject that is relevant to The IJPC Journal?

2. Is the manuscript well grounded in existing research related to the subject, with an appropriate literature review and/or methodology?

3. Does the manuscript make an original scholarly contribution and critically analyze the subject matter as opposed to merely describing it?

4. Is the manuscript logically organized?

5. Is the manuscript well written?

 

Publication Frequency

An important goal of The IJPC Journal is to speed the review process. Each paper is reviewed by two reviewers.

We will turn around papers as quickly as is consistent with a thorough evaluation of their contribution. We aim to adhere to the following standards for turnaround time:

* For papers of 25 pages or less: 6-8 weeks.
* For all other papers: at most 10 weeks.

The IJPC Journal 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 IJPC 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. We encourage readers to REGISTER now.

We are making efforts to disseminate the journal content as widely as possible.

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

 

Archiving

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...

In addition, papers published in The IJPC Journal are stored on the server of the Annenberg School for Communication, currently located at the University of Southern California. We take the preservation of the papers very seriously. We will also preserve the content of the journal in a variety of other digital storage media.

 
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