Journal of Arab and Muslim MediaResearch
welcomes contributions fromaround the world about the abovementioned areas of enquiry. Manuscriptsto be considered for publication shouldbe submitted electronically, via e-mail, tothe Editor. Each manuscript should beno more than 8000 words in main textand 150 words in abstract. Reviewarticles should be between 1500–2000words and interviews should approxi-mately be 3000 words. All submissionswill be blind-refereed.Articles should be original and not beunder consideration by any otherpublication. They should be written in aclear and concise style. All submissionsshould be made electronically via e-mail.Margins should be at least 2.5cm allround and pagination should becontinuous. Full articles and allcorrespondence with respect to anyaspect of editorial policy should always beaddressed to the Editor.
Journal of Arab and Muslim MediaResearch
is an academic journal andalways refereed. Articles are sent to twoor three scholars with relevant experienceand expertise for comment. Anonymity isaccorded to authors and referees.
The views expressed in the Journal of Arab and Muslim Media Research arethose of the respective authors, and donot necessarily coincide with those of theEditor or Editorial and Advisory Board.
Checks before any submissionstage
Contributors must check that each of the following been supplied to the editorfor each and every article:
Abstracts (150 words)
Author biography (50 words)
Author institutional affiliation
Author addresses – The institutionaland e-mail addresses need to beincluded at the head of the article.Reviews require a full reference forbook/DVD/recording under review,reviewer name, reviewer address andreviewer biography. Abstract andkeywords are not relevant, andreferences are not usually relevant, butthey are always an option in this case.Bold type should be used only for headingsand sub-headings within articles. Itshould not be used for emphasis, or in thenames of organizations, conferences orexhibitions. Italics should only be usedsparingly for emphasis. Also becauseitalics are used for other purposes such asthe titles of books, films or plays, etc.
Images and Captions
These are never essential within anitem, but are always welcome. Inparticular, discussions of particularbuildings, sites or landscapes would beassisted by the inclusion of illustrationsas this enables readers to see them.They do not absolutely need to besubmitted at the time of the initialsubmission of the article, although it ispreferable if they are. The omission of acaption is only acceptable if you feel theimpact of the image would be reducedby the provision of written context.All illustrations, photographs, diagrams,maps, etc. should follow the samenumerical sequence and be shown asFigure 1, Figure 2, etc. The source hasto be indicated below. Copyrightclearance should be indicated by thecontributor and is always the responsi-bility of the contributor. When they areon a separate sheet or file, an indicationmust be given as to where they shouldbe placed in the text. Reproduction willbe in greyscale (sometimes referred toas ‘black-and-white’). If you aresupplying any article images as hardcopy, these should be prints between10–20 cms wide if possible, andpreferably greyscale if being submittedas illustrations for articles. However,colour prints, transparencies and smallimages can be submitted if you need tosupply these. If images are suppliedelectronically, all images need to have aresolution of at least 12 dpm (dots permillimetre) – or 300 dpi (dots per inch).Tables should be supplied either withinthe Word document of the main text oras separate Word documents. These canthen be extracted and reproduced.Reproducing text within imagessupplied separately is difficult: they needa high final resolution around 48 dpm.An additional Acrobat PDF document isencouraged.Diagrams can be supplied to us as JPEG,TIFF or Acrobat PDF documents. If amistake is identified in a diagram, makethe amendments and re-supply.
These are never essential within anitem and should always be kept to aminimum. They must be submittedcorrectly at the time of the initialsubmission as they will need to becopy-edited. It is not acceptable to addnotes at a later stage.
Style for quotations embedded into aparagraph is single quote marks, withdouble quote marks for a secondquotation contained within the first. Alllong quotations (i.e. over four lines or 40words long) should be ‘displayed’ – i.e. setinto a separate indented paragraph withan additional one-line space above andbelow, and without quote marks at thebeginning or end.
Referencing, Notes andBibliography
This journal requires the use of Harvardreferences embedded in the main text inthe following format (Harper 1999: 27),and a single bibliography at the end of the article for works that are cited, andonly works that are cited. For books,please try to ensure that there is alwaysa date of publication; the place of publication and the name of thepublisher whenever possible.Said, Edward W. (1978), Orientalism:Western Conceptions of the Orient,London: Penguin. —— (1994), Culture and Imperialism,London: Vintage. Journal articles need to be referred to withthe name of the first author, the year of publication [(nnnn),], the article title [‘abcddefg’,], the full journal title [abcddefg,], theissue number [nn,] – or the volumenumber and issue number together[nn:nn,] – and the range of the pages of thearticle within the journal [pp. nn–nn]. Thenumber of the page from which thereference is actually taken is shown on thepage of the article, as in (Harper 1999: 27).A footnote should not be made specificallyto make a bibliographical reference asfootnotes should only be used to provideexplanations or expansions to the maintext of the article. Publications can bereferred to in footnotes using the Harvardformat –e.g. ‘Smith (1999: 49) says that
’. Do not use ‘(ibid.)’ or ‘(op. cit.)’ as theyare not appropriate for the Harvard system.All quotations must be followed by (inbrackets) the surname of the author, thedate of publication and the page numberit appears on in the edition referred to inthe bibliography. Note that the punctua-tion (comma/colon/full stop) at the endof a quotation should always follow thereference if a quotation is within themain body text, but should be placedbefore the reference if it is an indentedparagraph quotation.Website references are similar to otherreferences. There is no need to decipherany place of publication or a specificpublisher, but the reference must have anauthor, and the author must be referencedHarvard-style within the text. Unlike paperreferences, however, web pages canchange, so there needs to be a date of access as well as the full web reference.
Notes for Contributors