We would now like to invite those who are interested in publishing a paper, to submit it to Petros Iosifidis, the editor of International Journal of Digital Television, which will publish a selection of the conference papers.
There is also a possibility of publication in the edited volume in the Global Interdisciplinary Series of Ashgate Publishing. Authors of abstracts selected for publication will be contacted by Felicia Sai Hershel, editor of the series.
Please find the aims and scope of the journals and their publications guidelines below.
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF DIGITAL TELEVISION
AIMS AND SCOPE
The International Journal of Digital Television aims to describe and explain the transition to digital TV and address the social and cultural questions surrounding the future of television beyond switchover. The Journal brings together, and shares, the work of academics, policymakers and practitioners, offering lessons from one another’s experience. Content is broad and varied, ranging from a mixture of critical work on technological, industry and regulatory convergence, to the emerging wider socio-cultural and political questions such as audience behaviour, plurality of TV channels and television influence. The journal is rooted in a belief in the socio-cultural, political and economic importance of television and will conceive it as a platform for international and interdisciplinary approaches that open up new avenues for theoretically driven, historically inclined works that occasionally draw on scholarship adapting case studies and comparative analysis. In light of these, potential issues to be addressed in future include, among others:
- the extent to which new media developments and changing media consumption require changes in regulatory philosophy and business practice;
- the extent to which globalisation, privatisation and deregulation alter the creative freedom and public accountability of media enterprises;
- whether digital TV actually increases choice and diversity or just offers more of the same and/or recycled programmes;
- social media, the public sphere, freedom of speech and democracy;
- concentration of media ownership and its effect on pluralism and diversity;
- national debates about the role of public service broadcasting in the digital epoch;
- comparative analyses of global TV formats;
- television for children;
- sports programming and televised sports rights.
Contributions should include original work of a research or developmental nature and/or new ideas, presented in a clear and concise style. They should not be under consideration by any other publication. Major articles should normally be 5000 to 8000 words in length and shorter features and reviews should not normally exceed 3000 words. Major articles are peer-reviewed on an anonymous basis.
Contributions should be submitted electronically as an attachment to an e-mail to the editor, Petros Iosifidis: address P.Iosifidis@city.ac.uk and must include metadata (requirements set out below) to assist the indexing and accessing of the material after publication.
Please try and avoid explanatory footnotes. Sources should be attributed in the Harvard style, i.e. mentioned briefly in brackets in the text (author + year: page) and listed in full under the heading ‘References’ at the end of the article as follows: Author surname, Initial (year), Title in italics, Place of publication: Publisher. Thus, if the source is page 21 of Hernan Galperin’s 2004 book New Television, Old Politics, the text reference should be (Galperin 2004: 21) while the full entry at the end should read:
Galperin, H. (2004), New Television, Old Politics, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
If the source is an article, the format is: Author surname, Initial (year), ‘Title in single quotation marks’, Name of journal in italics, volume number: issue number, page numbers (first and last of entire article). For example,
Iosifidis, P. (2006), ‘Digital Switchover in Europe’, The International Communications Gazette, 68: 3, pp. 249-268.
The journal follows standard British English. Use ‘ize’ endings instead of ‘ise’. Also ‘analogue’ and ‘programme’. Articles should be written in Word, Times New Roman, 12 point. The title of your article should be in bold at the beginning of the file; bold is also used for headings and subheadings which should also be in Times New Roman, 12 point.
Intellect’s style for quotations embedded into a paragraph is single quote marks, with double quote marks for a second quotation contained within the first. All long
quotations (i.e. over 40 words long) should be ‘displayed’– i.e. set into a separate indented paragraph with an additional one-line space above and below, and without quote marks at the beginning or end. Please note that for quotations within the text, the punctuation should follow the bracketed reference. For a displayed quotation the bracketed reference appears after the full stop.
Please be sure to list embedded in your article:
- The Article Title
- The Author’s Name and a short-form affiliation (e.g. Jock Given, Swinburne University, Australia)
- An abstract, summarizing the article in 100-150 words
- Five or six Keywords (e.g. digital, analogue, television, regulation, Japan)
- THEN THE ARTICLE ITSELF, followed by
- Full list of ‘References’ in the article
- A three sentence author biography
It is the author’s responsibility to obtain copyright permission to quote and/or to reproduce images. Please see Author’s Agreement form below.
THE GLOBAL INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES SERIES of Ashgate Publishing
The Global Interdisciplinary Studies Series reflects a recognition that globalization is leading to fundamental changes in the world order, creating new imperatives and requiring new ways of understanding the international system. It is increasingly clear that the next century will be characterized by issues that transcend national and cultural boundaries, shaped by competitive forces and features of economic globalization yet to be fully evaluated and understood.
Comparative and comprehensive in concept, this series explores the relationship between transnational and regional issues through the lens of widely applicable interdisciplinary methodologies and analytic models. The series consists of innovative monographs and collections of essays representing the best of contemporary research, designed to transcend disciplinary boundaries in seeking to better understand a globalizing world.
The style guidelines for papers that the publisher recommends are as follows:
Length of manuscript, 8000-10,000 words.
Footnote style should follow APA guidelines, i.e. parenthetical citations in the text.
A bibliography of sources cited should be appended to the paper.