We're getting ever closer to the tenth anniversary of M/C Journal's launch in July 1998. To celebrate, the University of Queensland's Peta Mitchell and M/C founder P. David Marshall will team up to edit our mid-year issue, 'publish'. What's the future for academic publishing? How do we assess quality? Contributions to the editors, please...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - 28 Apr. 2008
M/C - Media and Culture
is calling for contributors to the 'publish' issue of
M/C Journal is looking for new contributors. M/C is a crossover journal between the popular and the academic, and a blind- and peer-reviewed journal. In 2008, M/C Journal celebrates its tenth anniversary.
To see what M/C Journal is all about, check out our Website, which contains all the issues released so far, at <http://journal.media-culture.org.au/>. To find out how and in what format to contribute your work, visit <http://journal.media-culture.org.au/journal/submission.php>.
Call for Papers: 'publish'
Edited by P. David Marshall and Peta Mitchell
In 1998, M/C - A Journal of Media and Culture was devised by David Marshall as an online publishing project for a new media culture honours course at the University of Queensland. The journal was intended as an open-access, scholarly intervention in and forum for debates surrounding media and culture with a strong desire to cross between the academic and the popular. This year, M/C Journal celebrates its tenth anniversary, and in this special issue we ask: what is the face of publishing today?
We invite submissions that address contemporary cultural/political aspects of publishing, such as recent shifts in print culture, online/open-access publishing, print-on-demand and self-publication, approaches to copyright and intellectual property (e.g., creative commons), the impact of research quality assessments on academic publishing, cross-platform publishing, independent publishing, and so forth. In this era of social networking and continuous peer-review, how has the form of academic publishing shifted and, in a more normative sense, how should it shift? What possible futures can be imagined in publishing and publication and what are the new desires and demands to be "published"? All of these various issues and approaches to the idea of publish will be entertained as we mark M/C Journal's own online publishing milestone.
Submit papers of 3,000 words in length to the editors at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Article deadline: 27 June 2008
Issue release date: 27 Aug. 2008
M/C Journal was founded (as "M/C - A Journal of Media and Culture") in 1998 as a place of public intellectualism analysing and critiquing the meeting of media and culture. Contributors are directed to past issues of M/C Journal for examples of style and content, and to the submissions page for comprehensive article submission guidelines. M/C Journal articles are blind peer-reviewed.
Further M/C Journal issues scheduled for 2008 and 2009:
'country': article deadline 22 August 2008, release date 22 October 2008
'recover': article deadline 10 October 2008, release date 10 December 2008
'still': article deadline 16 January 2009, release date 11 March 2009
M/C - Media and Culture is located at <http://www.media-culture.org.au/>.
M/C Journal is online at <http://journal.media-culture.org.au/>.
All past issues of M/C Journal on various topics are available there.