Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

New Media & Society is an international journal that provides an interdisciplinary forum for the examination of the social dynamics of media and information change.

New Media & Society engages in critical discussions of the key issues arising from the scale and speed of new media development, drawing on a wide range of disciplinary perspectives and on both theoretical and empirical research.

ISI Journal Citation Reports

Ranking 2011 Social Science Edition: 16/72 (Communication), Impact Factor 1.394

Electronic Access: New Media & Society is available electronically on SAGE Journals Online

SAGE Full-Text Collections

This journal is included in the Communication Studies: SAGE Full-Text Collection. Visit www.sagefulltext.com for more information.


Section Policies

Article Submissions

Checked Open Submissions Unchecked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Review Essay

  • David Park
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Campbell & Lovheim

  • Heidi Campbell
  • Steve Jones
  • Mia L√∂vheim
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

All submissions are double-blind peer reviewed by at least two external reviewers. The guidelines for reviewers, broadly speaking, ask that they assess a manuscript's appropriateness for New Media & Society, its importance, its intellectual merit, its rigor, and quality of writing. Reviewers are asked to take not longer than 4 - 6 weeks to return a review to the editors who in turn usually take 2 weeks to make a determination about a manuscript. While every effort is made to expedite the review process, it may vary from manuscript to manuscript based on reviewers' responses. In early 2013 our average turnaround time for a manuscript from submission to first editorial decision is approximately 12 weeks.


Publication Frequency

New Media & Society is published six times a year (February - April - June - August - October - December).