Aims & Scope
The journal World of Media. Journal of Russian Media and Journalism Studies (shortened – World of Mediahas been published annually since 2009 by the Faculty of Journalism, Lomonosov Moscow State University. Since 2018, the journal appears on a quaterly basis (4 times a year).
World of Media represents a collection of original research in the field of media and journalism studies conducted by authors from diverse cities and institutions. World of Media is aimed at promoting the development of media and journalism studies in both national and global contexts, and stimulating a wider public interest in the journalism theories, methods, findings and applications generated by research in communication and allied fields.
The journal seeks to publish original research articles of the highest standard in the fields of:
  • Media studies
  • Journalism studies
  • Communication theories
  • Intercultural communication
  • International communication
  • Media policy and regulation
  • Media sociology
  • Media psychology
  • Regional studies
  • Digital media
  • Media communication
While the manuscript is open to all methodological approaches, all submissions are expected to be theoretically grounded.
World of Media is published in the English language.
ISSN 2307-1605 (print)
ISSN 2686-8016 (online)

Reviewing policy
World of Media supports a strict policy of publishing only peer-reviewed articles. All submitted articles are first evaluated by the executive editor to ensure the paper is original, written within the aims and scope of the journal, has clear academic structure and is written in good English language (all accepted papers will have to be later proofread by a native speaker after formal acceptance). Manuscripts that meet the minimum criteria are normally passed on to two expert referees for reviewing. Reviewers are selected among editorial board members and external reviewers based on their professional knowledge and expertise in the topic. The review period usually takes 1-2 months. Reviews are sent to authors by email. Authors should be prepared to perform the revision of the article according to reviewers’ comments. Revised article is sent for the second review. When the article is accepted the notification is sent to the author. The final decision regarding the publication is made by the editor-in-chief. After the volume is published, all authors receive the link to the electronic version of the journal.
Journal accepts for publication 35% of all submissions on average.
For more information see For Authors section.

Open access statement
World of Media journal is committed to real and immediate open access for academic work. All World of Media's articles starting from 2013 are free to access immediately from the date of publication without charge to the user or his/her institution. According to Budapest Open Access Initiative, the journal allows to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of its articles and allows readers to use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author.

There are no article submission, article processing charges or any other charges, and no charge for any reader to download articles for their own scholarly use.

Copyright policy
World of Media journal operates under the Creative Commons Licence CC-BY-NC-ND. Please note that copyright of the content of all articles remains with the designated author of the article. Copyright of the selection and editorial matter remains with the journal represented in this case by the Editor-in-Chief, Anna Gladkova and cannot be used in other publications.

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