Submitted papers should be no longer than 5 000 words, accompanied by a short abstract, up to 200 words, and contain 5-7 key words. The title page should include the title of the paper, the name of the author(s), full title and the affiliation of the author(s) (full name of the institution and department, city, country, e-mail address). Abstract, key words, title and information about the author should be written in English. The text of the article should be written in good English.
List of references should include only publications cited in the article. Citations in the text should be accompanied by round brackets containing last name(s) of the author(s), year of publication and page(s). Example: (Johnes, 2008: 115).
The manuscript should be typed in 1,5-spacing on one side of the paper only, using Times New Roman 14 font. Margins are 2 cm on all sides. Tables and figures (illustrations) should be embedded into the text.
The paper should contain the following parts: abstract (230+ words), keywords (5-7 words), main text (4000-5000 words) and references.
Abstract. The abstract should describe briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results and major conclusions. An abstract is often presented separately from the article, so it must be able to stand alone.
Key words (5-7 words).
Introduction. It should include goals of the research, main research questions, hypothesis, literature review and background.
Methods. This part should include research design and procedure, description of the sample and the methods used.
Results. This section should present the original data obtained during your research.
Conclusion. This part should show how the data received refers to your hypothesis, how it can be interpreted, what predictions can be made based upon your research and how your research contributes to the theoretical field of journalism and mass communication studies in general, or to any particular aspect of it.
Please note: The World of Media journal uses the Harvard references style. Here you can find the bibliography examples. Please read this document carefully. If you have any questions please contact editors (email@example.com) .
After the article is accepted for publication, the author receives an editor’s confirmation, and then page proofs. The author reads page proofs to correct errors and answer the editor’s questions.
The publication is free of charge.
All authors should submit their papers electronically. The papers (.doc) should be sent to the e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org
Since 2018, the journal appears 4 times a year, so we accept papers throughout the whole year.
When the manuscript is submitted, the proceeding starts, and the notification is sent to the author. 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. Please, be prepared to perform the revision of the article according to reviewer’s 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.
Please note: all manuscripts submitted by Russian researchers must be accompanied by a conclusion of the expert commission or the head expert, confirming that the prepared paper and other materials intended for publication do not contain information constituting a state secret, are not classified as a secret, and can be published publicly.
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 World of Media journal represented in this case by the editor-in-chief, Anna Gladkova and cannot be used in other publications.
World of Media requires that submitted manuscripts are solely the author’s own work and not the work of others, unless explicit permission has been granted. This includes text, figures and tables. All persons designated as authors should qualify for authorship. Each author should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for it. It is the corresponding authors’ responsibility to seek permission from each author to publish the materials and to get consensus on the authorship before submission to the journal.
The articles must be authentic and should not contain manipulated data or fraudulent information. This also applies to direct translation between different languages. Articles should describe results as accurately as possible, and avoid using statements of opinions as facts. The manuscript should present the results in a direct way and avoid misleading the reader or causing misunderstandings. It is important to discuss the significance of the results; at the same time, it is crucial not to over-interpret the results. Excessive or biased interpretation will not contribute to scientific progress and will mislead readers.
Plagiarism & Self-plagiarism
Plagiarism is a significant violation of truthfulness and involves stealing intellectual property or taking credit for other individuals' work. The responsibility for plagiarism lies ultimately with the writer.
World of Media uses Antiplagiat software to detect instances of overlapping and similar text in submitted manuscripts.
- Use quotation marks around words taken verbatim from a source
- Change no part of quotation within the context of the sentence
- Use single marks for a quotation within a quotation
- Use ellipses (a space and three periods) for a part of the quotation omitted.
- Use brackets around added words
- Limit the use of direct quotes
- Attempt to paraphrase the information, or summarize the information derived from a variety of sources using own words
Proofreading by a native speaker
The editors inform the authors that the final version of the manuscript (as approved by the editorial board after implementation of all the necessary amendments in response to reviewers’ comments) is to be proofread by a native English speaker. An article may be proofread using either American or British English, but uniformity of the style is mandatory. It is the author's responsibility to arrange proofreading once the paper is accepted for publication, and the confirmation is sent to the author.
Please, note: all authors submitting manuscripts to the World of Media journal affirm that the manuscript contents are original, and the article is not considered by another title at the time of submission. All authors, editors and reviewers agree to follow the journal’s Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement.
By submitting their manuscripts, authors also agree with the journal's open access policy and allow the journal to include accepted manuscripts (both metadata and full text) into Russian and international scientific databases and information systems accompanied by full author(s)' details (name, institution, contact information, etc.) directly after publication and for an indefinite period afterwards.