Journalism & Mass Communications Abstracts (formerly Journalism Abstracts) includes abstracts of dissertations and theses accepted for graduate degrees. The abstracts were prepared by the student authors and represent research theses. The abstracts of creative projects done to complete the graduate degree are excluded. The exclusion policy reflects the shared desire of the editor and the Editorial Board of Journalism & Mass Communication Abstracts to promote graduate student research in mass communication.
ORGANIZATION & ABSTRACT SEARCH
The abstract database may be searched by author’s name, institution, year, and subject for theses, dissertations or both. The keyword search is a mixture of key words taken from the abstracts and general terms assigned by the editor. For abstracts prior to 1998, individual editions should be examined.
Each abstract entry includes the title, author name, degree, year degree was awarded, advisor, institution, assigned keywords, and an abstract. In most instances, the author's email is provided for additional contact.
OBTAINING COMPLETE STUDIES
A copy of the complete doctoral dissertation described in any abstract in Journalism & Mass Communication Abstracts may be purchased in paper or microform format from University Microfilms International (www.umi.com), 300 North Zeeb Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48106-1346 (call 1-800-521-0600) or ProQuest Information and Learning (http://tls.il.proquest.com). A copy of the complete dissertation or masters thesis usually may be borrowed through the interlibrary loan services from the university library in which it is shelved (the university granting the degree). Some masters theses are available for purchase through University Microfilms.
HOW TO SUBMIT ABSTRACTS
Those seeking to submit items to Journalism & Mass Communication Abstracts may follow the directions provided in past editions of Journalism and Mass Communication Abstracts or by contacting the editor at Arkansas State University by mail at the address listed below or e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org). Instructions and submission sheets are sent to graduate program directors of schools listed as having advanced degrees in the AEJMC Directory several times each year. A downloadable submission form is available. Click here to download the official submission form. Please complete the form and attach one copy of the abstract that you wish to submit. Please limit thesis abstracts to 250 words and dissertations to 500 words. Entries exceeding these limits will be edited.
NEED MORE INFORMATION?
Correspondence should be sent to:
Jennifer McGill, AEJMC Executive Director
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Columbia, SC 29210-5667
FAX: 803-772-3509; Email AEJMC
Back copies: Paperback copies through Volume 37 are available from the publisher, AEJMC, 234 Outlet Pointe Blvd, Columbia, SC 29210-5667. Tel. 803-798-0271. Newer submissions are only available on-line at www.aejmc.org/abstracts/index.