Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly
Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly focuses on research in journalism and mass communication. Each issue features reports of original investigation, presenting the latest developments in theory and methodology of communication, international communication, journalism history, and social and legal problems. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly also contains book reviews. Refereed. Published four times a year.
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2. Abstract and author information. An abstract of no more than 100 words should be included as a separate electronic file, and the abstract should indicate all author identification and contact information, institutional affiliation, and any funding sources. Authors should provide four or fewer key words or terms on the abstract that identify the content of the submission. Author identification should not appear anywhere except on the abstract page.
3. Style. For final acceptance, use Chicago Manual of Style (16th. ed.) guidelines. For law manuscripts, Chicago refers you elsewhere for certain citations. Do not use in-text references, i.e., (Weston, 1972). Do not use op. cit., ibid., or loc. cit. In ordinary text, whole numbers from one through ninety-nine are spelled out. However, when normally spelled numbers cluster in a sentence or paragraph, use figures. Use % instead of percent. Underline or italicize names of cities when using newspaper names, i.e., New York Times. In endnotes and book review headings, use postal code abbreviations for states; in regular copy, state names are spelled out.
4. Heading Styles. First-level headings are typed in bold italic and justified left. Second-level headings are indented and typed in bold italic. Third-level headings are indented and typed in italic. Note example:
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5. Tables. When creating tables, use the Word (or similar software) table feature, MacIntosh Word using the “Insert Table“ command, or Quark with tabs. Do not duplicate material in text and tables. Tables and figures should be used only when they substantially aid the reader, not merely because computers make tables easy to create.
Basic Endnote Style:
1. Todd Gitlin, Inside Prime Time (NY: Pantheon, 1985), 82. [Note that page numbers do not carry the pp. or p. prefix.]
2. Joseph R. Dominick, “Children’s Viewing of Crime Shows and Attitudes on Law Enforcement,” Journalism Quarterly 51 (spring 1974): 5-12.
3. Leon V. Sigal, “Sources Make the News,” in Reading the News, ed. Robert Karl Manoff and Michael Schudson (NY: Pantheon Books, 1986), 9-37.
4. Ruthann Weaver Lariscy, Spencer F. Tinkham, Heidi Hatfield Edwards, and Karyn Ogata Jones, “The ‘Ground War’ of Political Campaigns: Nonpaid Activities in U.S. State Legislative Races,” Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly 81 (autumn 2004): 477-97.
5. Robert K. Manoff and Michael Schudson, eds., Reading the News (NY: Pantheon Books, 1986), 8.
6. “Nicaragua’s Bitter Harvest,” New York Times, December 23, 1983, sec. A, p. 2.
7. E.W. Caspari and R. E. Marshak, “The Rise and Fall of Lysenko,” Science, July 16, 1965, 275-78.
8. Jean Folkerts, “William Allen White: Press, Power and Party Politics” (Ph.D. diss., University of Kansas, 1981), 182-84.
9. George A. Donohue, Clarice N. Olien, and Phillip J. Tichenor, “Knowledge Gaps and Smoking Behavior” (paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Association for Public Opinion Research, Lancaster, PA, 1990). [When association is AEJMC, use initials only.]
10. “Currents in the News,” U.S. News and World Report, February 11, 1980, 5.
Shortened, or Second References:
1. Gitlin, Inside Prime Time, 2.
2. Dominick, “Children’s Viewing,” 8.
3. Sigal, “Sources Make the News,” 22.
4. Lariscy et al., “The ‘GroundWar’ of Political Campaigns,” 481. [Use et al. only with 4 or more authors.]
5. Donohue, Olien, and Tichenor, “Knowledge Gaps and Smoking Behavior.”
See: http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide.html (accessed March 5, 2007).
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