Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The journal aims to publish studies at the intersection of communication and media studies, including topics as politics (policy), culture, and society grasped by mediatization context. The general idea of the topics includes: political communication, media & communication studies; (inter)cultural communication; traditional and new media in local and global communication.

The detailed topics

1) mediatization theory – conceptual studies devoted to its essence, different stages and manifestation, as well as its verification in diverse social conditions (conceptualizing mediatization);

2) methodological challenges for mediatization research;

3) changing roles of old media and new media usage (mediated- and computer-mediated communication; various aspects of media convergence);

4) dimensions of mediatization:

  • mediatization of politics (power), policymaking and political participation;
  • mediatization of popular culture and styles of life (transcultural and transnational  perspectives; mediatization in late modernity; changing social practices of media usage and mediatized practices of everyday life);
  • mediatization of religion in transnational and transcultural perspectives;
  • mediatization of business and marketing techniques;
  • understanding political, social and cultural change, using the lens of mediatization concept;
  • philosophy of media(tization) and mediatized communication: axiology, epistemology, and ontology of mediatized world(s);
  • media linguistics;
  • social change inspired by mediatisation;
  • media as political/cultural institutions;
  • media and constructivism: mediated reflection of the real world and the construction of reality (“pictures of the world in our heads”);
  • dynamics of mediatization processes in different geographical, political and cultural regions/environments (comparative mediatization research);
  • political economy of mediatization;
  • mediatization processes in historical perspective


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Reviews and Interviews

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

All the articles submitted for publication are peer-reviewed after the preliminary evaluation by members of editorial team.

Submission of the article is equivalent to the contributor’s statement of having the manuscript reviewed.

Each article is being reviewed by two external referees, the list of referees is being published each year on the official website of Mediatization Studies.

The processes of review are blind and anonymous (double blind review proces).

The Author is informed about the result of the review.

The processes of review in Mediatization Studies follow the code of good practices by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education („Dobre praktyki w procedurach recenzyjnych w nauce”, Warsaw 2011).


Publication Frequency

The journal is issued on a yearly basis with the intention to start a half-yearly in 2020.


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.



Reviewers list

Juliana Abdul Wahab, Daniela Agostinho, Olgierd Annusewicz, Anna Bendrat, Tomasz Bielak, Barbara Brodzińska-Mirowska, Michał Bukowski, Ekaterina Grishaeva, Damian Guzek, Martin Hand, Agnieszka Hess, Magdalena Hodalska, Katarzyna Kopecka-Piech, Bartłomiej Łódzki, Agnieszka Łukasik-Turecka, Dimitra Milioni, Dorota Piontek, Aleksandra Seklecka, Ola Svenonius, Łukasz Tomczak, Kristin Veel, Łukasz Wojtkowski


Ethical Publishing Practices for the journal “Mediatization Studies”

Editorial Board of “Mediatization Studies” declares to follow the Principles of Transparency and Best Practices in Scholarly Publishing introduced by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE, third version of January 2018), including especially the following informational, governing and accessibility practices:

1)   Comprehensive information about the journal and publication process clearly stated on the journal’s website, including among others:

-  an ‘Aims and Scope’ statement


-  the unique name of the journal

-  policies related to the peer review procedure

-  Editorial Team members with contact information

-  Scientific Board constituted by professional members being widely recognized media and communication scholars.

2) Copyright statement and License agreement enabling to follow the principles of publishing ethics, especially concerning authorship and policy of intellectual property.

3) The whole publication process is free of charge for Authors, and the content of the journal is openly available (Open Access).

4) The journal does not accept any forms of unethical policies, such as predatory publishing practices or editorial instructions, inauthentic journal self-citation or any other fraudulent practices.


Full version of COPE principles: https://publicationethics.org/resources/guidelines-new/principles-transparency-and-best-practice-scholarly-publishing