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Author Guidelines

Manuscripts should be submitted electronically using the journal’s online submission website.

Publication of papers (articles, reviews, interviews etc.) in Mediatization Studies is free of charge and no payment from authors will be expected. Publication in the “Mediatization Studies” journal is free of charges. There are no submission and publication fees.

The form of manuscript:

  • Microsoft Word or Open Office file;
  • Font: Calibri 12-points; line spacing: 1.5; justified;
  • Articles or essays - no more than  40 000 characters (including space);
  • Reviews, conference reports – no more than 15 000 characters (including space);
  • Articles, essays – should be divided into separated parts using bolded headings, the first part – Introduction - is expected to include the goal of the paper, theoretical background, the presentation of methods and the shortened form of research questions or hypotheses; the last part – Conclusions - ought to include the key findings resulted from research process and theoretical reasoning.

All paper proposals  undergo double-blind peer review:

The author's name and affiliation are not allowed to appear in the manuscript – only the title of the paper proposal.  At the same time the author should send separate covering sheet including:

  • full names and academic or professional affiliations of the author(s);
  • postal address, e-mail address and telephone number of the correspondence author;
  • indication of corresponding author’s name;
  • article title;
  • abstract - including the goal of the paper, theoretical background, the presentation of methods and the shortened form of research questions or hypotheses and conclusions;
  • keywords


  • article title
  • abstract
  • keywords
  • main text
  • references


  • acknowledgements
  • appendices

References in the text:

  • Surname of the author and publication date, page number if citation is included: (Smith, 2016) or (Smith, 2016, p. 44);
  • Two authors: (Walker & Allen, 2004); three authors: (Bradley, Ramirez & Soo, 1999);
    When a work has three, four, or five authors, cite all authors the first time the reference occurs; in subsequent citations, include only the surname of the first author followed by et al.;
  • corporate authors: (NIMH, 2003);
  • Two or more works within the same parentheses: (Miller, 1999; Shafranske & Mahoney, 1998);
  • Many works with the same author: (Derryberry & Reed, 2005a, 2005b, in press-a; Rothbart, 2003a,
  • Endnotes – are exceptionally allowed but limited to a minimum;

Reference list:

  • Presented in alphabetical order;
  • maximum seven authors of the work can be listed, if there are eight and more authors  the ellipsis : … is used;
  • If the article or internet source does not include the author’s name – the original title of the article should be used or - if the source has no title – the original title should be given (depending on the content of the source).


Shotton, M. A. (1989). Computer addiction? A study of computer dependency. London, England: Taylor & Francis.


Book chapters

Haybron, D. M. (2008). Philosophy and the science of subjective well-being. In M. Eid & R. J. Larsen (Eds.), The science of subjective well-being (pp. 17–43). New York, NY: Guilford Press.




Journal articles with DOI:

Herbst-Damm, K. L., & Kulik, J. A. (2005). Volunteer support, marital status, and the survival times of terminally ill patients. Health Psychology, 24, 225–229. doi:10.1037/0278-6133.24.2.225

Journal articles without DOI:
Light, M. A., & Light, I. H. (2008). The geographic expansion of Mexican immigration in the United States and its implications for local law enforcement. Law Enforcement Executive Forum Journal, 8(1), 73–82.

Journal articles with DOI (more than seven authors):
Gilbert, D. G., McClernon, J. F., Rabinovich, N. E., Sugai, C., Plath, L. C., Asgaard, G., . . . Botros, N. (2004). Effects of quitting smoking on EEG activation and attention last for more than 31 days and are more severe with stress, dependence, DRD2 A1 allele, and depressive traits. Nicotine and Tobacco Research, 6, 249–267. doi:10.1080/14622200410001676305

Magazine article
Chamberlin, J., Novotney, A., Packard, E., & Price, M. (2008, May). Enhancing worker well-being: Occupational health psychologists convene to share their research on work, stress, and health. Monitor on Psychology, 39(5), 26–29.

Online magazine article
Clay, R. (2008, June). Science vs. ideology: Psychologists fight back about the misuse of research. Monitor on Psychology, 39(6). Retrieved from

Newspaper article
Schwartz, J. (1993, September 30). Obesity affects economic, social status. The Washington Post, pp. A1, A4.

Online newspaper article
Ganster, D. C., Schaubroeck, J., Sime, W. E., & Mayes, B. T. (1991). The nomological validity of the Type A personality among employed adults [Monograph]. Journal of Applied Psychology, 76, 143–168. doi:10.1037/0021-9010.76.1.143

Technical and research reports


Corporate author, government report
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. (2003). Managing asthma: A guide for schools (NIH Publication No. 02-2650). Retrieved from

Authored report, nongovernmental organization
Kessy, S. S. A., & Urio, F. M. (2006). The contribution of microfinance institutions to poverty reduction in Tanzania (Research Report No. 06.3). Retrieved from Research on Poverty Alleviation website:

Conference paper
Liu, S. (2005, May). Defending against business crises with the help of intelligent agent based early warning solutions. Paper presented at the Seventh International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems, Miami, FL.Abstract retrieved from

Message posted to online forum or discussion group
Rampersad, T. (2005, June 8). Re: Traditional knowledge and traditional cultural expressions [Online forum comment]. Retrieved from _can_cultural#comments

Legal documents
Mental Health Systems Act, 42 U.S.C. § 9401 (1988).

Publication in the “Mediatization Studies” journal is free of charges. There are no submission and publication fees.



Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal. Additionally, you have ready to attach with your article signed percentage of author`s work declaration.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
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