What types of material will JoCTEC publish?

Original refereed research articles in both brief and full format as well as software or book reviews.  As an online-only journal, JoCTEC follows the most stringent standards of double-blind peer review, and encourages cutting edge and innovative scholarship that is of great use to field at large.  This therefore includes not only research articles but also commentary on software and practices for doing research.  We encourage engaged, civil, debate on topics and issues that are of practically applied and more theoretically driven outcomes.

The Journal of Communication Technology is and will remain a cross-cutting interdisciplinary media studies journal, which is thus interested in contributions from disciplines related to or impacted by innovations in media, such as political science, sociology, medicine, and philosophy, among others.

Please read our submission guidelines below.

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. Prepare the manuscript using APA (6th ed) citation style, with text of no more than 9,000 words (inclusive of abstract, figures/tables, and references), using third-person pronouns for the author(s).
  2. Submit the manuscript in Word format with all author-identifying information omitted to allow blinded peer review.
  3. Confirm manuscript is not before another journal for consideration, and that the manuscript has not been previously published, including in a language other than English.

Copyright Notice

All manuscripts are published under a Creative Commons license: Attribution 4.0 International (CC-BY).

Authors retain the copyrights of their published works and allow others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work’s authorship and initial publication in this journal.

Authors are free to use, reuse and share their articles without any embargo period, provided that the journal is acknowledged as the original venue of publication. This freedom includes, for example, posting the article in an institutional repository or publishing it in a book.

Authors are also permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to, during, and after the submission process and publication of the article.

Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.

Submit Papers

Once ready, please submit your paper(s) to Associate Editor Linwan Wu at