Academic journal article Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media

A Note on Submissions from the Review and Criticism Editor-Select

Academic journal article Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media

A Note on Submissions from the Review and Criticism Editor-Select

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The JOBEM Review and Criticism section is primarily devoted to integrative reviews of scholarly books and critical essays. From time to time, the editors will also attempt to offer an overview of particular topical issues or consideration of the evolution of thought about an important topic or research area, including an occasional focus on the achievements of a distinguished scholar or scholars. The primary goal of the section is to provide integrated comparisons of positions, points of view, and scholarly developments through analysis of two or more works. We are very grateful to previous editors, and especially Richard Schaefer of the University of New Mexico, for developing a philosophy and special approach to integrative reviews and scholarly essays.

These integrative review essays will ordinarily run from 1,500 to 5,000 words in length and, while it is possible that singular works may be reviewed, less space will be devoted to such publications. The section will attempt to address recently published works rather those published many years before, although historical perspective is always welcome and an important part of our thinking. In contemplating potential contributions, reviewers should consider seeking advice by contacting the Review and Criticism editor before submitting work about the appropriateness of books for review, as well as the prospective lengths of potential critical reviews.

The Review and Criticism section will devote most of its attention to scholarly works addressing a singular issue and will not ordinarily review textbooks or instructional media sources unless they are regarded as contributing to the original scholarly literature of the field. In keeping with its tradition, the Journal will also encourage an annual section of critical reviews devoted to a single topic area and the section is open with respect to ideology, methodology, and theoretical approaches in all of its reviewed works, and we anticipate that certain areas will emerge for attention. …

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