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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.
  • Please submit manuscripts to the editor via email. The online submission system for this journal has not been set up.

    Jeffrey Blevins, Editor

    Jeffrey.Blevins@UC.edu

Author Guidelines

Depending on the nature of the research submissions should conform to either the Notes-Bibliography or Author/Date citation systems The Chicago Manual o/Style 15th ed. rev. of Chicago Press, 2003). Manuscripts should be double-spaced throughout with a detachable title page containing the author(s) full contact information and should not exceed 8,000 words, including endnotes and references.

 

Please submit manuscripts to the editor via email. The online submission system for this journal has not been set up.

 

Jeffrey Blevins, Editor

 

Jeffrey.Blevins@UC.edu

 

 

 

Book Reviews

Democratic Communiqué 

Guidelines for Reviewers

Introduction/themes: Reviews are informative critiques that are likely to be of general interest to readers of Democratic Communique (DC). Review items have been chosen because they respond  to or are to be analyzed from the DC perspectives:

  • Political Economy of Communication
  • Critical Media Analysis
  • Critical Cultural Studies
  • Critical analysis of class/gender/race/labor and communication
  • Alternative Media/Cultural practice

Technical: Reviews should be, on average, 1000 words – no less than 750 and no longer than 1500. Reviews must be submitted within 12 weeks of receipt of the item. Any longer and the review should be cancelled and the item (if hard copy) returned.

The review is titled by all the information about the item(s). In the case of books information should be in the following order: Title of book; author/editor/compiler name(s); number of pages; presence of figures and/or tables; ISBN/ISSN (hardback or paperback); price; city of publisher; name of publisher; year of publication. Here is an example:

 

Appropriating New Media

Edited by Erskin L. Bowles and Karen J. Walker

Xii+394 pp. 53 figs., ISBN 0 501 33728 3 paperback,

US$ 49.95, Roman and Littlefield, Lanham, MD, 2010.

Content Guidelines

1. Briefly describe the contents

2. Indicate the intended audience

3. Evaluate the item on its own terms: how well have the authors/editors achieved their stated aims.

4.You may wish to evaluate those aims and the way  the subject has been handled using all or a few of the following questions:

  • Is the material well selected and well organized?
  • Are the statements of fact accurate?
  • Are the arguments clear and logically presented?
  • Are the conclusions convincing, original and/or important to the discipline and to the themes addressed by DC (see above)?
  • Is the style clear, concise and readable?

5. Comment, if necessary, on the presentation of the item: typography, illustrations, references, index.

6. Conclusion: your name and affiliation.