Submission Guidelines

The Global Media Journal – German Edition encourages national and international media scholars, media professionals, and graduate students to submit scholarly articles, critical essays, graduate research results, book reviews, and opinion pieces related to International and Intercultural Communication. Submission and processing of articles are free of charge according to our Open Access policy.

Submission Criteria

The journal welcomes themes that explore the broad boundaries of communication and media studies, especially in relation to international and intercultural communication studies, including, but not limited to print media, broadcasting, radio, information and communication technologies, alternative media, political communication, journalism, and research methodologies. In consultation with the Advisory Board, Editors select proposed topics. Accordingly, Guest-Editors and Special Editions are welcome and can be submitted to the editorial board.

All manuscripts submitted to GMJ-DE should meet the standards of good academic practice. Furthermore, those manuscripts should be original and not under consideration for another publication while being reviewed.

To facilitate the editorial process as well as the cooperation with our authors, the editorial board compiled the following style guide:

Style guide for authors

Submission Process

In order to submit a manuscript to GMJ-DE, you are required to log in to our site. If you are not yet registered, please complete the form here. If you are already registered, please click on the manuscript submission button.

All contributed academic articles in the GMJ-DE will go through a double blind peer-review-process and will be reviewed by academics working in relevant fields. Submissions to other sections (invited papers, essays, notes from the field, graduate papers and book reviews) will be reviewed by the GMJ-DE managing editors and/or guest editors and editorial board prior to publication.

All copyrights and publishing rights remain with the author, but authors are obliged to sign a publication contract with the University of Erfurt to alienate publication rights for online publication in the digital library of Thueringen. All publications receive a permanent digital identifier (DOI) and will be archived in the Digital Library Thueringen ( For content published in the GMJ-DE the Creative Commons Licence CC-BY 4.0 applies.