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.

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 be original and not under consideration for another publication while reviewed.

All copyrights and publishing rights remain with the author, but authors are obliged to sign a publication contract with the University of Erfurt in order 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-NC-ND applies.

In order to to facilitate the editorial process as well as the cooperation with our authors, the editorial board compiled the following styleguide:

Style Guide for Authors

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.

According to the high-profile aspiration of the GMJ-DE and in the sense of the promotion of scientific discourse and cumulative research the Editors emphasise the transparency of data and methods of data generation. Therefore, we encourage the authors to document their source of data as a precondition for secondary analyses.