Aim & Scope

JOURNAL OF MEDIA HORIZONS (JMH) welcomes high quality contributions investigating topics in the fields of mass media, communication and public relations, from theoretical, empirical and critical perspectives. The JMH mainly favors original and articulate research papers, but theory-focused articles, book reviews and other scientific contributions are also welcome.

  • Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

  • Peer Review Process

All contributions are subject to a blind peer review process. All received manuscripts will be sent to one or more referees. Authors will be notified whether their papers are accepted for publication or not. The authors whose contributions are accepted for publication will be sent the referee form in which is mentioned if revisions are required or if the paper is accepted as it stands. The authors requested to submit revisions for review will send the new versions of their articles to the editor (the deadline for submitting the revised papers will be mentioned by the editor in the correspondence with the author(s)). All submitted work must not have been published elsewhere or be currently under review for any other publication.

  • Info for Reviewers

If you need additional information, contact us via e-mail.

editor@jmh.com.pk

Criteria:

  • Relevance of theme/s & originality
  • Argumentative structure & clarity
  • Methodological integrity & use of data (if applicable)
  • Use of literature & theory
  • Language – quality of communication

The reviewers will provide a score for each criterion, an overall recommendation, and comments.

  • Code of Ethics

We suggest that all prospective Authors and Reviewers read the COPE recommendations before submitting or reviewing manuscripts. To highlight those ethical commitments we consider basic, we present in the following a nonexclusive set of stringent rules guiding the submission, selection, evaluation, feedback, and publication processes at the JMH.

  1. Authors who submit an article to the JMH thereby commit themselves to their being the sole owners and originators of the manuscript. Previously published (entirely or partially) manuscripts will not be accepted. Plagiarism, falsification or fabrication of data, and/or the omission of significant material will lead to the rejection of the manuscript and the termination of all relations with the author(s). Authors are solely responsible for all statements, citations and materials included in the manuscripts they submit to the JMH.
  2. All papers submitted to the JMH undergo a thorough, objective and fair peer review process. Reviewers should evaluate all manuscripts professionally, objectively and fairly, without allowing for any kind of interfering from personal biases or interests in their comments and/or recommendations. Evaluators should deliver their reviews promptly, and they should ensure the confidentiality of the peer review process.

III. Editors manage the publication and peer-review processes in a confidential, unbiased and professional manner. They have editorial independence; the selection and final decision for the publication of manuscripts is based only on the scholarly merits of the materials. Responsibility for acceptance and rejection of all papers submitted rests with the Editors; their decisions, however, should be informed by feedback from Reviewers. Exceptionally, Editors may reject manuscripts that they consider inappropriate given RJCPR’s (and general academic) standards without any further review process.

  • Plagiarism Screening

JMH uses the Turnitin software to check submitted papers for plagiarism.

  • Publication Frequency

JMH has Four issues each year (March, June, September and December). Occasionally, it publishes additional special issues.

  • Archiving

This journal utilizes the Different Data Base system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration.