Call for guest editors

June 19, 2018

The journal is calling for prospective guest editors who are interested in editing collections of articles on a theme of their choice. This will include conceiving the theme and its parameters, seeking and selecting authors of 5-8 articles through both commissioning and an open call for papers, managing the peer review process, copy-editing articles and contributing a short editorial introduction to the finished collection. Guest editors will be supported throughout the process by the Journal Editor, who will also prepare the final articles for online publication.


This is a valuable opportunity for PG researchers to gain experience of all aspects of peer-reviewed journal publication, as well as developing interaction with peers who have similar research interests. Teams of two or three Guest Editors are acceptable, as well as individuals. Themes can be drawn from any aspect of the subject areas covered by MeCCSA. They should represent a cutting-edge and specific research focus, but be open enough to accommodate a range of disciplinary, methodological and/or geographical areas.


As a guide, some previous special issues have focused on:

•Time and Technology in Popular Culture, Media and Communication

•Branding TV: Transmedia to the Rescue

•Protest and the New Media Ecology


And our forthcoming issues will be on:

•Mediatizing Gaza

•Digital Comics


•New Perspectives on Cinematic Spectatorship and Digital Culture

•New Approaches to Music Listening


Proposals should be no more than 500 words and include:


•A provisional title for the collection

•The proposed theme, including a brief explanation of existing relevant research and what the collection will seek to contribute

•Brief examples of potential contributors (to be commissioned) and article topics (to be included in a call for papers)

•Name(s), institution(s) and e-mail address(es) for the prospective guest editor(s)


Expressions of interest in editing a special issue should be sent to the Journal Editor, Bissie Anderson, at