As an open access thematic and bilingual journal with original scholarship in both English and Arabic, Arab Media & Society offers unique and specialized research for both regional and international audiences. Since 2016, the Editorial Team at Arab Media & Society has been working diligently to improve the international standing and visibility of the journal. These efforts have encompassed several elements including the introduction of Arabic scholarship, successful international indexing with Scopus (Elsevier), as well as local and regional indexing. Since our indexing in 2018, we have successfully increased our impact and citations and boosted our overall ranking. This effort is a collaborative one, led by our Editorial Team with the invaluable support of our esteemed Editorial Board and the dedication of the diverse array of international contributing scholars.
While we take great pride in the progress we have made thus far, we have ambitious targets over the next several years to position ourselves as a premier specialized journal within all three categorizations delineated by Scopus and Scimago, with a particular focus on improving our Communication ranking. This marks our first Publisher’s Report, which we have compiled to both clearly lay out our strengths and weaknesses as a means to support our growth, and as a commitment to the transparency of the journal and our publisher, the Kamal Adham Center for Television and Digital Journalism, at the American University in Cairo. Arab Media & Society publishes biannually both online and in print.
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