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Publishing Policies and Guidelines for Contributors

Arab Media & Society is the journal of the Kamal Adham Center for Television and Digital Journalism in the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the American University in Cairo. The journal publishes in English and Arabic biannually, in Summer and Winter. We accept submissions of quantitative or qualitative academic scholarship addressing any aspect of media or journalism and the Arab world. Each issue of Arab Media & Society is themed, please refer to our Call for Papers for information on whether your topic is applicable to our upcoming issue.

For our Ethical Guidelines click here.


Arab Media & Society accepts manuscript submissions of original research from academics, graduate students, and researchers. While the work may be abridged from a thesis or dissertation, submissions must be original, previously unpublished, and not under review elsewhere. Manuscripts must be under 10 000 words, including all bibliographic material, and conform to the Chicago Manual of Style. Files should be in 12-point font, double spaced, and paginated. All submissions should include a brief abstract (maximum 150 words), keywords, and the name of author(s), title, affiliation, and contact information. Any figures or images should be sent as separate files. Manuscripts are to be submitted using our online form or sent as Word documents to editor@arabmediasociety.com by the deadline stated in our Call for Papers.

Review Process

Arab Media & Society follows the double-blind process for review. Once a manuscript is deemed suitable for review, authors may expect to receive feedback within four weeks, although times may vary. Should a manuscript be recommended for publication with modifications, authors are expected to resend the amended manuscript within one to two weeks. The exact deadline will be set by the editor. Once a manuscript has been accepted and approved for publication, authors will be notified.

Book Reviews

The journal also accepts book review submissions. To be considered, the publication date of the book must be within three years of the submission date. Reviews should be between 1500 and 2500 words and must include a brief outline of the topics covered (30 percent) as well as detailed and critical analysis of the work (70 percent). Like other submissions, files should be in 12-point font, double-spaced, paginated, and sent as word files using our online form or to editor@arabmediasociety.com.

Other Submissions

In addition to our biannual issues, Arab Media & Society publishes content on our website throughout the year. This includes long-form journalism, reporting, podcasts, video coverage of events, conference reports, and interviews. If you have an article or idea you would like to share, submit it using our online form or email it to editor@arabmediasociety.com.

Publishing Policy

Arab Media & Society is committed maintaining and improving our practices in compliance with the standards of scholarly publishing. We take seriously the importance of ethical practices in academic research, and have established guidelines to help prevent and identify misconduct. These include mechanisms for prevention of conflict of interest, a thorough system of double-blind peer-review for all scholarly articles, and a committee to handle suspected cases of misconduct including duplication, data falsification, plagiarism, and issues of authorship. The views and opinions expressed in published articles are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the position of Arab Media & Society, the Kamal Adham Center for Television and Digital Journalism, or the American University in Cairo. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns related to our content or publishing practices.

Detailed submission guidelines can be accessed by clicking the link below. We strongly encourage all prospective authors to thoroughly review them prior to submitting any manuscript. SUBMISSION GUIDELINES