Fake News and Fraudulent Mediations

deadline for submissions: 
September 30, 2017
full name / name of organization: 
Journal of Communication: Media Watch

Call for Papers: Journal of Media Watch

Fake News and Fraudulent Mediations

Issue Editor: Dr. Sony J. Raj
Editor-in-Chief, The Journal of Media Watch
Department of Communication
MacEwan University, Edmonton, AB, Canada

Email: sonyjraj@gmail.com

September 30, 2017 (Full paper submission)

Global media empires are now in the grey shades of fake news. News manufactured for propaganda. World leaders were the targets. Misleading, deceptive, hoaxes, misinformation, malicious, and fraudulent news are propagated in media. Still motives are political; via for business. “The onion scaling” model of news creation makes the world most misinformed. Right and freedom for information is clearly at stake. News manufactured in the hideous editorial factories for feeding the millions, who are out of the powerhouses of information verification.

Neologism in the media world is making targets from Donald Trump to Narendra Modi. From beef to bomb explosions, fake news is becoming the buzzword of the Journalism spectrum. Imposter content, fabrication, tampering, concealing, manipulating, magnifying…..all at news as the locus point. Journal of Media Watch dedicates the forthcoming issue on the enigma of fake news and fraudulent media practices. We invite research articles/papers for the January 2018 issue on the following sub-themes:

  • Fake news/Neologism                          
  • Manufacturing  news
  • Agenda Setting and Framing                              
  • News casting/Lying press
  • Propaganda and News                                         
  • Internet meme
  • Trolling/Disambiguation                       
  • Impersonating news
  • Internet/News manipulation
  • De-individuation/Ad-hominem

Contributors are encouraged to query the editors (editor@mediawatchjournal.in; mediawatchjournal@gmail.com) in a short e-mail describing their paper to determine suitability for publication. Journal of Media Watch will only accept true, original and pure fundamental and empirical research papers which were not published before in any publications.

Abstract: The abstracts should define objectives, theoretical framework and methodological approach, as well as possible contributions for the advancement of knowledge in the field. As a length measure, each submission should have an abstract of 100-150 words. Authors should provide five or six keywords for their abstract to facilitate online searching.

Length: As the journal is primarily print-based, we encourage articles or manuscripts, including references, tables, and charts, should range between 20-30 pages (7000-8000 words).

Style: References should also follow APA style (6th Edition).

Guidelines for submission are available in the journal website: www.mediawatchjournal.in

TitleMaximum 12 words

Review Process: Authors are informed when manuscripts are received. Each manuscript is pre-viewed prior to distribution to appropriate reviewers. Manuscripts are anonymously reviewed. Once all reviews are returned, a decision is made and the author is notified. Manuscripts should consist of original material, and not currently under consideration by other journals. Author(s) have to submit the copyrights declaration permission to Media Watch before final consideration of the paper.

Cover Page: (for review purposes): Include title of manuscript, date of submission, author’s name, title, mailing address, business and home phone number, and email address. Please provide a brief biographical sketch and acknowledge if the article was presented as a paper or if it reports a funded research project.

Software Format: Submit papers in both Word (.doc) and Pdf.

Indexing & Citations: Journal of Media Watch is indexed and citied in 25 international database, citation and indexing agencies including SCOPUS, CrossRef, EBSCOS, Ulrich, Ebscos, J-Gate, Proquest, Google Scholar, ResearchBib, MIAR etc. Journal of Media Watch is subscribed in major university library data base in Asia, Europe and USA. Journal of Media Watch is considered for inclusion by the famous database such as ISI, Thomson Reuters and Nature.

Plagiarism Check: All the submitted papers will undergo mandatory online plagiarism check through plagiarism software’s such as Turnitin and Safe Assign. Contributors are encouraged to do plagiarism check before they submit for the publication. Any submitted paper with more than 10 % match will be rejected without any feedback from the editorial board.

Submission & Acceptance: Paper published in any journals, book chapters, monograms or abstracts presented in any conference or published in any conference proceedings will not be considered for publication. We strongly discourage on the submission of any such.

We strongly recommend you share this call for papers among researchers who you think may be interested in submitting papers for the issue of the journal.

Information: For further information and inquiries about the proposed issue and journal, in case of need, please do not hesitate to contact the editor-in-chief of the journal, Dr. Sony Jalarajan Raj via e-mail: sonyjraj@gmail.com

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