About Us

Mission Statement

M/C Journal was founded (as "M/C - A Journal of Media and Culture") in 1998 as a place of public intellectualism analysing and critiquing the meeting of media and culture. As such, it is fully blind peer-reviewed, but also open to submissions and responses from anyone on the Internet. We take seriously the need to move ideas outward, so that our cultural debates may have some resonance with wider political and cultural interests. Each issue is organised around a one word theme (see our past issues), and is edited by one or two editors with a particular interest in that theme. The editors change for each issue. Each issue has a feature article which engages with the theme in some detail, followed by several shorter articles.

Citation

A major problem with Internet publications is that of usage and citation of online sources. Without pagination, long articles are awkward to read and individual quotes and references difficult to locate. In terms of length, M/C Journal articles are deliberately shorter than articles in printed academic journals, functioning as interventions into media and culture. In terms of reference, individual paragraphs are numbered as "bits", so that instead of guesses like "about three screens from the end" or a mere "no pagination given", when you cite M/C Journal articles you can refer directly to the bit you're interested in. Additionally, at the end of each piece we provide a reference citation of the article line in MLA and APA styles, which you can copy and paste into your own list of references. There are still no universally accepted ways of citing Internet sources, but we hope this will help.

Editorial Advisory Board

These are the editorial advisors assisting in determining the general direction and development of M/C as well as in reviewing the quality of articles published in the M/C publications.

  • Chair: Liz Ferrier, University of Queensland, Australia
  • Jody Berland, York University, Canada
  • Angi Buettner, Massey University, New Zealand
  • Phil Graham, University of Waterloo, Canada
  • Melissa Gregg, University of Queensland, Australia
  • P. David Marshall, Northeastern University, USA
  • Alan McKee, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
  • Graham Meikle, Macquarie University, Australia

Copyright

The copyrights of M/C Journal articles lie with M/C Journal and the individual authors. The copyright of the M/C Journal design and all other M/C Website pages lie with M/C and its Web designers.

Other than within the limits of academic 'fair use' and the requirements of Web browsing and HTTP proxy storage, M/C Journal pages, articles and other editorial content may not be duplicated or re-published in any electronic or printed form without permission from M/C Journal or the individual authors. Please contact M/C Journal and the respective contributors.

Outside resources linked to from within M/C Journal are beyond the editorial control of M/C Journal and may not reflect the opinions of M/C Journal, which takes no responsibility for their content.