Call for Papers

Teaching Journalism & Mass Communication, the official research and comment journal of the Small Programs Interest Group within the Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication, seeks original research and other articles to be considered for publication in the Fall 2016 edition of the online journal. Deadline: July 1, 2016.

Contact TJMC editor Brian Steffen
with possible ideas or to submit works for consideration. Please include the subject line “TJMC Submission” in your queries and submissions. TJMC publishes a number of types of articles that serve the members of SPIG and our field as a whole. Also, please indicate in the first paragraph of your email which of the following sections for which you would like your submission to be considered:


Papers should present research on practical teaching and learning issues within journalism and mass communication. All methods (quantitative, qualitative, interpretive, participatory, and theoretical) are welcome. All papers undergo double-blind review. Papers shall be no more than 8,000 words in length, including tables and references, with an abstract of no more than 150 words. Keywords should be included at the end of the abstract. Identifying and contact information should be on a separate page from the abstract and article. APA style should be followed. Send papers to Brian Steffen.

Scholarship of Application

Essays that explore a lesson or course, with some detailed attention to course outline, strategies, challenges and outcomes. When possible, writers are encouraged to utilize the web to illustrate the experience through links and/or multimedia. These articles are reviewed and accepted by the editor-in-chief and do not undergo double-blind review. Send papers to Brian Steffen.

Teaching+ & Industry

Pieces of 800-1,000 words are reviewed and accepted by the editor-in-chief and do not undergo double-blind review. Columns are published on two topics:

  • Teaching+: Issues affecting the professoriate in and out of the classroom.
  • Industry: Commentary on issues in journalism, public relations and other JMC fields of interest to academia.

Send papers to Brian Steffen.


Pieces of varying lengths that review books, software, film, apps, and web resources are reviewed and accepted by the reviews editor and do not undergo double-blind review. Contact Reviews Editor Jim Sernoe.

All articles in TJMC are published under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. Copyright is retained by authors.