About the Journal

Galactica Media: Journal of Media Studies is a periodic academic e-journal without printed forms (since 2019). The journal publishes scholastic articles, reviews, information resources, reports of expeditions, conferences and other scientific materials.

Journal publishes articles on quarterly basis.

Our online edition is devoted to the topical issues in the field of studies of media and mass culture in the broadest coverage of: history, cultural studies, anthropology, philosophy, etc.

The title of the journal was chosen as a reference to the work of the famous theorist of media culture, Herbert Marshall McLuhan, who in his periodization of the invention and assimilation by mankind of mass communications (media) introduced the concept of "Galaxy" (Galaxy of Gutenberg, Galaxy Marconi, etc.).

Aim and Scope

Project goal is to create a virtual platform for exchange of views and discussions in the field of studies of media and mass culture. We strive to ensure that our network publishing performs an important scientific function – communication and information, which allows not only to accumulate new achievements in this area, but also serves as the basis for new discoveries and insights.

Online edition maintains its principles – to ensure the intercultural dialogue and to reduce the conflict of civilizations. It adheres to the philosophy of non-violence, cultural and religious tolerance. The editorial Board aims at removing language barriers while maintaining respect for the national culture of each nation, residing on the small planet Earth.

We accept articles in the following spheres:

History including anthropology;
Philosophy;
Theory and history of culture.

But this does not mean at all that articles and other materials of the authors written in other branches of knowledge will be categorically rejected. All materials submitted to the editors will be carefully selected and sent for double-blind review.

Which does not mean though that any article sent to the editor will be accepted for our online edition. Any unscientific or not based on facts article will be rejected by the editors.

All articles are published FREE, but the fee is not paid to the authors.

The Author Self-Archiving Policy

This journal permits and encourages authors to post items submitted to the journal on personal websites or institutional repositories both prior to and after publication, while providing bibliographic details that credit, if applicable, its publication in this journal.

Author Guidelines

Our site is moderated automatically. Consequently, articles uploaded to our site are first controlled by an automated system, and then routed to our editorial staff. Any non-compliance with our outlined standards will prevent uploading your work, even if it otherwise meets all academic article requirements. Therefore, we ask that you comply with all the requirements we have outlined in order to promptly publish your submitted article in our e-journal. More details>>

Editorial Review Procedures

Authors must submit two separate files in order for their article to be considered for publication – one containing the text of the article, the other containing the author’s biographical information. More details>>

Ethics

Galactica Media: Journal of Media Studies (GMD) is an e-journal that has as its mission the development of deep, through academic discussion on topics regardless of their nature: they may touch upon issues of gender, religion, ethnicity, the environment, ethical, political and other controversial topics. More details>>

Plagiarism Policy

In order to ensure the quality of published materials and copyright compliance, all manuscripts submitted to the editors are tested for plagiarism (borrowing) (Antiplagiat software - https://www.antiplagiat.ru/) and only after that are sent for review. More details>>

Retraction Guidelines

The policy of the Galactica Media: Journal of Media Studies regarding the withdrawal (retraction) of publications is based on the recommendation of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)More details>>

Open Access Statement

All issues of the e-journal and all materials published in it are freely available in the “Current Issue” and “Archive” sections of our web-site. When copying any such content the users must make a link to the e-journal or a reference to the author(s) of the specific paper. More details>>

Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party. More details>>

Licence

Until 2020, materials in this online publication were published on the basis of a public license Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)

Since 2020, all materials in this e-journal are published on the basis of a «Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

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The list of currently relevant sections

General Theory
Subaltern Studies and Media
Game Studies
Cinema Studies
Mass Culture
New Media and Human Communication
Body Oriented Media Theory
Media Literacy Skills
Media Activism
Media Ecology
Critics & Reviews
Miscellanea