About the Journal

Aim and Scope
Journal of Journalism, Media Science & Creative Arts is Bi-annual, a peer-reviewed publication published by Contemporary Science Research Publisher. It aims to promote original research in communication studies, media studies, and related fields; scholars are invited to submit manuscripts addressing any area of communication and media studies, including, but not limited to, mass communication, international communication, educational technology, rhetorical approaches to media, critical cultural studies, computer-mediated communication, political media, health communication, and organizational/corporate communication.



Media Science

Creative Arts

1.      Theories and conceptual frameworks of journalism 

2.      Epistemological concerns in journalism studies 

3.      Methodological best practices in journalism studies 

4.      Political dimensions of journalism 

5.      Ethical and legal concerns and practices in journalism 

6.      Social and cultural dimensions of journalism 

7.      Technology and journalism 

8.      Economic aspects of journalism 

9.      Journalism and its audiences 

10.  Historical inquiries into journalism 

11.  Issues of diversity in journalism 

12.  History of Journalism

13.  Media Laws

14.  Investigative Journalism

15.  Citizen Journalism

16.  Sports Journalism

17.  Trade journalism

18.   Entertainment journalism.

19.   Peace Journalism

20.  Opinion journalism.

21.  Watchdog journalism.

22.   Tabloid Journalism 

23.  Yellow Journalism

24.   Tabloid Journalism

25.   Advocacy Journalism




1.      Advertising and Marketing

2.      Broadcasting

3.      Business Promotions in Media

4.      Cinema and Documentary

5.      Communication Theory

6.      Crisis Communication

7.      Educational Multimedia and E-Learning

8.      Hypermedia and Multimedia

9.      Digital Media

10.  Intercultural Communication

11.  Media Training and Workforce Development

12.  Organizations and Social Media

13.  Photography from Film to Digital

14.  Postmodern Culture

15.  Privacy in Social Networking

16.  Psychology of Media and Communications

17.  Reputational Economies

18.  Security and Intellectual Property Management

19.  Telepresence and Time-Space Compressions

20.  Visual Culture and Youth Culture

21.  Web Design

22.  Music Studies

23.  Broadcast Journalism

24.  Theater

25.  Science journalism




1.      Theories on Design Creativity and Innovation

2.      Cognition of Design Creativity

3.      Innovative Process

4.      Inventive Process

5.      Analogical Reasoning for Design Creativity and Innovation

6.      Design Synthesis

7.      Method and Tools for Design Creativity and Innovation

8.      Representation of Design Creativity and Innovation

9.      Education for Design Creativity and Innovation

10.  Concept Generation and Inspiration

11.  Illustration

12.  Illustration design

13.  Architectural history

14.  Architectural history

15.  Motion media design

16.  Graphic design

17.  Historic preservation

18.  Architecture

19.  Animation

20.  Design management

21.  Painting

22.  Performing arts

23.  Photography

24.  Printmaking

25.  Motion media design






Frequency of journal
Journal of Journalism, Media Science & Creative Arts is a Bi-Annual Research Journal. It publishes two issues per year.

Peer-review policy
Journal of Journalism, Media Science & Creative Arts is a Double-Blind Peer-Reviewed Research Journal. All articles submitted to journals are sent to reviewers without the details of authors and their institutions.

Originality and plagiarism policy
Journal of Journalism, Media Science & Creative Arts Publish only original research conducted by authors as mentioned in the author guideline. The journal allows a similarity index of less than 19% per HEC Pakistan's policy.

Subscription Details
The Journal of Journalism, Media Science & Creative Arts can be subscribed for Print Copy by emailing info@jjmca.com. Besides this, the online copy of the journal is freely available for open access at http://jjmsca.com.

Ethical guidelines
Authorship credit should be based on meeting the following criteria:

1. Substantial contribution to paper concept or design, acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data;
2. drafting the article or reviewing and introducing fundamental changes to it;
3. Final approval of the version to be published.
All persons designated as authors and co-authors should meet these criteria. As co-authors of a paper, all persons who have made significant scientific contributions to the work reported and who, therefore, share responsibility for its content and results. Authors should also appropriately recognize the contributions of technical staff and data professionals. All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship (e.g., financial support) should be listed in the section “Acknowledgements” (financial disclosure). Editors retain the right to request information about the contributions of each person in writing the article.

Authors should also be aware that the following phenomena are examples of scientific misconduct and must be avoided: ghostwriting and guest writing authorship.

A group of co-authors should jointly decide the order in which their names are given. During manuscript submission, the submitting author must provide contact information (full name, email address, institutional affiliation, and mailing address) for all co-authors. The author who submits the manuscript for publication accepts the responsibility of notifying all co-authors of the submitted manuscript. The author must submit the Author Agreement Form duly signed by each author, which should be submitted with the manuscript.

All detected cases of scientific misconduct will be documented, and the appropriate institutions and entities will be notified.

Sources of data and ideas
Authors are required to faithfully acknowledge and identify contributions of other persons to their reported work and identify sources of data and ideas. Authors should cite all publications that have been important in the development of the submitted study, which will guide the reader to the earlier researchers that are essential for understanding the present analysis.

Authors must make reasonable and diligent efforts to find and accurately cite sources and publications. Authors should only present as reliable either personally verified or peer-reviewed scientific data and literature sources.

Authors must not engage in plagiarism or self-plagiarism. Plagiarism is verbatim or near-verbatim copying, or paraphrasing without due modification, of text, data, or other material containing results of another person’s work, without explicitly identifying the source of such material. Similarly, self-plagiarism is replicating the author’s previously published text or results without acknowledging the source. Exercising care for publishing only original research, editors of JJMSCA are committed to deterring plagiarism and self-plagiarism. They may use special software to screen submitted manuscripts for similarity to previously published material. The manuscripts may be screened during the whole editorial cycle, including the submission process, and until the final publication in online or print form.

Duplicate publications
It is prohibited for an author to submit manuscripts describing essentially the same research to more than one journal of primary publication unless it is a resubmission of a manuscript rejected for or withdrawn from publication. An author must organize his or her paper to provide a well-rounded description of the examined issue. Fragmentation of research reports excessively consumes journal space and unduly complicates literature research; therefore, authors are expected to avoid it whenever possible.

Open Access Policy
JJMSCA provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global knowledge exchange. The authors retain copyright for articles published in the JJMSC journal, with first publication rights granted to the journal. JJMSCA is not responsible for subsequent uses of the work. It is the author’s responsibility to bring an infringement action if the author desires. All articles published in JJSMCA can be deposited in public and institutional repositories such as Research Gate, university libraries, personal websites, etc.

Privacy Statement
The names and email addresses entered on our site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of our journal. They will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.

Content license
JJMSCA applies for the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. This license allows reusers to distribute, remix, adapt, and build upon the material in any medium or format, so long as attribution is given to the creator. The license allows for commercial use.

Author Agreement Form
Authors of the research article must submit an Author Agreement Form that declares originality, not accepted for publication anywhere, consent of Authors for paper publication in the journal, and nomination of corresponding authors. All research paper authors must sign the Author Agreement Form.

Deadlines of all processes
The authors can submit their research papers throughout the year. There is no submission deadline.

Reviewing and Editing
JJMSCA is a double-blind, peer-reviewed journal. Submitted papers and short communications are evaluated by independent referees/reviewers and Editorial Board members specialized in the article field. Two independent Reviewers evaluate the submitted material’s scientific significance and novelty, define its accordance with the general journal profile, and scrutinize its content for compliance with the journal’s publication ethics. After the refereeing process, the paper may be rejected, returned to the author for revisions, or accepted for publication.

The authors are responsible for the contents of their paper or short communication. Editors may request an author, when necessary, to elaborate on the content or technical details of the paper. Scientific editing might change the format and correct the writing to render it compliant with the journal's editorial policy.

Pictures and graphs are special subjects for editorial consideration, as their quantity should be optimal and only necessary in the content of papers. Pictures, graphs and textual content are subject to ethical standards concerning authorship and integrity. Additionally, whenever images are included in accounts of the research process or results or in data collections, the author must accurately describe how the images originated.

Acceptance of articles and publication of articles
The acceptance and publication of the article are based on the decision of the Editor of the journal. The Editor decides in light of the review report received from the reviewer.

Timelines of publication of issues
The Journal released two issues per year. The first issue is released on 30th June every year, and the Second issue is released on 31st December. The Journal takes at least one month/ 4 weeks to complete the review process after submission. The Journal publishes all research articles in the next issue, which are being received less than 4 weeks before the release of the current issue.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest
Conflict of interest is a situation in which the research and publication process may be corrupted or its results may be biased because of some other interests of its participants. It may concern any of the research and publication process participants – the author, the reviewer, or the editor. Conflicts of interest may occur for financial (e.g. Employment opportunities, fees or other compensation arrangements, beneficial ownership of stock) or other reasons (e.g., personal relationships, the pursuit of academic career, intellectual passion, political involvement, etc.) that can reasonably be expected to influence motivations or results of actions of participants of the publication process.

Conflicts of interest constitute a serious threat to the integrity and objectivity of both scientific research and publishing. Therefore, the best practice for authors, reviewers, and editors is to avoid conflicts of interest whenever possible.

All participants in the publication process who are in a situation of a conflict of interest must disclose this fact. Of special importance is that if the original research study reported in the manuscript or the preparation of the manuscript was supported by one or more grants, the title and number of the grant(s) and the name of the institution(s) that provided the grants or financial support to conduct, analyze or write-up the study, must be specified in the manuscript.

Editors of JJMSCA may use information disclosed in conflict-of-interest and financial-support statements as a basis for editorial decisions. The corresponding author must notify the editor at the time of submission that there is no conflict of interest to declare or fairly and effectively communicate all conflicts of interest, which will be acknowledged in the published article.

Correction and retraction of research articles
The Editor of the Journal emailed the article's authors for revision/correction proposed by Editorial board members and reviewers after the initial screening and the final review, respectively.

Contribution and consent of each author and any other information
Authors are required to submit details of each author's contribution on the title page, which is uploaded separately, and submit the consent of each author in the Author Agreement Form.