Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

for(e)dialogue seeks to publish articles on any topic within the field of Media and Communication studies. This can include, but is not limited to, themes such as: 

  • Media and politics
  • Research methods in media studies
  • Journalism studies
  • Media audiences
  • Media and culture
  • Digital media and society
  • Advertising and public relations
  • Media production, consumption and representation

We welcome papers with theoretical, methodological and empirical focuses and currently accept articles of original research. However, if other forms of publication are accepted, such as reviews, this will be made clear in the call for papers of that particular proceedings or issue. 

for(e)dialogue is a postgraduate journal, run by and for postgraduate students. Therefore in terms of our focus and scope of authors, we prodominately encourage PhD students and early career researchers to submit articles for this publication. However, we are also open to submissions from more experienced academics if they feel their work fits into a particular issue. 


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Full Issue

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process


One aim of for(e)dialogue is to publish high quality research, we therefore operate a blind peer review policy. Articles are reviewed by PhD students and academic staff members within the department of Media and Communication at the University of Leicester.


Publication Frequency

We publish one issue a year.


Open Access Policy


This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

We do not charge article processing charges (APCs). 



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Mission Statement

for(e)dialogue is a publication project of the Department of Media and Communication organised entirely by its PhD students. Its aim is to provide a platform for PhDs and early stage researchers (ECRs) to share, explore and challenge their own ideas as well as those of others in the academic field of media and communication.  

Within a rather overwhelming world of academic discussion and debates, it is increasingly essential to learn the skill of dialogic communication (dialogue) in order to advance our academic research and thinking as well as to navigate our fields. Thus, our publication project aims to assist the academic advancement of all its participants by encouraging dialogue in all the processes of the publication, e.g. issue conception and development, publishing process, problem solving processes.

Through our special issues and conference proceedings, always favouring dialogue in its numerous forms, we ultimately seek to listen, experience and understand the field of media and communication better, build the required confidence to express ourselves within it, learn throughout the process and deliver an original academic publication that can think ahead.

In that sense, for(e)dialogue is also in favour of forward thinking (forethought). We truly believe that PhD and ECRs can play a very significant role in academia by pushing the boundaries of existing research in all ways possible; by looking, seeing and thinking forward. We want this publication to become a platform that can showcase new and original ways of understanding and researching that will take the academic world forward.

As media and communication scholars we thus seek to give the opportunity to PhD/ ECRs' from the University of Leicester, but not exclusively, to engage with and through for(e)dialogue in as many ways as possible: as contributors, editors, journal managers, proof-readers, reviewers and designers, for(e)dialogue seeks to create a friendly and supportive environment from which we can altogether contribute to the rather exciting academic field of media and communications in both theory and practice.

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