About the Journal

Focus and Scope

MedieKultur is a double-blind peer reviewed journal published by SMID (Society of Media Researchers In Denmark) and it is ranked in the highest class of scientific journals in the Danish bibliometric system (Category 2). The aim of MedieKultur is to contribute to critical reflection and the development of theories and methods within media and communication research. MedieKultur publishes works of relevance to the community of researchers in Denmark exploring media and communication in political, economic, cultural, historic, aesthetic and social contexts. MedieKultur does not represent particular theories or methods, but rather focuses on innovative perspectives and clear argumentation. MedieKultur publishes theme issues with the aim of bringing Danish and international media and communication research into dialogue. Accordingly, MedieKultur is a publication forum for Danish and international researchers, and papers as well as reviews of relevant contributions (books, blogs, websites and the like) can be submitted written in English, Danish, Swedish and Norwegian. The journal addresses students, educators and researchers at relevant educational and research institutions as well as individuals working in the media business.

Peer Review Process

Articles published in MedieKultur are submitted to a double-blind peer review procedure. The editors of each issue moderate and supervise the review process, and authors are able to follow each step of it.

Peer reviewers are given four weeks to complete the review.

Peer reviewers are asked to give their opinion on a number of issues pertinent to the scientific and formal aspects of a paper, and to judge the papers on grounds on originality and relevance.

Peer reviewers are asked to answer the following questions:

  1. Is the paper original and relevant for the research area?
  2. Is the argumentation convincing and coherent?
  3. Is the paper well structure?
  4. Is the scholarship sound?
  5. Are the formalities in order?

Peer reviewers will have four possible options for recommendations:

  1. Accept  (no need for revision)
  2. Revisions (accepted if the author makes the requested revisions)
  3. Resubmit for review (the paper will be sent for another peer review round)
  4. Decline manuscript

Paper may also be rejected directly by the editors if judged to be out of scope, sub-standard or does not adhere to the author guidelines.

Publication Frequency

MedieKultur is published twice a year during spring and autumn.

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.

MedieKultur does not take any charge for submission, reveiw or publishing of articels. Due to this policy we do not need to define a waiver policy.

MedieKultur does not charge for submission, review or publishing articles. MedieKultur is (co)published by SMID - Society of Media Researchers In Denmark (http://www.smid.dk/) and is hosted by the Royal Danish Library.


The articles are stored via the National Danish Webarchive (http://netarkivet.dk/in-english/) and backup services of The Royal Danish  Library .

Copyright and uses

Articles submitted to MedieKultur should not be submitted to or published in other journals. Articles published in MedieKultur may be used (downloaded) and reused (distributed, copied, cited) for non-commercial purposes with reference to the authors and publication host.


Sources of Support

The digitization and online availability of the complete backfiles of Massekultur & Medier and MedieKultur (1981-2007) was carried out with funds from Lillian and Dan Finks Fond.