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Journal of Children and Media

Five reasons why the Journal of Children and Media should be your go-to source

The Journal of Children and Media (JOCAM) is an international and interdisciplinary journal that addresses questions about all forms and contents of media in all aspects of children’s lives. Why should you consider reading and submitting to JOCAM?

1. JOCAM is uniquely dedicated to understanding the role of media in children’s and adolescents’ lives. Our publications discuss important questions about children as consumers of media, representations of children in the media, and media produced for children. We’re at the forefront of academic discussions about media effects, inequalities in access to media, as well as children’s media rights.  All research articles are peer-reviewed by top-notch academics with expertise on children and media.

2. JOCAM is at the forefront of new developments in children’s media and technology. Our journal features work on classic media such as books, television, and games, but also offers the latest insights into the role of  interactive, mobile, and social media in children’s and adolescents’ lives.

3. JOCAM offers a multi-disciplinary and multi-methodological perspective on children and media. The journal presents articles from media studies, psychology, education, health, and cultural studies (to name a few) and welcomes all methodological approaches. Where else would you find articles on educational game development, teens’ online creativity, and the gender digital divide in developing countries, all in the same journal?

4. JOCAM explores cutting-edge debates on media use by young people and the implications of children’s media use for policy and education. Our Review & Commentary section features timely debates about the role of big data, the impact of virtual reality, the importance of privacy, trends in digital equity, and the latest discussions on gender roles in media. We also include suggestions for new directions in theory and research, contributions to pedagogy and informal education practices, commentary on media productions for children, and reflections on ways to bridge the concerns of academia, advocacy, and content creation. 

5. JOCAM presents truly international authorship and readership. Our journal features children and media scholarship work from all over the world and is dedicated to promoting academic diversity. It facilitates international dialogue among researchers and professionals and engages issues related to children and media in local, national, and global contexts.

In short, JOCAM scholarship will broaden your view of children and media in numerous ways. Want to know more? Visit the JOCAM website today and access hundreds of relevant academic studies. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook to stay up to date on the most recent publications. Our Guide for Authors offers clear guidance for submitting your own work to JOCAM.

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Editorial information

  • Vikki Katz: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, USA
  • Amy Jordan: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, USA

       Review and Commentary Editor 

  • Vicky Rideout: VJR Consulting, USA

       Social Media Editor

  • Karin Fikkers: Utrecht University, The Netherlands

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