About the Journal

The International Journal of Magazine Studies (IJMS) is a platform for the exchange of cutting-edge knowledge, fostering a deep understanding of the evolving nature and significance of the magazine formats in contemporary society. IJMS is an open access and double-blind peer reviewed journal that publishes articles in English, French, Portuguese and Spanish.

As an interdisciplinary journal, IJMS encourages submissions related to magazine studies from all research fields, including, but not limited to:

  • Communication
  • Journalism and Media
  • Sociology
  • Linguistics
  • History
  • Communication Design
  • Strategic Communication
  • Visual Arts
  • Digital Media

Topics that can be addressed, but not limited to:

  • Magazines and digital transition
  • Information architecture, editing, typography, and other elements of communication design in magazines
  • Magazine covers vs magazine homepages
  • The role of Magazine format inside enterprises
  • History and development of indie magazines
  • Specialized magazines
  • Magazines as cultural artifacts
  • The social role of magazines
  • Magazine and Journalism Frontiers
  • The role of advertisement in Magazines
  • Magazine Journalism
  • Methodologies for Analyzing Magazines
  • Theoretical Approaches to Magazine Studies
  • Magazines as communities
  • New multimedia narratives applied to magazines
  • Innovation and magazines
  • Magazine journalists, editors, and workplaces
  • Social Media and Magazines
  • Magazine formats on TV and Radio
  • Magazine World Representations in Literature and Cinema
  • Magazine as art objects

IJMS is an annual publication. Whenever the number of articles the journal receives exceeds the size of one issue, a second issue may be published.

IJMS is run by the Magazine Media Lab and subsidized by CICANT (Centre for Research in Applied Communication, Culture, and New Technologies), a research unit of Lusófona University, Lisbon, Portugal. IJMS is published by Lusófona University.

All submissions are selected by double-blind peer review. Authors are not requested for submission or processing fees. Under open access politics, articles are fully available upon publication.

IJMS is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work’s authorship and initial publication in this journal. Read more at https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ .