The Canadian Journal of Media Studies is a peer-reviewed, open-access academic journal that provides the Canadian communication and media studies community with a forum for research and discussion in English and in French.

The CJMS welcomes contributions from established and emerging researchers that touch upon all aspects of communication and media: radio, television and traditional media; journalism; advertising and public relations; emerging/digital and social media; political communication; media governance, policy and regulation; media economics and business models; media production and audiences; etc. Submissions may take the form of original research articles, theoretical essays and/or critical discussions of method.

The CJMS is particularly keen for submissions from researchers and media professionals/practitioners based in Canada and focussed on the Canadian context, but it also welcomes research from scholars based abroad that focusses on Canadian issues or topics of particular interest to Canadian media scholars.

Manuscripts, written in English or in French, must be submitted through the OJS platform. They must use the APA citation style and should not exceed 8,000 words. Author name(s) and self-citations must be removed.

Suitable manuscripts are sent to two reviewers for double-blind peer review.  

Published articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, adaptation, and reproduction in any medium, provided that the original work is properly cited. The author retains copyright of their work. By submitting the work to this journal, the author agrees to grant the journal a non-exclusive right to publish the submission.