About the Journal

History, Focus and Scope

Media Peripheries is a new journal of media and communication studies based in Aotearoa New Zealand. Established in 2022, Media Peripheries continues the legacy of MEDIANZ and The New Zealand Journal of Media Studies. Media Peripheries aims to be a forum of academic debates that are regional in focus and global in scope and is particularly interested in research that focuses on the peripheries of the global media system both in geographical and cultural terms. The journal conceives the broad notion of periphery as referring to both the specific location of Aotearoa as situated at the margins of the Global North, as well as topics and voices that are under-researched within media and communication studies.

Peer Review Process

All submissions are blind peer-reviewed.

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.


Media Peripheries abides by the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International Public Licence. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/legalcode

In particular, it publishes according to the following guidelines:

Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

    1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons License?that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal. The work may not be used for commercial purposes. The work may not be altered, transformed, or built upon.
    1. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (The Effect of Open Access).

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