Emerald Studies in Media and Communication

Emerald Studies in Media and Communication is edited by series co-editors 
Laura Robinson, Shelia Cotten, and Jeremy Schulz with Tim Hale and Apryl Williams (associate editors). The series consists of two volumes per year that bring together vibrant research on media and communication. 

Communication and Information Technologies Annual 
Each year, we publish two volumes that capitalize on the series’ sponsorship by the Communication, Information Technologies, and Media Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association (CITAMS formerly CITASA).  The annual volumes are highlighted at the CITAMS business meeting. Timely themes are chosen by the editorial team and guest editors. We welcome self-nominations from scholars interested in editing a volume on a theme of interest to media and communication scholars. 

Forthcoming Volumes
Social Movements and Media (2018)
e-Health: Current Evidence, Promises, Perils, and Future Directions (2018)
​Brazil: Media From the Country of the Future (2017)

Published Volumes
ICTs and the Politics of Inclusion in Latin America and the Caribbean (2016)
[New] Media Cultures (2016)
Digital Distinctions & Inequalities (2015)
Politics, Participation, and Production (2015)
Doing and Being Digital: Mediated Childhoods (2014)

Contact Information
General Information and Submissions: editorial@emeraldmediastudies.com
Information on the ESMC series: link to Emerald Insight

Emerald Book Publishing
Emerald Studies in Media and Communication now forms an important part of Emerald’s augmented book publishing program. Jen McCall, Publisher, (jmccall@emeraldinsight.com) would welcome ideas for new titles in the field of communication studies, and would be delighted to hear from you.

ESMC's Aims and Scope
​Given the breadth of the fields contributing to the study of media and communication, the parameters are set as broadly as possible. As long as the research speaks to the theme(s) identified in each call for submissions, the series aims to encompass research on emergent phenomena, as well as studies with a historical or longitudinal dimension. Although the submissions must be written in English, we particularly welcome submissions with an international, comparative, and/or global angle of vision. Submissions may be empirical, theoretical, or methodological--using any method or approach. Within the themes set by each volume's editors, contributions on a wide variety of topics on [digital] media, ICTs, and communication are welcome from a variety of disciplinary perspectives. Potential areas of inquiry include but are not limited to any of the following:

Activism and social movements 
Big data
Big ideas and big debates
Communication practices
Digital inequalities and inclusion
Economic activities, production, markets, commerce, virtual currencies, etc.
eJournalism and citizen journalism
Emergent methods and transformation of traditional methods
Emergent or “older” social networks 
Empirical studies
Empowerment, social change, etc.
Future(s) of media research
Globalization, glocalization, etc.
Historical treatments
Illicit activities, identity theft, cyberterrorism, scams, etc.
Identity work
Methods and methodological innovation
Life enhancement, social benefit, and health
Privacy, sousveillance, surveillance, etc.
Smart phones and mobile devices
Social categories: race, class, gender, nationality, religion, etc.
Social theory 
The body and embodiment 
The lifecourse
Web 3.0
And others, etc.............