Aim and Scope

Aim and Scope: Middle East Journal of Communication Studies


The Middle East Journal of Communication Studies (MEJCS) is a scholarly journal dedicated to advancing research and promoting the understanding of communication phenomena in the Middle East region. The journal aims to provide a platform for rigorous academic discourse, critical analysis, and theoretical advancements within the field of communication studies, with a specific focus on the unique socio-cultural, political, and historical contexts of the Middle East.


The scope of MEJCS includes, but is not limited to, the following areas of inquiry:

  1. Media and Society: Examining the role of media in shaping societal norms, cultural practices, and political dynamics in the Middle East.
  2. Political Communication: Investigating the interaction between media, politics, and power structures in the region, including political campaigns, propaganda, public opinion, and political discourse analysis.
  3. Media and Conflict: Exploring the relationship between media, conflict, and peacebuilding, including the representation of conflicts, media's role in diplomacy, and the impact of communication technologies on conflict dynamics.
  4. Journalism and News Media: Analyzing journalism practices, news production, media ethics, and the challenges faced by journalists in the Middle East.
  5. Digital Media and Social Movements: Investigating the role of digital platforms, social media, and online activism in shaping social and political movements in the region.
  6. Intercultural Communication: Exploring intercultural interactions, cultural identities, and the challenges of communication across diverse cultural and religious contexts in the Middle East.
  7. Media and Gender: Examining gender representation, gender roles, and feminist perspectives in media content, as well as the impact of media on gender relations in the Middle East.
  8. Media and Public Opinion: Analyzing the formation and influence of public opinion through media channels, including the impact of media ownership, censorship, and propaganda.

MEJCS welcomes original research articles, literature reviews, theoretical frameworks, case studies, and methodological contributions that contribute to advancing knowledge and understanding of communication practices and processes within the Middle East region. The journal aims to foster an inclusive and diverse scholarly community, encouraging submissions from researchers of various backgrounds, methodologies, and perspectives.

Through rigorous peer review, MEJCS aims to uphold high standards of scholarship, promoting intellectual rigor and excellence in communication research pertaining to the Middle East. By facilitating the dissemination of cutting-edge research, the journal seeks to bridge the gap between theory and practice, fostering dialogue and enhancing the global understanding of communication dynamics in this complex and dynamic region.