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New Media Open-Access Academic Journals

A couple of months ago, I wrote a post on 7 open-access academic journals, highlighting academic journals and articles that are freely available on the web. In this follow-up post I will give you a more comprehensive list of open-access academic journals that deal with “new media” issues, for example media and communication studies, game studies, interaction design and journalism.

PhD Amanda L. French wrote a great piece on the need for scholars to use social media channels to help broaden the audience for academic work. This is an attempt to increase the visibility of these journals and, maybe, help increase the readership of these articles. An index of almost all open-access journals out there can be found at

I would also need your help to make this list complete. What journals not listed here would you recommend? Please share your thoughts in the comments!

Note: Journals labeled ‘RSS’ can be followed from the Twitter account @medeaopenaccess

Affinities: A Journal of Radical Theory, Culture, and Action
American Communications Journal
B Sides RSS
Brazilian Journalism Research
Canadian Journal of Communication RSS
China Media Research
Culture Machine
D-lib Magazine (The Magazine of Digital Library Research) RSS
Digital Culture and Education RSS
Eladumos – Journal for Computer Game Culture
Electronic Book Review
Electronic Journal of Knowledge Management RSS
Fibreculture Journal RSS
First Monday
Global Media Journal
Global Media Journal – African Edition
Global Media Journal – Australian Edition
Global Media Journal – Canadian Edition
Global Media Journal – Mediterranean Edition
Grassroots Editor
Human IT
Human Technology
Institute of Network Cultures
International Journal of Communication
International Journal of Design
International Journal of Internet Science
Journal for Computer Game Culture
Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation RSS
Journal of Community Informatics
Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication RSS
Journal of e-media studies
Journal of Electronic Publishing RSS
Journal of Global Mass Communication
Journal of Intellectual Property, Information Technology and E-Commerce Law RSS
Journal of Interactive Advertising RSS
Journal of Media and Culture (M/C Journal) RSS
Journal of Media Law & Ethics
Journal of Media Sociology
Journal of New Media and Culture (NMEDIAC)
Journal of Social Structure
Journal of Virtual Worlds Research RSS
Media History Monographs
Mediekultur RSS
Platform: Journal of Media and Communication
Public Relations Journal
Surveillance & Society RSS
The International Journal of Computer Game Research (Game Studies) RSS
Triple C – Cognition, Communication, Cooperation
Web Journal of Mass Communication Research RSS
Webscience Repository RSS
Westminster Papers in Communication and Culture

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10 thoughts on “New Media Open-Access Academic Journals”

  1. We publish B Sides, an OA journal under the auspices of the University of Iowa’s School of Library and Information Science ( The journal showcases student work on a variety of subjects, much of it dealing with new media.

    • It sure is a pity. I’ve been told that the most recent build of Open Journal Systems will have RSS enabled by default, so hopefully all new journals will have RSS capabilities.

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