About the Journal

Journal Overview

Galactica Media: Journal of Media Studies is an academic journal founded in 2019. Galactica Media specializes in publishing research articles, reviews, informational resources, as well as reports on academic expeditions and conferences. The journal is exclusively available in digital format without a print edition.

Publication Frequency:
The journal is published quarterly, four times a year, providing current research in the field of media and mass culture.

Thematic Focus:
Galactica Media covers a wide range of topics related to media research, from history and cultural studies to anthropology and philosophy. The name reflects inspiration from the works of media culture theorist Herbert Marshall McLuhan and his concepts of the "Galaxy" (the Gutenberg Galaxy, the Marconi Galaxy, etc.).

Journal's Objective:
To create a platform for exchanging opinions and discussions in the field of media research, facilitating the development of new research and discoveries.

Journal Philosophy:
The journal adheres to the principles of cultural dialogue, the philosophy of non-violence, and cultural tolerance. The main goal is to facilitate the removal of language barriers and respect for the differences of national cultures.

Academic Disciplines:
The journal accepts publications in fields such as historical studies, anthropology, theory and history of culture, philosophy. However, this does not mean that articles and other materials written in other branches of research will be categorically rejected. The journal welcomes articles on issues of media and mass culture, written from the perspective of the most diverse academic directions or at the intersection of several researches, as this approach, in our opinion, can be the most effective and allow looking at known problems from a new angle.

Editorial Policy:
All incoming materials undergo a double-blind peer review, ensuring a high academic level of publications. The editorial board follows strict academic and ethical standards.

Publication Terms:
Articles are published for free, in accordance with the principles of open access. Authors are not paid royalties. A processing fee is charged for manuscripts, the details of which can be found in the Policy on Charges for Publication and Processing of Manuscripts.

Author's Self-Archiving Rules

Authors are allowed and even encouraged to post their articles on personal websites or repositories before and after publication, citing the publication in the journal if possible.

Current Sections List

General Theory:
This section is dedicated to publications that explore the fundamental theoretical aspects of media. Articles here discuss key concepts and approaches in the field of media research.

Subaltern Studies and Media:
This section focuses on research in the field of subaltern studies and their interaction with media, including social and postcolonial aspects. Issues related to marginalized groups and their representation in media are examined here.

Game Studies:
This section deals with research in the gaming industry and culture, analyzing various aspects of games as elements of the media environment.

Cinema Studies:
This section is dedicated to the analysis of cinema from various perspectives: from philosophical and historical to linguistic and sociocultural aspects of cinema as media.

Mass Culture:
This section covers research on mass culture in all its manifestations, including television, advertising, pop culture, and other media aspects.

New Media and Human Communication:
Dedicated to research on new media and their impact on communication processes in modern society, including digital and network technologies.

Body-Oriented Media Theory:
This section examines issues of corporeality in the context of media, analyzing how media technologies affect the perception and representation of the body.

Media Literacy Skills:
Here, works related to media education and the development of critical media content consumption skills are published.

Media Activism:
This section is focused on the analysis of media activism as a form of social and cultural activity aimed at change through the media space.

Media Ecology:
Examines media from the perspective of their impact on the social environment and culture, considering media as an ecosystem.

Media & Journalism:
This section is dedicated to research in the field of journalism and media, covering a wide range of topics from traditional mass media to new forms of digital journalism. It analyzes changes in the media landscape, the influence of social networks on news agendas, ethical and professional aspects of journalistic work, and the role of media in shaping public opinion and political processes.

Media Safety & Security:
This section focuses on issues of safety and security in the media field. It includes research related to data protection and privacy in the digital space, the safety of journalistic work, including in conflict and crisis situations, and security aspects related to media content and its dissemination. The section examines strategies and technologies aimed at preventing digital threats, manipulation, and disinformation in the media environment.

Media & Political Studies:
This section is dedicated to analyzing the intersection of media and politics, studying how mass media influence political processes, public opinion, and decision-making. It includes research on the role of media in electoral campaigns, political communication strategies, and the interaction between media, political actors, and civil society. The section also touches on aspects of media policy, censorship, press freedom, and the use of new media technologies for mobilization and activism.

Critics & Reviews:
Designed for publishing reviews and critical overviews of academic works, books, movies, and other media products related to media and culture.

Includes various materials that do not fall into the main categories: announcements, conference reports, informational messages, and other related publications.