Next edition: Call for Papers: Rethinking the Social World (26#2, November 2020)



Journal submissions deadline: August 20, 2020

The Media Freedom in Melanesia July edition is currently in production.

Issue Editors: Dr Hermin Indah Wahyuni, Andi A. Fitrah, Khairiah A. Rahman, Dr Philip Cass and Prof David Robie
Associate Editor (Unthemed) and Reviews Editor: Dr Philip Cass
Assistant Editors: Khairiah A. Rahman and Nicole Gooch
Frontline Editor: Prof Wendy Bacon 

This an updated notice. Papers being considered for the July 2020 edition but which missed out have been carried forward for the November issue.

This special issue of Pacific Journalism Review is linked to the ‘Rethinking the Social World’ online symposium on Social Sciences 2020 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, on August 24-25. This is a biennial international event organised by the Centre for Southeast Asian Social Studies (CESASS), Universitas Gadjah Mada. The theme of this second symposium in the series, in partnership with the AUT Pacific Media Centre, addresses the changes that communication and information technology has brought to societies in the Asia-Pacific. It has not only redefined the way in which we interact, but it has also changed the nature of power balances within society.

The journal especially seeks papers either delivered virtually at the symposium or developing the media and communication related themes raised there. Abstracts deadline for symposium: July 18, 2020.
More information at the symposium website:

Papers can include but are not restricted to:

  • Public health, Covid-19 and pandemics
  • Social science and power
  • Social science, the ICT revolution and the future of humanity
  • The future of social science in Asia-Pacific
  • Critical media challenges in social sciences.
  • Ecological disasters and climate change
  • Women and gender human rights issues
  • Population, economic development and future mobility
  • Communication and media in the digital era
  • Film and social change

The above list is a guideline and other related topics will also be considered. The journal also publishes an unthemed section. Other papers related to journalism studies, and journalism education, theory and practice will also be considered by the editors.

The double blind peer-reviewed journal has five main sections: Research articles (6000 words), Commentaries (industry insights, developments and practice (1500-3000 words), Frontline (investigative journalism and reflective journalism-as-research – 6000-7000 words), Forum (up to 800 words) and Reviews (books, documentaries and online developments – 800-1500 words, commissioned).

The APA-based style guide is at: 

Submissions must be uploaded to the OJS open access website for Pacific Journalism Review on the Tuwhera indigenous research portal at Auckland University of Technology: