Convergence is published quarterly, in February, May, August and November. The February and August issues each year are usually guest-edited themed issues. For details of forthcoming themed issues, please see Call for Papers. For the current themed call, see the column to the right. The May and November issues each year are edited by the editorial team and are general issues with an ongoing open call for papers.
Submissions to our May and November general issues are welcome on multimedia, gender and technology, satellite and cable, telecommunications policy, control and censorship, copyright, electronic publishing/exhibition and distribution, the internet, new media policy, interactivity, education and new media technologies, digital cinema, copyright, interactive TV, screen interfaces, virtual reality, technology and arts practices, sound/music and new technologies, new media theory, CD-ROM/DVD developments, new media industries/institutions, mobile and locative media/content, internet studies, social media and so on.
Convergence usually has four sections: Debates which are short polemics (usually 1000-3000 words); Articles which are refereed case study research articles (7000-11,000 words); Feature Reports which offer a critical overview of current research by reviewing a conference, exhibition or festival (4000-8000 words); and Reviews which cover books, exhibitions, conferences, CD-ROMs, websites etc (500-1000 words).
Convergence adheres to a rigorous double-blind reviewing policy for its research articles, in which the identity of both the reviewer and author are always concealed from both parties. All manuscripts are reviewed initially by the Editors and only those papers that meet the editorial standards of the journal, and fit within the aims and scope of the journal, will be sent for outside review. Each manuscript is reviewed by at least two referees.
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