BEA Journal Devotes Issue To Open Access

The Broadcast Education Association’s Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media (JoBEM) announced its first open access issue with its September 2012 special issue on Socially Mediated Publicness.

“It is a pleasure to release our first-ever open access issue of the Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media,” said Zizi Papacharissi, JoBEM editor and professor and head of the Department of Communications at the University of Illinois at Chicago. “The special issue on Socially Mediated Publicness has been guest edited by Danah Boyd and Nancy Baym, of Microsoft Research, who are both vocal supporters of open access initiatives. “It is my priority, as JoBEM editor, to open the journal up to many publics interested in having conversations about the past, present, and future of media.”

Papacharissi continued: “I want to publicly thank Routledge and the Broadcast Education Association for being supportive of our proposal to run an issue open access. This is an important step to embracing models for open access that not only guarantee free access, but also pluralize and enhance conversations. It is my hope that disciplines, universities, publishers, and scholars will work together to advance models for sharing research that support all sciences and scholars equitably.”

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