Journal of Media Psychology (JMP) is committed to publishing original, high-quality papers which cover the broad range of media psychological research. This peer-reviewed journal focuses on how human beings select, use, and experience various media as well as how media (use) can affect their cognitions, emotions, and behaviors. Submissions must substantially advance the current state-of the art on a theoretical and/or an empirical level. To name just a few typical fields and domains of inquiry, the Journal of Media Psychology considers manuscripts dealing with research on entertainment, computer-mediated communication (including social media), human-computer interaction, e-learning, computer and video games, virtual environments, or advertising. The journal is also open to research from neighboring disciplines as far as this work ties in with psychological concepts of the uses and effects of the media. Submissions of comparative work, e.g., crossmedia, cross-gender, or cross-cultural, are encouraged. Moreover, submissions including alternative analysis procedures such as the Bayesian approach are welcome. Starting in 2015, the pre-registration of research plans will also be possible. To ensure short turn-around cycles for manuscript review and fast publication, the Journal of Media Psychology relies heavily upon electronic communication and information exchange, starting from electronic submission and continuing throughout the entire review and production process.
The Journal of Media Psychology builds up on almost 20 years of tradition and experience in publishing high-quality research in the Zeitschrift für Medienpsychologie (ZMP). While ZMP focused on German and European media research,JMP takes up the challenges of the more globalized and globalizing media world by offering an international publication platform. JMP has an internationally renowned team of editors and reviewers from all the relevant areas of media psychology, to cover a broad spectrum of research and to ensure the highest scientific standards.
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Announcing a New Submission Category: Replication Reports
The Editors are proud to announce a new article category, which gives you as authors the opportunity to present results of studies conducted as either exact or conceptual replications of already published research. For more information, please click here.
Issue frequency increases from 4 to 6 issues per year for 2022
Over the last few years the Journal of Media Psychology has grown from strength to strength, most recently achieving an impact factor of 1.634 (and a 5-year IF of 3.043) for 2020. This has brought with it a considerable increase in the number of high-quality papers being submitted to the journal and thus an increasing demand for journal space. As a result of this, the journal’s editors and publisher have decided to increase the journal’s publication frequency – from 2022 (Volume 34) the Journal of Media Psychology will be published in 6 issues per annual volume, instead of 4.
We are looking forward to receiving your manuscript for Journal of Media Psychology. Please read and take note of the instructions to authors before submitting your manuscript. All manuscripts should be submitted via Editorial Manager. Thank you!
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Expanded Coverage and Expanding Our Editorial Team
Journal of Media Psychology, Vol. 34, No. 1, pp. 1-2
Inspiring, Regulating, Multitasking, Modeling, and Shifting
Christoph Klimmt and Nicholas David Bowman
Journal of Media Psychology, Vol. 33, No. 4, pp. 167-168
Caleb T. Carr, Illinois State University, Normal, IL, USA
Enny Das, Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Allison Eden, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA
Vivian Hsueh Hua Chen, Nanyang Technology University, Singapore
Özen Odağ, Touro College, Berlin, Germany
Karolien Poels, University of Antwerp, Belgium
Stephan Winter, University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany
Saifuddin Ahmed, Singapore
Markus Appel, Würzburg, Germany
Florian Arendt, Vienna, Austria
Katalin E. Balint, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Jaime Banks, Lubbock, TX, USA
Anne Bartsch, Leipzig, Germany
Susanne Baumgartner, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Kathleen Beullens, Leuven, Belgium
Paul Bolls, Pullman, WA, USA
Johannes Breuer, Cologne, Germany
Russell B. Clayton, Tallahassee, FL, USA
Elizabeth Cohen, Morgantown, VI, USA
Christine Cook, Taipei, Taiwan
Serena Daalmans, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Enny Das, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Tobias Dienlin, Vienna, Austria
Emese Domahidi, Ilmenau, Germany
Morgan Ellithorpe, Newark, DE, USA
Malte Elson, Bochum, Germany
David Ewoldsen, East Lansing, MI, USA
Christopher J. Ferguson, DeLand, FL, USA
Jacob T. Fisher, Urbana, IL, USA
Jesse Fox, Columbus, OH, USA
Andrew Gambino, University Park, PA, USA
Melanie C. Green, Buffalo, NY, USA
Matthew Grizzard, Columbus, OH, USA
Lindsay Hahn, Buffalo, NY, USA
Dorothee Hefner, Hannover, Germany
Shirley Ho, Singapore
Matthias Hofer, Zurich, Switzerland
Richard Huskey, Davis, CA, USA
Juan José Igartua, Salamanca, Spain
James D. Ivory, Blacksburg, VA, USA
Sophie Janicke-Bowles, Orange, CA, USA
Jeroen Jansz, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Benjamin K. Johnson, Gainesville, FL, USA
Adam Kahn, Long Beach, CA, USA
Justin Keene, Lubbock, TX, USA
Jinhee Kim, Pohang, South Korea
Christoph Klimmt, Hannover, Germany
Kevin Koban, Vienna, Austria
Julia Kneer, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Maja Krakowiak, Colorado Springs, CO, USA
Nicole Krämer, Duisburg, Germany
Valerie Ellen Kretz, De Pere, WI, USA
Asheley R. Landrum, Lubbock, TX, USA
Yu-Hao Lee, Gainsville, FL, USA
JihHsuan Tammy Lin, Taipei, Taiwan
Bingjie Liu, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Jörg Matthes , Vienna, Austria
Adrian Meier, Nuremberg, Germany
André Melzer, Luxembourg
German Neubaum, Duisburg, Germany
Anne Oeldorf-Hirsch, Mansfield, CT, USA
Christina Peter, Munich, Germany
Jochen Peter, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Daniel Pietschmann, Chemnitz, Germany
Koen Ponnet, Ghent, Belgium
Rob Potter, Bloomington, IN, USA
Srividya Ramasubramanian, College Station, TX, USA
Arthur A. Raney, Tallahassee, FL, USA
Leonard Reinecke, Mainz, Germany
Diana Rieger, Munich, Germany
Meghan S. Sanders, Baton Rouge, LA, USA
Desiree Schmuck, Leuven, Belgium
Frank Schneider, Mannheim, Germany
Holger Schramm, Würzburg, Germany
Stephan Schwan, Tübingen, Germany
Michael Slater, Columbus, OH, USA
Kaveri Subrahmanyam, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Freya Sukalla, Leipzig, Germany
Ron Tamborini, East Lansing, MI, USA
Catalina Toma, Madison, WA, USA
Sabine Trepte, Hohenheim, Germany
Mina Tsay-Vogel, Boston, MA, USA
Özden Melis Uluğ, Brighton, UK
Dagmar Unz, Würzburg, Germany
Sonja Utz, Tübingen, Germany
Sebastián Valenzuela, Santiago de Chile, Chile
Brandon Van Der Heide, East Lansing, MI, USA
Ivar Vermeulen, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Christian von Sikorski, Landau, Germany
Peter Vorderer, Mannheim, Germany
Rene Weber, Santa Barbara, CA, USA
Tim Wulf, Munich, Germany
The Journal of Media Psychology is now published bimonthly from 2022 (Volume 34).
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