REVIEW GUIDE

Your submission will be viewed by the CMA Journal’s Peer Review Committee to determine whether the subject matter and quality is a good fit for the thematic call. Initial assessment will include the quality of writing, structure, originality and proper references. If the submission passes the first review, two Reviewers will provide a blind review to independently assess the paper. Reviewers will be asked to provide feedback for all submissions regardless of whether they are chosen for publication. We believe this process will help authors improve writing and communication skills for future publication.

Our Peer Review Committee consists of a changing roster of current and recently graduated MA students from the Comparative Media Arts program at Simon Fraser University. The Committee will also be consulting with a Faculty Advisor. If you are a faculty, postgraduate, graduate student or a recent graduate with an academic interest in media arts and are interested in becoming a Reviewer or assisting the Editorial Committee, please contact us at info@cmajournal.ca

ACCEPTED SUBMISSION

The Peer Review Committee recommends that the submission should be accepted with no changes.

ACCEPTED WITH MAJOR REVISIONS

The Peer Review Committee sees merit in the submission, however the author will be required to make extensive changes and resubmit for further review. If changes are accepted, the Reviewers will forward recommendations for publication.

ACCEPTED WITH MINOR REVISIONS

Author will be required to make changes before publication. Changes will be reviewed by the Editorial Committee.

REJECTED SUBMISSION

This includes submissions rejected because the content is not suitable for the journal, or because the quality of the submission is too far below the standards of the journal. If the submission is unsuitable for publication in the CMA Journal, the Peer Review Committee will forward recommendations for re-submission elsewhere.

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