Call for Papers for Issue 5.1 “Current trends in Southeast Asian Media Studies”

The theme for Southeast Asian Media Studies Journal regular issue 5.1 is Current Trends in Southeast Asian Media Studies. Submissions should address questions about current trends and directions in national and international media industries in the Southeast Asian region. Papers about specific media works, genres, companies, and artists are also welcome.

Areas of interest include but are not limited to the following:

  • Digital Culture 
  • Environment, Risk and Sustainability
  • Health Communication
  • Media and Democracy
  • Media Industries and Cultural Production 
  • Media Literacy Education
  • Popular Culture
  • Southeast Asian Cinemas


Interested authors submit a 500-word abstract with 5 keywords, a list of 5 main references, and a short bionote of up to 50 words

Deadline: 15 December 2022

Target dates:

Publication of Call for Extended Abstracts1 November 2022
Deadline for abstract submission15 December 2022
Deadline for abstract submission15 December 2022
Notification of accepted abstracts1 January 2023
Deadline for full paper (approx. 6000-7000 words) submission1 February 2023
Double-blind peer review processFebruary – April 2023
Revised paper dueMay – June 2023
Target publication dateSeptember 2023

Authors wishing to submit reviews of academic books and/or media events are encouraged to contact the Editor-in-Chief with a proposal.

Submissions and inquiries:

Submit abstracts and review proposals and direct all inquiries to the Editor-in-Chief at

For information about the journal, please visit

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