Review Policies

Peer Review Process

Southeast Asian Media Studies Journal adheres to rigorous standards of peer-review in order to ensure the high quality of all published contributions.


Submitted manuscripts of scholarly articles first undergo a stringent internal quality check with the Editorial Board. The Editorial Board may request the author to improve the manuscript according to the board’s recommendations. The Editorial Board may reject submissions that are deemed to be of low quality or do not fall within the scope of the journal.

In a second step, the manuscript undergoes the double-blind peer review with external experts in media studies. The external reviewers may accept the manuscript for publication as it is, accept it with minor or major changes, or reject it.

Submitted reviews of books, film festival reviews, exhibition and media events undergo a strict internal quality check with the Editorial Board.