Submission Guidelines

Submissions should be sent to editor.seams@gmail.com.

Use the subject: “SUBMISSION: Surname_Short Title” (e.g. SUBMISSION: Nguyen_A Review of Southeast Asian Media Theories).

Authors are advised to consult previously published journal issues of Southeast Asian Media Studies.


Scholarly Articles

Preamble

Scholarly articles should follow either the social scientific, humanistic, or any other disciplinary approaches in media research. They should be original and not duplications of previously published articles. They should be solely submitted to the journal and are not being considered for publication elsewhere, and they must be free from abusive, libelous, defamatory, fraudulent, illegal, or obscene content.

Word Limit

5,000 to 8,000 words excluding references, tables, notes, acknowledgements, and captions. Submissions that do not fall within these word-limits will not be considered by the Editorial Board.

Style Guidelines

Manuscripts should be submitted in Word (doc or docx) format.

Cover Page: The cover page contains the title and the names, affiliations, and bio-notes of the author/s of the article:

Title: Bold, Times New Roman, 20 pt., capitalize each word, double-spaced, center aligned

Authorship and Affiliations: Name of author/s should be in Bold, Times New Roman, 12 pt, center aligned. The institutional affiliation of the authors should be placed beside their name and must be in Italics, Times New Roman, 12 pt., center aligned. Separate the names and their affiliations with a comma. [Example: Jane Doe, Chulalongkorn University]

Author/s Bio-note: Provide a short bio-note for each author of not more than 100 words. [Example: Jane Doe is an Associate Professor of Journalism from the Chulalongkorn University in Thailand. She has published …]; Times New Roman, 12 pt. sentence case, double-spaced, left-aligned

Body: The body of the manuscript contains the abstract, the whole article, and the list of references. Here are the guidelines for the body:

Font: Times New Roman, 12 pt., double-spaced. Use one-inch margins for all sides of the document.

Abstract: The abstract should be 150 to 200 words long. Indicate the abstract paragraph with a heading (Bold, Times New Roman, 12 pt.). Place at least eight keywords below.

Headings: The font size for all headings should be 12 pt. To make the article readable, the use of fourth-level and more headings is discouraged.

  • First-level headings should be in Bold, all uppercase, and left aligned
  • Second-level headings should be in Bold Italics, title case, and left aligned
  • Third-level headings should be in Italics, title case, and left aligned

Tables, Figures, and other Supplementary Materials: Insert all tables, figures, and other 
 supplementary materials where you would like them to be placed. Provide captions for them. For copyrighted materials, authors should acquire signed permission from the owners. 

Acknowledgement: This is an optional section of a research article. It should be placed before the references. Acknowledgement paragraphs must not exceed 250 words.

References

The manuscript should adhere to the prescribed referencing format of the Chicago Manual of Style (CMS), Author-Date Style. Check the citation style here: https://bit.ly/2vn8VRM


Reviews

The purpose of the Reviews section is to inform the readers about new scholarship in Southeast Asian media studies and to support critical engagement with recent publications, film festivals, exhibitions and other media events.

Book Reviews

The book review section publishes critical texts on recent academic publications that fall within the scope of Southeast Asian media studies. A review may focus on a single or two thematically connected publications. Rather than providing general summaries, authors should take a critical stance on their chosen publications, providing an insightful account of the texts and their position alongside other media studies scholarship. The journal also welcomes English-language reviews of non-English language publications. The authors must not be involved in any way in the publications they review. Contributions must be under 2,500 words long. Authors of book reviews include their name and affiliation but no bio-note.

Film Festival Reviews

The film festival review section publishes critical writing on film festivals. Authors should take a critical stance and reflect on at least one theme of the film festival/s that is relevant to the aims and the scope of the journal. Authors may discuss up to three thematically connected film festivals and should submit a well-structured critical review. Authors must not be employed by the festival/s they are reviewing. Contributions must be under 2,500 words long. Authors of critical film festival reviews include their name and affiliation but no bio-note.

Exhibition and Event Reviews

The exhibition and event reviews section publishes critical texts on media exhibitions and events. Scholars, artists, curators and media practitioners are encouraged to submit reviews that apply academic and critical approaches. Authors may discuss up to three thematically connected exhibitions or media events and should submit a well-structured critical review. Authors must not be employed by the exhibitions and events they are reviewing. Contributions must be under 2,500 words long. Authors of critical exhibition and event reviews include their name and affiliation but no bio-note.