Call for Editorial Board Members – The Journal of African Media Studies

The Journal of African Media Studies (JAMS) is seeking expressions of interest from media and communication research professionals to join our Editorial Board. The opportunity will allow you to keep up-to-date with research in our field and to improve the quality of submissions for JAMS. The opportunity allows you to position yourself as one of the leaders in the evolving and most exciting field of African Media and Communication Studies. JAMS is an interdisciplinary journal that provides a forum for debate on the historical and contemporary aspects of media and communication in Africa. All articles are double-blind peer-reviewed in order to maintain the highest standards of scholastic integrity. It welcomes research articles, film and theatre reviews, Blog and book reviews as well as commentaries reflective of African media and communication.

Appointments to the Editorial Board are for a 2-year period and may be renewable. Membership on the Editorial Board requires ability to perform allocated tasks and to work with a team.

The Editorial Board members activities include:

· working closely with Editors to develop the journal’s vision, policy and practices

· providing expertise and assessment assistance to the editors

· helping to approve topics for special issues,

· participating in monthly board meetings,

· reviewing 8 to 10 manuscripts yearly, and

· helping recruit reviewers

· Promoting the journal to authors and readers

The following are criteria for selection of board members:

· A PhD degree and relevant expertise

· Prior experience with publishing in and reviewing for peer-review publications

· Access to and capacity for completing reviews in the online publication system

Applications should be submitted by 10 February 2020 to the Principal Editor, Dr Winston Mano by email: 

Application materials should include:

· Curriculum Vitae

· Short statement of interest

· List of journals for which you have reviewed manuscripts

For more information about the JAMS, Submission Guidelines and recent issues, please go to the Website: