Global Media Journal Editions

Welcome to the Academic Network of Global Media Journals!

Founded by Dr. Yahya R. Kamalipour, in 2002, the Global Media Journals network includes the following independent open-access peer-reviewed editions. Published in many languages, each edition is hosted by a major university and has its own managing editor and advisory board.

GMJ Editions Status Hosts/Sponsors
Global Media Journal: African Active Stellenbosch University
Global Media Journal: Arabian Active American University of Sharjah
Global Media Journal: Australian Active Western Sydney University
Global Media Journal: Brazilian Inactive Federal University of Espirito Santo 
Global Media Journal: Canadian Active University of Ottawa
Global Media Journal: Chinese Active Tsinghua University
Global Media Journal: German Active Freie University Berlin/Germany and the University of Erfurt/Germany
Global Media Journal: Indian Active University of Calcutta
Global Media Journal: Malaysian Active University Putra Malaysia
Global Media Journal: Mediterranean Active Eastern Mediterranean University
Global Media Journal: Mexican Active Texas A & M International University and Tecnologico de Monterrey at Monterrey
Global Media Journal: Pakistani Active Allama Iqbal Open University
Global Media Journal: Persian Active University of Tehran
Global Media Journal: Polish Inactive The Catholic University of Lublin (KUL) and the Pontifical University of John Paul II
Global Media Journal: Russian Active Pyatigorsk State Linguistic University
Global Media Journal: Turkish Active Yeditepe University
Global Media Journal: Slovak  Active  Paneuropean University (PEU)

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

The Global Media Journal Network was founded by the Dr. Yahya R. Kamalipour, in 2002, and for 12 years was sponsored by Purdue University Northwest (formerly Calumet) and rapidly became a leading scholarly online, peer-reviewed, and open-access publication with many independent and interconnected editions around the world.  In 2014, Professor Kamalipour moved from Purdue to North Carolina A&T State University where he intended to transfer the GMJ-American Edition to his new institution.  But, he quickly learned that A&T State did not have any IT support or resources comparable to Purdue to sustain the journal; hence, he had to make the tough decision of either letting the journal edition die or transferring it to a willing publisher.  While pondering this crucial decision, he was coincidently contacted by an OMICS representative who expressed a strong interest in hosting the GMJ-American Edition.  Shortly after, with the help of the outstanding IT staff at Purdue Northwest, the journal and its archives were transferred to OMICS, which subsequently dropped the “American Edition” and has since used the “Global Media Journal” brand name.

It should be noted that from the outset, Dr. Kamalipour intended the GMJ to be a not-for-profit open-access scholarly publication, but since OMICS is a for-profit publisher, they have started assessing a processing fee of over $1500 USD for publishing each paper!  Due to this and other related issues, Professor Kamalipour decided to disassociate himself from the GMJ-OMICS edition as the editor-in-chief.

The Global Media Journals Network                 

In the interest of transparency, it should be noted that the GMJ edition, published by OMICS, stands on its own and has nothing to do with other established GMJ editions that continue to publish scholarly articles without assessing any fees.  Collectively, the GMJ journals, published in different languages and hosted by major universities in different countries, provide free access to any interested individual, student, researcher, faculty, and media professional around the globe.

 

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