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.
|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)|
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.