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About Yahya R. Kamalipour

Dr. Yahya R. Kamalipour is professor and chair of the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication at the North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro. Prior to his current position, he was professor and department head at Purdue University Calumet (1986-2014). His areas of interest and research include globalization, media impact, international communication, Middle East media, and new communication technologies. Having visited over 50 countries, he has delivered invited speeches in every continent, been interviewed by numerous global media, and published 12 books, including Global Communication and most recently, Media, Power, and Politics in the Digital Age: The 2009 Presidential Election Uprising in Iran. In addition to serving on the advisory and editorial boards of a number of prominent communication journals and professional organizations, Kamalipour is the founder and managing editor of Global Media Journal, and founder and president of the Global Communication Association. He earned his Ph.D. in Communication at the University of Missouri-Columbia; MA in Mass Media from the University of Wisconsin-Superior, and BA in Mass Communication from the Minnesota State University. For additional information, visit

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 Inactive 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.

From the outset, Dr. Kamalipour intended the GMJ to be a not-for-profit open-access scholarly digital publication but, since OMICS is a for-profit operation and charges a fee for publishing papers, he has decided to disassociate himself from the GMJ-OMICS edition.

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 interested individuals, graduate students, researchers, faculty, and media professionals around the globe.