Special issue on Multi-media Research and the Consumption of Popular Culture

International Journal of Culture, Tourism and Hospitality Research

ISSN: 1750-6182

Article publication date: 28 March 2008



(2008), "Special issue on Multi-media Research and the Consumption of Popular Culture", International Journal of Culture, Tourism and Hospitality Research, Vol. 2 No. 1. https://doi.org/10.1108/ijcthr.2008.32702aaa.001



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Special issue on Multi-media Research and the Consumption of Popular Culture

Article Type: Call for papers From: International Journal of Culture, Tourism and Hospitality Research, Volume 2, Issue 1.

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Deadline for Submission: 15 August 2008


This special issue of International Journal of Culture, Tourism and Hospitality Research (IJCTHR) is intended to break new ground by highlighting the important but yet to be fully acknowledged role of multi-media research (combinations of audio, animation, graphics and/or video and written or spoken text) in conveying significant information about the consumption of popular culture.

Appropriate submissions are video-ethnographies, animated cartoons, podcasts, edited video-taped interviews and photo- essays accompanied by written manuscripts. Manuscripts can be of distinct types or a combination of types, including:

  • providing the theoretical foundations that inform the audio and/or visual material;

  • presenting supplementary information (e.g. facts, figures, tables, diagrams, stories, poems); and/or

  • describing the motivation for producing an audio and/or visual or multi-media representation.

Submission topics should illuminate an aspect of popular culture such as fashion, food, mass media, entertainment, leisure, sports, shopping, tourism and/or the internet activities. Interested contributors are invited to discuss the fit of submissions topics with Special Guest Editors Marylouise Caldwell (m.caldwell@econ.usyd.edu.au) and Paul Henry (p.henry@econ.usyd.edu.au), Discipline of Marketing, University of Sydney, Australia.

Editorial scope

The IJCTHR focuses on building bridges in theory, research, and practice across the fields of culture, tourism, and hospitality. The journal has an interdisciplinary mission to replace silo- thinking research paradigms. International in scope and grounded in theory-into-practice, the journal provides breadth, depth, provocation and passion in reporting the nuances of humans' lived experiences relating to culture, tourism and hospitality.

Audio and/or visual requirements

Eligible material should be edited to professional standards using any of the desktop editing systems now available. Preferred length of submissions is 10-25 minutes. To submit your work, please note the following policies:

  • For videos/animations two preview copies of the work on non-region-encoded PAL or NTSC DVD should be included. These copies will not be returned. Do not submit master copies, as damage or loss in the mails is remotely possible. For podcasts, submission should be two preview MP3 files, similar to above.

  • Please label the casing and face of the DVD/CD with title, length, and contact person's name.

  • Copies submitted should be as close to finished as possible, although some minor editing will be allowed on accepted submissions.

  • Important: producers are responsible for getting permission from copyright and trademark holders for any images, music, or video material that is under copyright (note: even clips of music and of commercial video are copyrighted material).

  • All audio-visual material should be sent to: Marylouise Caldwell, Senior Lecturer, Discipline of Marketing, Room 509, Faculty of Economics & Business, University of Sydney, Corner Codrington and Rose Streets, Darlington 2006, Australia.

Manuscript requirements

  • Create manuscripts using Microsoft Word and submit as an E-mail attachment to Marylouise Caldwell (m.caldwell@econ.usyd.edu.au).

  • Include title, all authors and their full addresses on the cover page; include a separate abstract page.

  • Article length should be limited to 15-20 double-spaced text pages, not counting the cover page, abstract and reference pages.

  • Font should be size 12 Times New Roman.

  • A brief autobiographical note should be supplied, including full name, affiliation, e-mail address, and full international contact details for all authors.

  • A structured abstract must be supplied and should be set out under 4-6 sub-headings: purpose; method/approach; findings; research limitations/implications (if applicable); practical implications (if applicable); and, the originality/ value of submission. Maximum is 250 words. For more information and guidance on structured abstracts visit: www.emeraldinsight.com/structuredabstracts

  • Six keywords on the abstract page should be provided which encapsulate the principal topics of the submission.

  • Send one Word file attachment of the complete manuscript (send one additional file of exhibits in Powerpoint if appropriate for the manuscript).


Submissions should be original contributions and not be under consideration for any other publication at the same time. Authors submitting articles for publication warrant that the work is not an infringement of any existing copyright and will indemnify the publisher against any breach of such warranty.

Emerald literati editing service

The Literati Club can recommend the services of a number of freelance copy editors (all copy editors are experienced authors) to contributors who wish to improve the standard of English in their paper before submission. This service is particularly useful for those whose first language is not English. Please see the link (www.emeraldinsight.com/editingservice) for more information.

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