Online Media and Global Communication is a new free open-access English language refereed journal published quarterly by De Gruyter and sponsored by Shanghai International Studies University. It aims to publish high quality, innovative and original research on global communication especially in the use of global online media platforms such as Facebook, TikTok, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, WhatsApp, Weibo, WeChat, Wikipedia, web sites, blogs, etc., in an effort to make theoretical contributions under the contextual scenarios of and based on practices of online media and global communication, particularly in but not limited to the Global South.  This journal will address the contemporary concerns about the effects and operations of global digital media platforms on international relations, international public opinion, fake news and propaganda dissemination, consumer behavior as well as the balance of voices in the world.


The journal hopes to serve as an academic bridge in the research of online media and global communication between the dominating English-speaking world and the non-English speaking world. We offer six-language abstracts in United Nations official languages (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, and Spanish).




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For other inquiries, please send to Founding Editor-in-Chief, Louisa Ha, Professor of Research Excellence at Bowling Green State University, U.S.A.: OMGC@shisu.edu.cn