About this journal 

Online Media and Global Communication (OMGC) is a new venue for high quality articles on theories and methods about the role of online media in global communication. This journal is sponsored by the Center for Global Public Opinion Research of China and School of Journalism and Communication, Shanghai International Studies University, China. It is published solely online in English. 

Aims and Scopes

The journal aims 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 that has remained mostly invisible due to language barriers. Through its structured abstracts for all research articles and uniform keyword system in the United Nations’ official six languages plus Japanese and German (ArabicChinese, English, FrenchRussianSpanishJapanese, and German), the journal provides a highly accessible platform to users worldwide. Its unique dual track single-blind and double-blind review system facilitates manuscript reviews with different levels of author identities. OMGC publishes review essays on the state-of-the-art in online media and global communication research in different countries and regions, original research papers on topics related online media and global communication and translated articles from non-English speaking Global South. It strives to be a leading platform for scientific exchange in online media and global communication.

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OMGC publishes 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. 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, diaspora communication, consumer behavior as well as the balance of voices in the world. Comparative research across countries are particularly welcome. Empirical research is preferred over conceptual papers.

Ideas for special issues may be submitted to the editors for consideration (OMGC@shisu.edu.cn).

Article Formats

In addition to the standard research article format, the Journal includes the following formats:

  • One translation paper selected from Non-English Journals that with high quality as “Featured Translated Research Outside the Anglosphere” per issue

  • One review essay on current state of research in online media and global communication in a country or region

Your Benefits

  • No fee to authors for disseminating scholarship on a professional publishing platform

  • Free open access to readers worldwide

  • Dual track review system to allow authors with different identity needs to be reviewed by qualified reviewers

  • Seven-language abstracts maximize worldwide visibility and discoverability: http://omgc.shisu.edu.cn/12335/list.htm

  • Quick turnaround time from submission to review and acceptance to publication

  • Author and journal article promotion in both Chinese social media and western social media

  • Selected published articles may be translated to Chinese and published in print

  • Adhere to the highest ethical review standard following the guideline of the Committee on Publications Ethics

  • Manuscript reviewers will receive recognition for high quality and on-time reviews


Launched in January 2022, in collaboration with Shanghai International Studies University, Shanghai, China.

Abstracting and Indexing

Online Media and Global Communication is covered by the following services:

  • Dimensions

  • EBSCO Discovery Service

  • Google Scholar

  • IAMCR Open Access Journals Directory

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  • Naver Academic

  • Naviga (Softweco)

  • Primo Central (ExLibris)

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  • Semantic Scholar

  • Summon (ProQuest)

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  • WorldCat (OCLC)

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  • Yewno Discover