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Children, youth and media: current perspectives

26.09.2019 13:18 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Comunicação e Sociedade

Deadline: December 20, 2019

Editors: Sara Pereira (CECS-UMinho, Portugal), Cristina Ponte (ICNova-UNL, Portugal) and Nelly Elias (Department of Communication Studies, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel)

Over the last two decades, research into children, young people and the media has taken a considerable leap in terms of the number of studies produced, topics addressed and methodologies used. This area, given its multidisciplinary nature, has been affirmed in the field of Communication Sciences, marking the scientific agenda and opening public debate about the impact of the media on the lives of children and young people and how they use and appropriate information and produce media content. The digital age has created new media and platforms, generated a greater diversity of content, and raised different ways of access and distinct consumption and communication practices by this audience. This situation had generated new research challenges, providing new topics and new clues to study the media world and its action on the identities and cultures of children and young people.

This issue of Comunicação e Sociedade, devoted to studies on children, youth and media, pays special attention to proposals for articles that result from scientific research work on the following topics:

  • Children and youth media cultures
  • Media and peer culture
  • Rights of children and young people in the digital age
  • Children and youth media practices
  • Children/youth and media in the family context
  • Children/youth and media in the school context
  • Media offer for children and young people
  • Media policy for children and young people
  • Children/youth, media, and health
  • Challenges to privacy in the age of big data
  • Media literacy


  • Full article submission deadline: 20 December 2019
  • Editor’s decision on full articles: 28 February 2020
  • Deadline for sending the full version and translated version: 01 April 2020
  • Issue publication date: June 2020


Articles can be submitted in English or Portuguese. After the peer review process, the authors of the selected articles should ensure translation of the respective article, and the editors shall have the final decision on publication of the article.


Comunicação e Sociedade is a peer-reviewed journal that uses a double blind review process. After submission, each paper will be distributed to two reviewers, previously invited to evaluate it, in terms of its academic quality, originality and relevance to the objectives and scope of the theme chosen for the journal’s current issue.

Originals must be submitted via the journal’s website. If you are accessing Comunicação e Sociedade for the first time, you must register in order to submit your article (indications to register here):

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