I was not sure about where to begin on finding an Open Access journal for communication. This last school year I have been very fortunate having access to as many journals for schoolwork as Virginia Tech provides. I have attended schools that have not had nearly as much access to journals as Virginia Tech. I have had exposure to what Open Access is, but I have not use it in my research. I started with a simple Google search and immediately found an Open Access website that led me to a Mass Media and Communication journal.
From my Google search, I discovered OMICS International. OMICS Group International describes itself as “an amalgamation of open access publications and worldwide international science conferences and events.” I used the website to research by subjects. In the list of social and political science journals, I found a Journal for Mass Communication and Journalism.
The Journal of Mass Communication & Journalism is a part of OMICS Group International. This includes countries from Asia, Europe, and North America. The Journal of Mass Communication & Journalism uses a review process, editorial board, and external experts. It describes itself as “an open access journal and aims to publish most complete and reliable source of information on the discoveries and current developments.” The organization of OMICS Group International states that the purpose of Open Access as “the idea to dissipate the information, at large.”
The Journal of Mass Communication & Journalism says that:
The Journal of Mass Communication & Journalism was founded on two keys tenets: to publish the most exciting researches with respect to the subjects of Mass Communication and Journalism. Secondly, to provide a rapid turn-around possible for reviewing and publishing and to disseminate the articles freely for reviewing, and to disseminate the articles freely for research, teaching and reference purposes.
It describes itself as believing “strongly” in “removing barriers to research published online will greatly and to progress.” It believes it right to access. The journal sees itself as providing “equal-footing for these key resources.” It will help to keep individuals current on the most recent developments.