Communication & Media Studies Network

Understand how you can easily transfer your rejected manuscript to another journal in the network

Journal networks are a new feature of our popular article transfers program. If you’ve received an invitation to transfer your manuscript, or are interested in submitting an article, read on to find out how the Communication Studies & Media Studies network can save you time and help you find the right home for your research.

What is a journals network?

This a group of journals within a subject area, working together to help every researcher find the perfect home for their article.

The most common reason a submitted article is rejected is because it doesn’t fit with the journal’s aims and scope. When this happens, a Taylor & Francis journals network ensures that transferring your submission to a suitable journal is as smooth as possible.

How it works

  1. Submit your manuscript to your chosen journal in the network.

  2. After receiving your submission, the handling editor will evaluate whether their journal is right for your submission.

  3. Sometimes the editor will unfortunately decide that your article is not suitable for that journal, either immediately (a desk reject) or after peer review. If this happens, they will inform you of their decision with a link to the network webpage within their rejection email. This email will also let the Taylor & Francis transfers team know.

  4. If you’re eligible for a transfer, you will receive an email from Taylor & Francis listing a number of journals from within the network that may be suitable for your manuscript.

  5. Once you have reviewed the suggested journals, click on the ‘Submit’ button of your chosen journal within the email.

  6. Alternatively, if you would like to submit to a journal within the network that is not suggested within the email, go to the Taylor & Francis webpage of the journal, as linked below.

If you decide that none of the journals in the network are right for your article, our transfers team can work with you to find a journal that is, based on your criteria.

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The journals that are listed below are part of the Taylor & Francis journals network. Have a browse and see if any of these are a suitable home for your research. 


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