Overview of the Book:
Through a collection of original contributions, this book seeks to provide readers with new perspectives on the current research inthe relation between medicine and media.

Scope of the Book:
The study of medicine and media is simultaneously social scientific, humanistic, and professional in orientation. Accordingly, this book welcomes submissions from scholars and practitioners in any disciplinary field. We seek contributions from researchers and practitioners in communication studies and allied fields (e.g., media studies, telecommunications, journalism, sociology, anthropology, cultural studies). Contributions may follow any methodological approach, including, but not limited to, quantitative, qualitative, mixed methods, rhetorical, interpretive, case study, discourse analytic, and critical analytic approaches, among others. Submissions from both established and emerging scholars are welcomed.

Topics:

Contributions may include, but are not limited to:

  • Media coverage of health and illness
  • Narrative of health and disease in the media
  • Images of doctors and patients in the media
  • Health journalism
  • E-Health
  • Health Literacy
  • Medical errors in the media, media and medical myths

The articles should be submitted as an email attachment in MS Word to the editors with “YourLastName – TV Series” as the title. Please include a short biography and your affiliation along with the manuscript. The articles (8,000-10,000 words) should adhere to Chicago Manual of Style

Review and Publication Process:
Articles are sent to 2 reviewers for review. The reviewers’ recommendations determine whether a paper will be accepted / accepted subject to change / subject to resubmission with significant changes / rejected. The book will be submitted for publishing to the University of Bucharest Publishing House.

The deadline of submitting the articles is 1st of December 2014.

For inquiries, please contact the editors from the University of Bucharest:
Valentina Marinescu:  marinescu.valentina@gmail.com
Bianca Mitu: bianca.mitu82@gmail.com

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