Media and Communication is an international peer-reviewed open access journal dedicated to a wide variety of basic and applied research in communication and its related fields.

Open Access Journal | ISSN: 2183-2439

Institutional Membership is destined for institutions, groups and societies that wish to cover the whole cost of open access publishing and allow their authors to freely publish and disseminate their articles to a broader readership. Cogitatio offers two different types of Institutional Membership:

  • Flat Fee Membership: The institution pays an annual flat rate which covers the article processing fees of all manuscripts accepted for publication in this journal with one or more authors belonging to the member institution.
  • Postpaid Membership: The institution is not charged an annual rate, and only pays article processing fees for articles accepted for publication in the journal with one or more authors belonging to the member institution. The institution receives an automatic discount of 20% for each accepted manuscript. Institutions may establish a cap for the maximum number of manuscripts to be considered under this Postpaid Membership agreement.

The following institutions have joined Cogitatio’s Membership Program, enabling their authors to publish in this journal without having to directly incur any Article Processing Charges (APC).

- Anglia Ruskin University (UK): Anglia Ruskin University covers the article processing charges (APC) of up to five articles per calendar year authored by corresponding authors of the institution. This agreement is valid as of 1 December 2014.

- Bielefeld University (Germany): Bielefeld University covers the article processing charges (APC) of all articles authored by corresponding authors of the institution. This agreement is valid as of 20 June 2017.

- Duke University (USA): Duke University covers the article processing charges (APC) of all articles authored by corresponding authors of the institution. This agreement is valid as of 7 September 2017.

- Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland): Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne covers the article processing charges (APC) of all articles authored by corresponding authors of the institution. This agreement is valid as of 24 March 2017.

Edith Cowan University (Australia): Edith Cowan University covers the article processing charges (APC) of all articles authored by corresponding authors of the institution. This agreement is valid as of 5 August 2017.

- Elon University (USA): Elon University covers the article processing charges (APC) of up to 3 articles per calendar year authored by corresponding authors of the institution. This agreement is valid as of 19 December 2016.

- Freie Universität Berlin (Germany): Freie Universität Berlin covers the article processing charges (APC) of all articles authored by corresponding authors of the institution. This agreement is valid as of 1 April 2017.

- Ghent University - Department of Special Needs Education (Belgium): The Department of Special Needs Education at Ghent University covers the article processing charges (APC) of up to two articles per calendar year authored by corresponding authors of the institution. This agreement is valid as of 24 June 2016.

Humboldt University Berlin (Germany): Humboldt University Berlin covers the article processing charges (APC) of all articles authored by corresponding authors of the institution. This agreement is valid as of 1 January 2018.

- Kansas University (USA): Kansas University covers the article processing charges (APC) of up to two articles per calendar year authored by corresponding authors of the institution. This agreement is valid as of 1 July 2014.

Macalester College (USA): Macalester College covers the article processing charges (APC) of up to three articles per calendar year authored by corresponding authors of the institution. This agreement is valid as of 1 January 2015.

- Queen’s University Belfast (UK): Queen’s University Belfast covers the article processing charges (APC) of all articles authored by corresponding authors of the institution. This agreement is valid as of 7 June 2017.

- Tilburg University (The Netherlands): Tilburg University covers the article processing charges (APC) of all articles authored by corresponding authors of the institution. This agreement is valid as of 20 March 2017.

- University College London (UK): University College London covers all the article processing charges (APC) of articles authored by corresponding authors of the institution. This agreement is valid as of 17 March 2016 and only applies to articles that meet eligibility criteria, which the university will verify on a paper-by-paper basis.

- University of Amsterdam (The Netherlands): University of Amsterdam covers the article processing charges (APC) of all articles authored by corresponding authors of the institution. This agreement is valid as of 14 June 2017.

University of Basel (Switzerland): University of Basel covers the article processing charges (APC) of all articles authored by corresponding authors of the institution. This agreement is valid as of 9 November 2016.

- University of Birmingham (UK): University of Birmingham covers the article processing charges (APC) of all articles authored by corresponding authors of the institution. This agreement is valid as of 23 June 2017.

- University of California - San Diego (USA): University of California - San Diego covers the article processing charges (APC) of all articles authored by corresponding authors of the institution. This agreement is valid as of 4 August 2017.

- University of Göttingen (Germany): University of Göttingen covers the article processing charges (APC) of up to two articles per calendar year authored by corresponding authors of the institution (including the University Medical Center). The administrator of the Open Access Fund is the University Library of Göttingen (https://www.sub.uni-goettingen.de/elektronisches-publizieren/open-access/verlagsvereinbarungen). This agreement is valid as of 1 September 2017.

University of Groningen (The Netherlands): University of Groningen covers the article processing charges (APC) of all articles authored by corresponding authors of the institution. This agreement is valid as of 1 June 2015.

- University of Manchester (UK): University of Manchester covers the article processing charges (APC) of all articles authored by corresponding authors of the institution. This agreement is valid as of 8 February 2017.

- University of Oslo (Norway): University of Oslo covers the article processing charges (APC) of up to 10 articles per calendar year authored by corresponding authors of the institution. This agreement is valid as of 1 April 2016.

- University of Stirling (UK): University of Stirling covers the article processing charges (APC) of all articles authored by corresponding authors of the institution. This agreement is valid as of 15 September 2016 and only applies to articles that meet the university's eligibility criteria - authors must apply to the APC fund in advance of submission.

- Virginia Tech (USA): Virgina Tech covers the article processing charges (APC) of all articles authored by corresponding authors of the institution that have no other sources of funding available (this agreement is not valid for papers resulting from research sponsored by agencies that allow allocations for APCs). This agreement is valid as of 1 September 2016.

- Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (The Netherlands): Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam covers the article processing charges (APC) of all articles authored by corresponding authors of the institution. This agreement is valid as of 4 April 2017.

Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium): Vrije Universiteit Brussel covers the article processing charges (APC) of all articles authored by corresponding authors of the institution. This agreement is valid as of 16 May 2017.

- Wageningen UR (The Netherlands): Wageningen UR covers all the article processing charges (APC) of articles authored by corresponding authors of the institution. This agreement is valid as of 3 March 2015.

Western Sydney University (Australia): Western Sydney University covers the article processing charges (APC) of all articles authored by corresponding authors of the institution. This agreement is valid as of 6 April 2016.

Western University (Canada): Western University covers the article processing charges (APC) of all articles authored by corresponding authors of the institution. This agreement is valid as of 19 July 2016.

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