About us

Aim and Scope

The aim of the Media Researcher is to publish and disseminate publications from media research and its frontiers in a quality-controlled manner, contributing to the social and scientific discourse on the role, place and functions of the media in society. Its further aim is to provide up-to-date texts that follow scientific trends and can be used in education.

The Media Researcher is a fully open-access, quarterly journal, published in print and online.

Currently, the Media Researcher publishes in Hungarian language. To submit, please consult our information page.

Peer review process

Submitted manuscripts are anonymously peer-reviewed by experts in the relevant field of media studies. Decision about the publication is taken by the editor-in-chief, based on the opinions of the reviewers, after consultation with the editor in charge, or the editorial board. The decisions are based solely on scientific merit of the text. Anonymity of authors and reviewers is preserved during the entire review process, except if the reviewer requests lifting their anonimity (for the purpose of more in- depth discussion of the editing). Besides our open-access online publication, the Journal of Media Studies is also published in print.

No fees are charged for processing or publishing.

Ownership and management, resources

The Media Researcher is published by a public interest foundation, the Media Researcher Foundation and the publisher Koffein Média Ltd.

Its resources are drawn from private donations and subscription fees for the printed edition.

Our story

In 2000, at a social gathering - in Miklós Králik's "salon" - we discussed the dilemmas of public service broadcasting. In the course of the late-night discussion, we did not succeed in resolving the decades-old dilemmas of public service media, but it became clear to all of us that we had to continue the discussion. And so the idea of publishing Media Researcher was born.

Over the years, Médiakutató has become a major journal in communication and media studies. We are read by media researchers, journalists and academics, both online and in print. Our foundation has been supported by private companies and universities, while the journal has always maintained its independence: the only editorial filter is academic rigour. Our columns reflect a diverse and interdisciplinary approach to media. Our editorial board is composed of professionals with significant professional or research experience and academic degrees in various fields of media studies. We also occasionally employ guest editors. All our articles are subject to double-blind peer-review and are thoroughly edited to ensure the usual high quality.

Advisory Board

Almási Miklós
Anikó Imre
Antalóczy Tímea
B. Atkins, Joseph
Curran, James
Csapo-Sweet, Rita M.
Császi Lajos
Cseh Gabriella
Dányi Endre
Gaber, Ivor

Győrffy Miklós
Gross, Peter
Hammer Ferenc
Hartai László
Hidasi Judit
Kotroczó Róbert
Paolo Mancini
Nyárády Gáborné
Sipos Balázs
Snyder, Robert W.
Splichal, Slavko
Sparks, Colin
Sükösd Miklós
Szabó Márton
Végh Sándor


Bajomi-Lázár Péter, (Alapító) Budapesti Gazdasági Egyetem
Bayer Judit (Budapesti Gazdasági Egyetem)

Editorial Board

Bátorfy Attila, Central European University Center for Media, Data and Society
Balázs Eszter, Kodolányi János Főiskola, Kommunikáció- és Médiatudományi Tanszék, Kassák Múzeum
Gayer Zoltán, Budapesti Metropolitan Egyetem
Hamp Gábor, Budapest Műszaki és Gazdaságtudományi Egyetem
Hermann Veronika, Eötvös Loránd Tudományegyetem, BTK
Jenei Ágnes, Nemzeti Közszolgálati Egyetem
Kékesdi-Boldog Dalma (Budapesti Gazdasági Egyetem)
Mátay Mónika, Eötvös Loránd Tudományegyetem, BTK, IASK
Merkovity Norbert, Szegedi Tudományegyetem
Monori Áron, Nemzeti Média és Hírközlési Hatóság
Pintér Róbert, Budapesti Corvinus Egyetem
Tófalvy Tamás, Budapest Műszaki és Gazdaságtudományi Egyetem

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