Journal of Media Psychology

Theories, Methods, and Applications

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ISSN-L 1864-1105, ISSN-Print 1864-1105, ISSN Online 2151-2388
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Christoph Klimmt (Editor-in-chief)
Sophie Bruns (Editorial assistant)
Katharina Emde-Lachmund (Editorial assistant)
Katharina Knop-Hülß (Editorial assistant)
Sabine Reich (Editorial assistant)
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About the journal

Aims and scope

Journal of Media Psychology (JMP) is committed to publishing original, high-quality papers which cover the broad range of media psychological research. This peer-reviewed journal focuses on how human beings select, use, and experience various media as well as how media (use) can affect their cognitions, emotions, and behaviors. Submissions must substantially advance the current state-of the art on a theoretical and/or an empirical level. To name just a few typical fields and domains of inquiry, the Journal of Media Psychology considers manuscripts dealing with research on entertainment, computer-mediated communication (including social media), human-computer interaction, e-learning, computer and video games, virtual environments, or advertising. The journal is also open to research from neighboring disciplines as far as this work ties in with psychological concepts of the uses and effects of the media. Submissions of comparative work, e.g., crossmedia, cross-gender, or cross-cultural, are encouraged. Moreover, submissions including alternative analysis procedures such as the Bayesian approach are welcome. Starting in 2015, the pre-registration of research plans will also be possible. To ensure short turn-around cycles for manuscript review and fast publication, the Journal of Media Psychology relies heavily upon electronic communication and information exchange, starting from electronic submission and continuing throughout the entire review and production process.

Tradition and innovation

The Journal of Media Psychology builds up on almost 20 years of tradition and experience in publishing high-quality research in the Zeitschrift für Medienpsychologie (ZMP). While ZMP focused on German and European media research, JMP takes up the challenges of the more globalized and globalizing media world by offering an international publication platform. JMP has an internationally renowned team of editors and reviewers from all the relevant areas of media psychology, to cover a broad spectrum of research and to ensure the highest scientific standards.

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Recent editorials


At the Start of 2020 – Transitions in the Editorial Team
Christoph Klimmt
Journal of Media Psychology, Vol. 32, No. 1, pp. 1-1


Announcing Changes in JMP’s Editorial Team – Farewell to Nicole Krämer and Welcome to Catalina Toma
Christoph Klimmt
Journal of Media Psychology, Vol. 31, No. 1, p. 1


Goodbye and Welcome – Time Again for Editorial Transitions
Nicole Krämer and Christoph Klimmt
Journal of Media Psychology, Vol. 30, No. 1, pp. 1-2


Journal of Media Psychology Grows and Develops
Nicole Krämer and German Neubaum
Journal of Media Psychology, Vol. 29, No. 4, pp. 175

Media Use and Well-Being – An Introduction to the Special Issue
Leonard Reinecke and Allison Eden
Journal of Media Psychology, Vol. 29, No. 3, pp. 111-114

The Science of Technology and Human Behavior – Standards, Old and New
Malte Elson and Andrew K. Przybylski
Journal of Media Psychology, Vol. 29, No. 1, pp. 1-7

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Call for Papers


Dear Colleagues, dear Authors, Reviewers, Partners, Friends of the Journal of Media Psychology,

we hope that this message finds you well! Responding to necessities of adjusting priorities in academic service imposed by the SARS-COV-2 pandemic, the deadlines for the current Special Issue „Theoretical Consolidation and Innovation in Media Psychology“ of the Journal of Media Psychology have been moved.

Please contact Christoph Klimmt ( if you have questions about this special issue.


You can find the original call for papers here:

“Theoretical Consolidation and Innovation in Media Psychology”
A Special Issue of the Journal of Media Psychology, Curated by the Editors

The new time plan reads as follows:
Abstract submission deadline June 30, 2020 (plus 8 weeks)
Editorial decision on abstracts August 31, 2020 (plus 8 weeks)
Full Papers due November 30, 2020 (plus 4 weeks)



Instructions to authors

We are looking forward to receiving your manuscript for Journal of Media Psychology. Please read and take note of the instructions to authors before submitting your manuscript.

All manuscripts should be submitted via Editorial Manager

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