Case Studies/Platform: Journal of Media and Communication

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Platform is a biannual open-access, online graduate journal, published by the Media and Communications Program at the School of Culture and Communication, University of Melbourne.


Platform is an open access, online journal publishing graduate (ie Honours, Masters and Doctorate) papers from international contributions. The journal is published by the Media and Communications Program at the School of Culture and Communication, University of Melbourne.

A new journal coming out of the University of Melbourne’s School of Culture and Communication has set its sights on disseminating new academic work from around the globe. The journal of media and communication, Platform, is exactly that; a platform for bouncing out new ideas. Not only because it is a journal specifically designed to support and publish Honours, Masters and Doctorate students (getting work published in academic journals is very competitive and hard to get when you’re competing with seasoned academics) but also because the journal is open access.

Platform submissions are refereed by a diverse international board of established and emerging scholars from different areas of Media and Communication and it is edited by graduate students at the University of Melbourne.

If you’re a PhD or Masters student working on something good in the Media and Communications field, then get your submission in for volume 2 due for release in January next year.

Again, we were pretty excited about this so we posted a case study about it on the CC Wiki here.

License Usage

Authors of papers selected for publication are encouraged to license their submission under a Creative Commons licence.

The journal itself is, by default, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Australia licence.

“Mediated Mobilities: Negotiating Identities”, Volume 1 (released Thursday, 23 July 2009) included six submissions from graduates in Australia, the United Kingdom and Canada. All submissions were released under a Creative Commons licence; 3 under the default licence (Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Australia licence), 2 under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 2.5 Australia licence and 1 under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.5 Australia licence.


Platform is an open access journal.