About the Journal…

Aims and Objectives:

IJCSR aims to provide a specialized forum for the exchange of academic research and professional practice pertaining to broad areas of mass media and social development with wider scope of national and international importance. Special emphasis will be placed to encourage original research and empirical analysis to achieve deeper understanding in various aspects of mass media on social sciences. It envisage that research papers, book reviews, published in this journal will contribute for building knowledge base for advancing development models practice across the globe.


IJCSR welcomes articles on issues of current interest with case studies, survey research, content analysis, innovative ideas and solutions to social problems to the specific topics: Development and communication, Media and Human rights, Right To Information (RTI) and Media. Political Communication, New Media and Politics, Convergence in Media, Media and Governance, Media and Third World, International Communication,Media and Culture, Media Anthropology, Films, Pictorial Communication, Media Economy, Media Ownership, Media Education, Media and Society, Media History, Media and Conflict, Glocalization,Media and Gender, Media and Environment, Media and Minorities,Media and the Marginalized, Alternative Media, Media and Inclusive Growth, Media and Freedom of Expression, Media Laws and Policy, Micro-level Media/Community Media, Media and Diversity, Traditional or folk Media and development,Literary/Creative Journalism, The Language of Media, Advertising and Public Relation, Scrutinizing Media,Graphics/Animation/Cartoons, Communication Theories and Models,Information and Communication Technology. Papers are also welcome from other allied social science fields. The journal will consider all methodological approaches.

Publication Ethics:

IJCSR journal is committed to maintaining high standards through a rigorous peer-review together with strict ethical policies. The editors should take any infringements of professional ethical codes, such as plagiarism, fraudulent use of data, seriously with no tolerance.


About the Editor-in-Chief :

 Dr. John Babu Koyye, Dr. John Babu Koyye is an assistant professor of Convergent Journalism at Central University of Kashmir, Srinagar, India. Before coming to CUK, he was an assistant professor at Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh.

He has represented the University in the Festival of Innovations-2016 held at Presidential house-Rastrapathi Bhavan, New Delhi. He is the founder and the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Communication & Social Research (IJCSR), an UGC approved publication from India aims at media and journalism research with special focus on development themes. He also serves on the editorial board of International Journal of Multidisciplinary Educational Research (IJMER).

Dr. John maintains an active research and teaching programme that applies communication for development. He has combined his academic research with the video production and made a documentary “Communication for Gujjars of Kashmir.” He is the resource person in the traditional media “puppetry” and included it in classroom curriculum. He is also an instrumental in generating awareness on social issues through the “puppetry”. He is the founder of an NGO, Mission for Integration Service Peace and Awareness (MISPA), based in Visakhapatnam, works on building and imparting awareness on lot of social issues.

He has edited three reference volumes-Media and Communication for Development (2016), Media and Human Rights (2015) and Role of Radio in Primary Education (2010), apart from 27 papers published in reputed Journals and Chapters in Edited Volumes. He has attended and presented papers in 41 seminars/conferences.

He serves on the Coordinator-Innovations and Liaison Officer-OBC Reservation Cell in the University.

John holds a Ph.D. in Journalism and Mass Communication and dual MA in Philosophy and Religious Studies from Andhra University.