The JRE on-line Journal is not just a collection of quality papers, but rather an essential component of improving scholarly work in the journalism studies. The JRE section through its members and reviewers seeks to improve the quality of the published papers in terms of the language used and the overcoming of any possible scientific errors. As part of this keen interest, the JRE on-line Journal copes with the new developments in the academic reviewing practices, and accordingly the section has adopted since its re-launch and transformation from professional education into journalism research and education in 2009 a double-blind review process, and has introduced attempts for open and post-publication review.
The journal gives attention to the cross-cutting themes of the field of journalism with all its alliterating ‘consumerism, commercialization and challenges from the side of education, and that of research. It is thus trying to find ways to improve the field of journalism, by highlighting the expected skills and providing a new niche of public spheres that can aggregate views about journalism standards and values that could enlighten citizenry that is reflective of social mixes within individual societies. Without doubt, journalism progress and political reform goes hand in hand to engage journalism educators, researchers and professionals with the appropriate setting and context to foster a better performance of the industry.
The JRE on-line Journal attempts to provide its members who submitted their research papers presented in IAMCR 2009 in Mexico City, Mexico with an objective pro-active feedback with the aim of further enhancing their learning and achievement.
This year, the JRE section received a large number of good quality research papers that were subject to at least two reviewers, but when there was a conflicting opinion a third reviewer was requested to rev-evaluate, and in one case two extra reviewers requested to go over the paper again.