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MEJ is published twice a year (June and December) and is included as part of an AMES membership. If you are not living in Scotland you may prefer to just subscribe to the journal rather than join AMES.


Extra copies of the MEJ 64 and 65 are available at £15.00 per copy including postage within UK (£16.50 elsewhere). We also have back copies of earlier issues for £6.00 per copy including postage (£7.50 for overseas including postage). (Members can download these for free – see resources page). 

SUBSCRIPTIONS (excluding membership of AMES)

Individuals: £20

Institutions: £35



The Media Education Journal is the journal of The Association for Media Education in Scotland. It is one of the oldest media education publications in the world and has appeared twice a year since 1984. Its aims were and remain: “to encourage and inform debate around questions of theory, practice and teaching strategy for media education” (from the inaugural edition of the AMES Journal, renamed The Media Education Journal from its third number in 1985). 

Media Studies is perhaps unique in the Scottish Education system in that there is still – despite the much greater availability of media courses at higher education - only a minority of teachers who have studied the subject at university and fewer who have a formal teaching qualification. Media teachers, therefore, are frequently self-taught. The MEJ, by its focus on theoretical articles, attempts to provide those teachers with intellectual tools to underpin their teaching as well as providing qualified and experienced teachers with current developments at the cutting edge of media theory. To that end we have frequently produced editions of the MEJ in partnership with higher education institutions, first of all in Scotland, subsequently further afield.


If you are not a subscriber why not try a free sample, MEJ 50?



Extra copies of the MEJ are available at  £6.00 per copy including postage (£7.00 for overseas including postage). (Members can download these for free – see resources page). 



A function of the Journal is to provide material which teachers can take directly into the classroom and combine theoretical insights with sound pedagogical practice, and a focus on particular media texts and how they can be exploited in the classroom will remain a key feature of the MEJ. Articles are invited from media teachers and those involved in media education or who work in the media.

Articles usually fall within the 2,000 – 5,000 words range. If you have an article you would like to submit, or an idea for an article you would like to discuss, contact the editor. It is helpful if you can supply production stills, frame enlargements, stills from a TV monitor, or other visual material. Likewise, book reviewers are required. Reviews are usually in the 500 – 1000 words range. Please send a brief bio, no more than 60 words. 

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