Journal of Communication

Editor: Malcolm Parks

The Journal of Communication is a general forum for communication scholarship and publishes articles and book reviews examining a broad range of issues in communication theory and research. JoC publishes the best available scholarship on all aspects of communication. All methods of scholarly inquiry into communication are welcome. Manuscripts should be conceptually meaningful, methodologically sound, interesting, clearly written, and thoughtfully argued.

2012 Impact Factor: 2.011
ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 7/72 (Communication)



Human Communication Research

Editor: John Courtright

Human Communication Research concentrates on presenting empirical work in any area of human communication. The special brief of the journal is to advance understanding of human symbolic processes, so there is a strong emphasis on theory-driven research, the development of new theoretical models in communication, and the development of innovative methods for observing and measuring communication behavior. The journal has a broad social science focus, so it should appeal to scholars in communication from psychology, sociology, linguistics, and anthropology, as well as areas of communication science.

2012 Impact Factor: 2.082
ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 4/72 (Communication)



Communication Theory

Editor: Thomas Hanitzsch

Communication Theory publishes research articles, theoretical essays, and reviews on topics of broad theoretical interest from across the range of communication studies. Essays, regardless of topic or methodological approach, must make a significant contribution to communication theory. Data-based papers are appropriate only insofar as they advance new theoretical developments in communication. Communication Theory recognizes that approaches to theory development and explication are diverse. No single approach or set of approaches is privileged.

2012 Impact Factor: 1.195
ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 22/72 (Communication)



Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication

Editor: Shyam Sundar

The Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication is an open-source,  web-based journal that publishes scholarship on computer-mediated communication. Broadly interdisciplinary in scope, the JCMC publishes mostly empirical research making use of social science methods, which should be presented according to the accepted standards for each method. Although the field of computer-mediated communication research is still young, successful original research submissions are expected to include comprehensive literature reviews, and to be theoretically grounded and methodologically rigorous, in addition to advancing new knowledge in innovative ways. Reviews, syntheses, and meta-analyses of prior research are also welcome, as are proposals for special issues.

2012 Impact Factor: 1.778
ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 11/72 (Communication); 13/84 (Information Science & Library Science)



Communication, Culture, & Critique

Editor: Radhika Parameswaran

Communication, Culture, & Critique publishes critical, interpretive, and qualitative research examining the role of communication and cultural criticism in today's world. The journal welcomes high quality research and analyses from diverse theoretical and methodological approaches from all fields of communication, media and cultural studies. Sites for enquiry include all kinds of text- and print-based media, as well as broadcast, still and moving images and electronic modes of communication including the internet and mobile telephony.


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