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Journal of Communication

Editor: R. Lance Holbert

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.

5-Year Impact Factors: 7.175
2-Year Impact Factor: 4.846
ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 5/88 (Communication)
Immediacy index: 0.300
Article influence score: 2.587
Cited half-life: 11.8
Eigenfactor score: 0.008390
H index: 122
SJR indicator: 3.259
CiteScore: 6.6


Human Communication Research

Editor: Jonathan Cohen & Tariv Tsfati

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.

5-Year Impact Factors: 4.039
2-Year Impact Factor: 3.540
ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 12/88 (Communication)
Immediacy index: 0.722
Article influence score: 1.636
Cited half-life: 15.6
Eigenfactor score: 0.00266
H index: 85
SJR indicator: 2.926
CiteScore: 8.0


Communication Theory

Editor: Maria Elizabeth (Betsi) Grabe

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.

5-Year Impact Factors: 4.327
2-Year Impact Factor: 1.905
ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 33/88 (Communication)
Immediacy index: 1.043
Article influence score: 1.562
Cited half-life: 13.0
Eigenfactor score: 0.002160
H index: 76
SJR indicator: 2.185
CiteScore: 5.7


Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication

Editor: Rich Ling

The Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication is an open access, peer-reviewed scholarly journal. Its focus is social science research on communicating with computer-based media technologies. Within that general purview, the journal is broadly interdisciplinary, publishing work by scholars in communication, business, education, political science, sociology, psychology, media studies, information science, and other disciplines. Acceptable formats for submission include original research articles and meta-analyses of prior research.

5-Year Impact Factors: 6.273
2-Year Impact Factor: 5.366
ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 3/88 (Communication)
Immediacy index: 0.368
Article influence score: 2.202
Cited half-life: 11.3
Eigenfactor score: 0.004580
H index: 111
SJR indicator: 4.987
CiteScore: 10.9


Communication, Culture, & Critique

Editors: Melissa A. Click

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.

5-Year Impact Factors: 1.044
2-Year Impact Factor: 1.274
ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 66/88 (Communication)
Immediacy index: 0.125
Article influence score: 0.327
Cited half-life: 5.6
Eigenfactor score: 0.000740
H index: 8
SJR indicator: 0.602
CiteScore: 1.7


Annals of the International Communication Association

Editor: David Ewoldsen

The Annals of the International Communication Association is a new peer-reviewed quarterly journal publishing state-of-the-discipline literature reviews and essays dedicated to the exchange of interdisciplinary and internationally diverse scholarship relating to communication in its many forms.

The Annals will continue the traditions established in Communication Yearbook by providing an updated context for key research from across the Association. The Annals of the International Communication Association publishes three types of articles.