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The European Journal of Communication Research

Founded by Silbermann, Alphons

Ed. by Krotz, Friedrich

IMPACT FACTOR 2014: 0.297
5-year IMPACT FACTOR: 0.730

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2014: 0.522
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2014: 0.484
Impact per Publication (IPP) 2014: 0.492


Aims and Scope

Communications: The European Journal of Communication Research is an established forum for scholarship and academic debate in the field of communication science and research from a European perspective. Communication science is concerned with the investigation of the structure and function of communication processes and their impact on society, social groups and individuals. Communications highlights the concerns of this discipline through the publication of articles, research reports, review essays and book reviews on theoretical and methodological developments considered from a European perspective. The journal encompasses the entire field of communication science as its domain of interest. The contributions published in the journal cover a wide range of subfields in communication science, including interpersonal communication, intercultural communication, mass communication, communication theory, philosophy of communication, media history, media development and communication technology.

Supplementary Information

Type of Publication:

Scholars and Students in Communication and Media, Communication Sociologists, Linguists

Instructions for Authors

1. Submitting an article for publication
Communications invites submissions from a broad thematic field of communication research. Manuscripts should represent original work, should not be published elsewhere or in another language, and should not be submitted to other journals simultaneously. Manuscripts for consideration in Communications should be submitted via e-mail to the Editor.

Submissions should be written in English. Contributors whose native language is not English should have their manuscripts read by a native speaker before submission. Examples not in English must have aligned interlinear glosses and an idiomatic translation.

2. Formatting and style
In general, manuscripts should be prepared in accordance with the 5th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (2001). Manuscripts that do not conform to the APA guidelines will be sent back to the authors without review.

Citations should conform to the following example:
(Smart, 1974, p. 22)

References should conform to the following examples:
Gabennesh, H. (1972). Authoritarianism as world view. American Journal of Sociology, 77(5), 857-875.
Gifi, A. (1991). Nonlinear multivariate analysis. Chichester: Wiley.
Part of a nonperiodical
Gray, A. (1996). Behind closed doors: Video recorders in the home. In H. Baehr, & A. Gray (Eds.), Turning it on: A reader in women and media (pp. 118-129). London: Arnold.

The length of the manuscript should not exceed 8000 words (articles) and 4000 words (Research in brief). The manuscript should be double-spaced (including notes and references) with standard margins. All pages should be numbered serially. Non-English words should appear in italics. Please do not use boldface type for emphasis. Use double quotation marks only, except for translations where single quotation marks should be used.

Please prepare two files for submission: One file for the title page that lists the names, affiliations and contact information for all authors. The second file should contain an abstract of 100-150 words, three to six keywords and the manuscript. Figures and diagrams must be reproducible originals and should appear at the end of the document clearly numbered and labeled. They should be referred to in the text and the approximate position indicated. Notes should be kept to an absolute minimum, be brief and contain no diagrams or tables.

3. Peer review
Manuscripts received will first be screened by one of the Editors or Co-Editors to ensure thematic adequacy and sufficient quality. If a manuscript is considered appropriate for review, it will be sent out to a minimum of two reviewers. The review process is mutually anonymous: Reviewers are not disclosed to authors, and authors are not disclosed to reviewers. Usually, authors will receive the editorial decision within 120 days.

4. Proofs
After final acceptance, authors will receive PDF proofs for correction, which must be returned by dates given in the production schedule.

5. Offprints
Upon publication, authors will receive electronic offprints (in PDF format) of their contribution. Guest editors of special issues will receive complimentary print copies of the issue.

Communications is covered by the following services:

  • Baidu Scholar
  • Celdes
  • CIOS - ComAbstracts
  • CIOS - ComIndex
  • CNKI Scholar (China National Knowledge Infrastructure)
  • De Gruyter - IBR (International Bibliography of Reviews of Scholarly Literature in the Humanities and Social Sciences)
  • De Gruyter - IBZ (International Bibliography of Periodical Literature in the Humanities and Social Sciences)
  • EBSCO (relevant databases)
  • EBSCO Discovery Service
  • Elsevier - SCOPUS
  • ERIH PLUS (European Reference Index for the Humanities and Social Sciences)
  • Gale/Cengage
  • Google Scholar
  • INIST Institut de l’Information Scientifique et Technique
  • J-Gate
  • JournalTOCs
  • Linguistic Bibliography Online
  • MLA International Bibliography
  • Naviga (Softweco)
  • Philosophy Documentation Center - Philosophy Research Index
  • PhilPapers
  • Primo Central (ExLibris)
  • ProQuest (relevant databases)
  • ReadCube
  • ResearchGate
  • SCImago (SJR)
  • Summon (Serials Solutions/ProQuest)
  • TDOne (TDNet)
  • Thomson Reuters - Current Contents/Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Thomson Reuters - Journal Citation Reports/Social Sciences Edition
  • Thomson Reuters - Social Sciences Citation Index
  • UB Frankfurt - BLL Bibliographie Linguistischer Literatur
  • Ulrich's Periodicals Directory/ulrichsweb
  • WorldCat (OCLC)

All correspondence concerning editorial matters and manuscripts should be sent to the Editor:


Friedrich Krotz
ZeMKI, Centre for Media, Communication and Information Research
Faculty of Cultural Studies
University of Bremen
Linzer Str. 4
28359 Bremen, Germany

Leen d'Haenens
Centre for Media Culture and Communication Technology,
K. U. Leuven, Belgium

Associate Editors

Auksė Balčytienė
Department of Public Communications,
Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania

Maren Hartmann
Faculty for Architecture, Media and Design,
Berlin University of Arts, Germany

Philippe Maarek
Université Paris EST-UPEC and ISCC, France

Katrin Voltmer
Institute of Communications Studies,
University of Leeds, UK

Book Review Editors

Stijn Joye
University of Ghent, Belgium

Heidi Vandebosch
University of Antwerp, Belgium

Editorial Management

Leif Kramp
ZeMKI, Centre for Media, Communication and Information Research
University of Bremen, Germany

Editorial Board

Hanna Adoni
Interdisciplinary Center (IDC), Herzliya, Israel

Francis Balle
University of Paris II, France

Roland Burkart
University of Vienna, Austria

Akiba Cohen
Tel Aviv University, Israel

Cecilia von Feilitzen
Södertörn University, Sweden

Andreas Hepp
University of Bremen, Gemany

John L. Hochheimer
Southern Illinois University, USA

Frank Huysmans
University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Klaus Bruhn Jensen
University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Klaus Krippendorff
University of Pennsylvania, USA

Tristan Matteralt
Université Paris-8, France

Ekkehard Mochmann
German Society for Communication Research (DGKF), Cologne, Germany

Hillel Nossek
College of Management Academic Studies, Rishon Lezion, Israel

Keith Roe
K. U. Leuven, Belgium

Jan Servaes
City University of Hong Kong, China

Editorial Assistance

Annalena Oeffner Ferreira
ZeMKI, Centre for Media, Communication and Information Research
Faculty of Cultural Studies
University of Bremen, Germany

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