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The European Journal of Communication Research

Ed. by Averbeck-Lietz, Stefanie / d'Haenens, Leen

4 Issues per year

IMPACT FACTOR increased in 2015: 0.595
5-year IMPACT FACTOR: 0.690

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2015: 0.547
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2015: 0.493
Impact per Publication (IPP) 2015: 0.607


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    Your benefits
    • European perspective on communication research
    • Specialized expertise on communication processes
    • Societal references of the research
    • Broad topics
    • Interdisciplinary approach to journal’s subject matter

    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.

    • Communication reseach
    • Structure and function of communication
    • Impact on society, social groups and individuals
    • Interpersonal communication
    • Intercultural communication
    • Mass communication
    • Communication theory
    • Philosophy of communication
    • Media history
    • Media development and communication technology

    Article formats
    Original articles, research reports, review essays, and book reviews

    Information on submission process


    Type of Publication:

    Researchers and practitioners interested in communication studies, especially Scholars and Students in Communication and Media, Communication Sociologists, and Linguists

    Submission of Manuscripts

    Instructions for Authors

    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 Manuscripts should represent original work, should not be published elsewhere or in another language, and should not be submitted to other journals simultaneously.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.

    Your benefits of publishing with us
    • Increasing Impact Factor
    • SCImago Journal Rank
    • Decisions on your submission made as soon as possible
    • Every article easily discoverable because of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and comprehensive abstracting and indexing services
    • Convenient citation tracking via e-mail alert
    • Secure archiving by De Gruyter and the independent archiving service Portico
    • Professional sales and marketing activities
    • Ahead-of-print publishing ensures faster processing of fully proof-read, DOI-citable articles
    Submission process
    • Submit your paper via e-mail to the Editor following the Instructions for Authors
    • Double blind peer reviewing process
    • Decision on your manuscript within 120 days from submission
    • You will receive PDF proofs for correction
    • In case of any problems the editorial staff will make its best to answer all your queries

    Please note
    • 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
    • Before submitting your article please have a look at our copyright agreement, as well as Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement
    • Once your article is accepted you have the option to publish it open access
    • Our repository policy allows you to distribute 30 PDF copies of your published article to colleagues (the PDF has to include the information that it is an author's copy). Please also feel free to distribute the link to the online abstract. Detailed information can be found at Public Repositories tab
    • If you have any general questions please visit our FAQ page for authors

    We look forward to receiving your manuscript!

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    Founded by Alphons Silbermann in 1974 in cooperation with the German Society for Communication Research (DGKF).

    Abstracting & Indexing

    Communications is covered by the following services:

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    • CNKI Scholar (China National Knowledge Infrastructure)
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    • 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)
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    • ERIH PLUS (European Reference Index for the Humanities and Social Sciences)
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    • INIST Institut de l’Information Scientifique et Technique
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    • TDNet
    • UB Frankfurt - BLL Bibliographie Linguistischer Literatur
    • Ulrich's Periodicals Directory/ulrichsweb
    • WanFang Data
    • WorldCat (OCLC)

    Editorial Information


    Stefanie Averbeck-Lietz
    ZeMKI, Centre for Media, Communication and Information Research, University of Bremen, Germany

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

    e-mail: communications@uni-bremen.de
    web: www.communicationsonline.eu

    Associate Editors
    Auksė Balcytienė
    , Department of Public Communications, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania
    Philippe Maarek, Université Paris EST-UPEC and ISCC, France
    Hillel Nossek, Kinneret College on the Sea of Galilee, Israel
    Maria Cristina Mendes da Ponte, Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
    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
    Friedrich Krotz, University of Bremen, Germany
    Tristan Mattelalt, Université Paris-2, France
    Ekkehard Mochmann, German Society for Communication Research (DGKF), Cologne, Germany
    Keith Roe, K. U. Leuven, Belgium
    Jan Servaes, City University of Hong Kong, China
    Laura Vandenbosch, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    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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