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The European Journal of Communication Research

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

IMPACT FACTOR 2018: 0.707
5-year IMPACT FACTOR: 1.151

CiteScore 2018: 0.86

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2018: 0.460
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2018: 0.580


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    Call for papers

    Special Issue: Children and Media: Emerging Issues, planned for publication in August-September 2021.
    Abstracts of two pages should be sent by email to the guest editors: Brian O'Neill and Veronika Kalmus by March 15, 2020. For further details, please see the PDF 'Call for Papers' in the Supplementary Information section below.

    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 the online submission system.

    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 the online submission system 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!

    Hybrid Open Access

    For complete details on hybrid open access publishing at De Gruyter please see: https://www.degruyter.com/page/560

    Effective 1st January 2016, authors from an institution affiliated with either the Association of Dutch Universities (VSNU), the Consortium of Swiss Academic Libraries or some UK libraries participating in the Jisc Collections SMP may publish primary research and review articles open access in any of De Gruyter's OnlineOpen journals at a discount of 90% of the APC price. For more information and to confirm whether your institution is eligible please see the following:

    The Netherlands: https://www.degruyter.com/page/1461
    The UK: https://www.degruyter.com/page/1462
    Switzerland: https://www.degruyter.com/page/1463

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    Communications was founded in 1975 by Alphons Silbermann in cooperation with the German Society for Communication Research (DGKF). The journal has been published by De Gruyter Mouton since 2002.

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    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

    Associate Editors
    Auksė Balcytienė
    , Department of Public Communications, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania
    Philippe J. Maarek, Université Paris Est-UPEC, CECCOPOP, France
    Tristan Mattelart, Université Paris-2, France
    Hillel Nossek, Kinneret College on the Sea of Galilee, Israel
    Christian Pentzold, Technische Universität Chemnitz, Germany
    Cristina Ponte, Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal

    Book Review Editors
    Stijn Joye, University of Ghent, Belgium
    Heidi Vandebosch, University of Antwerp, Belgium
    Olivier Driessens, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

    Editorial Management
    Viviane Harkort, ZeMKI, Centre for Media, Communication and Information Research, University of Bremen, Germany

    Editorial Board

    Hanna Adoni, Interdisciplinary Center (IDC), Herzliya, Israel
    Akiba Cohen, Tel Aviv University, Israel
    Andreas Hepp, University of Bremen, Gemany
    John L. Hochheimer, Southern Illinois University, USA
    Klaus Bruhn Jensen, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
    Leif Kramp, Universität Bremen, ZeMKI
    Klaus Krippendorff, University of Pennsylvania, USA
    Friedrich Krotz, University of Bremen, Germany
    Ivan Lacasa, International University of Catalonia, Spain
    Ekkehard Mochmann, German Society for Communication Research (DGKF), Cologne, Germany
    Beata Ociepka, University of Wrocław, Poland
    Irena Reifová, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republich
    Keith Roe, K. U. Leuven, Belgium
    Jan Servaes, City University of Hong Kong, China
    Laura Vandenbosch, K. U. Leuven, Belgium
    Katrin Voltmer, School of Media and Communications, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
    Karin Wahl-Jorgensen, Cardiff University, UK

    Editorial Assistance
    Annalena Oeffner Ferreira,
    ZeMKI, Centre for Media, Communication and Information Research, University of Bremen, Germany

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