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.
European perspective on communication research
Specialized expertise on communication processes
Societal references of the research
Interdisciplinary approach to journal’s subject matter
Objective 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.
Structure and function of communication
Impact on society, social groups and individuals
Philosophy of communication
Media development and communication technology
Article formats Original articles, research reports, review essays, and book reviews
Submission 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 Manuscripts should represent original work, should not be published elsewhere or in another language, and should not be submitted to other journals simultaneously.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.
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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
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