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Multimodal Communication

Edited by: Sigrid Norris
Your benefits
  • Bridging between theoretical and empirical research
  • International outreach of the journal
  • Interdisciplinary methodology
  • Comprehensive outlook on multimodality of communication processes
  • Broad topics covered by the best researchers

In essence, all communication is multimodal: we use language, gesture, posture, and other non-verbal modes often at the same time to communicate. We may use many media when conducting research. We may also use creative ways of jotting down what we perceive, i.e. using poetry and other creative writing or art forms to freeze what we understand. We explain the world we investigate to others in multimodal ways.

Multimodal Communication is a venue for researchers in diverse fields of study, who are broaching communication from an interdisciplinary perspective; exploring diverse and multimodal ways to conduct research and illustrate findings. The Journal is interdisciplinary and open to papers from anthropology, through to art, math, psychology, science, sport, and beyond.

Although wide in disciplinary scope, all articles have to develop multimodality in some way. An article may use visuals/writing/sound to explore a theme; be highly theoretical and explain a philosophical point relevant to the study of multimodality; or may be based on an empirical study integrating a number of modes.

Multimodality of communication processes related to such disciplines, as
  • Anthropology
  • Art
  • Mathematics
  • Psychology
  • Science
  • Sport
  • Visuals
  • Writing
  • Sound
  • and others

Article formats
Style of exposition is not standardized, authors may send research articles, essays, visual essays or other creative pieces

Information on Submission Process

Journal Metrics

European Reference Index for the Humanities

Abstracting & Indexing

Multimodal Communication is covered by the following services:

  • Baidu Scholar
  • CNKI Scholar (China National Knowledge Infrastructure)
  • CNPIEC - cnpLINKer
  • Dimensions
  • EBSCO Discovery Service
  • ERIH PLUS (European Reference Index for the Humanities and Social Sciences)
  • Google Scholar
  • IBR (International Bibliography of Reviews of Scholarly Literature in the Humanities and Social Sciences)
  • IBZ (International Bibliography of Periodical Literature in the Humanities and Social Sciences)
  • Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)
  • J-Gate
  • JournalTOCs
  • KESLI-NDSL (Korean National Discovery for Science Leaders)
  • Microsoft Academic
  • MLA International Bibliography
  • MyScienceWork
  • Naver Academic
  • Naviga (Softweco)
  • Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals, Series and Publishers
  • Primo Central (ExLibris)
  • Publons
  • QOAM (Quality Open Access Market)
  • ReadCube
  • Semantic Scholar
  • Summon (ProQuest)
  • TDNet
  • Ulrich's Periodicals Directory/ulrichsweb
  • WanFang Data
  • WorldCat (OCLC)

Online Submission of Manuscripts

Your benefits of publishing with us

Submission process
  • All articles are double-blind peer-reviewed. To send a submission for Multimodal Communication, please go to https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/dgmc, register and submit your contribution to the new online system
  • Print / online publishing

Please note
  • Contributions submitted to this journal must be written in clear and concise English
  • Only unpublished material can be accepted, and authors may not republish their paper in the same or similar form
  • Length of articles depends upon many things and we would like to see a variety of different kinds, formats, and styles of articles (word-count can be anywhere up to about 7,000 or even 8,000 words). What counts is the substance and how well developed the article is for what it is trying to achieve
  • How many images you will need will depend upon the data that is presented and the style of article chosen. Some articles may have no images at all, while others will have more images than words; and there will be much variety between these extremes. It all depends upon what is being discussed
  • Referencing style: Harvard
  • Formatting: Please keep formatting simple as we will re-format in-house. We prefer if you do not use templates, but a regular .doc-type file
Style guide for reviews
  • If you are interested in writing a review for us, please contact Shri Ramakrishnan via email at shri018@gmail.com with the subject line ‘Multimodal Communication’
  • Reviews should be around 1,500 words long
  • Authors are responsible to gain permissions/copyright for art-work
  • Before submitting a paper please get familiar with our Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement as well as copyright agreement
  • 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
  • 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

Editorial Board
Sigrid Norris; Multimodal Research Centre, Auckland University of Technology; New Zealand

Editorial Assistant
Jarret Geenen, Multimodal Research Centre, Auckland University of Technology; New Zealand

Review Editor
Jesse Pirini; School of Management, Victoria University of Wellington; New Zealand

Editorial Board

Elisabeth Adami; University of Leeds, UK
Najma Al Zidjaly; Sultan Qaboos University; Oman
John Bateman; Bremen University; Germany
Emilia Djonov; Macquarie University, NSW; Australia
Gaëlle Ferre; Chemin de la Censive du Tertre; France
Rodney H. Jones; City University of Hong Kong; China
Rick Iedema; University of Technology Sydney; Australia
Pia Lane; University of Oslo, Norway
Jay Lemke; University of California, San Diego; USA
Carmen Daniela Maier; Aarhus University; Denmark
David McNeill; The University of Chicago; USA
Meredith Marra; Victoria University of Welington; New Zealand
Sarah Pink; Loughborough University; UK
Pirkko Raudaskoski; University of Aalborg; Denmark
Martin Reisigl; University of Bern; Switzerland
Jürgen Streeck; The University of Texas at Austin; USA
Theo van Leeuwen; University of Technology Sydney; Australia
Karen Wohlwend; Indiana University, USA

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Researchers interested in multimodal communication and other related topics