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Public Relations Inquiry

Public Relations Inquiry


eISSN: 20461488 | ISSN: 2046147X | Current volume: 13 | Current issue: 2 Frequency: 3 Times/Year

Public Relations Inquiry is an international, peer-reviewed journal for conceptual, reflexive and critical discussion on public relations, supporting debates on new ways of thinking about public relations in social, cultural and political contexts, in order to improve understanding of its work and effects beyond the purely organisational realm. We interpret public relations in a broad sense, recognising the influence of public relations practices on the many forms of contemporary strategic, promotional communication initiated by organisations, institutions and individuals.

The practice of public relations arises at points of societal and organisational change and transformation, affecting many aspects of political, economic, social and cultural life. Reflecting this, we aim to mobilize research that speaks to a scholars in diverse fields and welcome submissions from any area that speak to the purpose of the journal, including (but not only) public relations, organizational communication, media and journalism studies, cultural studies, anthropology, political communication, sociology, organizational studies, development communication, migration studies, visual communication, management and marketing, digital media and data studies.

We actively seek contributions that can extend the range of perspectives used to understand public relations, its role in societal change and continuity, and its impact on cultural and political life. We particularly welcome multi-disciplinary debate about the communication practices that shape major human concerns, including:

  • globalisation, politics, and public relations in international communication
  • migration, refugees, displaced populations
  • terrorism, public diplomacy
  • public and corporate governance
  • diversity and cultural impacts of PR
  • the natural and built environments
  • Communication, space and place
  • The development and practices of major industries such as health, food, sport, tourism, technology
  • The cultural industries (theatre, film, music, and the arts
  • the history and politics of public relations as a discipline, promotional occupation and professional field

Public Relations Inquiry provides a unified space to facilitate reflection on such topics and others of global concern and local relevance. Submissions should be conceptually innovative and theoretically robust. They must be rigorous in their approach, detailed and precise in their argument. Theoretical and empirical papers are equally welcome. Interdisciplinary work is especially important to the journal, particularly if it extends the relevance of public relations theory and practice to new contexts and academic fields.

In line with our desire to encourage innovative and creative research in the field, a wide range of methodologies are acceptable to Public Relations Inquiry. Traditional qualitative methods, critical applications of quantitative methods, and marginalised empirical and analytical approaches, are all welcomed.

This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Public Relations Inquiry is an international, peer-reviewed journal for conceptual, reflexive and critical discussion on public relations, supporting debates on new ways of thinking about public relations in social, cultural and political contexts, in order to improve understanding of its work and effects beyond the purely organisational realm. We interpret public relations in a broad sense, recognising the influence of public relations practices on the many forms of contemporary strategic, promotional communication initiated by organisations, institutions and individuals.

The practice of public relations arises at points of societal and organisational change and transformation, affecting many aspects of political, economic, social and cultural life. Reflecting this, we aim to mobilize research that speaks to a scholars in diverse fields and welcome submissions from any area that speak to the purpose of the journal, including (but not only) public relations, organizational communication, media and journalism studies, cultural studies, anthropology, political communication, sociology, organizational studies, development communication, migration studies, visual communication, management and marketing, digital media and data studies.

We actively seek contributions that can extend the range of perspectives used to understand public relations, its role in societal change and continuity, and its impact on cultural and political life. We particularly welcome multi-disciplinary debate about the communication practices that shape major human concerns, including:

  • globalisation, politics, and public relations in international communication
  • migration, refugees, displaced populations
  • terrorism, public diplomacy
  • public and corporate governance
  • diversity and cultural impacts of PR
  • the natural and built environments
  • Communication, space and place
  • The development and practices of major industries such as health, food, sport, tourism, technology
  • The cultural industries (theatre, film, music, and the arts
  • the history and politics of public relations as a discipline, promotional occupation and professional field
Editors
Kristin Demetrious Deakin University, Australia
Kate Fitch Monash University, Australia
Alenka Jelen University of Stirling, UK
Book Review Editor
Jenny Hou Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Editorial Board
Nilanjana Bardhan South Illinois University at Carbondale, USA
Rob Brown Salem State College, USA
Douglas Brownlie University of Dundee, UK
Valerie Carayol University of Bordeaux 3, France
Craig E. Carroll Rice University
Antonio Castillo University of Malaga, Spain
George Cheney University of Colorado, Colarado Springs, USA
Yang (Alice) Cheng North Carolina State University, USA
Patricia A. Curtin University of Oregon, USA
Bernard Dagenais Laval University, Quebec
Scott Davidson University of Leicester, UK
Aeron Davis Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Luiz-Alberto de Farias University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Alina Dolea Bournemouth University, UK
Jesper Falkheimer Lund University, Sweden
Jo Fawkes University of Huddersfield, UK
Bob Franklin Cardiff University, UK
Magnus Frederikson University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Owen Hargie University of Ulster, UK
Gerard Hastings University of Stirling, UK
Vince Hazleton Radford University, USA
Robert Heath University of Houston, USA
Mats Heide Lund University, Sweden
Jamilah Hj Ahmad Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
Sherry J. Holladay University of Central Florida, USA
Derina Holtzhausen Lamar University, USA
Oyvind Ihlen University of Oslo, Norway
Octavio Islas Instituto Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico
Inger Jensen Roskilde University, Denmark
Mònika Jimenez Pompeu Fabra University, Spain
Jane Johnston University of Queensland, Australia
Ferran Lalueza Open University of Catalonia, Spain
Larsake Larsson Orebro University, Sweden
Ryszard Lawnczak Poznan University of Economics, Poland
Thierry Libaert University of Louvain, Belgium
Jairo Lugo-Ocando University of Sharjah, UAE
David McKie University of Waikato, New Zealand
Debashish Munshi University of Waikato, New Zealand
Paulo Nassar University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Mahuya Pal University of South Florida, USA
Michael J. Palenchar University of Tennessee, USA
Gregory Payne Emerson College, USA
Donnalyn Pompper University of Oregon, USA
Oliver Raaz Ernst-Moritz Arndt University, Germany
Yanyn Rincón Universidad Belloso Chacín, Venezuela
Juliet P. Roper University of Waikato, New Zealand
Philip Schlesinger University of Glasgow, UK
Nancy Snow California State University - Fullerton, USA
Ian Somerville University of Leicester, UK
Donn Tilson University of Miami, USA
Margalit Toledano Monmouth University, USA
Chiara Valentini University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Marina Vujnovic University of Waikato, New Zealand
Damion Waymer University of South Carolina, USA
Kay Weaver University of Colorado Boulder, USA
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