For over three decades researchers and practitioners have depended on Communication Research for the most up-to-date, comprehensive and important research on communication and its related fields.
Important, In-Depth Research and Scholarship
Communication processes are a fundamental part of virtually every aspect of human social life. Communication Research publishes articles that explore the processes, antecedents, and consequences of communication in a broad range of societal systems. These include the following:
- mass media
- advertising/persuasive communication
- new technology, online, computer-mediated and mobile communication
Communication Research takes you to the cutting-edge of research and theory in all areas within the field of communication. It serves as the international forum aimed at the academic or professional interested in current research in communication and its related fields. Why you need Communication Research
Why you need Communication Research
Empirical research in communication began in the 20th century, and there are more researchers pursuing answers to communication questions today than at any other time. The editorial goal of Communication Research is to offer a special opportunity for reflection and change in the new millennium. To qualify for publication, research should, first, be explicitly tied to some form of communication; second, be theoretically driven with results that inform theory; third, use the most rigorous empirical methods; and fourth, be directly linked to the most important problems and issues facing humankind. Criteria do not privilege any particular context; indeed, we believe that the key problems facing humankind occur in close relationships, groups, organizations, and cultures. Hence, we hope to publish research conducted across a wide variety of levels and units of analysis.
|Michael R. Allen||University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee|
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|Erica Austin||Washington State University|
|Christopher Beaudoin||Texas A&M University, USA|
|Robert Bell||University of California, Davis, USA|
|Charles R. Berger||University of California, Davis|
|Hans-Bernd Brosius||Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich, Germany|
|Judee K. Burgoon||University of Arizona, Tucson, USA|
|Daniel J. Canary||University of Utah, USA|
|Scott Caplan||University of Delaware|
|Joseph N. Cappella||University of Pennsylvania, USA|
|Michael X. Delli Carpini||University of Pennsylvania, USA|
|John Caughlin||University of Illinois, Urbana, USA|
|Stella C. Chia||City University of Hong Kong|
|Hichang Cho||National University of Singapore|
|Hyunyi Cho||Purdue University, USA|
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|Y. Connie Yuan||Cornell University|
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|Prabu David||Ohio State University|
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|James P. Dillard||Pennsylvania State University, USA|
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|Travis L. Dixon||University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign, USA|
|Matthew S. Eastin||University of Texas-Austin|
|Nicole Ellison||Michigan State University, USA|
|William P. Eveland Jr.||Ohio State University|
|David R. Ewoldsen||The Ohio State University, USA|
|Yuki Fujioka||Georgia State University|
|Darren Gergle||Northwestern University, USA|
|Dennis Gouran||Pennsylvania State University, USA|
|Albert Gunther||University of Wisconsin, Madison|
|Jeff Hancock||Cornell University, USA|
|Eszter Hargittai||Northwestern University, USA|
|Kristen Harrison||University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA|
|R. Lance Holbert||Ohio State University|
|Craig Hullett||University of Arizona|
|Susanne M. Jones||University of Minnesota, USA|
|Young Y. Kim||University of Oklahoma|
|Ascan Koerner||University of Minnesota, USA|
|Chul-joo Lee||The Ohio State University, USA|
|Eun-Ju Lee||Seoul National University|
|Neil M. Malamuth||University of California, Los Angeles, USA|
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|Jorg Matthes||University of Zurich|
|Dan McDonald||Ohio State University|
|Douglas McLeod||University of Wisconsin - Madison, Chile|
|Patrick C. Meirick||University of Oklahoma|
|Peter Miller||Northwestern University, USA|
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|Patricia Moy||University of Washington, USA|
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|Mary Beth Oliver||Penn State University|
|Zhongdang Pan||University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA|
|Sung-Yeon Park||Bowling Green State University|
|Charles Pavitt||University of Delaware|
|Jorge Peña||University of California, Davis|
|Elizabeth M. Perse||University of Delaware, USA|
|Jochen Peter||University of Amsterdam|
|Randall S. Peterson||London Business School, UK|
|Bruce E. Pinkleton||Washington State University, USA|
|Marshall S. Poole||University of Illinois, USA|
|Linda Putnam||University of California, Santa Barbara|
|Brian Quick||University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA|
|Steve Rains||University of Arizona|
|Rajiv N. Rimal||John Hopkins University|
|Donna Rouner||Colorado State University|
|Erica Scharrer||University of Massachusetts|
|Dietram A. Scheufele||University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA|
|Klaus Schonbach||University of Amsterdam|
|Chris G. Segrin||University of Arizona, USA|
|James Shanahan||Boston University|
|Michael Shapiro||University of Hawaii, USA|
|Lijiang Shen||Pennsylvania State University, USA|
|Patricia Sias||University of Arizona, USA|
|Alan L. Sillars||University of Montana|
|Michael Slater||The Ohio State University, USA|
|Denise H. Solomon||Pennsylvania State University|
|Brian Southwell||RTI International and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill|
|Michael Stephenson||Texas A&M University, USA|
|S. Shyam Sundar||Pennsylvania State University, USA|
|Alex Susskind||Cornell University School of Hotel Administration, USA|
|David Tewksbury||University of Illinois, USA|
|Catalina Toma||University of Wisconsin–Madison|
|Sebastián Valenzuela||Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile|
|Patti M. Valkenburg||The Amsterdam School of Communications Research|
|Anita L. Vangelisti||University of Texas at Austin, USA|
|K. Viswanath||Harvard University|
|Vincent R. Waldron||Arizona State University, USA|
|Joseph B. Walther||Michigan State University, USA and Nayang University, Singapore|
|Zheng Joyce Wang||Ohio State University|
|Wayne Wanta||University of Florida, USA|
|Ran Wei||University of South Carolina, USA|
|Steven Wilson||Purdue University, USA|
|Courtney Wright||Northwestern University, USA|
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|Dannagal Goldthwaite Young||University of Delaware|
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Manuscripts for consideration in Communication Research should be submitted electronically via Manuscript Central (http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/commresearch). Authors will be required to set up an online account in the SAGETRACK system at this site. For general inquiries, please contact the Communication Research editorial office (email both email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org).
The co-editors and editorial board make every effort to review manuscripts thoroughly and promptly. One of the co-editors initially determines whether the content of the manuscript is appropriate for the journal and whether there is sufficient publication potential to proceed with anonymous reviews. Manuscripts that do not pass this initial screening are returned immediately. If a manuscript is sent out for the review process it is typically completed in eight to ten weeks. Authors are encouraged to obtain and incorporate editorial advice of their colleagues prior to submitting their work to Communication Research.
Submissions should consist of a cover file and separate manuscript file.
The cover file should include:
- The manuscript title.
Author(s), affiliation, contact information, and e-mail address.
Author biographies (100 words maximum for all authors).
The manuscript file should:
Include an abstract of no more than 150 words.
List 4 to 5 keywords.
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Be prepared in accordance with the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition.
In particular, the entire manuscript should be double spaced, and manuscripts should have 1 inch margins on all four sides.
References should be carefully edited to ensure consistency with APA guidelines.
Statistics and statistical analyses should be reported in line with APA guidelines.
Figures and tables should be placed at the end of the manuscript file and numbered in the order they appear in text. Tables should be editable, formatted in line with APA guidelines, and have a clear title.
An in-text callout (example: “[Figure 1 here]”) should be inserted on a separate line just after the paragraph where each figure or table appears.
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