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. Although most of the published articles are empirical, we also consider overview/review articles. 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 conclusions that inform theory; third, use the most rigorous empirical methods OR provide a review of a research area; 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.
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|Michael Beam||Kent State University, USA|
|Christopher Beaudoin||Boston University, USA|
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|Porismita Borah||Washington State University, USA|
|Hans-Bernd Brosius||Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich, Germany|
|Daniel J. Canary||University of Utah, USA|
|Scott Caplan||University of Delaware, USA|
|Joseph N. Cappella||University of Pennsylvania, USA|
|Michael X. Delli Carpini||University of Pennsylvania, USA|
|John Caughlin||University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA|
|Gina Chen||University of Texas, Austin, USA|
|Stella C. Chia||City University of Hong Kong|
|Hichang Cho||National University of Singapore, Singapore|
|Hyunyi Cho||The Ohio State University, USA|
|Jaeho Cho||University of California - Davis, USA|
|Claes de Vreese||University of Amsterdam, Netherlands|
|James P. Dillard||Pennsylvania State University, USA|
|Travis L. Dixon||University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA|
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|Francis Lee||Chinese University of Hong Kong, China|
|Dana Mastro||University of California, Santa Barbara, USA|
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|Matthew Weber||Rutgers University, USA|
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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 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.
Be de-identified: It is important that authors’ names do not appear anywhere other than on the cover file (if questions arise in specific circumstances, when de-identification might be more revealing than including the authors’ names, please contact the editorial office).
Be submitted as MS Word files (Windows Vista users, please save files down to the pre-2007, “.doc” versions).
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 and include DOI numbers.
Statistics and statistical analyses should be reported in line with APA guidelines including standard deviations and effect sizes when applicable. Confidence intervals must be reported when bootstrapping is utilized. Further, inclusion of correlation matrices as online appendix is strongly recommended (as this information facilitates meta-analyses).
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.
All figures should be submitted in the original program in which they were created (JPG, TIFF, or EPS; Microsoft Application Files are acceptable for line art).
Any scanned images should be set at 1200 dpi for line art and 300 dpi for color or grayscale.
Appendices should be used sparingly and should be lettered to set them apart from numbered tables/figures.
Online appendices can now be used and do not count towards the 35-page limit. They are hosted on the Communication Research site and linked to the article metadata and viewable in the TOC and article page itself. Upon submission, authors can denote appendices as "Online Appendix" and otherwise simply include them in the submission files, while following APA guidance for appendices.
- It is recommended that the paper is below 35 pages in length; authors may provide supplementary materials to be published later as online appendices
Previously copyrighted material:
Authors are responsible for gaining permission to reproduce any copyrighted material in their submissions, including images and quotations of more than 300 words.
If another manuscript drawing on the same dataset has been submitted or published previously, please explain how it differs from this manuscript in your cover letter.
Permission in email format is acceptable.
Authors may also submit a Copyright Permission Request Form completed by the copyright holder.
Payment of any fees the copyright holder may request is the author’s responsibility.
Because obtaining reprint permission can be time consuming, it is recommended that authors begin this process as soon as possible.
Submission of a manuscript implies commitment to publish in the journal:
Authors submitting manuscripts to the journal should not simultaneously submit them to another journal.
Authors should not submit manuscripts that have been published elsewhere in substantially similar form or with substantially similar content.
If another manuscript drawing on the same dataset has been submitted or published previously, please explain how it differs from this manuscript in your cover letter.
Authors in doubt about what constitutes prior publication should consult the Communication Research editorial office (email email@example.com).
Language editing support:
Authors who want to refine the use of English in their manuscripts might consider utilizing the services of SPi, a non-affiliated company that offers Professional Editing Services to authors of journal articles in the areas of science, technology, medicine or the social sciences.
SPi specializes in editing and correcting English-language manuscripts written by authors with a primary language other than English.
Visit http://www.prof-editing.com for more information about SPi’s Professional Editing Services, pricing, and turn-around times, or to obtain a free quote or submit a manuscript for language polishing. Please be aware that SAGE has no affiliation with SPi and makes no endorsement of the company.
An author’s use of SPi’s services in no way guarantees that his or her submission will ultimately be accepted.
Any arrangement an author enters into will be exclusively between the author and SPi, and any costs incurred are the sole responsibility of the author.
Open Science Badges:
Articles submitted to Communication Research and accepted for publication after 7/1/2019 are eligible to earn badges that recognize open scientific practices: publicly available data, material, or preregistered research plans. You can also find information on the Open Science Framework at https://osf.io/tvyxz/wiki/home/
To apply for one or more badges acknowledging open practices, please check the box(es) corresponding to the desired badge(s) in the online submission form and provide the information requested in the relevant sections. To qualify for a badge, you must provide a URL, doi, or other permanent path for accessing the specified information in a public, open-access repository. Qualifying public, open-access repositories are committed to preserving data, materials, and/or registered analysis plans and keeping them publicly accessible via the web in perpetuity. Examples include the Open Science Framework (OSF) and the various Dataverse networks. Hundreds of other qualifying data/materials repositories are listed at http://re3data.org/. Preregistration of an analysis plan must take place via a publicly accessible registry system (e.g., OSF, ClinicalTrials.gov or other trial registries in the WHO Registry Network, institutional registration systems). Personal websites and most departmental websites do not qualify as repositories.
Authors who wish to publicly post third-party material in their data, materials, or preregistration plan must have the proper authority or permission agreement in order to do so.
There are circumstances in which it is not possible or advisable to share any or all data, materials, or a research plan publicly. For example, there are cases in which sharing participants’ data could violate confidentiality. If you would like your article to include an explanation of such circumstances and/or provide links to any data or materials you have made available—even if not under conditions eligible to earn a badge—you may write an alternative note that will be published in a note in the article.
If you or your funder wish your article to be freely available online to nonsubscribers immediately upon publication (gold open access), you can opt for it to be included in SAGE Choice, subject to the payment of a publication fee. The manuscript submission and peer review procedure is unchanged. On acceptance of your article, you will be asked to let SAGE know directly if you are choosing SAGE Choice. To check journal eligibility and the publication fee, please visit SAGE Choice. For more information on open access options and compliance at SAGE, including self/author archiving deposits (green open access) visit SAGE Publishing Policies on our Journal Author Gateway.
As part of our commitment to ensuring an ethical, transparent and fair peer review process SAGE is a supporting member of ORCID, the Open Researcher and Contributor ID. ORCID provides a unique and persistent digital identifier that distinguishes researchers from every other researcher, even those who share the same name, and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between researchers and their professional activities, ensuring that their work is recognized.
The collection of ORCID iDs from corresponding authors is now part of the submission process of this journal. If you already have an ORCID iD you will be asked to associate that to your submission during the online submission process. We also strongly encourage all co-authors to link their ORCID ID to their accounts in our online peer review platforms. It takes seconds to do: click the link when prompted, sign into your ORCID account and our systems are automatically updated. Your ORCID iD will become part of your accepted publication’s metadata, making your work attributable to you and only you. Your ORCID iD is published with your article so that fellow researchers reading your work can link to your ORCID profile and from there link to your other publications.
For more information, please refer to the SAGE Manuscript Submission Guidelines.