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Management Communication Quarterly

An International Journal

eISSN: 15526798 | ISSN: 08933189 | Current volume: 38 | Current issue: 2 Frequency: Quarterly
Management Communication Quarterly (MCQ) is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes on a quarterly basis. MCQ publishes conceptually rigorous, empirically-grounded, and practice-relevant research with strong appeal across all disciplines concerned with organizational studies and the management sciences.

The journal is an essential resource on organizational and managerial practice, offering valuable and timely insights for scholars, professionals, consultants, and trainers.

Cross-Disciplinary, Global Approach with Complete Coverage

A unique and valuable peer-reviewed journal, Management Communication Quarterly articles cover all aspects of communication in management and organizational contexts. Our authors cross the disciplinary boundaries of academic management study and explore a variety of contemporary organizational problems by conceptualizing or applying cutting edge theories and methodologies.

Management Communication Quarterly exposes its readers to the best thinking from a global network of organizational scholars. MCQ’s Editorial Board spans every continent and provides expertise for reviewing scholarship relating to the broad realm of management, communication, and organizational studies.

Each issue of MCQ presents the latest theory development and empirical research on a wide range of topics related to management and organizational communication from different perspectives and areas, such as:

  • Communication Technology
  • Conflict Processes
  • Corporate Communication
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Critical Management Studies
  • Crisis Communication and Risk Management
  • Cross Cultural Management
  • Diversity Management
  • Culture and Values
  • Decision Making
  • Harassment, Violence, and Psychological Abuse in Organizations
  • Emotion and Emotional Labor
  • Employer-Employee Relations
  • Gender, Race and Ethnicity
  • Globalization
  • Information Processing
  • Innovation
  • Knowledge Management
  • Organizing for Social Change
  • Organizational Ethics
  • Organizational Identification and Identity
  • Organizational Learning
  • Organization Change
  • Participation and Democracy
  • Power and Control
  • Public Relations
  • Sustainability
  • Virtual Organizations

Regular Features
Each issue of Management Communication Quarterly features a range of original studies. There is a regular Forum section devoted to provocative essays and commentaries on evolving issues in the field. The journal also publishes research notes on emerging areas of inquiry, empirical explorations and reviews of current books and texts.

Management Communication Quarterly is an international, peer-reviewed journal that publishes and advances the best research that takes a communicative approach to the study and practice of organizing and organizations. MCQ presents conceptually innovative, empirically grounded, and practice-relevant research from across organizational and management communication fields. MCQ takes a broad view of organizations, management, and organizing, including consideration of social movements, identities, networks, globalization, volunteer organizations, NGOs, corporations, and governments. As such, MCQ has wide appeal across organizational and management disciplines concerned with the conceptualization and practice of communication, organizing, and organizations.

Authors are encouraged to submit original theoretical and empirical manuscripts from a range of disciplines and methodological approaches, covering a range of perspectives, messages, issues, and challenges pertaining to organizational and management communication. Submissions should center communication in organizing processes and managerial and organizational contexts.
Criteria for publication include theoretical, conceptual, and practical significance; originality; clarify of argument; methodological thoroughness and care; and attention to diversity, inclusion, and equity issues across the project, from research design, implementation, and analysis to citational practices.
In addition to full length research articles and shorter research notes, MCQ accepts several other submission types: 1) short methods manuscripts (4-5k words) that introduce new or significantly update existing research methods to organizational and management research; 2) reviews that analyze books of core concern and interest to readers; 3) forums that include themed essays, and commentaries, debates, or developed conference discussions. MCQ is also currently developing a research proposal submission option. Please contact the current editor or more details.
Matthew Koschmann University of Colorado Boulder, USA
Former Editors
JoAnne Yates, 1987 - 1991 Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Paul C. Feingold, 1987 - 1991 University of Southern California, USA
C. Christine Kelly, 1987 - 1992 New York University, USA
Larry R. Smeltzer, 1991 - 1994 Arizona State University, USA
Katherine I. Miller, 1992 - 1997 Arizona State University, Visiting Professor, USA
Patrice M. Buzzanell, 1997 - 2000 University of South Florida, USA
Theodore E. Zorn, 2001 - 2003 Massey University, New Zealand
Charles Conrad, 2003 - 2006 Texas A & M University, USA
James Barker, 2007 - 2012 Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada
Ling Chen, 2013 - 2015 Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong
Patricia M. Sias, 2016 - 2018 University of Arizona, USA
Rebecca J. Meisenbach, 2019 - 2022 University of Missouri, USA
Associate Editors
Oana Albu Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
Vidhi Chaudhri Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Kerk F. Kee Texas Tech University, USA
Seungyoon Lee Purdue University, USA
Ziyu Long Colorado State University, USA
Leah M. Omilion-Hodges Western Michigan University, USA
Editorial Board Members
Ana Almansa-Martínez University of Malaga, Spain
Alejandro Alvarez-Nobell University of Malaga, Spain
Mats Alvesson Lund University, Sweden
Lindsey Anderson University of Maryland, USA
Mónica Arzuaga-Williams Universidad Católica del Uruguay, Uruguay
Karen Ashcraft University of Colorado Boulder, USA
Yannick Atouba The University of Texas at El Paso, USA
Dawna I. Ballard University of Texas, USA
Joshua Barbour University of Texas, USA
J. Kevin Barge Texas A&M University, USA
James Barker Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada
Jos Bartels Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong
Hamilton Bean University of Colorado at Denver, USA
Nicolas Bencherki Université Téluq, Canada
Jan M. A. C. Bernadas De La Salle University, Philippines
Leila Bighash University of Arizona, USA
Ryan S. Bisel University of Oklahoma
Sarah Jane Blithe University of Colorado Boulder, USA
Isabel C. Botero University of Louisville, USA
Josh Boyd Purdue University, USA
Boris H. J. M. Brummans Université de Montréal, Canada
Jennifer A. Butler University of Wisconsin - La Crosse, USA
Patrice M. Buzzanell University of South Florida, USA
Heather E. Canary San Diego State University, USA
Theresa Castor University of Wisconsin, USA
Rebecca Chory Frostburg State University, USA
Phillip G. Clampitt University of Wisconsin, Green Bay, USA
Stacey L. Connaughton Purdue University, USA
Charles Conrad Texas A&M University, USA
Timothy Coombs University of Central Florida, USA
Francois Cooren University of Montreal, Canada
Gregory A. Cranmer Clemson University, USA
Suzy D'enbeau Kent State University, USA
Scott d'Urso Marquette University, USA
Stephanie Dailey Texas State University, USA
Veronica R. Dawson California State University - Stanislaus, USA
Menno de Jong University of Twente, Netherlands
Sarah E. Dempsey University of North Carlina at Chapel Hill, USA
Penny Dick University of Sheffield, UK
Marya L. Doerfel Rutgers University, USA
Chuqing Dong Michigan State University, USA
William Donohue Michigan State University, USA
Debbie S. Dougherty University of Missouri, USA
Elizabeth K. Eger Texas State University, USA
Camille Endacott University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA
Sarah Bonewits Feldner Marquette University, USA
Jessica Ford Baylor University, USA
Jiawei Sophia Fu Rutgers University, USA
Elena Gabor Bradley University, USA
Cindy Gallois University of Queensland, Australia
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Johny Garner Texas Christian University, USA
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