Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Encourage and publish research and studies in the following fields:
newspaper, magazine, radio, television, internet, advertising, animal communication, communication design, environmental communication, information theory, intercultural communication, marketing, mass communication, nonverbal communication, organizational communication, propaganda, public relations, speech communication, technical writing, and translation.

Applied Communication - The study of how communication theory, research, and/or best practices help inform knowledge and theory about communication for practical issues.

Communication Education - The study of communication in the classroom and other pedagogical contexts.

Communication Theory - The study of principles that account for the impact of communication in human social interaction.

Electronic Media - The study of radio, television, media technology, and web design with streaming audio and video.

Health Communication - The study of communication as it relates to health professionals and health education, including the study of provider-client interaction, as well as the diffusion of health information through public health campaigns.

International and Intercultural Communication - The study of communication among individuals of different cultural backgrounds, including the study of similarities and differences across cultures.

Interpersonal Communication - The study of communication behaviors in dyads (pairs) and their impact on personal relationships.

Language and Social Interaction - The study of the structure of verbal and nonverbal behaviors occurring in social interaction.

Legal Communication - The study of the role of communication as it relates to the legal system.

Mass Communication and Media Literacy - The study of the structure of verbal and nonverbal behaviors occurring in social interaction.

Mediation and Dispute Resolution - The study of understanding, management, and resolution of conflict within intrapersonal, interpersonal, and intergroup situations.

Organizational Communication - The study of processes used to analyze communication needs of organizations and social interaction, including how to improve communication between supervisors and employees.

Performance Studies - The study of components such as performer(s), text, audience, and context within the communication discipline.

Political Communication - The study of the role that communication plays in political systems.

Public Address - The study of speakers and speeches, including the historical and social context of platforms, campaigns, and movements.

Public Relations - The study of the management of communication between an organization and its audiences.

Rhetorical Criticism - The study of principles that account for the impact of human communication between speaker and audience.

Semiotics - The use of verbal and nonverbal symbols and signs in human communication.

Small Group Communication - The study of communication systems among three or more individuals who interact around a common purpose and who influence one another.

Speech Communication - The study of the nature, processes, and effects of human symbolic interaction. While speech is the most obvious mode of communication, human symbolic interaction includes a variety of verbal and nonverbal codes.

Theatre and Drama - The study and production of dramatic literature.

Visual Communication - The study of visual data, such as architecture, photography, visual art, advertising, film, and television as it relates to communication.


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

The journal uses double-blind system for peer-review; both reviewers and authors' identities remain anonymous. The paper will be peer-reviewed by three experts; two reviewers from outside and one editor from the journal typically involve in reviewing a submission.


Publication Frequency

2013-2017  Semiannual, published in June and December


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.



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