Scopus CiteScore Q1 (2021)

Scopus SJR
Q1 (2021)

Scopus SNIP
Social Sciences
top 5%

About the Journal

Review of Communication Research publishes both evaluative (systematic reviews, narrative literature reviews, state-of-the-literature reviews) and quantitative reviews (meta-analyses) of the current state of the main topics and the most significant developments in the field of communication. These comprehensive critical reviews summarize the latest advances in the field, but also root out errors and provoke intellectual discussions among scholars.

→ Find out more

Indexed in

2022 Issue

Because RCR is published electronically, we accept and publish submissions on a rolling basis.

Mass Communication
Douglas M. McLeod, Hyesun Choung, Min-Hsin Su, Sang-Jung Kim, Ran Tao, Jiawei Liu, ByungGu Lee
Navigating a Diverse Paradigm: A Conceptual Framework for Experimental Framing Effects Research

Methodology in Communication Research
Soo Young Shin, Serena Miller
A Review of the Participant Observation Method in Journalism: Designing and Reporting

Section Editors

  • Communication and Media Technologies
    Section Editor, Benjamin J. Li (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)

  • Educational Technology and Instructional Communication
    Section Editor, Ritesh Chugh (CQUniversity, Australia)

  • Game Studies
    Section Editor, James D. Ivory (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Director, VT G.A.M.E.R. Lab, USA)

  • Health Communication
    Section Editor, Nathan Walter (Northwestern University, USA)

  • Journalism Studies
    Section Editor, Deborah Chung (University of Kentucky, USA)

  • Methodology in Communication Research
    Section Editor, Serena Miller (Michigan State University, USA)

  • Persuasion and Social Influence
    Section Editor, Lijiang Shen (Pennsylvania State University, USA)

  • Visual Communication
    Section Editor, Roi Méndez (Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Spain)

  • →


“You are one of the VERY best editors I have ever had the privilege to work with in my three decades of publishing! Thank you so much.” W. James Potter (University of California Santa Barbara, USA)

“I can not thank you enough for your insightful guidance, the manuscript would not be where it is at now without your invaluable advice,” and “Many thanks again to your invaluable guidance, for which I am immensely grateful.” Jie Xu (Villanova University, USA)

“I'm impressed with how quickly your journal moves from acceptance to publication.” Kara Thieleman (Arizona State University, USA)

“Thank you so much for the excellent editorship of this manuscript and the journal. This was far and away the most positive experience I have had in the process of publication, and you deserve much commendation for your excellent work” Stephen M. Yoshimura (University of Montana, USA)

→