Mass Communication

International Journal of Communication

The International Journal of Communication is an online, multi-media, academic journal that adheres to the highest standards of peer review and engages established and emerging scholars from anywhere in the world with a key focus on communications research.

Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication

Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication (JCMC) is a web-based, peer-reviewed scholarly journal. Its focus is social science research on communicating with computer-based media technologies.

Studies in Media and Communication (SMC)

Studies in Media and Communication is an international, peer-reviewed journal, published by Redfame Publishing. SMC aims to promote excellence through dissemination of high-quality research findings, specialist knowledge, and discussion of professional issues that reflect the diversity of this field.

New Media and Mass Communication

New Media and Mass Communication is a peer-reviewed journal published by IISTE. The journal publishes original papers at the forefront of Media and Mass Communication Research.

M/C Journal

Peer reviewed journal dedicated to publishing research that deals with the convergence of media and culture. A place of public intellectualism analysing and critiquing the meeting of media and culture. M/C Journal is a fully blind, peer-reviewed academic journal.

Teaching Journalism and Mass Communication

A Journal Published by the Small Programs Interest Group is intended to utilize some of the strengths of the Internet to further the scholarship of teaching and learning in journalism and mass communication programs in colleges and universities where the emphasis is on teaching. In its promotion of reflexive practice that merges theory and practice, the journal seeks to highlight peer-reviewed research, essays, articles and multimedia presentations that focus on teaching journalism, public relations, advertising and related mass communication curricula.

African Journal of Information & Communication Technology

African Journal of Information and Communication Technology (AJICT) is a peer reviewed international journal providing a publication vehicle for coverage of topics of interest to those involved in computing, communication networks, electronic communications, information technology systems and bioinformatics. It is serving as an open source vehicle of the works of researchers in ICT world wide that hitherto would not be available to organisations outside and within the African sub-region.

American Communication Journal

The American Communication Journal is a completely online, blind-reviewed publication, dedicated to the conscientious analysis and criticism of significant communicative artifacts. The ACJ is an academic journal. As such, it is dedicated to the open exchange of information. For this reason, ACJ is freely available to individuals and institutions. Copies of this journal or articles in this journal may be distributed for research or educational purposes free of charge and without permission.

Baltic Screen Media Review

Baltic Screen Media Review is a new peer-reviewed journal that was launched in 2013 and is published by Tallinn University Baltic Film and Media School. Its core mission is to publish original and critical research articles on a variety of screen media forms and phenomena that are either produced in or represent the cultures and realities of the Baltic region. The journal appears once a year both in print form as well as online. Six months after publication date the issues turn open access. The journal is published in English language.

Brazilian Journalism Research

Created on 2005, Brazilian Journalism Research has as main mission is the promotion of advanced interdisciplinary studies about Journalism, publishing scientific articles of research´s results, stimulating debates on theoretical and methodological issues on Journalism. BJR also seeks to contribute to creating and strengthening national and international research networks on journalism.

BJR publishes academic papers that are original and unpublished, made by doctors and doctoral students, on Journalism Theory, Journalism  Research and Journalism Criticism.

Canadian Journal of Communication

The objective of the Canadian Journal of Communication is to publish Canadian research and scholarship in the field of communication. In pursuing this objective, particular attention is paid to research that has a distinctive Canadian flavour by virtue of choice of topic or by drawing on the legacy of Canadian theory and research. The purview of the journal is the entire field of communication studies as practiced in Canada or with relevance to Canada. The Canadian Journal of Communication is a print and online quarterly. Back issues are accessible online without restriction. Access to the most recent year’s issues, including the current issue, requires a subscription.

Case Studies in Strategic Communication

Case Studies in Strategic Communication (CSSC) is dedicated to the study of strategic communication through the case study form. Case studies illustrate the strategies, tactics, and execution of communication campaigns through in-depth coverage of a single situation. CSSC is a peer-reviewed online publication housed at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism.

Frontiers in Communication

Frontiers in Communication publishes rigorously peer-reviewed research in areas including Political, Health, and Science and Environmental Communication. Led by an outstanding Editorial Board of international experts, this multidisciplinary open-access journal is at the forefront of disseminating and communicating knowledge and impactful discoveries to researchers, academics, policy makers and the public worldwide.

Global Media and China

Global Media and China is a peer reviewed, open access, scholarly journal that provides a dedicated, interdisciplinary forum for international research on communication and media with a focus on China. It covers both Chinese communication and media from a global perspective, and global communication and media from a Chinese perspective. The journal actively encourages both quantitative and qualitative approaches to media, communications, and social studies while seeking to advance the field by publishing innovative and thought-provoking papers, reviews, and discussions that open up new directions or shed new light on significant issues. This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). 

Global Media Journal – African Edition

Global Media Journal, a publication of the Global Communication Association, is sponsored by the Department of Communication and Creative Arts, Purdue University, Calumet, Hammond, Indiana, USA. The African Edition of Global Media Journal is maintained by the Journalism Department of Stellenbosch University in the Western Cape province of South Africa. It was launched in October 2007. It is advised by an editorial board of prominent International Communication scholars from throughout the world and publishes research papers, professional articles, and book reviews.

Global Media Journal – American Edition

Global Media Journal publishes works that assess existing media structures and practices, such as global media concentration, globalization of TV genres, global media and consumer culture, the role of media in democratic governance and global justice, propaganda, media reception and cultural practice, commercialization of news, new media technologies, media regulations, regional media, alternative media, and other timely issues.

Global Media Journal – Global Editions

The consistent goal of Global Media Journal is to address diverse interests of media and journalism scholars, researchers, teachers, students, and institutions engaged in international activities, particularly communication. As of Fall 2007, there are 11 established and confirmed editions: African, American, Arabic, Australian, Chinese, Indian, Persian, Polish, Spanish, and Turkish Editions. Other editions are under consideration.

Global Media Journal – Mediterranean Edition

The GMJ: Mediterranean Edition publishes articles in the broad field of cultural and critical communication studies with an emphasis on the role of communication in resolution of conflict and the promotion of peace.

Web Journal of Mass Communication Research

Freely available peer reviewed journal focused on web related communication themes.

International Journal of Journalism & Mass Communication (IJJMC)
IJJMC is an international peer reviewed journal devoted towards journal & mass communication. The journal aims to keep updating information, research and development related to mass media studies in the new globalized world.

Media & Mass Communication
This journal provides articles on media and mass communication.

Journal of Mass Communication & Journalism (JMCJ)
Journal of Mass Communication & Journalism (JMCJ), a broad-based journal was founded on two key tenets: To publish the most exciting researches with respect to the subjects of Mass communication & Journalism. Secondly, to provide a rapid turn-around time possible for reviewing and publishing, and to disseminate the articles freely for research, teaching and reference purposes.

International Research Journal of Journalism and Mass Communication (IRJJMC)
It is an open access, peer-reviewed journal in English published monthly by INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH JOURNALS. IRJJMC provides the rapid monthly publication of articles in all areas related to Journalism and Mass Communication.

International Journal of Communication
The International Journal of Communication is an interdisciplinary journal that, while centered in communication, is open and welcoming to contributions from the many disciplines and approaches that meet at the crossroads that is communication study.

Journal of Advanced Research in Journalism and Mass Communication
Journal of Advanced Research in Journalism and Mass Communication is a Journal from bouquet of Advanced Research Publications. JoARJMC is a Peer Review Journal and the published content is based on the original contributions in all fields of Journalism and Mass Communication.

International Journal of Journalism and Mass Communication 

It is an international scientific journal owned and published by the Premier Publishers and the journal only focus on those papers that fall within its scope.

Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication

This journal covers articles related to computer related communication

JOMEC Journal: Journalism, Media and cultural Studies

It is an online peer reviewed journal dedicated to publishing the highest quality innovative academic work in Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies.

The Web Journal of Mass Communication Research (WJMCR)
It focuses to web related communication themes.

Journal of Alternative and Community Media

The Journal of Alternative and Community Media (JOACM) is an online, academic journal for the publication of high-quality, peer-reviewed international research. The journal aims to highlight and promote the study of alternative and community media and communication, which includes citizens′ media, participatory media, activist and radical media and the broader forms of communication that these groups might undertake. The Journal locates this scholarship within the media and cultural research disciplines.

Journal of Content, Community & Communication

The Journal of Content, Community & Communication aims at delving into inquiry into and providing a forum for discussion pertaining to contemporary communication issues within wider social, economic, cultural and technological contexts. The journal promotes analyzing contemporary communication issues in new light and research. It will aim at bringing to the surface, innovative ways of research to initiate a dialogue on an array of subject matters in the field of communication theory and practice. The journal will engage in a wide range of themes in the media studies, digital media, and communication management among others. The journal is referred and peer-reviewed, and published bi-annually by Amity School of Communication, AUMP, Gwalior.

Journal of Corpora and Discourse Studies

The Journal of Corpora and Discourse Studies is a twice-yearly, peer-reviewed, online, open-access journal publishing corpus-assisted research into discourse, defined as language in use as a vehicle of communication. JCaDS is pluridisciplinary: we welcome studies from all areas of the humanities and social sciences that incorporate corpus techniques in investigating how spoken and written language is used and how meanings are created and explored.
JCaDS is published by Cardiff University Press in collaboration with leading open-access publisher Ubiquity Press.

JCOM – Journal of Science Communication

JCOM is an on-line journal on scientific communication. Since the world of communications and the scientific community are now undergoing a rapid, crucial and uncertain transition, JCOM is trying to become an interdisciplinary melting-pot capable of providing some theoretical guidelines for science communication. In JCOM, each article undergoes multidisciplinary peer-reviewing by experts belonging to different areas of competence such as science, communication and theory of communication.

Journal of Communications (JCM)

Journal of Communications (JCM) is a scholarly peer-reviewed international scientific journal published monthly, focusing on theories, methods, and algorithms in communications. It provide a high profile, leading edge forum for academic researchers, industrial professionals, engineers, consultants, managers, educators and policy makers working in the field to contribute and disseminate innovative new work on communications.

Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication (JCMC)

The Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication (JCMC) is a web-based, peer-reviewed scholarly journal. Its focus is social science research on computer-mediated communication via the Internet, the World Wide Web, and wireless technologies. Within that general purview, the journal is broadly interdisciplinary, publishing work by scholars in communication, business, education, political science, sociology, media studies, information science, and other disciplines.

Journal of E-working

The Journal of E-working (JOE) is an online, multi-disciplinary and peer-reviewed publication on E-working. It aims to enhance and accelerate communication among researchers and practitioners concerning the impacts of new working environments on individuals, businesses and society. The journal of e-working enables rapid publication, worldwide visibility and accessibility through indexing your work in more than 25 international repositories and library catalogues.

Journal of Global Mass Communication

This peer-reviewed scientific journal publishes theoretical and empirical papers and essays and book reviews that advance an understanding of the role and function (and dysfunctions) of mass media and/or media effects and processes in a global world. Submissions may have a cultural, world systems, psychological or sociological orientation but must focus on mass communication at a global or transnational level. All theoretical and methodological perspectives are welcomed.

Journal of Intercultural Communication

The goal of this journal is to promote research but also education and training in the area of intercultural communication. The journal is an outgrowth of the activities of NIC – the Nordic Network for Intercultural Communication. The great interest shown in the activities of NIC have pointed to a need for more journals employing a peer review procedure within the area of intercultural communication. By starting this journal, we hope to encourage more research and to facilitate contacts between interested researchers as well as to provide better possibilities for reviewed publication.

Journal of International Crisis and Risk Communication Research

The Journal of International Crisis and Risk Communication Research (JICRCR) is a biannual peer-reviewed, open access publication of the Nicholson School of Communication at the University of Central Florida and is an extension of the International Crisis and Risk Communication Conference (ICRCC).

Journal of Media Critiques [JMC]

JMC is an international peer-reviewed publication in which various critical approaches on media and mass communication come together plus developments in cultural, social and political sphere are discussed. As an attempt to keep up Media Critics study online, -which is a book published once a year for a long time as a meeting point of articles on certain issues which are produced by international academics- is a platform on which developments regarding on informatics, media and mass communication issues are discussed.

Journal of Media Law & Ethics

This peer-reviewed scientific journal publishes theoretical and empirical papers and essays and book reviews that advance an understanding of media law and ethics and diversity in society. Submissions may have a legal, historical, psychological, social or cultural orientation but must focus on media and law, ethics or diversity. All theoretical perspectives are welcomed.

Journal of Virtual Worlds Research

The Journal of Virtual Worlds Research is an online, open access academic journal that adheres to the highest standards of peer review and engages established and emerging scholars from anywhere in the world. The Journal of Virtual Worlds Research is a transdisciplinary journal that engages a wide spectrum of scholarship and welcomes contributions from the many disciplines and approaches that intersect virtual worlds research.

Journalism Research and Education Journal (English  & Portuguese Editions)

The JRE on-line Journal gives attention to the cross-cutting themes of the field of journalism with all its alliterating ‘consumerism, commercialization and challenges from the side of education, and that of research. It is thus trying to find ways to improve the field of journalism, by highlighting the expected skills and providing a new niche of public spheres that can aggregate views about journalism standards and values that could enlighten citizenry that is reflective of social mixes within individual societies.

Media and Communication

Media and Communication is an international open access journal dedicated to a wide variety of basic and applied research in communication and its related fields. It aims at providing a research forum on the social and cultural relevance of media and communication processes.

Media Fields Journal

Media Fields Journal is a platform for the dissemination of current research on the spatial dimensions of media, opening up new critical directions that account for the changing roles that different media forms play in the world today. Media Fields is a conceptual catalyst for rethinking relationships between national, transnational, and global boundaries and flows; language, leisure, and law; theory and practice; space and time; place and space; networks and infrastructures; and the many complicated ways in which various media forms cross paths.

Media Industries

Media Industries is a peer-reviewed, multi-media, open-access online journal that supports critical studies of media industries and institutions worldwide. We invite contributions that range across the full spectrum of media industries, including film, television, internet, radio, music, publishing, electronic games, advertising, and mobile communications. Media Industries is furthermore committed to the exploration of innovative methodologies, imaginative theoretical approaches, and new research directions.

Media Theory

Media Theory is an independent, online and open access journal of peer-reviewed, theoretical interventions into all aspects of media and communications. Resolutely international and interdisciplinary in scope, the editors encourage submissions that critically engage with the theoretical frameworks and concepts that tend to be taken for granted in national or disciplinary perspectives.


MediaTropes is a transdisciplinary, peer-reviewed e-journal that seeks to breach boundaries, existing as a vigorous border hopper-alien in new cultural territories. It interrogates all frameworks, structures, and media, revealing the hidden ground of their effects. Included within this is not just a questioning of media themselves, but an examination of how information instantiated in media transforms and is transformed by their socio-cultural milieux.

Online Journal of Communication and Media Technologies

The Online Journal of Communication and Media Technologies (OJCMT) is an international, rigorously peer-reviewed journal in the field of Communication and its related fields. OJCMT is interested in research not only on Theory and Practice of Communication and Media Studies but also new trends and developments, Communication in Education, Visual Communication and Design, Integrated Marketing Communication and Advertising.
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