Review of Communication Research

About RCR Impact Factor

The articles that we publish are downloadable by anybody in the world, free of charge, immediately. In this way, we are helping the advancement of the academic field and the distribution of our author's work.


Scholars reach our articles. In fact, scholars can find them by coming to our official website, but also by accessing Social Science Open Access Repository, Internet Archive,, and other open-access databases, such as Web of Science. Of course, search engines such as Google or Bing are an excellent way to find our articles. This high accessibility rises the impact of the articles we publish.


Moreover, our articles are citable as soon as they are accepted. It also facilitates a fast impact on the field.


As a consequence, our articles have an high impact on the field. We have calculated some statistics that may give you an overall idea of our citation performance:

1. The articles published from 2015 to 2017 have been cited an average of 4.82 times in Web of Science (RCR is included in Web of Science Core Collection);

2. The simulated Impact Factor that an external entity (see below the image) has calculated using Journal Citation Reports (JCR) statistic is 2.8 for 2017 (Please, note that RCR is not ranked in JCR and therefore Clarivate has not provided us with such information). We can prove it. Ask us for more information: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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3. The average number of citations received by the articles we published in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 by september 2018 in Google Scholar is 18.5 (SD = 15.8; Median = 13.5; min = 4, Max = 54.)


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