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 Academia.edu, ResearchGate.net, and many other open-access databases. 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.

 

Review of Communication Research has been included in SCOPUS  ("The title will be loaded in Scopus as soon as we have access to the title and the content has been processed for indexing") and Emerging Sources Citation Index, which means that scholars who search in Web of Science can find our articles.

 

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

   

As a consequence, Review of Communication Research  had an unofficial impact factor of 1.9 for 2016, according to the Journal of Citation Report definition. The impact factor for 2017 will be of more than 2.1.

 

The impact for 2017 was calculated on septiember 2017 by the following formula:

A= number of articles published in 2017 that cited any article published by RCR in 2015 and 2016. Only cites published in journals listed in JCR are considered.

B= number of articles published by RCR in 2015-2016 .

 

Impact Factor for 2017= A/B = 13/6 = 2.1

 

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You can check the statement of our impact factor by confirming the data with Google ScholarIn the same page, you can check our impact trend accordin to Google criteria.

 

Below, we have listed the articles published in journals listed in JCR that have cited our papers.

 

2017 (articles marked with an asterisk are in press, and have not been asigned to an issue yet)

Boeijinga, A., Hoeken, H., & Sanders, J. (2017). Storybridging: Four steps for constructing effective health narratives. Health Education Journal, 0017896917725360.

de Graaf, A., van den Putte, B., Nguyen, M. H., Zebregs, S., Lammers, J., & Neijens, P. (2017). The effectiveness of narrative versus informational smoking education on smoking beliefs, attitudes and intentions of low-educated adolescents. Psychology & Health, 32(7), 810-825.

Donné, L., Hoeks, J., & Jansen, C. (2017). Using a narrative to spark safer sex communication. Health Education Journal, 0017896917710967.

*Geber, S., Baumann, E., & Klimmt, C. (2017). Where Do Norms Come From? Peer Communication as a Factor in Normative Social Influences on Risk Behavior. Communication Research, 0093650217718656.

Knobloch‐Westerwick, S., & Lavis, S. M. (2017). Selecting Serious or Satirical, Supporting or Stirring News? Selective Exposure to Partisan versus Mockery News Online Videos. Journal of Communication, 67(1), 54-81.

*Koops van’t Jagt, R., Hoeks, J. C., Duizer, E., Baron, M., Molina, G. B., Unger, J. B., & Jansen, C. J. (2017). Sweet Temptations: How Does Reading a Fotonovela About Diabetes Affect Dutch Adults with Different Levels of Literacy?. Health communication, 1-7.

*Lewis, N., & Sznitman, S. R. (2017). You Brought it on Yourself: The Joint Effects of Message Type, Stigma, and Responsibility Attribution on Attitudes Toward Medical Cannabis. Journal of Communication.

*Ma, Z., & Nan, X. (2017). Friends Don’t Let Friends Smoke: How Storytelling and Social Distance Influence Nonsmokers’ Responses to Antismoking Messages. Health Communication, 1-9.

Moon, T. J., Chih, M. Y., Shah, D. V., Yoo, W., & Gustafson, D. H. (2017). Breast Cancer Survivors’ Contribution to Psychosocial Adjustment of Newly Diagnosed Breast Cancer Patients in a Computer-Mediated Social Support Group. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, 1077699016687724.

Nix, E., & Wengreen, H. J. (2017). Social approval bias in self-reported fruit and vegetable intake after presentation of a normative message in college students. Appetite.

Pan, W., Shen, C., & Feng, B. (2017). You Get What You Give: Understanding Reply Reciprocity and Social Capital in Online Health Support Forums. Journal of health communication, 22(1), 45-52.

Serrano-Tellería, A. (2017). Innovations in mobile interface design: Affordances and risks. El Profesional de la Información, 26(2).

Sheer, V. C., & Rice, R. E. (2017). Mobile instant messaging use and social capital: Direct and indirect associations with employee outcomes. Information & Management, 54(1), 90-102.

*Sparling, A., Stutts, L. A., Sanner, H., & Eijkholt, M. M. (2017). In-person and online social participation and emotional health in individuals with multiple sclerosis. Quality of Life Research, 1-9.

van Krieken, K., Hoeken, H., & Sanders, J. (2017). Evoking and Measuring Identification with Narrative Characters–A Linguistic Cues Framework. Frontiers in psychology, 8, 1190.

Wengreen, H. J., Nix, E., & Madden, G. J. (2017). The effect of social norms messaging regarding skin carotenoid concentrations among college students. Appetite, 116, 39-44.

*Yang, B. (2017). The Moderating Role of Close versus Distal Peer Injunctive Norms and Interdependent Self-Construal in the Effects of Descriptive Norms on College Drinking. Health Communication, 1-9.

Yang, F., Zhong, B., Kumar, A., Chow, S. M., & Ouyang, A. (2017). Exchanging Social Support Online: A Longitudinal Social Network Analysis of Irritable Bowel Syndrome Patients’ Interactions on a Health Forum. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, 1077699017729815.

*Walkner, T. J., Weare, A. M., & Tully, M. (2017). “You get old. You get invisible”: Social isolation and the challenge of communicating with aging women. Journal of Women & Aging, 1-18.

 

2016

Bayer, J.B.; Campbell, S.W.; Ling, R. (2016), Connection Cues: Activating the Norms and Habits of Social Connectedness, Communication Theory, 26 (2), 128-149

Donohue, W.A.; Sherry, J.L.; Idzik, P. (2016), Interaction Dynamics Predict Successful Negotiation in Divorce Mediation, Journal of Language and Social Psychology, 35 (4), 374-393

Zhao, X., Rolfe-Redding, J., & Kotcher, J. E. (2016). Partisan differences in the relationship between newspaper coverage and concern over global warming. Public Understanding of Science, 25(5), 543-559.

Macmillan, A., Roberts, A., Woodcock, J., Aldred, R., & Goodman, A. (2016). Trends in local newspaper reporting of London cyclist fatalities 1992-2012: the role of the media in shaping the systems dynamics of cycling. Accident Analysis & Prevention, 86, 137-145.

Lee, N. Y. (2016). Two Different Motivations on Agenda Setting: Need for Orientation and Motivated Reasoning. International Journal of Public Opinion Research, 28(4), 484-510.

Gebauer, F., Raab, M. H., & Carbon, C. C. (2016). Imagine All the Forces. Journal of Media Psychology. Doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1027/1864-1105/a000180

Dillard, J. P., Li, R., Meczkowski, E., Yang, C., & Shen, L. (2016). Fear Responses to Threat Appeals Functional Form, Methodological Considerations, and Correspondence Between Static and Dynamic Data. Communication Research, doi 10.1177/0093650216631097

Meczkowski, E. J., Dillard, J. P., & Shen, L. (2016). Threat appeals and persuasion: Seeking and finding the elusive curvilinear effect. Communication Monographs, 83(3), 373-395.

Shen, L. (2016). Putting the fear back again (and within individuals): revisiting the role of fear in persuasion. Health communication, 1-11.

Dillard, J. P., Li, R., & Huang, Y. (2016). Threat Appeals: The Fear–Persuasion Relationship is Linear and Curvilinear. Health Communication, 1-10.

Floyd, K., & Hesse, C. (2016). Affection deprivation is conceptually and empirically distinct from loneliness. Western Journal of Communication, 1-20.

Richards, A. S., & Hample, D. (2016). Facial Similarity Mitigates the Persuasive Effects of Source Bias: An Evolutionary Explanation for Kinship and Susceptibility to Influence. Communication Monographs, 83(1), 1-24.

 Davis, R. E., Dal Cin, S., Cole, S. M., Reyes, L. I., McKenney-Shubert, S. J., Fleischer, N. L., ... & Peterson, K. E. (2016). A Tale of Two Stories: An Exploration of Identification, Message Recall, and Narrative Preferences Among Low-Income, Mexican American Women. Health Communication, 1-13.

 

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Peer-Review Process

The purpose of the review process is to give an expert opinion regarding the quality of the manuscript being considered. The review process in RCR should provide the authors, associate editors and editor with information on how to improve the article and make it publishable in a first line journal.

Reviewers' task is to HELP the author and the journal staff to improve the manuscript.

 

Double-Blind-Peer-Review Process + Editor Review

Each article is reviewed by two respected specialists on the topic who are part of the editorial board or who are contacted ad hoc, and by the editor or by an associate editor. 

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Quality

 

Review of Communication Research counts with an excellent Editorial Board, Associate Editors and Editor.

 

Selected authors have published with us (e.g., W. James Potter, Timothy Levine, James D. Ivory, Maxwell McCombs, Talia Stroud, James P. Dillard, Lijiang Shen, Kory Floyd, Scott W Campbell, Robert Abelman, John Sherry, Daniel McDonald).

 

The double-blind peer-review process plus open-peer review assure the best standards of quality.

 

The 2015 Distinguished Article Award of NCA's Communication and Social Cognition Division has been awarded to Dr. Lijiang Shen and Dr. James P. Dillard' s literature review on threat, fear and persuasion that we published in 2014.

 

 Review of Communication Research has been included in SCOPUS and Emerging Sources Citation Index.

Because RCR has an excellent Editorial Board, Associate Editors and Editor.
 
To be part of the selected authors who have published with us (e.g., W. James Potter, Timothy Levine, James D. Ivory, Maxwell McCombs, Talia Stroud, James P. Dillard, Lijiang Shen, Kory Floyd, Scott W Campbell, Robert Abelman, John Sherry, Daniel McDonald, Rajiv Rimal, etc.).
 
The double-blind peer-review process of revision, plus open-peer review assure the best standards of quality.
 
This year Distinguished Article Award of NCA's Communication and Social Cognition Division has been awarded to Dr. Lijiang Shen and Dr. James P. Dillard' s literature review on threat, fear and persuasion, we published in 2014.

 

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Editorial Board, Associate Editors, Editor

ISSN: 2255-4165

 

 

We cover every subfield in Communication, therefore we need a long list of Editorial Board members. Self-candidatures are accepted. Please, write an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Editor

Giorgio P. De Marchis (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)

 

Associate Editors (In alphabetical order)

Evans, William (University of Alabama, USA)

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

Shen, Lijiang (Pennsylvania State University, USA

 

Editorial Board (In alphabetical order)

Abelman, Robert (Cleveland State University, USA)

Allen, Mike (University of Winsconsin at Milwakee, USA)

Atkinson, Tim (President of the Arkansas Science and Technology Authority, USA)

Baran, Stanley (Bryant University, USA)

Campbell, Scott W. (University of Michigan, USA)

Dillard, James P. (Pennsylvania State University, USA)

Evans, William (University of Alabama, USA)

Graaf, Anneke de (Radboud University Nijmegen, NL)

Hall, Alice (University of Missouri, USA)

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

Krcmar, Marina (Wake Forest University, USA)

Leshner, Glenn (University of Missouri. Co-director PRIME Lab, USA)

McCombs, Maxwell E. (University of Texas at Austin, USA)

O'Keefe, Daniel J. (Northwestern University, USA)

Potter, W. James (University of California at Santa Barbara, USA)

Schmierbach, Mike (Pennsylvania State University, USA)

Shen, Lijiang (Pennsylvania State University, USA)

 

 

Library Science Specialist:

Silvia Andrés Bedia

 

Editorial Assistants and Social Media Team:

Sandra Hall Delgado

Marta González Gil

Michelle Correia Dos Santos

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Contact for academic issues:

Giorgio P. De Marchis, Ph.D., Ph.D.

Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Facultad de Ciencias de la Información

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28040 Madrid, Spain

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