Review of Communication Research

About RCR Impact Factor

The articles that we publish are downloadable by anybody in the world. They have been downloaded by scholars from the USA, China, Europe, but also from most countries around the globe. Name it, from A to Z. Albania? Yes; Algeria? Yes; Bahrain? Yes; Bangladesh? Yes; (...); Uganda? Yes; Uzbekistan? Yes; Venezuela? Yes; Zambia? Yes; Zimbabwe? Yes.


Scholars reach our articles. For example, McCombs and Stroud's article has been downloaded more than 9,200 times, and W. James Potter's article has been seen more than 3,700 times from RCR web site and more than 4,200 times from


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.



The articles we publish have an impact on the international scientific community. Review of Communication Research  has an unofficial impact factor of 1.9 for 2016, according to the Journal of Citation Report definition. 


The impact for 2016 was calculated on May 27th, 2017 by the following formula:

A= number of artciles published in 2016 and that cited any article published in 2014 and 2015 by RCR. Only cites published in journals listed in JCR are considered.

B= number of articles published in 2014-2015 by RCR.


Impact Factor for 2016= A/B = 13/7 = 1.9


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. 

Moreover, we have listed below the articles that have cited our papers. 


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:

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.


The articles we publish are available online and citable as soon as they are accepted. It facilitates a fast impact on the field.


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in journals listed in Journal of Citation Reports (JCR)