Review of Communication Research

Call for Proposals


The Review of Communication Research is calling for proposals for its next issue (Vol. 6, 2018). Manuscripts will be published online with a doi number and a suggested reference as soon as they are accepted (i.e., at any time of the year 2017).

Please, fill in and send a proposal even if you have already written a draft. If that is the case, please, add a comment on the proposal to notify it.


We are the fist academic journal specialized in LITERATURE REVIEWS in the field of communication, and we accept proposals in any subfield.


You can know more about us below.



Why should you publish with us?








  • RCR has an excellent Editorial Board, Associate Editors, and Editor.

  • You can be part of the selected group of authors who have published with us (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, Douglas McLeod, and a long etcetera).

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

  • One of the fist articles we published was awarded by the Distinguished Article Award of NCA's Communication and Social Cognition Division. Our published articles have, at least, the same high quality since then.









  • The articles we publish are downloadable by anybody in the world. The articles we have published 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 will reach your article (e.g., McCombs and Stroud's article has been downloaded almost 9,000 times, W. James Potter's article has been seen almost 3,500 times from RCR website and more than 4,200 times from

  • Our articles are listed in Web of Science.

  • Your article will be available online and citable as soon as it is accepted.

  • The articles we publish have an impact on the international scientific community.

    We have an unofficial impact factor of 1.57 for 2016, according the Journal of Citation Report definition. 

    The impact factor for 2016 has been calculated by the following formula:

    A= cites to articles published in 2014 and 2015 by RCR. Only articles published in journals listed in JCR are considered.

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

    Impact Factor for 2016= A/B = 11/7 = 1.57

    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.The final impact may be slightly different because some articles prepublished in 2016 could be published in 2017. The definitive impact factor should be calculated in June 2017.





Long-Term Availability


  • We assure the long-term permanence in open-access repositories (e.g., Internet Archive; Academia; Social Science Open Access Repository, SSOAR).

  • The articles have an assigned DOI number for permanent location.

  • Authors and scholars are free to save the article in any repository they wish and to distribute the articles as they wish, as long as it is not for commercial use.



No Fee, Totally Open Acess


  • We do not charge any fee to authors.