Focus and Scope
Review of Communication Research is an open-access academic journal that publishes an annual volume with comprehensive and authoritative literature reviews and meta-analyses of the current state of the main topics and the most significant developments in the field of Communication. These comprehensive critical reviews will summarize the latest advances in the field, but also will root out errors and will provoke intellectual discussions among scholars.
The journal seeks both evaluative (systematic literature reviews, narrative literature reviews, state-of-the literature articles) and quantitative (meta-analyses) papers that make a state of the art of issues in scientific communication. Integrative review articles that connect different areas of research are of special interest.
An Open-Access Journal with the Highest Quality
Review of Communication Research aims to present the best reviews and meta-analyses in the discipline, written but the most talented scholars, and to be open-access, to allow access to knowledge to every scholar.
RCR ranks in Q1 in the three Scopus journal rankings (CitationScore, SNIP, SJR).
Peer Review Process
At RCR, we run a double-blind peer review plus a single-blind open peer review to assure the highest quality of our publications.
The purpose of the review process is to give an expert opinion regarding the quality of the manuscript being considered. The review process should provide the authors with information on how to improve the article and make it publishable in a first-line journal. Therefore, the reviewer's task is to help the authors to improve their paper. Reviewers can sign the published article, if they wish. At RCR, we believe that having their name in the published article is the best way to get credits for the reviewers' work. We are open to give credits to the reviewers through other means too. Please, let us know.
We urge reviewers to be rigorous and to write all comments with respect, as they would like others to write about them.
RCR publishes one volume a year in January. However, the articles are available online as soon as they are accepted.
Open Access Policy
This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.