Review of Communication Research (RCR) allows any scholar to participate in its peer-review process. The documents that participate in a reviewing process have not been published yet, therefore their authorship must be protected. Maintaining confidentiality and respect for authorship are essential values that allow the free exchange of scientific opinions and evaluations. Reviewers and others with access to the documents MUST fully protect the information.

In order to do so, the open peer review is limited to scholars from a university or a research institute.


Benefits for participating:

1.- You will be able to stay updated on the latest advancements in the field.

2.- You will receive feedback during the process.

3.- You will be able to help other scholars to improve their manuscripts.

4.- You will be able to sign the published paper as an open-peer reviewer if it is finally published, or you can receive a certificate.

5.- You may get invited to be part of the Editorial Board (one review is not enough.)


The process to participate: 

1.- Copy the Open-peer-review Agreement below including the Ethical Code and Conflict of Interest Rules, paste it into an email, and fill it in with your data.

2.- Send the email from your institutional email address to the editor (editor@rcommunicationr.org), who will reply by sending you the manuscript.

3.- Send your review to the editor within two weeks by the date of the twit publication or ask the editor if you can have more time.


Open-peer-review Agreement

Manuscript interested in reviewing: 

Full name:


Institutional web page where we can confirm you are a scholar or a Ph.D. candidate at an institution:


By writing to the editor I state that I have read this Ethical Code and Conflict of Interest Rules and I hereby accept them under penalty of unprofessional and unethical behavior.


Ethical Code and Conflict of Interest Rules

1) I accept to review material submitted for presentation, publication, or research proposal to RCR.

2) I commit to maintaining the confidentiality of the material I might read in during the peer-review process until it is published (alternatively, I may ask for permission).

3) Of course, I will not present segments or ideas from the manuscript as my own.

4) I will not distribute the manuscript in any way.

5) If I would like to cite the manuscript before it has an assigned DOI, I must send an email to the RCR editor (editor@rcommunicationr.org cc editor@peer-review.rcommunicationr.org). The journal will assign a DOI number to the manuscript and send a suggested citation.

6) I acknowledge that the journal will record me as a participant in the open-peer-review process.

7) RCR requires that reviewers declare any possible conflict of interests. For example, in the case that I have published any article opposing what the author argues I must acknowledge it in my comment to the editor.


 Thank you for protecting the rights of other scholars as I would like others to protect my own rights!