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EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNICATION SECTION

Review of Communication Research welcomes papers that explore educational technologies and communication under a combined lens through literature reviews and meta-analyses to progress this research agenda. It is expected that papers will contribute to the theoretical, pedagogical, and practical understanding of technologies to enhance communication practice in diverse learning and teaching settings.

Potential research topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Interdependency between communication and educational technologies
  • Communication influences on technology-mediated student learning and motivation
  • Synchronous and asynchronous computer-mediated communication for education
  • Use of information and communication technologies for communication
  • Emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence bots and robotic teachers for communication
  • Nexus between the theories of communication and educational technology
  • Technological innovations and their potential applications for communication
  • Role of discussion forums to facilitate communication
  • Policy, ethical and legal issues of technology usage for communication
  • Digital divide/equity issues surrounding the use of technology for communication
  • Social media usage for communication
  • Learning management systems for communication – barriers and enablers
  • Technology-driven flipped-learning educational environment and its impact on communication
  • Impact of augmented reality on communication in educational settings

Submission Information

This is a rolling call for papers, and as such, submissions will be welcomed at any point up until 31st March 2022. Submissions will be progressively sent out for peer review.

All papers should be submitted through the Journal’s submission system.

Please read the author guidelines on the Journal's page before submitting.

You can download the call in PDF format here.

Further information

For questions regarding the content of this call for papers, please contact:

About the journal

Review of Communication Research (www.rcommunicationr.org) is an internationally respected open-access journal specialising in publishing high-quality literature reviews and meta-analyses in the field of Communication. The comprehensive critical reviews published in the journal summarise the latest advances in the discipline, identify conflicting findings and provoke intellectual discussion among scholars globally.

RCR ranks Q1 in Scopus CiteScore. It ranks in the top 1% in Social Sciences (#104/8,420, according to Scopus SNIP indicator) and top 6% in Communication (#28/478, according to the SJR indicator).

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COMPUTER-GENERATED IMAGERY (CGI) PRODUCTION AND VISUALIZATION TECHNIQUES AND THEIR INFLUENCE ON COMMUNICATION

Review of Communication Research invites the submission of systematic reviews and meta-analyses that explore the influence of CGI Production and Visualization Techniques on Communication. CGI production and visualization techniques have influenced the traditional media, making communication processes evolve towards new realities. We welcome papers that include, but are not limited to, the following areas:

  • Virtual and augmented reality experiences
  • CGI and social media
  • Storytelling techniques, transmedia, crossmedia, videogames, etc.
  • CGI visual effects on film productions
  • CGI and virtual education
  • Telepresence on live events

Authors should submit their manuscripts through the RCR editorial management system: www.rcommunicationr.org

Paper proposals, questions, and comments should be addressed to Roi Méndez (roi.mendez@usc.es) cc editor@rcommunicationr.org

 Deadline: November 7th, 2021

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EMPATHY AND PROSOCIAL OUTCOMES IN COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA TECHNOLOGIES

Media technologies such as computer games, multi-user environments, virtual and augmented realities have been studied as tools to promote positive outcomes by building empathy towards others and increasing prosocial attitudes and behaviours. We welcome papers that include, but are not limited to, the following areas:

  • Perspective-taking and empathy
  • Influence of communication technologies on prosocial outcomes
  • Effects of media technologies on attitudes towards outgroups
  • Empathy and communication and media technologies
  • Telepresence and prosocial behaviour
  • Underlying processes of media influence on prosocial outcomes
  • Mediating factors between technology and empathy

The manuscript submission deadline is 2022.

Authors should submit their manuscripts through the RCR editorial management system: www.rcommunicationr.org

Paper proposals, questions, and comments should be addressed to Benjamin Li Junting (benjyli@ntu.edu.sg) cc to editor@rcommunicationr.org.

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Call for Papers or Proposals: EMOTION IN HEALTH COMMUNICATION

Review of Communication Research invites the submission of literature reviews and meta-analyses that focus on the role played by emotion in health communication.

Emotions are an integral facet of the human experience: Their influence is felt in everything we do, from determining our individual preferences and connecting with others to making everyday decisions about the actions we take. As complex states that implicate a host of “perceptual, cognitive, physiological, and motivational systems,” emotions can facilitate or impeded health-related behaviors (Dillard & Nabi, 2006, p. 132). Indeed, emotions such as anger, fear, guilt, hope, disgust, surprise, joy, and sadness have been shown to influence risk assessment and subsequent decision-making in a variety of contexts, including smoking, physical activity, vaccination, dietary behaviour, sleep deprivation, end-of-life care, and risky sexual practices.

In the past few decades, researchers have made great empirical and theoretical strides in gaining a better understanding of the role played by emotions in health communication, however, individual studies remain scattered across various disciplines, often using different terms for the same essential concepts. Although this reality makes it more difficult to identify crucial research strands, it also provides abundant opportunities to develop and extend the ways we think about emotion in health communication through systematic reviews and meta-analyses. To make significant advances in this area, we invite submissions that review and reflect (systematic reviews, narrative literature reviews, state-of-the-literature reviews, and meta-analyses) on the accumulated knowledge on the topic of emotion in health communication.   

Possible areas and issues to be covered:

  • Anticipated emotions in health
  • Emotion-focused interventions
  • Emotional support
  • Emotion and well-being
  • Emotion and health misinformation
  • Emotion and health technologies
  • Management and regulation of emotions
  • Emotion and information-seeking/avoidance
  • Emotion appraisals regarding risk
  • The eliciting circumstances of each emotion
  • Universals and cultural differences in the experience of emotions
  • Methodological questions in the study of emotion in health communication
  • Underlying mechanisms of emotional influence

The manuscript submission deadline is 2022.

Authors should submit their manuscripts through the RCR editorial management system: www.rcommunicationr.org

Paper proposals, questions, and comments should be addressed to Nathan Walter (nathan.walter@northwestern.edu) and Jiyoung Lee (jlee284@ua.edu), cc to editor@rcommunicationr.org.

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Call for Papers or Proposals: AUDIENCES AND RECEPTION STUDIES

Review of Communication Research invites the submission of literature reviews and meta-analyses relevant to audience and reception studies. Possible areas and issues to be covered include, but are not limited to:

  • Critical/cultural approaches to audience/reception studies
  • Political economy and audiences
  • Journalism and audiences
  • Entertainment and audiences
  • Ethics in audience research
  • Social media and audiences
  • Audience and reception research in the Global South
  • Universal and cultural differences in reception
  • Methodological questions in audience/reception studies
  • Theoretical questions in audience/reception studies

The manuscript submission deadline is 2022.

Authors should submit their manuscripts through the RCR editorial management system: www.rcommunicationr.org

Download a PDF of the Call for Papers

Paper proposals, questions, and comments should be addressed to Melissa Tully (melissa-tully@uiowa.edu) cc to editor@rcommunicationr.org.

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Call for Papers or Proposals: SOCIAL MEDIA AND THE SELF-CONCEPT

Review of Communication Research invites the submission of literature reviews and meta-analyses that relate social media and self-concept.

Here there a list of topics that we find of interest. However, this call is not limited to the listed topics:

- Communication of the self in social media (e.g., Instagram, Facebook).

- Influence of social media on self-concept.

- The interactions of self-concept, collective identity, and shared identity.

- Social comparison.

- Sexual identity and social media.

- Imagined audience.

- Online self-presentation.

- Reputation in social media of individuals and organizations.

The manuscript submission deadline is 2022.

Authors should submit their manuscripts through the RCR editorial management system: www.rcommunicationr.org

Paper proposals, questions, and comments should be addressed to Giorgio De Marchis (Universidad Complutense de Madrid): editor@rcommunicationr.org.

We are looking forward to receiving your manuscripts or proposals.

Download a PDF of the Call for Papers