Review of Communication Research

Call for Papers and Proposals

Review of Commmunication Research is committed with free accessibility of scientific production to any scholar or student in any country in the world. Moreover, we do not charge any publication fee to authors. This policy may end in the future.


Review of Communication Research is calling for papers and proposals for its next issues (Vol. 8, 2020 and vol. 9, 2021). 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 2019 or 2020).


Please, send your manuscript or send a proposal to the editor (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).


We specializes in publishing LITERATURE REVIEWS in the field of communication, and we accept manuscripts and proposals in any subfield.

 Why should you publish with us? Here there are some reasons




- RCR has an excellent Editorial Board, Ad-hoc reviewers, 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, Anneke De Graaf, José Sanders, Hans Hoeken, Jake Harwood, 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 first 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. For example, McCombs and Stroud's article has been downloaded almost 13,000 times from the official website only, and cited more than 50 times in Google Scholar.

- Our articles are listed in Web of Science, Scopus, and other databases. 

- The fact that articles are available online and citable as soon as it is accepted is an additional factor that helps to rise our articles impact factor.


We have calculated some statistics that can give you an idea of our citation performance:


1. The articles published from 2015 to 2017 have been cited an average of 4.82 times in Web of Science (RCR is included in Web of Science Core Collection.)


2. The Impact Factor that the academic journal "Comunicar" has calculated using Journal of Citations Reports (JCR) statistic is 3.0 for 2017 (please, note that RCR is not ranked in JCR.). Ask us for more information or visit the source:


rcr impactfactor DEC 2018



3. The average number of citations received by the articles we published in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 by september 2018 in Google Scholar is 18.5 (SD = 15.8; Median = 13.5; min = 4, Max = 54.)


4. Scopus CiteScore Tracker gives an impact of 2.5 for 2018.


You can check the statement of our impact factor by confirming the data with ScopusGoogle Scholar or Web of Science.



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.



Diamond Open Access

Diamond Open Access means that anybody from any country in the world can download and read the articles. In this way, we are supporting a fair distribution of academic knowledge. Diamond Open Access means that authors can distribute the articles as they wish, as long as there is no commercial benefit. Finally, Diamond Open Access means that authors do not have to pay Articles Prochessing Charges.


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We do not charge any fee to authors.


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