specializes in publishing literature review articles

Call for Papers and Proposals

Review of Commmunication Research (RCR) specializes in publishing LITERATURE REVIEWS in the field of communication, and we accept manuscripts and proposals in any area. 

RCR 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.

RCR is calling for papers and proposals for its next issues. 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) to make the available to readers.


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If you have not written the manuscript, fill in the proposal form, and send it to the editor (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)


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




- RCR has an excellent Editorial Board, Associate Editors, and Editor, and invites the best scholars as ad-hoc reviewers.

- You can be part of a set of excellent authors who have published with us (W. James Potter--three times--, 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--twice--, 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.



High Impact

- 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 15,500 times from the official website only.

- 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.

- Here we offer you some statistics that can give you an idea of our citation performance:

1. RCR ranks #3 of 415 for the SNIP indicator by SCOPUS. SNIP is "the ratio of a source's average citation count per paper and the citation potential of its subject field." (...) "It helps you make a direct comparison of sources in different subject fields." (

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2. RCR has a Scopus CiteScore Tracker 2019 of 4.6 on February 2020.

3. RCR articles have an average citation per item of 10.1 in Web of Science in February 2020 (RCR is included in Web of Science Core Collection.)

4. The Impact Factor that an external organization has calculated using Journal of Citations Reports (JCR) statistic for 2018 is 5.7 (please, note that RCR is indexted in Web of Science but it is not ranked in JCR.)

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You can check the statement of our impact factor by confirming the data with Scopus Google 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.


Free of Charges

We do not charge any fee to authors.



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