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Free Access

Communication Studies 2015 Themed Article Collections

This year we are exploring different topical themes within our Communication Studies portfolio. Each themed collection is freely available for a limited time.
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The Centennial Issue of Quarterly Journal of Speech is now online

2015 marks the centennial celebrations for Quarterly Journal of Speech (QJS). To commemorate the centennial Editor Barbara A. Biesecker has curated a very special collection of essays that exemplify the QJS mission of ‘advancing and enriching long-standing intellectual traditions as well as forging new intellectual frontiers’.

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Communication Studies Highly-Cited Article Collection

All of our Communication Studies journals are highly-cited and feature key research in the field. Take a look at the many highly-cited articles from the portfolio of Routledge Communication Studies Journals. This collection ranges from the topics of health communication, public relations, discourse, rhetoric, media psychology and everything in between.

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NCA Journals – Free Access

Routledge are proud to publish the 11 National Communication Association journals. Explore all of the NCA titles with 14 days’ free access to the last 2 volumes. Simply sign in or register at: www.tandfonline.com/r/NCAJournals.

Announcements and Offers

Special Open Access Supplement from Journal of Health Communication

Supplement 1, 2014 - Population-Level Behavior Change to Enhance Child Survival and Development in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: A Review of the Evidence

Explore our ever-growing collection of Open Access Select articles today!

The following articles have been published Open Access Select and are freely available to everyone to read online. We update this page with new Open Access Select articles as they are published, so if you want the latest Communication, Media and Cultural Studies research, bookmark this page and check-back regularly.

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Sign-Up to Receive the JHCLink Electronic Newsletter

Register to receive the FREE JHC Link Quarterly Electronic Newsletter from the Journal of Health Communication.


Podcast Series

The Critical Studies in Media Communication (CSMC) podcast series expands the scope and reach of traditional academic publishing by offering open-access digital audio material. Edited by Nina Huntemann, the series features book reviews, author interviews and round-table discussions on key contemporary topics in media and mass communication.

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Call for Papers and Editors

LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory

Editors Tara Harney-Mahajan and Dwight Codr are pleased to announce an upcoming special issue of LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory focused on Literature and Tourisms of the Long Nineteenth Century and guest edited by Prof. Meghan Freeman.

Click here for the call for papers for this issue!

Editorial Manager Site for Quarterly Review of Film and Video is now open for submissions

Quarterly Review of Film and Video now receives all manuscript submissions electronically via its Editorial Manager site located at http://www.editorialmanager.com/qrfv. Editorial Manager allows for rapid submission of original and revised manuscripts, and facilitates the review process and internal communication between authors, editors, and reviewers via a web-based platform.

Political Communication Special Issue Call for Papers

Political Communication is launching a call for the publication of a symposium or full special issue on one or more current topics of broad interest to our readership and members of the political communication divisions in the ICA and APSA. Click here for more information!

Communication Booknotes Quarterly

New Editor of Communication Booknotes Quarterly Weiwu Zhang, Ph.D. is now accepting reviews. Click here for more information!

Submit your paper to Communication Education

Jon Hess, Editor-Elect for Communication Education, is now accepting submissions to the journal.

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Submit your paper to the International Journal of Media Management

Editor Bozena Mierzejewska is now accepting submissions to the journal.

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Submit your paper to the Germanic Review

Executive Editor Willi Goetschel is now accepting submissions to the journal.

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First Amendment Studies

First Amendment Studies (formerly Free Speech Yearbook) is accepting manuscripts that address any and all matters pertaining to free speech and the First Amendment.

Awards and Honors

Congratulations to this year’s Routledge, Taylor & Francis Student Scholarship Winners

Becki Duly, Regent University

Scott Morton, University of Alabama

Garrett Castleberry, University of Oklahoma

Nicole Hudak, James Madison University

ECA Article of the Year 2014

The ECA Article of the Year Award is presented annually to the most outstanding journal article published during the previous calendar year in Communication Quarterly, Communication Research Reports, or Qualitative Research Reports in Communication.

Download the ECA Article of the Year for 2014!

Understanding the Routine Expression of Deceptive Affection in Romantic Relationships, by Sean M. Horan & Melanie Booth-Butterfield from Communication Quarterly Volume 61, Issue 2, 2013

Translation Review is the winner of the 2013 CEJL Council of Editors of Learned Journals Phoenix Award for Significant Editorial Achievement.

ICA Prize-winning Article

Congratulations to Seth C. Lewis whose Information, Communication & Society paper, ‘The Tension Between Professional Control and Open Participation’, won the International Communication Association Article of the Year in Journalism Studies. Read the paper for free. Follow iCS on Twitter @iCSjournal.

Special Issues

Explore recent Communication Studies Special Issues

To make it easier for you we have gathered our most recent Communication Studies special issues in one place. Browse the latest issues including Journal of International and Intercultural Communication Special Issue: Race(ing) Intercultural Communication and Communication Monographs Special Issue: Biological and physiological approaches to communication.