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As an essential site for communication academics, students, researchers and practitioners, the Arena is updated on a monthly basis to bring you the latest news, special offers, sample articles, calls for papers, conference information and plenty more, so look no further.


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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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Enjoy free online access to our Performance Studies and Communication collection!

Explore this month's collection on Performance Studies and Communication with free online access to the latest research, until the end of December. This collection provides key content on the following sub-sections: Activism, Persona and Performance; Body and Movement; Digital Performativity; Gender and Sexuality; Performance Therapy; and Voice and Music.

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Communicating Health and wellbeing in the digital age: Your essential ICA Annual Conference Reading List

We are pleased to offer you FREE access to a selection of key articles from journals featuring at this year’s conference. This research reflects the key theme of this year’s ICA annual meeting, “Communication and the ‘Good Life’”.

Start exploring these FREE access articles today until the end of 2014.

What’s Trending in Media, Cultural and Communication Studies?

Browse a selection of the latest, most popular research in Routledge media, cultural and communication studies journals for free online. Browse this collection here.

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

Celebrating NCA’s Century of Communication Scholarship

2014 marks the 100th year since the National Communication Association’s founding in Chicago, Illinois. Celebrate the centennial of the NCA with free online access to the most-read articles from all NCA publications today!


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

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

Communication Education

The Foundation and Future of Instructional Communication

Review of Communication

Micro-Histories of Communication I

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

Visual Communication Quarterly

Legal, Ethical, and Technical Challenges in the Online & Mobile Visual Paradigm, Volume 21, Issue 2, 2014

Chinese Journal of Communication

Health Communication

Language and Intercultural Communication

Asian Journal of Communication

Social Media Interaction Between Public and Government in Asia-Pacific

Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies

Occupy Communication and Culture

First Amendment Studies

Food and Free Speech

Information, Communication & Society

Communication and Information Technologies Section (ASA)

The Internet, Social Networks and Civic Engagement in Chinese Societies

The Networked Young Citizen

AoIR Special Issue

Journal of Applied Communication Research

Communication and Design

Russian Journal of Communication

The Scholarly Journal as a Form of Communication

Text and Performance Quarterly

Performance and Rhetoric

Visual Communication Quarterly

Domestic Digital Images in a Globally Networked Era.

Popular Communication

Race, Ethnicity, and Cultural Production.

Journal of Popular Film and Television Special Issue

‘Teaching Popular Film and Television: Critical Media Literacy and Narratives in (Teacher) Education’ is the topic of a special issue now available online from the Journal of Popular Film & Television. Read the table of contents here.

The International Journal on Media Management Special Issue

‘The Management and Financing of Public Service Media’ is the newest special issue from The International Journal on Media Management. Read the table of contents here.