IMPORTANT NOTE: As of January 9, Communication Studies is on hiatus for new manuscript submissions. CSCA is expecting to name the next editor in April, and this editor will begin receiving manuscripts shortly thereafter. Please note that this only pertains to new submissions; manuscripts currently under review, under revision, and under consideration for special issues will still receive full consideration.
Communication Studies is a refereed journal publishing articles on a wide range of communication research. The goal of the journal is to publish the best communication scholarship representative of the range of research within the discipline. All methods of scholarly inquiry into communication are welcome, including but not limited to rhetorical analysis, cultural studies, content analysis, media studies, health communication, family communication, critical studies, survey research, etc.
Manuscripts may be philosophical, theoretical, methodological, critical, applied, pedagogical, or empirical in nature. Manuscripts should be conceptually meaningful, methodologically sound, interesting, clearly written, and thoughtfully argued. Manuscripts must not have been published elsewhere or be currently under consideration for any other publication.
Manuscripts will typically be reviewed by two members of the Editorial Board. The recommendations of the reviewers provide the foundation for final judgment regarding publication. Authors can normally expect an initial editorial decision within two months following the date of receipt by the editor.
Manuscripts must be prepared in accordance with the most recent edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. Submissions should be no more than 7500 words (including tables, references, endnotes, and appendices).
Authors should submit manuscripts at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/rcst.
The current editor of Communication Studies is Kenneth A. Lachlan. His contact information is as follows:
Department of Communication
University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT 06269-1259
Phone: (860) 486-6689
Frequently Asked Questions
None at this time.