Journals Publishing Communication Research

NCA has prepared a list of more than 100 journals that publish scholarship in the discipline of Communication. The list includes the 11 journals published by NCA (in boldface, below), as well as journals published independently or by other associations. NCA does not include on this list journals that have been identified as predatory or pay-to-publish journals. The list is categorized by the journal’s primary focus—a journal may appear in more than one category.

While these journals publish Communication scholarship in some form or another, they're not all similar in their aims and scopes for publishing research—some publish book reviews only, while others concentrate on social scientific research. Some only publish historical scholarship, while others are oriented toward publishing public relations case studies. Finding the right outlet for your research is a critical and sometimes difficult task.