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Journal overview

Communication Research and Practice aims to publish research that contributes to international scholarship and practice in the broadly defined field of communication. The journal aims to be broadly inclusive and interdisciplinary, with a particular interest in such fields as: digital media and internet studies; organisational and interpersonal communication; journalism, public relations; intercultural communication; international communication; and political communication. The journal will be open to contributions from across humanities and social sciences, and to contributions relating to communications practice (e.g. public relations, journalism, visual communication, digital media practice), and applications of communication theory (e.g. promotional campaigns, organisational and industry analyses, public policy deliberations).

The journal is supported by the Australian and New Zealand Communication Association (ANZCA). It derives its primary intellectual identity from the contribution of scholars in Australia, Aotearoa New Zealand, and the Asia-Pacific region, while also publishing work of interest to international readers, and research by international scholars that ensures issues and concerns relevant to this region are examined in international contexts. Communication Research and Practice will publish original empirical studies and essays commenting on current issues relevant to the region, as well as papers that advance theoretical and conceptual development in the communication field. It is particularly interested in supporting original and innovative work by early career researchers in this region.

Articles submitted to the journal should ideally be no more than 7000 words in length including tables, figures, references, captions, footnotes and endnotes. Articles up to 8000 words may be accepted but this is at the discretion of the Editor and is only likely when the paper employs a text based analysis (e.g., a narrative approach) where textual data needs to be provided to support the claims made. No more than four figures should be included. Book reviews should be no more than 2000 words. The journal uses Taylor & Francis' presentational style which requires APA referencing style.

Peer review policy

All research articles will be processed via a double anonymized peer-review process.

Authors can choose to publish gold open access in this journal.

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