International Journal of Communication announces the publication of 40 papers that published in March

International Journal of Communication invites you to read these 40 papers that published in March

The International Journal of Communication is pleased to announce the publication of 40 papers in MARCH 2023, which includes the “Special Section on Digital Memory and Populism” and the “Special Section on Queer Cultures in Digital Asia.” To access these papers, Ctrl+Click on the titles below for direct hyperlinking or go to to read the Special Sections.


Is Ubiquitous a Good Thing? The Vulnerability of Using Smartphones Among Seniors in Taiwan
Luc Chia-Shin Lin  

A Survey of U.S. Science Journalists’ Knowledge and Opinions of Open Access Research
Teresa Schultz  

Express Yourself? Political Conversation, Emotion Regulation, and the Expression of Political Emotions
Christina M. Henry, William P. Eveland, Jr.  

Chinese LGBTQ+ Online Social Movements: A Comparative Study Between the Collective Identity Framings in the #IAmGay and #IAmLes Protests
Xing Huang

“Influencers” or “Doctors”? Physicians’ Presentation of Self in YouTube and Facebook Videos
Noha Atef, Alice Fleerackers, Juan Pablo Alperin  

Media Use and Political Trust in Kenya: Media Malaise or Virtuous Circle?
Gilbert Kipkoech

Predicting Romantic Comedy Success From Content
Melissa M. Moore, Yotam Ophir

Microaggression Terminology in Communications on Twitter: A Corpus Linguistic Analysis
Iain Alexander Smith, Amanda Griffiths, Kevin Harvey  

Changing Narratives: An Evaluation of Pakistan’s Public Diplomacy Efforts Under Imran Khan
Ravale Mohydin

Platformization in Local Cultural Production: Korean Platform Companies and the K-Pop Industry
Seoyeon Park, Hyejin Jo, Taeyoung Kim

Does Relational Polarization Entail Ideological Polarization? The Case of the 2017 Norwegian Election Campaign on Twitter
Bernard Enjolras

Immigrant Characters in Spanish Audiovisual Broadcast on Platforms
María Marcos-Ramos, Ariadna Angulo-Brunet, Beatriz González-de-Garay

The Great Reset and the Cultural Boundaries of Conspiracy Theory
Michael Christensen, Ashli Au

Seeking Online Health Information for Aged Parents in China: A Multigroup Comparison of the Comprehensive Model of Information Seeking Based on eHealth Literacy Levels
Xin Ma, Liang Chen

Imagined Audiences and Activist Orientations of Migrant Advocacy Organizations
Sara DeTurk

Reconsidering Misinformation in WhatsApp Groups: Informational and Social Predictors of Risk Perceptions and Corrections
Ozan Kuru, Scott W. Campbell, Joseph B. Bayer, Lemi Baruh, Richard S. Ling

Far Removed From Heteronormativity: Marriage and Same-Sex Couples in a Spanish TV News Program (2011–2020)
Adolfo Carratalá

The Development of Local News Collaboration: A Population Ecology Perspective
Wilson Lowrey, Nicholas R. Buzzelli, Ryan Broussard


Rebecca Wanzo, The Content of Our Caricature: African American Comic Art and Political Belonging
Florence Zivaishe Madenga 

Daniel E. Agbiboa, Mobility, Mobilization, and Counter/Insurgency: The Routes of Terror in an African Context
Buket Oztas

Mike Hill, On Posthuman War: Computation and Military Violence
Maia Nichols

T. Bettina Cornwell and Helen Katz, Influencer: The Science Behind Swaying Others
Hannah Block

Shayda Kafai, Crip Kinship: The Disability Justice & Art Activism of Sins Invalid
Jaggar DeMarco

Balsam Mustafa, ‘Islamic State’ in Translation: Four Atrocities, Multiple Narratives
Jared Ahmad

Hermann Wasserman and Dani Madrid-Morales (Eds.), Disinformation in the Global South
Noah Zweig

C. Simon Fan, The Socioeconomics of Nationalism in China: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives
Wenliang Chen

Larry Gross, Editor
Kady Bell-Garcia, Managing Editor
Chi Zhang, Managing Editor, Special Sections

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