International Journal of Communication announces the publication of 23 papers that published in APRIL

International Journal of Communication invites you to read these 23 papers that published in APRIL

The International Journal of Communication is pleased to announce the publication of 23 papers in APRIL 2021. To access these papers, Ctrl+Click on the titles below for direct hyperlinking.

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ARTICLES

Invasive Species of the App Ecosystem: Exploring the Political Economy of Mobile Communication
Signe Sophus Lai, Sofie Flensburg

Discursive Media Institutionalism: Assessing Vivien A. Schmidt’s Framework and Its Value for Media and Communication Studies
Sarah Anne Ganter, Maria Löblich

An Inclination for Intimacy: Depictions of Mental Health and Interpersonal Interaction in Popular Film
Julius Matthew Riles, Michelle Funk, Brandon Miller, Ethan Morrow

Sarcasm Beyond Hate Speech: Facebook Comments on Syrian Refugees in Turkey
Tirşe Erbaysal Filibeli, Can Ertuna

Weaving Mediation and Embodiment: The Media Ethnographer as Figurations of Mediation
Frédérik Lesage, Alberto Lusoli

(Mis)informed During COVID-19: How Education Level and Information Sources Contribute to Knowledge Gaps
Tiziano Gerosa, Marco Gui, Eszter Hargittai, Minh Hao Nguyen

The Liberalization Process of Satire in Postauthoritarian Democracies: Potentials and Limits in Mexico’s Network Television
Martín Echeverría, Frida V. Rodelo

Political Systems and Political Networks: The Structure of Parliamentarians’ Retweet Networks in 19 Countries
Livia van Vliet, Petter Törnberg, Justus Uitermark

Covering Populist Media Criticism: When Journalists’ Professional Norms Turn Against Them
Ayala Panievsky

Death Across the News Spectrum: A Time Series Analysis of Partisan Coverage Following Mass Shootings in the United States Between 2012 and 2014
Ayellet Pelled, Josephine Lukito, Jordan Foley, Yini Zhang, Zhongkai Sun, Jon C.W. Pevehouse, Dhavan V. Shah

Parents’ Social Uses of Mobile Phones in Public Places: The Case of Eateries in Two National Contexts
Nelly Elias, Dafna Lemish

A Non-Media-Centric Approach to Mediatization: Digital Orientations in the Livesof Football Fans
Michael Skey, Solomon Waliaula

Factors Influencing Internet Health Information Seeking In India: An Applicationof the Comprehensive Model of Information Seeking
Shaohai Jiang, Iccha Basnyat, Piper Liping Liu

Social Media and Work: A Framework of Eight Intersections
Christoffer Bagger

Historicizing Internet Regulation in China: A Meta-Analysis of Chinese InternetPolicies (1994–2017)
Weishan Miao, Min Jiang, Yunxia Pang

The Unmaking of Collective Action: Changing Organizing Logics in Civil SocietyOrganizations Through Social Media Activism Culture
Suay Melisa Özkula

Intersectional Technopolitics in Social Movement and Media Activism
Sandra Jeppesen

Technofutures in Stasis: Smart Machines, Ubiquitous Computing, and the Future That Keeps Coming Back
Sun-ha Hong

Exploring China’s Digitalization of Public Diplomacy on Weibo and Twitter: A Case Study of the U.S.–China Trade War
Zhao Alexandre Huang, Rui Wang

Feminism Without Morality, Neoliberalism as Feminist Praxis: A Computational Textual Analysis of Womad, a South Korean Online “Feminist” Community
JiHae Koo, Minchul Kim

BOOK REVIEWS

María Elena Placencia and Zohreh R. Eslami (Eds.), Complimenting Behavior and (Self-)Praise Across Social Media: New Contexts and New Insights
Mian Jia, Yi An

Stephen Bates, An Aristocracy of Critics: Luce, Hutchins, Niebuhr, and the Committee That Redefined Freedom of the Press
Niall P. Stephens

Joe Karaganis (Ed.), Shadow Libraries: Access to Knowledge in Global Higher Education
Catherine Cassara

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Larry Gross, Editor
Arlene Luck, Founding Managing Editor  
Kady Bell-Garcia, Managing Editor
Kasia Anderson, Managing Editor, Special Sections

Please note that according to the latest Google Scholar statistics, IJoC ranks 3rd among all Humanities journals and 5th among all Communications journals — demonstrating the viability of open access scholarly publication at the highest level. 

International Journal of Communication announces the publication of 26 papers that published in MARCH

International Journal of Communication invites you to read these 26 papers that published in MARCH

The International Journal of Communication is pleased to announce the publication of 26 papers in MARCH 2021. To access these papers, Ctrl+Click on the titles below for direct hyperlinking.

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ARTICLES

The Platformization of Propaganda: How Xuexi Qiangguo Expands Persuasion and Assesses Citizens in China
Fan Liang, Yuchen Chen, Fangwei Zhao

Probing Interfaces: New Games, Spacewar!, and the Gamification of Complexity
Renyi Hong

Cultural Production in Transnational Culture: An Analysis of Cultural Creators in the Korean Wave
Dal Yong Jin

Examining Avoidance of Ongoing Political Issues in the News: A Longitudinal Study of the Impact of Audience Issue Fatigue
Gwendolin Gurr, Julia Metag

Algorithm Awareness as an Important Internet Skill: The Case of Voice Assistants
Jonathan Gruber, Eszter Hargittai, Gökçe Karaoglu, Lisa Brombach

Public Engagement Model to Analyze Digital Diplomacy on Twitter: A Social Media Analytics Framework
M. Laeeq Khan, Muhammad Ittefaq, Yadira Ixchel Martínez Pantoja, Muhammad Mustafa Raziq, Aqdas Malik

A Critical Analysis of the Digitization of Healthcare Communication in the EU: A Comparison of Italy, Finland, Norway, and Spain
Robert Wallace Vaagan, Sinikka Torkkola, Anna Sendra, Jordi Farré, Alessandro Lovari

“It’s Do or Die”: Cultural Labor, Competitive Reality TV, and the Reproduction of Neoliberal Capitalism    
Aiden James Kosciesza

Politics and Incivility in the Online Comments: What is Beyond the Norm-Violation Approach?
Gabriella Szabó, Zoltán Kmetty, Emese K. Molnár

Narrative Persuasion in a Mobile Environment: Effectiveness of a Mobile Application for Promoting Digital Skills and Coping Strategies in Adolescents
Isabel Rodríguez-de-Dios, Juan-José Igartua, Leen d’Haenens

Tech Companies and Public Health Care in the Ruins of COVID
ShinJoung Yeo

Cross-Cutting Scanning, Integrating, and Interacting: Dimensions of Cross-Cutting Exposure on Social Media and Political Participation
Jihyang Choi

The Influence of Social TV Multitasking Behavior on the Effectiveness of Cross-Media Advertising
Cheng-Hsuan Lin, Hui-Fei Lin, Benjamin Yeo, Pei-Chih Lin

Living With Everyday Evaluations on Social Media Platforms
Blake Hallinan, Jed R. Brubaker

I Provoke Therefore I Am: Cross-Border Mediatizations of Femen’s “Sextremist” Protest
Mariam Betlemidze, Kevin Michael DeLuca

What Time Is It? History and Typology of Time Signals From the Telegraph to the Digital
Maria Rikitianskaia, Gabriele Balbi

Losers, Villains, and Violence: Political Attacks, Incivility, and Support for Political Violence
Ashley Muddiman, Benjamin R. Warner, Amy Schumacher-Rutherford

BOOK REVIEWS

Ergin Bulut, A Precarious Game: The Illusion of Dream Jobs in the Video Game Industry
Adem Yeşilyurt

Laura DeNardis, Derrick L. Cogburn, Nanette S. Levinson, and Francesca Musiani (Eds.), Researching Internet Governance: Methods, Frameworks, Futures
Thomas Jamieson

Sara Polak and Daniel Trottier (Eds.), Violence and Trolling on Social Media: History, Affect, and Effects of Online Vitriol
Myles W. Mason

Rauf Arif, Movements for Change: How Individuals, Social Media and Al-Jazeera Are Changing Pakistan, Egypt and Tunisia
Muhammad Ittefaq


Stephen D. Reese, The Crisis of the Institutional Press
Yang Cheng

Maxwell McCombs and Sebastián Valenzuela, Setting the Agenda: Mass Media and Public Opinion (3rd ed.)
Yang Cheng

Marilyn DeLaure and Moritz Fink (Eds.), Culture Jamming: Activism and the Art of Cultural Resistance
Derek Moscato


Krishnamurthy Sriramesh and Dejan Verčič (Eds.), The Global Public Relations Handbook: Theory, Research, and Practice (3rd ed.)
Roxana D. Maiorescu-Murphy

Claudia Mellado, Lea Hellmueller, and Wolfgang Donsbach (Eds.), Journalistic Role Performance: Concepts, Contexts, and Methods
Ruth Moon

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Larry Gross, Editor
Arlene Luck, Founding Managing Editor  
Kady Bell-Garcia, Managing Editor
Kasia Anderson, Managing Editor, Special Sections

Please note that according to the latest Google Scholar statistics, IJoC ranks 3rd among all Humanities journals and 5th among all Communications journals — demonstrating the viability of open access scholarly publication at the highest level. 

International Journal of Communication announces the publication of 31 papers that published in FEBRUARY

International Journal of Communication invites you to read these 31 papers that published in FEBRUARY

The International Journal of Communication is pleased to announce the publication of 31 papers in February 2021, which includes the “Special Section on Comparative Approaches to Mis/Disinformation.” To access these papers, Ctrl+Click on the titles below for direct hyperlinking or go to ijoc.org to read the Special Section.

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ARTICLES

Adaptation of Scripted Television Formats: Factors and Mechanisms of Cultural Identity in a Global World
Isabel Villegas-Simón, María T. Soto-Sanfiel

Communicative Forms on TikTok: Perspectives From Digital Ethnography
Andreas Schellewald

Enhanced Experiences in Interactive Nonfiction: An Experimental Study on the Effects of Nonlinearity and Interactivity
Jorge Vázquez-Herrero

Newspaper Advertising in a Nontransparent Media Market: The Case of Iraqi Kurdistan (2014–2018)
Jiyan Faris, Pieter Maeseele, Kevin Smets

The Game of Life: How Playing Gamified Interactive Narratives Affects Career Planning in Cambodia
Lauren B. Frank, Paul Sparks, Sheila T. Murphy, Lizzie Goodfriend, Paul Falzone

What “Emergency Sources” Expect From Journalists: Applying the Hierarchy of Influences Model to Disaster News Coverage
Daniela Grassau, Sebastián Valenzuela, Soledad Puente

Virtue Ethics and a Technomoral Framework for Online Activism
Joe Cruz, Patrick Lee Plaisance

Aging: The Two Faces of Janus in Digital Inclusion?
Panayiota Tsatsou

On the Limits of Platform-Centric Research: YouTube, ASMR, and Affordance Bilingualism
Jessica Maddox

Role of Public WhatsApp Groups Within the Hindutva Ecosystem of Hate and Narratives of “CoronaJihad”
Fathima Nizaruddin

The Resonant Chants of Networked Discourse: Affective Publics and the Muslim Self in Turkey
Haktan Ural

Alienation, Ideology, and Power in the Metaphors Depicting the Economic Crisis in the Media
Eleonora Piromalli

The Effects of Message Order and Debiasing Information in Misinformation Correction
Yue Dai, Wenting Yu, Fei Shen

Press Freedom and Media Reform in a Populist Regime: How Ecuadorian Journalists and Policy Actors See the Correa Era
Manel Palos Pons, Daniel C. Hallin

Keeping the Gates on Twitter: Interactivity and Sourcing Habits of Lebanese Traditional Media
Claudia Kozman, Raluca Cozma

Monopolizing the Democratic Dream: The Struggle Over a Free Press in East Germany 1989/1990
Mandy Tröger

FEATURE

COVID-19 and the Long Revolution
Chad Van De Wiele, Zizi Papacharissi

BOOK REVIEWS

Wazhmah Osman, Television and the Afghan Culture Wars: Brought to You by Foreigners, Warlords, and Activists
Joseph Oliver Boyd-Barrett

James Fredal, The Enthymeme: Syllogism, Reasoning, and Narrative in Ancient Greek Rhetoric
Thomas A. Discenna

Sun-ha Hong, Technologies of Speculation: The Limits of Knowledge in a Data-Driven Society
Roselyn Du

Bing Tong, Journalism and Communication in China and the West: A Study of History, Education and Regulation
Wei Zhang

Evan S. Michelson, Philanthropy and the Future of Science and Technology
Jermaine Anthony Richards

Ursula Plesner and Emil Husted, Digital Organizing: Revising Themes in Organization Studies
Alejandro Alvarado Rojas

Laura DeNardis, The Internet in Everything: Freedom and Security in a World with No Off Switch
Martha Isabel Falencik

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Larry Gross, Editor
Arlene Luck, Founding Managing Editor  
Kady Bell-Garcia, Managing Editor
Kasia Anderson, Managing Editor, Special Sections

Please note that according to the latest Google Scholar statistics, IJoC ranks 3rd among all Humanities journals and 5th among all Communications journals in the world — demonstrating the viability of open access scholarly publication at the highest level. 

International Journal of Communication Publishes a Special Section on Comparative Approaches to Mis/Disinformation

International Journal of Communication
Publishes a Special Section on
Comparative Approaches to Mis/Disinformation

Guest-edited by Hyunjin Seo and Robert Faris, this Special Section on Comparative Approaches to Mis/Disinformation addresses how a deluge of mis/disinformation is affecting communications around the world, from misleading news stories around the 2018 Brazil elections to a lynching fueled by false social media messages in India in 2019. The situation is particularly concerning in emerging democracies, where availability and affordability of digital communication technologies has facilitated the production and distribution of false and misleading digital content among populations with lower levels of media and digital literacy. At the same time, we are witnessing false narratives spreading across countries and platforms often orchestrated by networks of operatives coordinating attacks internationally.  

While there are an increasing number of academic papers on the topic of mis/disinformation, insufficient attention has been paid to the examination of mis/disinformation from comparative and international perspectives. This Special Section on Comparative Approaches to Mis/Disinformation features conceptual and data-informed papers with international and global perspectives on the prevalence, impact, and diffusion of mis/disinformation in different countries.  

Papers selected for the Special Section provide new theoretical and empirical contributions to existing bodies of knowledge, whether focusing on one country or offering comparative perspectives involving multiple countries. The papers, individually and collectively, offer important scholarly and policy implications for studying and combating mis/disinformation around the world.  

We invite you to read these articles published in the International Journal of Communication on February 16, 2021. Please Ctrl+Click on the article titles below for direct linking to the papers of interest. We look forward to your feedback!

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Special Section on Comparative Approaches to Mis/Disinformation — Introduction 
Hyunjin Seo, Robert Faris

Electronic Armies or Cyber Knights? The Sources of Pro-Authoritarian Discourse on
Middle East Twitter
Alexi Abrahams, Andrew Leber

Motivations for Sharing Misinformation: A Comparative Study in Six Sub-Saharan African Countries 
Dani Madrid-Morales, Herman Wasserman, Gregory Gondwe, Khulekani Ndlovu, Etse Sikanku, Melissa Tully, Emeka Umejei, Chikezie Uzuegbunam

When Machine Behavior Targets Future Voters: The Use of Social Bots to Test Narratives for Political Campaigns in Brazil
Rose Marie Santini, Débora Salles, Giulia Tucci

Fighting Zika with Honey: An Analysis of YouTube’s Video Recommendations on Brazilian YouTube
Jonas Kaiser, Adrian Rauchfleisch, Yasodara Córdova

Belief in or Identification of False News According to the Elaboration Likelihood Model  
Chi-Ying Chen, Mike Kearney, Shao-Liang Chang

Selective Belief: How Partisanship Drives Belief in Misinformation
Taberez Ahmed Neyazi, Burhanuddin Muhtadi

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 Larry Gross, Editor
Arlene Luck, Founding Managing Editor  
Kady Bell-Garcia, Managing Editor
Kasia Anderson, Managing Editor, Special Sections
Hyunjin Seo and Robert Faris, Guest Editors

According to the latest statistics from Google Scholar, IJoC ranks 3rd among all Humanities, Literature & Arts journals, and 5th among all Communication journals.      

International Journal of Communication announces the publication of 57 papers that published in JANUARY

International Journal of Communication invites you to read these 57 papers that published in JANUARY

The International Journal of Communication is pleased to announce the publication of 57 papers in January 2021 which includes the “Special Section on New Feminist Studies in Audiovisual Industries.” To access these papers, Ctrl+Click on the titles below for direct hyperlinking or go to ijoc.org to read the Special Section.
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ARTICLES

When Therapy Goes Public: Copyright Gatekeepers and Sharing Therapeutic Artifacts on Social Media
Amanda Reid, Pablo Miño

Fair Use in Practice: South Korean Film Directors’ Copyright Understanding
Yoonmo Sang, Patricia Aufderheide, Minjeong Kim

Deglobalization and Public Diplomacy
Juan-Luis Manfredi-Sánchez

Social Coding Platform as Digital Enclave: A Case Study of Protesting “996” on GitHub
Lichen Zhen

Grumpy Consumers, Good Citizens? Exploring the Relationship Among Internet Use, Online Consumer Behavior, and Civic Participation in China
Fei Shen, Tianjiao Wang

Critical Media Access Studies: Deconstructing Power, Visibility, and Marginality in Mediated Space
Meryl Alper

Not the Bots You Are Looking For: Patterns and Effects of Orchestrated Interventions in the U.S. and German Elections
Olga Boichak, Jeff Hemsley, Sam Jackson, Rebekah Tromble, Sikana Tanupabrungsun

Are Smartphones Enhancing or Displacing Face-to-Face Communication With Close Ties? A Panel Study Among Adults
Anja Stevic, Desirée Schmuck, Kathrin Karsay, Jörg Matthes

The Medium and the Backlash: The Disparagement of the #MeToo Movement in Online Public Discourse in South Korea
Soo Young Bae, Taegyun Kim, Yu-i Ha, Meeyoung Cha

Co-Constructing a Print Media Narrative: Interviews With LGBTQ Activists From the 1960s and 1970s in New Zealand
Linda Jean Kenix, Suvojit Bandopadhyaya

Revisiting Cultivation as a Gravitational Process: A Cross-National Comparison of the Cultivation of Fear and Mistrust
Matea Mustafaj, Jan Van den Bulck

The Event-Centered Nature of Global Public Spheres: The UN Climate Change Conferences, Fridays for Future, and the (Limited) Transnationalization of Media Debates
Antal Wozniak, Hartmut Wessler, Chung-hong Chan, Julia Lück

Affect, Curiosity, and Positionality in Context: Watching Television Entertainment in Argentina and the United States
María Celeste Wagner, Pablo J. Boczkowski, Eugenia Mitchelstein

Bystander Intervention in Cyberbullying and Online Harassment: The Role of Expectancy Violations
Nicholas Brody

Challenges and Opportunities for Regional Public Service Media: A Singular Case Study in Europe
Jessica Izquierdo-Castillo, Juan Carlos Miguel-de-Bustos

Olympian Surveillance: Sports Stadiums and the Normalization of Biometric Monitoring
Brett Hutchins, Mark Andrejevcic 

Giving by Taking Away: Big Tech, Data Colonialism, and the Reconfiguration of Social Good
João Carlos Magalhães, Nick Couldry

What Is the Power of Balancing Power? Exploring Perceived Discrepancy in Relational Power and Its Effects
Lisa Tam, Soojin Kim

Media Platforms and Political Learning: The Democratic Challenge of News Consumption on Computers and Mobile Devices
Kim Andersen, Jesper Strömbäck

The Conditional Indirect Effects of Political Social Media Information Seeking and Expression on Government Evaluation in Hong Kong: Revisiting the Communication Mediation Model
Yan Su, Danielle Ka Lai Lee, Porismita Borah 

WhatsApp Marketing: A Study on WhatsApp Brand Communication and the Role of Trust in Self-Disclosure  
Brahim Zarouali, Anna Brosius, Natali Helberger, Claes H. de Vreese 

Reporting on Political Acquaintances: Personal Interactions Between Political Journalists and Politicians as a Determinant of Media Coverage
Emma S. van der Goot, Toni G.L.A. van der Meer, Rens Vliegenthart

An Agenda for Comparative Social Media Studies: The Value of Understanding Practices From Cross-National, Cross-Media, and Cross-Platform Perspectives
Mora Matassi, Pablo Boczkowski


How Facebook Users Experience Political Disagreements and Make Decisions About the Political Homogenization of Their Online Network
German Neubaum, Manuel Cargnino, Jeanette Maleszka

From Ignorance to Resonance: Analysis of the Transformative Potential of Dissensus and Agonistic Deliberation in Sustainability Communication
Franzisca Weder, Denise Voci

The Identity of LGBTQ Communication Research: From the Anglo-Saxon Effervescence to the Spanish-Speaking Barrenness  
Leonarda García-Jiménez, Juan José Sánchez-Soriano, Marta Prego-Nieto  

The Growing Up Asian American Tag: An Asian American Networked Counterpublic on YouTube
Dasol Kim 

De-Westernizing Platform Studies: History and Logics of Chinese and U.S. Platforms  
Mark Davis, Jian Xiao  

Framing Protest in Online News and Readers’ Comments: The Case of Serbian Protest “Against Dictatorship”
Jelena Kleut, Ana Milojevic 

Imaginaries About Brazil in the Media Consumption of LGBTIQ+ Immigrants and Refugees in the City of São Paulo
Hadriel Theodoro, Denise Cogo

84 Lumber’s Constrained Polysemy: Limiting Interpretive Play and the Power of Audience Agency in Inspirational Immigrant Narratives
Litzy Galarza, Lars Stoltzfus-Brown

Journalists’ Awareness and Understanding of Climate Change in Tanzania
Emmanuel Frank Elia

Choosing a Social Media Platform: Genre and Social Ties in Urban Malaysia 
Julian Hopkins, Chris Hooi Koon Tan  

BOOK REVIEWS

Frederick Wasser, Twentieth Century Fox
Amanda Ann Klein

W. Lance Bennett, Communicating the Future: Solutions for Environment, Economy, and Democracy
Lee Ahern

Caty Borum Chattoo, Story Movements: How Documentaries Empower People and Inspire Social Change
Paul Falzone

Joana Díaz-Pont, Pieter Maeseele, Annika Egan Sjölander, Maitreyee Mishra, and Kerrie Foxwell-Norton (Eds.), The Local and the Digital in Environmental Communication
Beatriz Mira

Meredith Broussard, Artificial Unintelligence: How Computers Misunderstand the World
Mary Heath

Lindsay Palmer, The Fixers: Local News Workers and the Underground Labor of International Reporting
Ryan Stoldt

Stephen Bates, An Aristocracy of Critics: Luce, Hutchins, Niebuhr, and The Committee That Redefined Freedom of the Press
Sue Curry Jansen

Magda Konieczna, Journalism Without Profit: Making News When the Market
Fails
David Cheruiyot 

S. Craig Watkins, Andres Lombana-Bermudez, Alexander Cho, Jacqueline Ryan Vickery, Vivian Shaw, and Lauren Weinzimmer, The Digital Edge: How Black and Latino Youth Navigate Digital Inequality 
Zelly Claire Martin 

Victor Pickard, Democracy Without Journalism? Confronting the Misinformation Society
Jacob L. Nelson 

John P. Wihbey, The Social Fact: News and Knowledge in a Networked World
Alexandra Hill 

Łukasz Bogucki and Mikołaj Deckert (Eds.), The Palgrave Handbook of Audiovisual Translation and Media Accessibility 
Siwen Lu, Sijing Lu 

Emeka Umejei, Chinese Media in Africa: Perception, Performance, and Paradox 
Gregory Gondwe 

Louise Amoore, Cloud Ethics: Algorithms and the Attributes of Ourselves and Others
Catherine Jeffery 

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Larry Gross, Editor
Arlene Luck, Founding Managing Editor  
Kady Bell-Garcia, Managing Editor
Kasia Anderson, Managing Editor, Special Sections

Please note that according to the latest Google Scholar statistics, IJoC ranks 3rd among all Humanities journals and 5th among all Communications journals — demonstrating the viability of open access scholarly publication at the highest level.