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. 

International Journal of Communication Publishes a Special Section on New Feminist Studies in Audiovisual Industries

International Journal of Communication
Publishes a Special Section on
New Feminist Studies in Audiovisual Industries

What is the role of current audiovisual practices in the representation of gender identities and feminist interventions?

This Special Section on New Feminist Studies in Audiovisual Industries, guest-edited by Maria Pilar Rodriguez, Miren Gutierrez, and Maria J. Pando-Canteli, offers an innovative and interdisciplinary approach to the study of the diverse ways in which audiovisual content and advertising communicate gender identities in the time of social media platforms. This section focuses on advertising (i.e., femvertising and menvertising), television series, animation films, and social media platform content (e.g., GIFs) to look at crosscutting issues, such as feminism, the anti-feminist backlash, gender, ageism, and new masculinities, by analyzing texts, images, discourses, and communicative experiences.

Together, the contributions in this section provide a wide range of innovative approaches to academic fields, combining insights and methods to produce new hybrid research. What these articles have in common is, first, an effort to provide new knowledge, either by reviewing previous theories and methodologies to apply them to new contexts, perspectives, and cases, or by generating new fields of study through interdisciplinary research. Second, they all share a profound political commitment to work toward gender equality and social justice. Finally, all of the articles convey the need to push the boundaries of research and expand traditional academic limits to achieve new ways of investigating feminist methodologies.

The articles also offer a panoramic view of issues that are seldom explored, despite their relevance, such as new masculinities, women’s aging, and algorithmic biases in audiovisual content. Encompassing all women’s life stages, this Special Section offers a polyhedral and interdisciplinary assessment on how mediated audiovisual practices and publicity represent gender identities and enforce or contest feminist efforts. It employs a varied array of methods and tools—from automatized computing to content analysis—which also shows how new feminist research is expanding and developing. Finally, it offers a state-of-the-art review of the latest on gender and audiovisual products. 

We invite you to read these articles that published in the International Journal of Communication on January 6, 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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New Feminist Studies in Audiovisual Industries: Feminism, Gender, Ageism, and New Masculinities in Audiovisual Content — Introduction
Maria Pilar Rodriguez, Miren Gutierrez, Maria J. Pando-Canteli 

The Fourth Wave in Audiovisual Content: A True Achievement of Feminism?
María Silvestre Cabrera, María López Belloso, Raquel Royo Prieto 

Algorithmic Gender Bias and Audiovisual Data: A Research Agenda 
Miren Gutiérrez 

The Portrayal of Men and Women in Digital Communication: Content Analysis of Gender Roles and Gender Display in Reaction GIFs 
Diego Álvarez, Alejandro González, Cristina Ubani 

“Menvertising” and the Resistances to New Masculinities in Audiovisual Representations 
María J. Pando-Canteli, María Pilar Rodríguez 

Employer Femvertising: Women Empowerment in Employer Brand Messages 
Lorena Ronda, Garazi Azanza  

The Shifting Image of Hegemonic Masculinity in Contemporary Television Series
Lisa Cuklanz, Ali Erol
 

Ageing and the Creative Spirit of Women in the Audiovisual Market: The Case of Olive Kitteridge (2014)
Asunción Bernárdez Rodal, María Isabel Menéndez Menéndez 

Gender Representation in Subscription Video-On-Demand Spanish TV Series 
María Marcos Ramos, Beatriz González-de-Garay 

Female Leadership Represented in Animation for Children and the Sociocognitive Learning of 21st-Century Girls 
M. Rosario Neira Piñeiro, M. Esther del Moral Pérez, Lourdes Villalustre Martínez 

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Larry Gross, Editor
Arlene Luck, Founding Managing Editor  
Kady Bell-Garcia, Managing Editor
Kasia Anderson, Managing Editor, Special Sections
Maria Pilar Rodriguez, Miren Gutierrez, and Maria J. Pando-Canteli, 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 34 papers that published in NOVEMBER

International Journal of Communication invites you to read these 34 papers that published in NOVEMBER

The International Journal of Communication is pleased to announce the publication of 34 papers in November 2020 which includes the “Special Section on Comparative Media Studies in the Digital Age.” 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

Click It, Binge It, Get Hooked: Netflix and the Growing U.S. Audience for Foreign Content
Brad Limov
 


Examining Anti-CAA Protests at Shaheen Bagh: Muslim Women and Politics of the Hindu India
Kiran Vinod Bhatia, Radhika Gajjala   

Contextualizing the Effect of Digital Protest Appeals on Political Self-Expression: Evidence From a Cross-Case Comparison
Matthew David Jenkins


Status and Expertise in the Structuring of Reciprocal Exchanges on Twitter: Replies, Retweets, and Mentions During National Diabetes Awareness Month 
Seungyoon Lee, Jae Eun Chung, Namkee Park, Jessica R. Welch   

Breaking the Silence: Applying and Extending the Theory of Situational Support to Understand Mental Health Services Use Among Chinese Immigrants in the United States
Jo-Yun Li

Toward an Interwoven Community of Practice: How Do NGOs Work With Chinese Journalists on Reporting Climate Change? 
Yeheng Pan, Michaël Opgenhaffen, Baldwin Van Gorp

Agencies and Experiences of the “Good Participant”: The Long-Term Trajectories of Patients Turned Media Participants
Espen Ytreberg, Kjersti Thorbjørnsrud


Competition and Media Performance: A Cross-National Analysis of Corporate Goals of Media Companies in 12 Countries
Christian-Mathias Wellbrock, Maria Arango Kure, Christopher Buschow   

Employee Mistreatment Crises and Company Perceptions
Seoyeon Kim, Lucinda L. Austin 
 

Media Regime Disruption and the Conditions of Public Reflexivity
Ben O’Loughlin

Shaping Regional Synergies: Digital Media, Investigative Reporting, and Collaboration for Improving Democracy and Accountability in Latin America
Dolors Palau-Sampio 

The Experience of Internet Freedom Among African Users
Valentina Bau, Enrico Calandro 

Tweeting in Solidarity: Examining Frame Diffusion and Alignment Processes Among Immigrant-Serving NGOs Before and After Donald Trump’s Travel Ban
Wenlin Liu, Summer Harlow 

Associations Between Media Representations of Physical, Personality, and Social Attributes by Gender: A Content Analysis of Children’s Animated Film Characters
María Pilar León González, Álvaro Infantes Paniagua, Tracey Thornborrow, Onofre Contreras Jordán 

Forgotten Frames: Proposing the Concept of “Digressive Framing” Using Left-Out Frames in Chinese Media Coverage of Left-Behind Children
Renita Coleman, Tong Chen 

The Politics of Good Enough: Rural Broadband and Policy Failure in the
United States
Christopher Ali 

“Them Cuffs Keep Them Quiet”: Facebook Users’ Reactions to Live Arrests During Racial Justice Protests
Martina Santia, P. Brooks Fuller, Nathan P. Kalmoe, Paromita Saha 

Online Moral Disclosure and the Construction of Privacy Practices
Tamar Ashuri, Ruth Halperin 

Internet Memes as “Tactical” Social Action: A Multimodal Critical Discourse Analysis Approach
Mohamed Ben Moussa, Sanaa Benmessaoud, Aziz Douai 

Unpacking K-pop in America: The Subversive Potential of Male K-pop Idols’ Soft Masculinity
Jeehyun Jenny Lee, Rachel Kar Yee Lee, Ji Hoon Park 

Understanding Older Adults’ Preferences for and Motivations to Use Traditional and New ICT in Light of Socioemotional Selectivity and Selection, Optimization, and Compensation Theories
Pradnya Joshi, Anastasia Kononova, Shelia Cotten

 BOOK REVIEWS

Sun-ha Hong, Technologies of Speculation: The Limits of Knowledge in a Data Driven Society
Anthony Glyn Burton

Basyouni Hamada and Saodah Wok (Eds.), Off and Online Journalism and Corruption: International Comparative Analysis
Tiago Lima Quintanilha

Jasmine Mitchell, Imagining the Mulatta: Blackness in U.S. and Brazilian Media
Renita Coleman

Caty Borum Chattoo and Lauren Feldman, A Comedian and an Activist Walk Into a Bar: The Serious Role of Comedy in Social Justice
Prateekshit Pandey

Mari-Liis Madisson and Andreas Ventsel, Strategic Conspiracy Narratives: A Semiotic Approach
Ben O’Loughlin

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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.