Studies in Communication Sciences

SComS is an international open access journal of communication research that is jointly edited by the Swiss Association of Communication and Media Studies (SGKM) and the Faculty of Communication Sciences of the Università della Svizzera italiana (USI Lugano). SComS is published twice a year.

SComS aims to build bridges between different research cultures, and publishes high-quality original articles in English, German, French, and Italian. Its contents encompass the broad range of communication-related disciplines, in particular the analysis of public communication, based on social scientific methods. As a general forum for communication scholarship, the journal is especially interested in research that crosses disciplinary boundaries.

As SComS is based in Switzerland at the German, French and Italian-speaking intersections of the world, the journal aims to showcase the developments in communication sciences in these language areas. The journal publishes full papers as well as short articles, e.g. position papers, event reports, and book reviews. Authors are invited to submit original papers that are not under consideration for publication elsewhere.

Editorial Board

Lorenzo Cantoni, Università della Svizzera italiana, Switzerland

Sara Greco, Università della Svizzera italiana, Switzerland

Sébastien Salerno, Université de Genève, Switzerland

Thomas Häussler, Universität Bern, Switzerland

Journal Manager

Philipp Bachmann, Universität Zürich, Switzerland




Annual Conference of the SACM 2017


"Innovations as Challenges for Communication Science and Practice". The conference will take place on April 27-28, 2017 at the HTW Chur, Switzerland. The official website of the conference is

Posted: 2017-03-27 More...

SComS becomes open access only


From 2017 Studies in Communication Sciences will become fully open access. The journal will be free to both the authors and readers. Our new publishing home is HOPE, which stands for Hauptbibliothek Open Publishing Environment, which is offered by the Main Library of the University of Zurich based on the infrastructure of the Zentrale Informatik. 

Posted: 2017-03-20 More...
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