Studies in Communication Sciences

SComS is an international 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 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

Sara Greco, Università della Svizzera italiana, Switzerland

Thomas Häussler, Universität Bern, Switzerland

Katharina Lobinger, Università della Svizzera italiana, Switzerland

Sébastien Salerno, Université de Genève, Switzerland

Journal Manager

Philipp Bachmann, Universität Zürich, Switzerland




Issue 17/2 now available


It is our pleasure to announce that the second Open Access issue Studies in Communication Sciences is available. We hope you will enjoy reading the contributions of this issue.

Posted: 2018-03-22 More...

We welcome our new Board Member Katharina Lobinger

Studies in Communication Sciences (SComS) is very pleased to announce the appointment of Katharina Lobinger to its Editorial Board. We look forward to working with her as we continue our efforts to promote the free and open exchange of ideas in our field.  
Posted: 2018-02-05 More...

Call for Papers: "Financial discourse"


Studies in Communication Sciences (SComS) is very pleased to announce that Rudi Palimeri (University of Liverpool), Carlo Raimondo (Università della Svizzera italiana), Andrea Rocci (Università della Svizzera italiana), and Marlies Whitehouse (Zurich University of Applied Sciences) will guest editor a thematic section entitled: "Financial discourse: narrative, argument and the discurse dynamics of (un-)sustainable trust"


Posted: 2018-02-01 More...
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