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




Back Issues of SComS and Medienwissenschaft Schweiz have been retro-digitised


It is our pleasure to announce that the volumes of Studies in Communication Sciences (SComS) that were published between 2001 and 2011 have been fully retro-digitised for the first time and are now freely accessible on e-Periodica, the platform of the ETH Library for Swiss periodicals. Moreover, the predecessor journals, Medienwissenschaft Schweiz (1991 to 2006) and the Bulletin: Communication Science (1975 to 1990), have been digitised and are also freely accessible on the platform. In total, more than 7,000 pages have been digitized at the highest level of quality.

Posted: 2019-05-15 More...

Call for Papers: "Visibility in the Digital Age: Theoretical and Empirical Perspectives"


Studies in Communication Sciences (SComS) is very pleased to announce thatCornelia Brantner (IAWF) and Helena Stehle (University of Hohenheim) will guest edit a thematic section entitled: "Visibility in the Digital Age: Theoretical and Empirical Perspectives".


Posted: 2019-02-07 More...

Call for Papers: "The Dissolving Boundaries of Hybrid Journalism"


Studies in Communication Sciences (SComS) is very pleased to announce that Colin Porlezza (City, University of London) and Philip Di Salvo (Università della Svizzera italiana) will guest edit a thematic section entitled: "The Dissolving Boundaries of Hybrid Journalism Rethinking News Work Between Datafication, Hacking and Activism".


Posted: 2019-01-24 More...
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