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

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 SACMR 2018 in Lugano


The Annual conference of the Swiss Association of Communication and Media Research (SACMR) 2018 Conference is being held in Lugano, Switzerland, from 12-13 April 2018, hosted by the Faculty of Communication Sciences, USI-Università della Svizzera Italiana. 


Posted: 2017-10-05 More...

Issue 17/1 now available: SComS becomes open access


Dear Colleagues, Authors and Readers

It is our pleasure to announce that with this issue Studies in Communication Sciences will be published Open Access. All contents of this and future issues will be freely available for readers worldwide without charge – neither for readers nor for authors. We believe that this Open Access model returns our scholarly publishing to its original purpose, namely the free and open exchange of scientific knowledge and ideas.

Posted: 2017-10-03 More...

Annual conference of the SACMR 2017 in Chur


"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...
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