Issue 23/3 published


Dear Colleagues, Authors, and Readers,

The third issue of SComS in 2023 is published now and it is dedicated to the Thematic Section on “Old media persistence. Past continuities in the brand-new digital world” with six original contributions. The General Section is composed of two studies investigating into parasocial relationships with morally ambiguous media characters on the one hand and the COVID-19 discourse in politicians’ speeches in Iran on the other hand. Additionally, the issue contains a dissertation summary, a fact sheet on DOCA as well as two book reviews.

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Vol. 23 No. 3: Studies in Communication Sciences
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Editors: Jolanta Drzewiecka, Katharina Lobinger, Silke Fürst & Thilo von Pape | Journal Manager: Mike Meißner | Thematic Section Editors: Gabriele Balbi, Berber Hagedoorn, Nazan Haydari, Valérie Schafer & Christian Schwarzenegger | Book Review Editors: Philipp Bachmann & Philip di Salvo | Hosted by HOPE | Publishing house: Seismo Verlag | ISSN: 1424-4896 (print) | ISSN: 2296-4150 (online)

Published: 2023-12-09


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Studies in Communication Sciences (SComS) is a peer-reviewed, platinum open access journal for communication and media research. Founded in 2001, the journal 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. SComS 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 is jointly edited by the Swiss Association of Communication and Media Research (SACM) and the Faculty of Communication, Culture and Society of the Università della Svizzera italiana (USI Lugano).

SComS 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.

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Editorial Team

Prof. Dr. Jolanta Drzewiecka, Università della Svizzera italiana (USI), Switzerland

Dr. Silke Fürst, University of Zurich (UZH), Switzerland

Prof. Dr. Katharina Lobinger, Università della Svizzera italiana (USI), Switzerland

Prof. Dr. Thilo von Pape, University of Fribourg, Switzerland



Journal Manager

Mike Meißner, University of Fribourg, Switzerland


Book Review Editors

Dr. Philipp Bachmann, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts (HSLU), Switzerland

Dr. Philip Di Salvo, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland


Social Media Manager
Mike Meißner, University of Fribourg, Switzerland