SComS Best Paper Award 2022


The SComS Best Paper Award for the best paper published in the General Section or a Thematic Section in 2022 is granted jointly to Maija Ozola-Schade, M. A. (Technical University Ilmenau, Germany) for her paper Intergroup relations and media: The effects of media system quality in explaining immigration attitudes published in Vol. 22, Issue 2 and Prof. Dr. Esa Väliverronen (University of Helsinki, Finland), Prof. Dr. Tanja Sihvonen (University of Vaasa, Finland), Prof. Dr. Salla-Maaria Laaksonen (University of Helsinki, Finland), and Prof. Dr. Merja Koskel (University of Vaasa, Finland) for their paper Branding the “wow-academy”: The risks of promotional culture and quasi-corporate communication in higher education published in Vol. 22, Issue 3. Congratulations!

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Current Issue

Vol. 23 No. 1: Studies in Communication Sciences
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Editors: Katharina Lobinger, Jolanta Drzewiecka, Thilo von Pape & Silke Fürst | Journal Manager: Mike Meißner | Thematic Section Editors: Erik Koenen, Arne L. Gellrich, Christian Schwarzenegger, Stefanie Averbeck-Lietz & Astrid Blome  | Book Review Editors: Philipp Bachmann & Philip di Salvo | Hosted by HOPE | Publishing house: Seismo Verlag | ISSN: 1424-4896 (print) | ISSN: 2296-4150 (online)

Published: 2023-04-24
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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