About the Journal

Focus and Scope

By virtue of the prevailing multilingualism of both the Editorial Board and the Advisory Board, the platinum open access journal Studies in Communication Sciences (SComS) provides a unique forum for exchange among media and communication scientists in English, German, French, and Italian. As SComS is based in Switzerland at the German, French and Italian-speaking intersections of the world, the journal’s mission is to showcase the developments in communication sciences in these language areas. The journal proposes a multidisciplinary approach to communication sciences that is quite unique. SComS is becoming a home to different traditions, disciplines, contexts and methodologies, all dealing with communication in its different facets.

Peer Review Process

SComS uses double-blind review: Both the reviewer and author identities are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa, throughout the review process.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content without charging publication fees (platinum open access). SComS is based on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Articles are distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) License.

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Abstracting & Indexing

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