• Katharina Lobinger USI – Università della Svizzera italiana, Faculty of Communication, Culture and Society https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1735-9269
  • Jolanta Drzewiecka USI – Università della Svizzera italiana, Faculty of Communication, Culture and Society
  • Mike Meißner University of Fribourg, Department of Communication and Media Research DCM https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0242-4440




We are pleased to announce several innovations at SComS. In July, SComS was added to the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ). This gives our young open access journal more visibility and connects us even better with the growing community dedicated to developing open access journals and making scientific knowledge accessible. In addition, there are technical innovations on the Submission Platform. Authors can now directly enter their ORCID ID as part of the submission process and link their papers to their unique researcher ID. In case you are not familiar with ORCID, you can find more information on https://orcid.org. Let us now turn our attention from future issues to this issue of SComS. It contains four articles in the General Section, a Thematic Section entitled “Critical perspectives on migration in discourse and communication,” and two book reviews in the Reviews and Reports Section. In addition, the Community Section contains the summary of Sina Blassnig’s dissertation, which was awarded the 2021 Dissertation Prize of the Swiss Association of Communication and Media Research (SACM). On a sad occasion, the issue also contains an obituary of the communication and media scientist Michael Schanne.




How to Cite

Lobinger, K., Drzewiecka, J., & Meißner, M. (2021). Editorial. Studies in Communication Sciences, 21(2), 201–204. https://doi.org/10.24434/j.scoms.2021.02.001