Audiences and Reception Studies

Review of Communication Research invites the submission of literature reviews and meta-analyses relevant to audience and reception studies. Possible areas and issues to be covered include, but are not limited to:

  • Critical/cultural approaches to audience/reception studies
  • Political economy and audiences
  • Journalism and audiences
  • Entertainment and audiences
  • Ethics in audience research
  • Social media and audiences
  • Audience and reception research in the Global South
  • Universal and cultural differences in reception
  • Methodological questions in audience/reception studies
  • Theoretical questions in audience/reception studies

The manuscript submission deadline is August 1, 2021.

Paper proposals, questions, and comments should be addressed to Melissa Tully ( cc to

Authors should submit their manuscripts through the RCR editorial management system:

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Review of Communication Research (RCR, ) is an open-access academic journal that has become a reference for the publication of literature reviews for the field of Communication.

The articles we publish are highly cited. According to the SCOPUS SNIP indicator, RCR ranks in the top 2% journals in the Social Sciences, and #14/434 in Communication; Scopus SJR 2019: top 10%; Scopus CiteScore 2019: top 19%.