Author Guidelines

Author Guidelines

Thank you for considering the Journal of Communication Studies as a potential publication venue for your research in the field of Communication Studies. Please review the following guidelines before submitting your manuscript:

Scope and Focus:
The Journal of Communication Studies aims to publish original research articles, theoretical papers, literature reviews, and methodological papers in the broad field of Communication Studies. We welcome submissions that explore various aspects of communication, including but not limited to media studies, interpersonal communication, organizational communication, mass communication, and cross-cultural communication.

Manuscript Submission:

1. All submissions must be original and should not be under consideration for publication elsewhere.
2. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically through our online submission system at [provide URL]. Please follow the instructions on the website to create an account and submit your manuscript.

Formatting Guidelines:

1. Manuscripts should be written in English and should adhere to APA (American Psychological Association) style guidelines.
2. The document should be double-spaced, including references and tables.
3. Use a standard font (e.g., Times New Roman, Arial) with a font size of 12.
4. Include page numbers and line numbers for ease of review.
5. Manuscripts should typically be between 6,000 and 8,000 words in length, excluding abstract, references, tables, and figures.

Manuscript Structure:

1. Title: Provide a concise and informative title that reflects the content of the manuscript.
2. Abstract: Include an abstract of no more than 250 words summarizing the research objectives, methods, key findings, and implications.
3. Keywords: Provide a list of 4-6 keywords that best represent the content of the manuscript.
4. Introduction: Clearly state the research problem, objectives, and rationale for the study.
5. Literature Review: Provide a comprehensive review of relevant literature to establish the context and theoretical framework for the study.
6. Methods: Describe the research design, sample, data collection procedures, and data analysis techniques used in the study.
7. Results: Present the findings of the study in a clear and concise manner, supported by appropriate tables, figures, or graphs.
8. Discussion: Interpret the results, discuss their implications, and relate them back to the research objectives and literature review.
9. Conclusion: Summarize the main findings, contributions, limitations, and future research directions.
10. References: Follow the APA style for in-text citations and the reference list.
11. Ethical Considerations:
Manuscripts reporting on human or animal subjects should include a statement regarding ethical approval obtained from the relevant institutional review board. If applicable, disclose any conflicts of interest or funding sources that may have influenced the research or its outcomes.

Review Process:
All manuscripts will undergo a rigorous peer-review process, conducted by experts in the field. The review process is double-blind, ensuring anonymity for both authors and reviewers. The review process typically takes 4-8 weeks. Authors will be notified of the editorial decision, which can be acceptance, revision, or rejection. We look forward to receiving your submission and considering it for publication in the Journal of Communication Studies. Should you have any further inquiries, please contact our editorial office at [provide email address].