publication . Article . Other literature type . 2005

National Diversity of Major International Journals in the Field of Communication

Edmund Lauf;
  • Published: 01 Mar 2005 Journal: Journal of Communication, volume 55, pages 139-151 (issn: 0021-9916, eissn: 1460-2466, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press (OUP)
The journal ranking of the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) is increasingly turning into an international currency for the quality of research output. More than 40 communication journals are ISI-ranked and thus labeled “major international” journals. This analysis of ISI data reveals that the attribute “international” is not always appropriate. National diversity of communication journals is very low due to a dominance of authors from English-speaking countries and U.S. authors in particular. Younger journals and journals with an explicitly stated international mission tend to be international, whereas the internationality of the affiliated organizatio...
free text keywords: Linguistics and Language, Communication, Language and Linguistics, Public relations, business.industry, business, Political science, International currency, Journal ranking, First language, International communication
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