A citation analysis of scholarly journals in communication studies

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Using citation analysis, this study identifies the most relevant journals in communication studies. The study analyzes citations from a representative list of 116 journals from subject areas within communication studies over a 30-year period and addresses research interests throughout the discipline. Results indicate that most journals cited in the literature were outside communication studies. This study provides an inclusive picture of where communication studies research is published by detailing the most-cited journals and provides evidence-based recommendations for collection management.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)505-534
Number of pages30
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Library and Information Sciences


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