As a flagship journal of the National Communication Association, Communication Monographs publishes original and cutting-edge research that contributes to the broader understanding of communication. We invite manuscripts that make significant contributions to advancing understanding of complex communication issues of theoretical, conceptual, methodological, and/or social importance.
We welcome all methodological approaches. These can be in the form of quantitative and qualitative empirical research, theoretical argument, critical analysis, rhetorical analysis, and textual analysis. Manuscripts that bridge, blend, and build on multiple methods, theories, and perspectives in meaningful ways are especially welcome.
Since we receive a high volume of submissions, we will be partial to manuscripts that are intellectually innovative, make cogent arguments, and are relevant to the discipline as a whole. Approaches to answering questions should be clearly relevant to the topic of enquiry, rigorous in terms of both argument and method, cognizant of alternative interpretations, inclusive in citational practices, and contextualized within the wider body of communication scholarship.
As the first scholar of color and immigrant to serve as the editor of Communication Monographs, I am committed to supporting scholarship that disrupts the taken-for-granted assumptions of traditional Anglocentric research, centers on historically marginalized identities, and cuts across established geographical and subfield boundaries. In collaboration with our diverse and accomplished associate editors, editorial board members, and reviewers, I aim to make Communication Monographs inclusive, relevant, and representative of the entire communication discipline.