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Communication: Top Journals

Library resources and library class guides for students in Communications.

Top journals in Communication

Top 10 communication journals by impact factor (Journal Citation Reports 2013).

  1. Communication Research
  2. Research on Language and Social Interaction
  3. Journal of Communication
  4. New Media & Society
  5. Public Opinion Quarterly
  6. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication
  7. Public Understanding of Science
  8. Human Communication Research 
  9. Journal of Health Communication 
  10. Political Communication

More about finding the best journals

The definition of "best" depends entirely on your topic and research. Here are tips on identifying some of those titles: 

  • Critical thinking - Look at the content, article length, authorship (expertise or staff writer), language and vocabulary, format/structure, publisher, editors and reviewers.