Explore Communication Studies Open Journals

Our progressive and innovative program now includes two fully open access journals, Church, Communication and Culture, and Global Health Communication. The articles in these journals receive both rigorous peer review and expedited online publication. Authors have the option of publishing their open access article under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) license, as mandated by some research funders.

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Routledge Communication Studies Open

Church, Communication and Culture

Church, Communication and Culture (CC&C) is published on an Open Access basis by the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross’ School of Church Communications in partnership with Routledge, Taylor & Francis. Dedicated to deepening knowledge and understanding about the dialogue between religion, communication and culture in the public arena, and based on comprehensive data analysis and theoretical inquiry, CC&C offers an international forum where researchers and practitioners can advance quality communication research on the Catholic Church and other religious communities.

CC&C derives its name from the reality that the Catholic Church is not simply one monolithic institution, but a network of various institutions. While maintaining unity through their creed and overarching aims, they operate in a variety of ways on different levels. These particular institutions within the Catholic Church have a multitude of specific objectives to carry out in concrete societies, with diverse peoples. The activity of “The Catholic Church” translates, therefore, not to one communication, but a plethora of multifarious communications. Consequently, CC&C aims to apply critical thought to the communicative dimension of the Catholic Church’s activity to engage society and promote dialogue with cultures. Content thus reflects theoretical inquiry based on empirical research and intellectual debate, rather than technological development.

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Global Health Communication

Global Health Communication addresses empirical and theoretical health questions using the lens of multiple perspectives, experiences and cultures. This journal will support the development of a space for the international research community to advance scholarship around the role of communication processes in global public health, policy and behavior change.  

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