International Journal Of Public Relations Research Papers

The Public Relations Review is the oldest journal devoted to articles that examine public relations in depth, and commentaries by specialists in the field. Most of the articles are based on empirical research undertaken by professionals and academics in the field. In addition to research articles and commentaries, The Review publishes invited research in brief, and book reviews in the fields of public relations, mass communications, organizational communications, public opinion formations, social science research and evaluation, marketing, management and public policy formation.

Benefits to authors
We also provide many author benefits, such as free PDFs, a liberal copyright policy, special discounts on Elsevier publications and much more. Please click here for more information on our author services.

Please see our Guide for Authors for information on article submission. If you require any further information or help, please visit our Support Center

Hide full Aims & Scope


The International Journal of Communication is an online, multi-media, academic journal that adheres to the highest standards of peer review and engages established and emerging scholars from anywhere in the world.

Funding for the journal has been made possible through the generous commitment of the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. Public access to articles in the International Journal of Communication is free of charge, at no charge to authors, and is available to all readers under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 4.0 license.

The International Journal of Communication is an interdisciplinary journal that, while centered in communication, is open and welcoming to contributions from the many disciplines and approaches that meet at the crossroads that is communication study.

We encourage readers to REGISTER now. The International Journal of Communication is proud to be indexed on the following indexing sources: Thomson Reuters Social Sciences indexing to include SSCI, SCI, ISI — EBSCOhost (EBSCO) — Elsevier (Scopus)— Genamics Journal Seek (GJS) — Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) — Google Scholar — International Association for Media & Communication Research (IAMCR) — IGT Knowledge Center — Scholarly Exchange — Univerciencia — ERIH PLUS — International Institute of Organized Research (I2OR) — Scimago (SJR) — SciRev.

According to the latest statistics from Google Scholar, IJoC ranks 5th among all Humanities, Literature & Arts journals, and 7th among Communication journals. The ranking is by H-index, which incorporates both the number of highly-cited articles and the number of citations to each article. IJoC's H-index of 34 means that over the last five years, there are at least 34 articles that have 34 or more citations. 


1.     Journal of Communication  (Est. 1951)
2.     Journal of Pragmatics (Est. 1977)
3.     Language Learning (Est. 1948)
4.     Journalism  (Est. 2000)
5.     International Journal of Communication  (Est.2007)
6.     Public Opinion Quarterly  (Est. 1937)
7.     Ethnic and Racial Studies  (Est. 1978)
8.     Media, Culture & Society  (Est. 1999)
9.     Bilingualism: Language and Cognition  (Est. 1998)
10.   Natural Language & Linguistic Theory  (Est. 1983)


1.     New Media & Society (Est. 1999)
2.     Journal of Communication (Est. 1951)
3.     Public Relations Review (Est. 1975)
4.     Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication (Est. 1995)
5.     Journal of Pragmatics (Est. 1977)
6.     Journalism  (Est. 2000)  
7.     International Journal of Communication (Est. 2007)
8.     Public Opinion Quarterly  (Est. 1937)
9.     Communication Research  (Est. 1974)
10.   Media Culture & Society  (Est. 1979)

Vol 12 (2018)

Table of Contents


Persuasion Through Emotion? An Experimental Test of the Emotion-Eliciting Nature of Populist CommunicationABSTRACTPDF
Dominique S. Wirz 25 pgs.
Reproducing the Imprint of Power: Framing the “Creative Class” in Putin’s RussiaABSTRACTPDF
Volha Kananovich, Frank D. Durham 27 pgs.
Internet and Social Media in European Minority Languages: Analysis of the Digitalization ProcessABSTRACTPDF
Carme Ferré-Pavia, Iñaki Zabaleta, Arantza Gutierrez, Itxaso Fernandez-Astobiza, Nicolás Xamardo 22 pgs.
Journalistic Role Performance in the Spanish National PressABSTRACTPDF
María Luisa Humanes, Sergio Roses 22 pgs.
Nobody Notices It? Qualitative Inequalities of Leading Publications in Communication and Media ResearchABSTRACTPDF
Marton Demeter 31 pgs.
Defensive Reactions to Threatening Health Messages: Alternative Structures and Next QuestionsABSTRACTPDF
James Price Dillard, Eric Meczkowski, Chun Yang 23 pgs.
The Negative and Positive Influences of Threat and Nonthreat Media Messages About ImmigrantsABSTRACTPDF
Chanjung Kim, Jake Harwood, Jun Xiang 23 pgs.
#fukushima Five Years On: A Multimethod Analysis of Twitter on the Anniversary of the Nuclear DisasterABSTRACTPDF
Anna Rantasila, Anu Sirola, Arto Kekkonen, Katja Valaskivi, Risto Kunelius 22 pgs.
Propaganda for Kids: Comparing IS-Produced Propaganda to Depictions of Propaganda in The Hunger Games and Harry Potter Film SeriesABSTRACTPDF
Katherine A. Elder 19 pgs.
Knitting Activism, Knitting Gender, Knitting RaceABSTRACTPDF
Samantha Close 23 pgs.
The Pull of Humanitarian Interventionism: Examining the Effects of Media Frames and Political Values on People’s Choice of ResolutionABSTRACTPDF
Jovan Milojevich, Peter Beattie 25 pgs.
Communicating on Twitter for Charity: Understanding the Wall of Kindness Initiative in Afghanistan, Iran, and PakistanABSTRACTPDF
M. Laeeq Khan, Zulfia Zaher, Bowen Gao 25 pgs.
Positive or Negative? The Influence of Message Framing, Regulatory Focus, and Product TypeABSTRACTPDF
Hsiao-Ching Lee, Shu-Fang Liu, Ya-Chung Cheng 18 pgs.
A Mixed Methods Approach to Examining the Relationship Between News Media Literacy and Political EfficacyABSTRACTPDF
Melissa Tully, Emily K. Vraga 22 pgs.
The Power of Narratives: A New Understanding of Antibiotic ResistanceABSTRACTPDF
Slavica Kodish 21 pgs.
The Public Intellectual as Agent-Egoist: Sherry Turkle’s EthnographyABSTRACTPDF
Marcus Breen 20 pgs.
News Media Use and the Informed Public in the Digital AgeABSTRACTPDF
Michael A. Xenos, Dietram Scheufele, Dominique Brossard, Doo-Hun Choi, Michael Cacciatore, Sara Yeo, Leona Yi-Fan Su 19 pgs.
An Analysis of the Korean Wave as Transnational Popular Culture: North American Youth Engage Through Social Media as TV Becomes ObsoleteABSTRACTPDF
Dal Yong Jin 19 pgs.
Media Use and Environmental Engagement: Examining Differential Gains from News Media and Social MediaABSTRACTPDF
Nan Zhang, Marko M. Skoric 24 pgs.
Political Talk Preferences: Selection of Similar and Different Discussion Partners and GroupsABSTRACTPDF
Alyssa C. Morey, Steven B. Kleinman, Mark Boukes 21 pgs.
Who’s Afraid of a Pan-European Spectrum Policy? The EU and the Battles Over the UHF Broadcast BandABSTRACTPDF
Marko Ala-Fossi, Montse Bonet 22 pgs.
Feast for the Eyes: Effects of Food Perceptions and Computer Vision Features on Food Photo PopularityABSTRACTPDF
Yilang Peng, John B. Jemmott III 24 pgs.
Outside-In Constructions of Organizational Legitimacy: Sensitizing the Influence of Evaluative Judgments Through Mass Self-Communication in Online CommunitiesABSTRACTPDF
Deike Schulz, Jan Jonker, Niels Faber 23 pgs.
Framing Philanthropy in Time of WarABSTRACTPDF
Shani Horowitz-Rozen, Eytan Gilboa 21 pgs.
Returning to Kolchak: Polymediated Narrative, Discourse, and Supernatural DramaABSTRACTPDF
Andrew F. Herrmann, Art Herbig 19 pgs.
My Hero, Your Aggressor: Differences in Perceptions of News Media Brand PersonalityABSTRACTPDF
Danny D. E. Kim 22 pgs.
Gender, Parasocial Interaction, and Nonverbal Communication: Testing the Visual Effect of Sports Magazine Cover ModelsABSTRACTPDF
Ben Wasike 27 pgs.
Examining the Role of Communication Activities in Perceived Collective Efficacy and Neighborhood ViolenceABSTRACTPDF
Masahiro Yamamoto 21 pgs.
United States Digital Service: How “Obama’s Startup” Harnesses Disruption and Productive Failure to Reboot GovernmentABSTRACTPDF
Stephanie Ricker Schulte 21 pgs.
The Nation-State in the Digital Age: A Contextual Analysis in 33 CountriesABSTRACTPDF
Jia Lu, Xinchuan Liu 21 pgs.
What Influences Adolescents’ Rumor Acceptance and Support for Participation in Sociopolitical Issues? Analyzing the Role of Patterns and Levels of CommunicationABSTRACTPDF
Jae-Seon Jeong, Seungyoon Lee 24 pgs.
From Women Empowerment to Nation Branding: A Case Study From the United Arab EmiratesABSTRACTPDF
Ilhem Allagui, Abeer Al-Najjar 18 pgs.
The Contextual Accomplishment of PrivacyABSTRACTPDF
Kelly Quinn, Zizi Papacharissi 23 pgs.
The Digital Public Sphere: An Alternative and Counterhegemonic Space? The Case of SpainABSTRACTPDF
Víctor Sampedro, Mayra Martínez Avidad 22 pgs.
Prosocial vs. Trolling Community on Facebook: A Comparative Study of Individual Group Communicative BehaviorsABSTRACTPDF
Elmie Nekmat, Kellyn Lee 22 pgs.
More Articles

Special Sections

Privacy at the Margins| Understanding Privacy at the Margins—IntroductionABSTRACTPDF
Alice E. Marwick, danah boyd 9 pgs.
Privacy at the Margins| Refractive Surveillance: Monitoring Customers to Manage WorkersABSTRACTPDF
Karen Levy, Solon Barocas 23 pgs.
Privacy at the Margins| Not the Normal Trans Story: Negotiating Trans Narratives While Crowdfunding at the MarginsABSTRACTPDF
Niki Fritz, Amy Gonzales 20 pgs.
Privacy at the Margins| Being at Home with Privacy: Privacy and Mundane Intimacy Through Same-Sex Locative Media PracticesABSTRACTPDF
Larissa Hjorth, Sarah Pink, Heather A. Horst 19 pgs.
Privacy at the Margins| The Poverty of Privacy: Understanding Privacy Trade-Offs From Identity Infrastructure Users in IndiaABSTRACTPDF
Janaki Srinivasan, Savita Bailur, Emrys Schoemaker, Sarita Seshagiri 20 pgs.
Privacy at the Margins| Technology in Rural Appalachia: Cultural Strategies of Resistance and NavigationABSTRACTPDF
Sherry Hamby, Elizabeth Taylor, Alli Smith, Kimberly Mitchell, Lisa Jones 21 pgs.
Privacy at the Margins| Concerns, Skills, and Activities: Multilayered Privacy Issues in Disadvantaged Urban CommunitiesABSTRACTPDF
Xiaoqian Li, Wenhong Chen, Joseph D. Straubhaar 22 pgs.
Privacy at the Margins| Privacy Versus Relatedness: Managing Device Use in Australia’s Remote Aboriginal CommunitiesABSTRACTPDF
Ellie Rennie, Tyson Yunkaporta, Indigo Holcombe-James 19 pgs.
Privacy at the Margins| Socially Mediated Visibility: Friendship and Dissent in Authoritarian AzerbaijanABSTRACTPDF
Katy E. Pearce, Jessica Vitak, Kristen Barta 22 pgs.
Privacy at the Margins| Settler Governance and Privacy: Canada’s Indian Residential School Settlement Agreement and the Mediation of State-Based ViolenceABSTRACTPDF
Lara Fullenwieder, Adam Molnar 18 pgs.
Digital Traces in Context| Digital Traces in Context — An IntroductionABSTRACTPDF
Andreas Hepp, Andreas Breiter, Thomas N. Friemel 11 pgs.
Digital Traces in Context| Otherwise Engaged: Social Media from Vanity Metrics to Critical AnalyticsABSTRACTPDF
Richard Rogers 23 pgs.
Digital Traces in Context| 100 Billion Data Rows per Second: Media Analytics in the Early 21st CenturyABSTRACTPDF
Lev Manovich 16 pgs.
Digital Traces in Context| Google Maps as Cartographic Infrastructure: From Participatory Mapmaking to Database MaintenanceABSTRACTPDF
Jean-Christophe Plantin 18 pgs.
Digital Traces in Context| Political Agency, Digital Traces, and Bottom-Up Data PracticesABSTRACTPDF
Stefania Milan 21 pgs.
Digital Traces in Context| Tweets Are Not Created Equal. A Platform Perspective on Social Media MetricsABSTRACTPDF
Carolin Gerlitz, Bernhard Rieder 20 pgs.
Digital Traces in Context| Reuniting a Divided Public? Tracing the TTIP Debate on Twitter and in Traditional MediaABSTRACTPDF
Gerret von Nordheim, Karin Boczek, Lars Koppeers, Elena Erdmann 22 pgs.
Digital Traces in Context| From “Knowledge Brokers” to Opinion Makers: How Physical Presence Affected Scientists’ Twitter Use During the COP21 Climate Change ConferenceABSTRACTPDF
Stefanie Walter, Fenja De Silva-Schmidt, Michael Brüggemann 22 pgs.
Digital Traces in Context| Social Media Giveth, Social Media Taketh Away: Facebook, Friendships, and APIsABSTRACTPDF
Bernie Hogan 20 pgs.
Digital Traces in Context| Unraveling the App Store: Toward an Interpretative Perspective on TracingABSTRACTPDF
Tilo Grenz, Heiko Kirschner 17 pgs.
Digital Traces in Context| Self-Tracking Data as Digital Traces of Identity: A Theoretical Analysis of Contextual Factors of Self-Observation PracticesABSTRACTPDF
Bernadette Kneidinger-Müller 18 pgs.
Digital Traces in Context| Personal Data Contexts, Data Sense and Self-Tracking CyclingABSTRACTPDF
Deborah Lupton, Sarah Pink, Christine Heyes LaBond, Shanti Sumartojo 19 pgs.
Digital Traces in Context| Digital Traces and Personal Analytics: iTime, Self-Tracking, and the Temporalities of PracticeABSTRACTPDF
Martin Hand, Michelle Gorea 17 pgs.
Digital Traces in Context| Appropriating Digital Traces of Self-Quantification: Contextualizing Pragmatic and Enthusiast Self-TrackersABSTRACTPDF
Ulrike Gerhard, Andreas Hepp 18 pgs.
Digital Traces in Context| Tracing Capitalism’s Turn to Data: Or, Contextualizing Daily Life’s New Data “Context” — CommentaryABSTRACTPDF
Nick Couldry 5 pgs.
More Special Sections


Distributed Creativity on the Internet: A Theoretical Foundation for Online Creative ParticipationABSTRACTPDF
Ioana Literat, Vlad Petre Glaveanu 16 pgs.
More Features

Book Reviews

Jeffrey Pomerantz, MetadataPDF
Reviewed by Marcia Mardis 4 pgs.
Jason A. Smith and Bhoomi K. Thakore (Eds.), Race and Contention in Twenty-First Century U.S. MediaPDF
Reviewed by Anastasia Kononova 4 pgs.
Hakan G. Sicakkan (Ed.), Integration, Diversity and the Making of a European Public SpherePDF
Reviewed by Cigdem Bozdağ 4 pgs.
Charles Soukup, Exploring Screen Culture Via Apple’s Mobile Devices: Life through the Looking GlassPDF
Reviewed by Hanna E. Morris 3 pgs.
Renée Desjardins, Translation and Social Media: In Theory, in Training and in Professional PracticePDF
Reviewed by Peixuan Lin, Linxin Liang 3 pgs.
The Earnest Internet vs. the Ambivalent InternetPDF
Reviewed by Ashley Hedrick, Dave Karpf, Daniel Kreiss 8 pgs.
Zala Volčič and Mark Andrejevic (Eds.), Commercial Nationalism: Selling the Nation and Nationalizing the SelfPDF
Reviewed by Terry Flew 3 pgs.
Jonas Ohlsson, The Nordic Media Market 2015 (Nordic Media Trends 13)PDF
Reviewed by Ewa Sapiezynska 5 pgs.
W. Russell Neuman, The Digital Difference: Media Technology and Theory of Communication EffectPDF
Reviewed by Niall P. Stephens 3 pgs.
Maria Soledad Segura and Silvio Waisbord, Media Movements: Civil Society and Media Policy Reform in Latin AmericaPDF
Reviewed by Jessica Roberts 4 pgs.
Peter Simonson and David W. Park (Eds.), The International History of Communication StudiesPDF
Reviewed by Xianbing Ke 3 pgs.
Shakuntala Rao and Herman Wasserman (Eds.), Media Ethics and Justice in the Age of GlobalizationPDF
Reviewed by Monika Raesch 4 pgs.
John Cheney-Lippold, We Are Data: Algorithms and the Making of Our Digital SelvesPDF
Reviewed by Oscar Gandy 3 pgs.
Mirko Tobias Schäfer and Karin van Es (Eds.), The Datafied Society. Reviewed by Ester AppelgrenPDF
Reviewed by Ester Appelgren 3 pgs.
Scott Timcke, Capital, State, Empire: The New American Way of Digital WarfarePDF
Reviewed by Sibo Chen 3 pgs.
Sean Phelan, Neoliberalism, Media and the PoliticalPDF
Reviewed by Oliver Boyd-Barrett 3 pgs.
Mirko Tobias Schäfer and Karin van Es (Eds.), The Datafied Society: Studying Culture Through DataPDF
Reviewed by Min Wang 4 pgs.
Jan Servaes and Toks Oyedemi (Eds.), The Praxis of Social Inequality in Media: A Global PerspectivePDF
Reviewed by Oscar Gandy 3 pgs.
Jonathan Beller, The Message is Murder: Substrates of Computational CapitalPDF
Reviewed by Daniel Lark 2 pgs.
Pali U. K. De Silva and Candace K. Vance, Scientific Scholarly Communication: The Changing LandscapePDF
Reviewed by Ana Tomicic 4 pgs.
Bilge Yesil, Media in New Turkey: The Origins of an Authoritarian Neoliberal StatePDF
Reviewed by Meredith Pruden 4 pgs.
Ramon Lobato and Julian Thomas, The Informal Media EconomyPDF
Reviewed by Paolo Sigismondi 3 pgs.
Kjetil Sandvik, Anne Mette Thorhauge, and Bjarki Valtysson (Eds.), The Media and the Mundane: Communication Across Media in Everyday LifePDF
Reviewed by Deborah Neffa Creech 3 pgs.
Linje Manyozo, Communicating Development with CommunitiesPDF
Reviewed by Winifredo Dagli 4 pgs.
Des Freedman, The Contradictions of Media PowerPDF
Reviewed by Steve Macek 5 pgs.
More Book Reviews

ISSN: 1932-8036

0 thoughts on “International Journal Of Public Relations Research Papers

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *