[CITASA] Announcing the launch of new journal Communication and the Public

Guobin Yang gyang at asc.upenn.edu
Wed Jul 22 14:50:56 EDT 2015

Apologies for cross-posting, but list members may be interested in our recently launched SAGE journal Communication and the Public<https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/communication-and-the-public/journal202416>.

At the end of this email is a description of the journal. The inaugural issue will be published in March 2016.

We welcome submissions from members of this list.


Communication and the Public

Zhongdang Pan<https://commarts.wisc.edu/people/zhongdangpan>
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Guobin Yang<https://sociology.sas.upenn.edu/content/guobin-yang-0>
University of Pennsylvania


Communication and the Public <https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/communication-and-the-public/journal202416> is an international peer-reviewed journal that publishes both theoretical and empirical research articles in the intersections of communication and the public broadly defined. It welcomes research in these areas from and about any parts of the world, especially the parts of the world where the experiences have been under-considered in the extant social and cultural theories or in communication studies. It publishes quality works in both social scientific and humanistic traditions.

The journal aims to build a community of scholars who seek to carry out dialogues and intellectual fusion across disciplinary, national, and cultural boundaries. The thematic focus of the journal is the mutually constituting dynamics between communication and the public. The journal will highlight the ongoing theoretical contentions concerning various uses of "public" (as in, for example, public communication, public life, public discourse, public opinion, public interests, and the public sphere) and "the public," as in contrast to other forms of social collectivity (e.g., crowd and the mass). It aims to galvanize concerted intellectual efforts toward understanding the formation of publics, public interests, public representation, and public contestation.

The journal is interested in publishing articles on a wide range of topics, including but not limited to: the formation of publics and public spheres; new technologies and digital publics; historical trajectories and cultural variations of civil society, citizenship, social capital, and network society; the changing meanings of public and private; the relationship between publics and other social categories such as class, gender, race, and nation; media and social movements; and communication ethics in the formation of publics and public opinion.

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