Call for papers

«Comunicar» publishes four issues a year (forty articles per year) and has two sections, five papers in each section: 1) Dossier: monograph section, previously organized, with call for papers, and coordinated by experts in the topics such as editors. 2) Kaleidoscope: varied contributions within the general subject of publication. The Editorial Board will assign the manuscript to the appropriate section. Authors may submit manuscripts for evaluation at any time, although for the purpose of entry shall be considered as received on the last day of each quarter. Monographs are closed six months before the publication of the journal.

Comunicar 62: Learning ecologies in the digital age

Comunicar 62 (2020-1):
Learning ecologies in the digital age

Thematic Editors
Dr. Mercedes González-Sanmamed, University of A Coruña (Spain)
Dr. Albert Sangrà, Open University of Catalonia (Spain)
Dr. Insung Jung, International Christian University de Tokyo (Japan)

Initial Call: 2019-01-01
Last Call: 2019-05-30


Comunicar 63: Gender equality, media and education: A necessary global alliance

Comunicar 63 (2020-2):
Gender equality, media and education: A necessary global alliance

Thematic Editors
Dr. Francisco-José García-Ramos, Complutense University of Madrid (Spain)
Dr. María-Soledad Vargas-Carrillo, Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaíso (Chile)
Dr. Alexandra Wake, RMIT University (Australia)

Initial Call: 2019-04-01
Last Call: 2019-09-30


Comunicar 64: Children, youth and media in the era of smart-screens: Risks, threats and opportunities

Comunicar 64 (2020-3):
Children, youth and media in the era of smart-screens: Risks, threats and opportunities

Thematic Editors
Dr. Antonio García-Jiménez, Rey Juan Carlos University (Spain)
Dr. Cristina Ponte, Nova University of Lisboa (Portugal)
Dr. Félix Ortega-Mohedano, University of Salamanca (Spain)

Initial Call: 2019-06-01
Last Call: 2019-12-30


Closed issues in editing process

Comunicar 60: How to become a genius. Personalized learning and high capacities in the connected society

Comunicar 60 (2019-3):
How to become a genius. Personalized learning and high capacities in the connected society

Thematic Editors
Dr. Sylvia Sastre i Riba, University of La Rioja (Spain)
Dr. Antoni Castelló Tarrida, Autonomous University of Barcelona (Spain)
Dr. Christopher Perleth, University of Rostock (Germany)

Initial Call: 2018-06-01
Last Call: 2018-12-30

Comunicar 61: Digital Competence for Teachers

Comunicar 61 (2019-4):
Digital Competence for Teachers

Thematic Editors
Dr. Juan Carlos Colomer Rubio, University of Valencia (Spain)
Dr. Héctor Hernández Gassó, University of Valencia (Spain)
Dr. Bård Ketil Engen, Oslo Metropolitan University (Norway)

Initial Call: 2018-09-01
Last Call: 2019-02-28


Subject Matter and sections

Subject Matter

Fundamentally, research papers related to communication and education, and especially the intersection between the two fields: media education, educational media and resources, educational technology, IT and electronic resources, audiovisual, technologies... Reports, studies and experiments relating to these subjects are also accepted.


«Comunicar» publishes research results, studies, state-of-the-art articles and reviews especially regarding the convergence between education and communication, preferably written in Spanish although submissions are also accepted in English.

It is the authors' responsibility to ensure their submissions are original and have not been published previously or are in the process of being published elsewhere. The contributions to this journal may be:

- Research papers: Between 5,000 and 6,500 words of text (references included).

- Reports, Studies, Proposals: Between 5,000 and 6,000 words of text (references included).

- State-of-the-art articles: Between 6,000/7000 words of text (references included). An exhaustive review of a recent and current topic in the area under discussion is expected. A selective bibliography of about 100 works is positively valued.

See Guidelines:

Guidelines for call for papers

Comunicar offers the opportunity to submit special issues. Potential Special Issue Editors may propose to the Editorial Board specific themes which fall within the scope of the journal.

The Editors for each special issue should be two or three appropriate researchers drawn from the international academic community, taking into account the full range of geographical contexts concerned (especially Spanish and English-speaking contexts as the official languages of the journal).

Special issues should extend the boundaries of knowledge and have an original approach which fosters the emergence of new academic perspectives with international impact and high visibility that significantly advance the state of the subject under consideration.

Special Issue Editors will design a call for papers in both Spanish and English which (CFP) present an original and relevant approach and include the rationale, description and key issues to be considered within the theme of the special issue. They will also prepare a brief and presentation video for the call for papers of professional standard and in both Spanish and English. This will facilitate its inclusion in the publicity for the edition in question and its indexation in YouTube.

On the part of Comunicar, the special issue can rely on its publicity, impact and international profile.

The Special Issue Editors will take part in Editorial Meetings, along with the Editorial Board of Comunicar (Editor in Chief and Associate Editors) with the purpose of selecting the best evaluated manuscripts that will contribute to the special issue in question.

The special issue proposed by the Special Issue Editors does not ever imply the commitment to publish any articles previously accepted since Comunicar follows a strict policy of external peer review.

Approved special issues will be publicised widely within the international academic community: official website, social and academic networks, wider media, academic repositories… Comunicar currently has an agreement with RTVE (the Spanish national broadcaster) for the presentation of special edition topics in its Aventura del Saber (The Adventure of Knowledge) programme. The Special Issue Editors will also give maximum exposure to the CFP throughout the period in which it is open, via their contact lists, blogs, websites, repositories, social media and academic networks, professional associations and relevant conferences.

Once the special issue proposal has been accepted by the Editorial Board, the Special Issue Editors will sign a Collaboration Agreement with includes publicity and financial support for the distribution and production of the issue concerned.

For more detailed information, please see the Norms for Presentation of Calls for Papers.

For more detailed information, access the Call presentation guidelines.

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