Comunicar, Scientific Journal of Media Education, is published by Grupo Comunicar Ediciones (VAT: G21116603). This established non-profit professional group, founded in 1988 in Spain, specialises in the field of media education. The journal has been printed continuously since 1993, published every three months (4 issues and 40 manuscripts).
Contents are moderated by means of peer review, in accordance with the publication standards established in the APA (American Psychological Association) manual. Compliance with these requirements facilitates indexation in the main databases of international journals in this field, ensuring a greater diffusion of the published papers and therefore raises the profile of the authors and their centres.
«Comunicar» is indexed in the Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Journal Citation Reports (JCR), Scisearch, Scopus and over 797 databases, catalogues, search engines and international repertoires worldwide.
Each issue of the journal comes in a printed (ISSN: 1134-3478) and electronic format (www.comunicarjournal.com) (e-ISSN: 1988-3293), identifying each submission with a DOI (Digital Object Identifier System).
2.1. 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, proposals and review articles (state-of-the-art articles) relating to these subjects are also accepted, provided their innovative ideas and original contributions.
«Comunicar» publishes research results and studies especially regarding the convergence between education and communication, preferably written in Spanish or 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).
- Studies: Between 4,500 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.
Unsolicited manuscripts sent in by authors are initially placed in the «Miscellaneous» section of the journal or in the «Topics» section, monographs previously organized, coordinated by International Guests Editors with a specific «Call for Papers».
If we receive manuscripts within the deadline for a particular topic, the Journal Editor can pass on the manuscript to the Subject Editors for assessment and possible publication in this monographic section. The deadline for each Topic section is at least six months before publication.
Comunicar Journal aims to advance the social sciences by encouraging research, critical reflection and the social transfer between communication and education. This video describes the aspects of its editorial policy as well as the type of texts that are published and the requirements of each one.