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[Comunicar]:«Communication, Civil Society and Social Change».

 

We inform you that the latest issue of «Comunicar», 47, has been recently published with the suggestive title: «Communication, Civil Society and Social Change». As on previous occasions, the journal has a monographic section and a wide variety of items in its miscellaneous section. All articles are available full text and free of charge on our official website.
Watching and Tweeting: Youngsters’ Responses to Media Representations of Resistance
Alba Torrego | Alfonso Gutiérrez-Martín
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.3916/C47-2016-01Digital Civic Activism in Romania: Framing anti-Chevron Online Protest Community «Faces»
Camelia Cmeciu | Cristina Coman
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.3916/C47-2016-02The Transformative Image. The Power of a Photograph for Social Change: The Death of Aylan
Susana de-Andrés-del-Campo | Eloisa Nos-Aldas | Agustín García-Matilla
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.3916/C47-2016-03Professional Information Skills and Open Data. Challenges for Citizen Empowerment and Social Change
María Carmen Gertrudis-Casado | Manuel Gértrudix-Barrio | Sergio Álvarez-García
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.3916/C47-2016-04

Community Media as Exercise of Communicative Citizenship: Experiences from Argentina and Ecuador
Mauro Cerbino | Francesca Belotti
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.3916/C47-2016-05

The Representation of Workingwomen in Spanish Television Fiction
Charo Lacalle | Beatriz Gómez
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.3916/C47-2016-06

Values and Emotions in Children’s Audiovisual Fictional Narratives
Ana Aierbe-Barandiaran | Eider Oregui-González
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.3916/C47-2016-07

Models of educational integration of ICTs in the classroom
Manuel Area-Moreira | Víctor Hernández-Rivero | Juan José Sosa-Alonso
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.3916/C47-2016-08

Powerful Communication Style on Twitter: Effects on Credibility and Civic Participation
Salvador Alvídrez | Oziel Franco-Rodríguez
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.3916/C47-2016-09

Teaching Ethics in the University through Multicultural Online Dialogue
Elena Briones | Laura Lara
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.3916/C47-2016-10

«Comunicar» is a quarterly, bilingual Spanish-English research journal, with Chinese and Portuguese abstracts. Articles, authors and topics have a decidedly international outlook. The journal is now in its 23nd year and has published 1661 research and studies articles. The journal appears in 311 international databases, journal impact assessment platforms, selected directories, specialized portals and hemerographic catalogues… A rigorous and transparent, blind reviewing system manuscripts audited in RECYT. It has an international scientific editorial board and a broad network of 433 reviewers from 33 countries of all over the world. Professional management of manuscripts via the OJS platform from the Science and Technology Foundation, with ethical commitments published for the scientific community that ensure transparency and timeliness, antiplagiarism (CrossCheck), reviewing system… It is a highly visible publication available through numerous search engines, dynamic pdfs, epub, DOIs, ORCID… with connections to Mendeley, RefWorks, EndNote, Zotero and scientific social networks like academia.edu, Researchgate. A specialized journal in educommunication: communication and education, ICT, audiences, new languages…; there are special monographic editions on the most up-to-date topics. It has a printed and an online digital edition. The entire digital version can be freely accessed. It is co-edited in Spain for Europe, and in Ecuador and Chile for Latin America. Comunicar has also an English and a Chinese co-edition. The journal is published by Comunicar, a private, professional non-profit association specialized in educommunication in Spain, collaborating closely with multiple institutions and international universities. In indexing (2015), «Comunicar» is indexed by JCR-WoS (IF 0,868, Q2). Scopus classifies it in ‘Cultural Studies’, ‘Education’, and ‘Communication’ as Q1 (SJR 0,719). It is Journal of Excellence RECYT 2013-16 and also indexed by ERIH+. Google Scholar Metrics 2015 categorizes «Comunicar» with an H5-index 22 and a h5-median 41.

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[Comunicar]:Communication, Civil Society, and Social Change

Do you want to read about good practices and communicative innovations that foster people’s political engagement?

Comunicar offers the preprints of issue 47 coordinated by our thematic editors Dr. Eloísa Nos Aldás, Universitat Jaume I of Castellón, Spain  and Dr. Matt Baillie Smith, Northumbria University Newcastle, United Kingdom.

Watching and Tweeting: Youngsters’ Responses to Media Representations of Resistance Alfonso Gutiérrez Martín & Alba Torrego. Valladolid & Segovia (Spain)DOI:10.3916/C47-2016-01

Digital Civic Activism in Romania: Framing anti-Chevron Online Protest Community «Faces» Camelia Cmeciu & Cristina Coman. Bucarest (Romania) DOI:10.3916/C47-2016-02

The Transformative Image. The Power of a Photograph for Social Change: The Death of Aylan  Susana de Andrés del Campo, Eloísa Nos Aldás & Agustín García Matilla. Segovia, Castellón & Valladolid (Spain) DOI:10.3916/C47-2016-03

Professional Information Skills and Open Data. Challenges for Citizen Empowerment and Social Change María Carmen Gertrudis Casado, Manuel Gértrudix Barrio & Sergio Álvarez García. Madrid (Spain) DOI:10.3916/C47-2016-04

Community Media as Exercise of Communicative Citizenship: Experiences from Argentina and Ecuador Mauro Cerbino & Francesca Belotti. Quito & Roma (Ecuador & Italy) DOI:10.3916/C47-2016-05

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[COMUNICAR] Tools for scholarly communication

New academic tools are constantly being developed. «Comunicar» invites you to participate in this survey led by researchers at Utrecht University in the Netherlands. This brief survey, 8-12 minutes long, helps you to reflect on the multiple and different tools that facilitate new insights about your own workflow. You may discover innovative tools and sites that are used in the initial project managing, analysis, writing, publication and dissemination phases of research. Anonymized data will be made publicly available.

We hope you enjoy it,

English version https://innoscholcomm.typeform.com/to/Csvr7b?source=5c7M1j

Chinese version https://innoscholcomm.typeform.com/to/UmOso3?source=5c7M1j

Spanish version https://innoscholcomm.typeform.com/to/lEa8Dy?source=5c7M1j

scholarly communication lifeycle

 

 

Comunicar 46:The internet of the Future, the challenges of human interaction

Comunicar journal has published its issue 46 » The Internet of the Future»

Communicating in 140 Characters. How Journalists in Spain use Twitter Gabriel Arrabal Sánchez, Málaga (Spain) & Miguel de Aguilera Moyano, Málaga (Spain).http://dx.doi.org/10.3916/C46-2016-01

 Internet and Emotions: New Trends in an Emerging Field of ResearchJavier Serrano-Puche, Pamplona (Spain).http://dx.doi.org/10.3916/C46-2016-02

European Newspapers’ Digital Transition: New Products and New Audiences Simón Peña Fernández, Bilbao (Spain), Iñaki Lazkano Arrillaga, Bilbao (Spain) & Daniel García González, Bilbao (Spain).http://dx.doi.org/10.3916/C46-2016-03

 Online and Offline Pornography Consumption in Colombian Adolescents Reynaldo Rivera, Roma (Italy), David Santos Velasco, Madrid (Spain), Victoria Cabrera García, Bogotá (Colombia) & María del Carmen Docal Millán, Bogotá (Colombia).http://dx.doi.org/10.3916/C46-2016-04

The Influence of School Climate and Family Climate among Adolescents Victims of Cyberbullying Jessica Ortega Barón, Valencia (Spain), Sofía Buelga Vasquez, Valencia (Spain) & María Jesús Cava Caballero, Valencia (Spain).http://dx.doi.org/10.3916/C46-2016-06

Discriminatory Expressions, the Young and Social Networks: The Effect of Gender David Dueñas Cid, Tarragona (Spain), Paloma Pontón Merino, Tarragona (Spain), Ángel Belzunegui Eraso, Tarragona (Spain) & Inma Pastor Gosálbez, Tarragona (Spain)http://dx.doi.org/10.3916/C46-2016-07

An Analysis of the Interaction Design of the Best Educational Apps for Children Aged Zero to Eight Lucrezia Crescenzi Lanna, Barcelona (Spain) & Mariona Grané Oró, Barcelona (Spain)http://dx.doi.org/10.3916/C46-2016-08

The Ubiquitous Possibilities of the Laptop: Spanish University Students’ Perceptions María Luisa Sevillano García, Madrid (Spain), María Pilar Quicios García, Madrid (Spain) & José Luis González García, Santander (Spain)http://dx.doi.org/10.3916/C46-2016-09

Generation Z’s Teachers and their Digital Skills Francisco José Fernández Cruz, Madrid (Spain) & María José Fernández Díaz, Madrid (Spain)http://dx.doi.org/10.3916/C46-2016-10

Scope

«Comunicar» publishes 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.

Sections

«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 6,000 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: www.revistacomunicar.com/index.php?contenido=normas

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Questions on ethics and plagiarism in scientific communication

Comunicar journal seeks for proposals that answer the following topical questions proposed by our Guest Editors Dr. Jaume Sureda and Dr. Rubén Comas (University of Baleares, Spain) and Dr.Karl Jones (Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom):48

  • Ethics and scientific communication: What basic principles should guide the dissemination of scientific results? How to promote ethical values linked to communication and scientific dissemination among researchers? To what extent are dishonest practices widespread in the scientific communication? What are the causes of dishonest practices in the scientific communication? Are there differences between the different areas of knowledge regarding the concept of honesty and rigor in scientific transmission?

 Academic honesty in communication amongst students: What is the level of prevalence of various dishonest practices, such as plagiarism? What are the causes or factors associated with plagiarism and other fraudulent practices amongst students? What are the consequences of committing dishonest practices amongst students? What measures and strategies exist to combat dishonest practices by students, what is their effectiveness and how they could be improved?

 Academic honesty among teachers/faculty: What kind of dishonesty may occur in teachers in exercising their profession? What control mechanisms have academic institutions established to combat dishonesty amongst faculty?

 Scientific journals and academic honesty: What role does or should the editors of scientific journals play to ensure honesty in scientific communication? What mechanisms have been or should be put in place to ensure fair practices in scientific communication?

 Strategies to combat dishonesty in scientific communication. What strategies have been or should be implemented to combat dishonesty in the transmission of scientific knowledge? What role does/should the Ethical Commissions of universities and/or research centres have in ensuring standards of rigor and honesty in scientific research?

 Cross-country analysis and amongst geographical contexts: Are there differences between countries in the treatment of honesty and ethics in scientific communication?

 Open Educational Resources (OER) and Open Science (OS) and misconduct: How does the integrity of scientific and academic communication affect the existence of resources, tools and educational practices created and shared within a framework of open exchange?

 Ethics in scientific communication via audio-visual media: How to prevent and detect fraud in scientific communication and distribution using audio-visual resources?

 Public communication of science in the society of the spectacle: What role should mass media play in transmitting scientific knowledge and ensuring its accuracy and reliability? What control mechanisms are applied and enforced by the media in order to ensure the accuracy and rigor of the dissemination of scientific knowledge? What legal framework exists to ensure the accurate dissemination of scientific knowledge by the mass media?

 The role of institutions and governments in promoting honesty in scientific communication: How can governments, responsible bodies of science policy, and research funding institutions act to ensure honesty and truthfulness in the communication of research project results? Does the increasing pressure for researchers to publish their research results -«publish or perish” syndrome – provoke an increase in dishonest practices among researchers?

Guidelines and submission of proposal

Publishing guidelines:

Proposals for the Special Issue are to be submitted through the OJS RECYT platform: http://recyt.fecyt.es/index.php/comunicar/login

Deadline for sending articles: 2015-06-01 — 2015-12-30

Publication date of Comunicar

Issue 48: Preprint version: 2016-05-15 Printed version: 2016-07-01

Comunicar: NEW IMPACT FACTOR (2015)

The annual rankings of journals in Web of Science (WoS/ SSCI) and SCOPUS have been recently published.  The Impact Factor is a measure that reveals the average number of citations to latest articles published in Comunicar.

The Scimago Journal Ranking based on information contained in the Scopus® database (Elsevier B.V.) shows the following data:

Q1 Scopus

The new impact for Comunicar in Journal Citation Report can be seen in the following image

comunicarif2014 JCR

Comunicar  has become an international reference for scholars interested in media education.  «Comunicar» is indexed by JCR-WoS (IF 0,838, Q2) while Scopus classifies it in ‘Cultural Studies’, ‘Education’, and ‘Communication’ as Q1 (SJR 0,719). It is Journal of Excellence RECYT 2013-16 and also indexed by ERIH+. Google Scholar Metrics 2015 categorizes «Comunicar» with an H5-index 22 and  an h5-median 41.

Issue 45 «Communicating in an Ageing World» is out!

45  Comunicar 45 «Communicating in an Ageing World» has been recently published. The Journal has also  a monographic section and a wide variety of items in its miscellaneous section. All articles are available full text and free of charge on our official website.

01 Uses and Gratifications of Computers in South African Elderly PeopleTanja Bosch, Ciudad del Cabo (South Africa) | Bronwyn Currin, Ciudad del Cabo (South Africa)http://dx.doi.org/10.3916/C45-2015-01

02 Use, Consumption and Knowledge of New Technologies by Elderly People in France, United Kingdom and Spain Cristina González, Castellón (Spain) | Carlos Fanjul, Castellón (Spain) | Francisco Cabezuelo, Valladolid (Spain) http://dx.doi.org/10.3916/C45-2015-02

03 Internet and the Elderly: Enhancing Active Ageing Carmen Llorente, Madrid (Spain) | Mónica Viñarás, Madrid (Spain) | María Sánchez, Madrid (Spain) http://dx.doi.org/10.3916/C45-2015-03

04 Active Ageing and Access to Technology: An Evolving Empirical Study Raquel Casado, Burgos (Spain) | Fernando Lezcano, Burgos (Spain) | María José Rodríguez, Salamanca (Spain) http://dx.doi.org/10.3916/C45-2015-04

05 New Elders, Old Divides: ICTs, Inequalities and Well Being amongst Young Elderly Italians Fausto Colombo, Milán (Italy) | Piermarco Aroldi, Milán (Italy) | Simone Carlo, Milán (Italy) http://dx.doi.org/10.3916/C45-2015-05

06 From Digital Divide to Psycho-digital Divide: Elders and Online Social Networks Begoña Peral, Sevilla (Spain) | Jorge Arenas, Sevilla (Spain) | Ángel Francisco Villarejo, Sevilla (Spain) http://dx.doi.org/10.3916/C45-2015-06

07 A Mobile Augmented Reality Assistive Technology for the Elderly Rafael Saracchini, Burgos (Spain) | Carlos Catalina, Burgos (Spain) | Luca Bordoni, Ancona (Italy)http://dx.doi.org/10.3916/C45-2015-07

08 EyeTracker Technology in Elderly People: How Integrated Television Content is Paid Attention to and Processed Elena Añaños, Barcelona (Spain) http://dx.doi.org/10.3916/C45-2015-08

09 Design Patterns to Enhance Accessibility and Use of Social Applications for Older Adults Huizilopoztli Luna, Zacateca (Mexico) | Ricardo Mendoza, Aguascalientes (Mexico) | Francisco Javier Álvarez, Aguascalientes (Mexico) http://dx.doi.org/10.3916/C45-2015-09

10 Using Technology to Connect Generations: Some Considerations of Form and Function Mariano Sánchez, Granada (Spain) | Matthew Kaplan, State College (United States) | Leah Bradley, Rockville (United States) http://dx.doi.org/10.3916/C45-2015-10

11 The framework of Media Education and Media Criticism in the Contemporary World: The opinion of International Experts Alexander Fedorov, Rostov (Russian Federation) | Anastasia Levitskaya, Taganrog (Russian Federation) http://dx.doi.org/10.3916/C45-2015-11

12 University Teaching with Digital Technologies Carlos Marcelo, Sevilla (Spain) | Carmen Yot, Sevilla (Spain) | Cristina Mayor, Sevilla (Spain) http://dx.doi.org/10.3916/C45-2015-12

13 Mexican Children and American Cartoons: Foreign References in Animation Elia Margarita Cornelio, Villahermosa (Mexico) http://dx.doi.org/10.3916/C45-2015-13

14 ICT Leadership in Higher Education: A Multiple Case Study in Colombia Gary Cifuentes, Bogotá (Colombia) | Ruben Vanderlinde, Gantes (Belgium) http://dx.doi.org/10.3916/C45-2015-14

15 Spanish Journalists and the Loss of News Quality: Professional Judgements Josep Lluis Gómez, Valencia (Spain) | Juan Francisco Gutiérrez, Málaga (Spain) | Dolors Palau, Valencia (Spain) http://dx.doi.org/10.3916/C45-2015-15

16 Primary Teachers’ Technological, Pedagogical and Content Knowledge Rosabel Roig, Alicante (Spain) | Santiago Mengual, Valencia (Spain) | Patricia Quinto, Indianápolis (United States) http://dx.doi.org/10.3916/C45-2015-16

17 ICT Use and Parental Mediation Perceived by Chilean Children Llarela Berríos, Santiago (Chile) | María Rosa Buxarrais, Barcelona (Spain) | María Soledad Garcés, Santiago (Chile) http://dx.doi.org/10.3916/C45-2015-17

18 Children’s Exposure to Advertising on Games Sites in Brazil and Spain Daniel Marti, Vigo (Spain) | Pâmela Saunders, Ceará (Brazil) http://dx.doi.org/10.3916/C45-2015-18

19 Telecommunication Industry Contributions to Child Online Protection Mónica Recalde, Pamplona (Spain) | Charo Sádaba, Pamplona (Spain) | Elena Gutiérrez, Pamplona (Spain) http://dx.doi.org/10.3916/C45-2015-19

20 Information Literacy Grade of Secondary School Teachers in Spain – Beliefs and Self-Perceptions Juan Francisco Álvarez, Tarragona (Spain) | Mercè Gisbert, Tarragona (Spain) http://dx.doi.org/10.3916/C45-2015-20

Call for Papers!! COMUNICAR JOURNAL n. 48, Ethics and plagiarism in scientific communication

Thematic Editors
 Dr. Jaume Sureda-Negre (Balearic Islands University, Spain)
 Dr. Karl O. Jones (Liverpool John Moores University, UK)
 Dr. Rubén Comas-Forgas (Balearic Islands University, Spain)

Topics
Ethics in Science
Scientific and Academic Communication
Ethics, honesty and academic integrity
Scientific values and principles
Ethical Codes in Science and Academic Institutions
Deontological Codes
Ethics and control policies in scientific publishing
Fraud in students’ assessment
Dishonest academic behaviours and practices
Legislation and regulation on scientific misconduct and fraud
Academic regulations and norms to confront fraud and misconduct
Factors associated with misconduct within scientific and academic communication
Consequences of scientific misconduct
Scientific misconduct detection systems, resources and strategies
Academic writing principles and fundamentals
Scientific education in the diverse levels of the educational system
Students’ assessment strategies and methods
Publishing and editorial processes in mass media in scientific communication
Self-plagiarism
Plagiarism in scientific communication using digital and audio-visual resources

  • Guidelines and submission of proposal
    Publishing guidelines:
    Proposals for the Special Issue are to be submitted through the OJS RECYT platform:

    Important dates
    Deadline for sending articles: 2015-06-01 — 2015-12-30
    Publication date of Comunicar Issue 48:
    Preprint version: 2016-05-15
    Printed version: 2016-07-01