Focus and Scope

Communication & Society is an online quarterly journal founded in 1988. Formerly named Comunicación y Sociedad, since the issue of October 2014 is published entirely in English. Issues are published online and open access in January, April, June and October.

C&S is international in scope and open to scholars and researchers from around the world, Communication & Society attempts to cover a range of topics within the field of communication and media studies.

Its main goal is to make outstanding research contributions to the field of communication from a variety of perspectives, both theoretical and empirical. It includes journalism studies, advertising, public relations, broadcast and film studies, political communication, ethics, media history, communication policy, political economy and new media, among others. Methodological and theoretical rigor and valuable and original research results are required for review and publication.

Section Policies

If you want to send a paper to the journal, please check the Instruccions for Authors.


The Articles section is open to free participation. The submissions are submitted to the evaluation process and published in order of acceptance date. This section provides visualization and download statistics as well as other metrics.
Contributions submitted to this section will be subject to peer review.

Open Access Policy

Communication & Society provides open access to all published content, to facilitate its dissemination and promote research, supporting an exchange of knowledge.

Publication Fees

Once the article has been approved for publication, the author must pay €140 per article published; if it is also published the Spanish version will be €280. Until the payment is produced, the editing and layout will not proceed.

Publication Frequency

The four issues of each year are published, in digital version, in January, April, June and October. The special issues are published on April.

Evaluation process

Communication & Society will only consider manuscripts that have not previously been published. They will be reviewed by experts in the subject, external to the University of Navarra, following a double-blind review process.

Manuscript Review Form Download

During the review period, both authors and reviewers will remain anonymous.

In case of conflicting reviews, the manuscript will be sent to a third reviewer. In any case, the editor will make the final decision.

Once the reviews are received, the Editorial Team will inform the authors whether their manuscript has been accepted for publication or rejected usually within a maximum of two months. Along with the notification of this decision, authors will be sent the peer reviewers' reports.

When the recommendation is to publish with minor revisions, the authors should resubmit a revised version of the manuscript within one month. If major revisions are required, the authors are free to decide not to follow them or decide to resubmit a new manuscript within two months that may be sent back to the original referees or to new referees.

In either case, the revised manuscript should be accompanied by a cover letter that includes a point-by-point response to reviewers' comments and an explanation of how the manuscript has been changed.

External Authorship Index

Average 2019: 14 articles, 100% external authors, 7% international
32/3 (2019): 10 articles, 100% external authors, 9% international
32/2 (2019): 11 articles, 100% external authors, 14% international
32/1 (2019): 21 articles, 100% external authors, 3% international
Average 2018: 15 articles, 98% external authors, 16% international
31/4 (2018): 18 articles, 94% external authors, 41% international
31/3 (2018): 21 articles, 100% external authors, 3% international
31/2 (2018): 10 articles, 100% external authors, 0% international
31/1 (2018): 10 articles, 100% external authors, 14% international
Average 2017: 9 articles, 99% external authors, 19% international
30/4 (2017): 10 articles, 100% external authors, 30% international
30/3 (2017): 9 articles, 100% external authors, 18% international
30/2 (2017): 9 articles, 100% external authors, 31% international
30/1 (2017): 10 articles, 100% external authors, 10% international
Average 2016: 12 articles, 97% external authors, 7% international
29/4 (2016): 18 articles, 94% external authors, 11% international
29/3 (2016): 10 articles, 94% external authors, 6% international
29/2 (2016): 10 articles, 100% external authors, 5% international
29/1 (2016): 9 articles, 100% external authors, 0% international

Listings in databases, reputable directories and archives

Communication & Society can be found through indexing
services, online delivering platforms and portals for journals.



Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)

Calidad de Revistas Científicas Españolas

Specific databases: - ABI/INFORM Collection. - Periodical Index Online. - SA Sociological Abstracts. - SSA Social Services Abstracts.

China National Knowledge Infrastructure

Specific databases: Academic Search Premier. Academic Search Ultimate. Communication & Mass Media Complete (CMMI). Communication Source. Fuente Académica Plus.

DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals)

Library services:

Information Matrix for the Analysis of Journals

A ranking of academic journals of social sciences and humanities based on their quality standards

Google Scholar

REDIB (Red Iberoamericana de Innovación y Conocimiento Científico)

Platforms and journals evaluation services:

DICE (Difusión y Calidad Editorial de las Revistas Españolas e Ciencias Sociales y Jurídicas) - ANECA
Its aim is to facilitate the knowledge and consultation of some of the publishing characteristics of the Spanish Social Sciences and Humanities scientific journals.

RESH (Revistas Españolas de Ciencias Sociales y Humanas) - CSIC
Integrated valuation and cites index

LATINDEX catalogue
This catalogue is the result of the cooperation of many institutions which are doing networking in order to offer worldwide the biggest selection of journals and books on Social Sciences in Spanish.


DIALNET - University of La Rioja
DIALNET - University of La Rioja, Spain. Dialnet is an Internet portal for diffusion of the Spanish and Latin American scientific production.

Dadun is the institutional repository that uses open access to collect, preserve and disseminate papers that reflect the academic and scientific activity at the University of Navarra.

More info:

Member of FELAFACS, and Red Iberoamericana de Revistas de Comunicación y Cultura.


The content of articles is the sole responsibility of the authors. In no event shall the University of Navarra be responsible for the credibility and authenticity of articles.
Authors wishing to include images, figures, tables, or text passages that have already been published elsewhere are required to obtain permission from the copyright owner(s) for both the print and online format and to include evidence that such permission has been granted when submitting their papers. Any material received without such evidence will be assumed to originate from the authors.

Declaration of Publication Ethics

The publication of an article in the double-blind peer review system is the essential publication model of Communication & Society.

Within the quality standards of scientific journals one of the requirements is to include within the general criteria a statement of publication ethics by the author, the editor of the journal and the evaluation committee.

Communication & Society is governed in this regard by COPE-Best Practice Guidelines for journal editors (

1. Publication decisions

The editorial board of Communication & Society is ultimately responsible for the decision to publish the articles sent.

The editor must adhere to the publication criteria of the journal and the legal requirements related to copyright infringement and plagiarism.

Fair play The management at all times of the evaluation process will have to take into account only the intellectual content of the articles without letting it affect in their decisions aspects related to race, gender, religious beliefs, citizenship, ethnic origin or the political philosophy of the authors.

Confidentiality The management and the editorial board of the journal may not disclose any information about manuscripts sent to anyone that does not correspond to its author, reviewers, potential reviewers and others in charge of the publication process.

Conflicts of interest Unpublished materials may not be used in the publisher's own research without the express written consent of the author.

2. Obligations of reviewers

Contribution to editorial decisions Reviewers will assist the editor in editorial decisions and collaborate with the author so that, if necessary, he or she can improve their work.

Punctuality Any selected reviewer who considers that they are not qualified to review the proposed article or that they can not comply with the evaluation within the deadline, must notify the editor.

Confidentiality Every manuscript received by the evaluator must be treated as a confidential document. It should not be shown or discussed with anyone, except if authorized by the editor.

Objectivity standards Evaluations must be carried out with total objectivity. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Reviewer should express their revisions clearly and provide arguments.

Recognition of sources When possible, reviewers should identify relevant references that have not been cited by the authors. The reviewers should notify the editor of any substantial similarity between the manuscript and any other publication that is known.

Conflict of interests The privileged information obtained in the review process must be considered confidential and not be used for personal advantage. The reviewers will not be able to evaluate manuscripts that conflict with interests due to competitiveness, collaboration or other connection relationships with the authors or institutions linked to the article in question.

3. Obligations of the authors

Requirements for submission of articles Authors must submit original articles of scientific rigor. The work must contain sufficient references that allow the reviewers to make their replies. The manifest fraud constitutes a behavior that threatens the ethics of the procedure and is unacceptable.

Personal data The authors must provide their contact information to be used during the evaluation process and, where appropriate, publication of the article.

Originality and plagiarism Authors commit themselves to submit original works and if they use works or quotes from others, they must be cited appropriately, according to the citation standards of the journal.

Multiple or redundant publications As a general rule, the author will not be able to publish articles that contain the same results already disclosed in other works. Sending the same manuscript to more than one journal constitutes behavior that violates the ethics of the procedure and is unacceptable.

Recognition of sources The authors are expected to recognize the bibliographic sources that have made the preparation of their work possible.
Authorship Authorship will be limited to those who have made a contribution to the conception, design and execution of the work, and will not exceed three. When appropriate, the other participants involved in the project should be mentioned as collaborators in a footnote.
The author is responsible that the co-authors are included in the article and that they have given their approval to the final version of the manuscript.

Conflict of interests Every author will include in his manuscript any conflict of interest that may affect the evaluation of his work. Likewise, the sources of financing of the project that has given rise to the article will be mentioned.

Fundamental errors in published works When an author discovers a significant error in his published work, it is his obligation to promptly communicate this fact to the editor of the journal and cooperate with him in the removal or correction of the article.

Publishing Data and Print Run

• Year founded: 1988
• Layout: María Celaya
• Legal Deposit: NA 389-1989
• ISSN-e: 2174-0895