About the Journal

Focus and Scope

The purpose of the SMC Journal is to publish peer-reviewed academic articles for mass communication and journalism research.

Publication Frequency

The journal publishes twice a year, in May and in December.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Journal History

Past Editors:
Kate Peirce-Burleson, 2020-2009, Tom Grimes, Texas State University, 2007-2009; Paula Renfro, Texas State University, 2004-2007; Marlin Shipman, Arkansas State University, 2003-2004; Mary Jackson Pitts, Arkansas State University, 1999-2002; Osabuohien P. Amienyi, Arkansas State University, 1995-1999; Marlin Shipman, Arkansas State University, 1992-1995; Don E. Tomlinson, Texas A&M University, 1990-1992; John C. Schweitzer, Texas Tech University, 1988-1990.