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Knowledge linkage structures in communication studies using citation analysis among communication journals

  • Han Woo Park
  • Loet Leydesdorff


This research analyzes a “who cites whom” matrix in terms of aggregated journal-journal citations to determine the location of communication studies on the academic spectrum. Using the Journal of Communication as the seed journal, the 2006 data in the Journal Citation Reports are used to map communication studies. The results show that social and experimental psychology journals are the most frequently used sources of information in this field. In addition, several journals devoted to the use and effects of media and advertising are weakly integrated into the larger communication research community, whereas communication studies are dominated by American journals.


Social Network Analysis Communication Study Journal Citation Report Citation Relation Experimental Psychology Journal 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Communication & InformationYeungNam UniversityGyeongsangbuk-doSouth Korea
  2. 2.Amsterdam School of Communications Research (ASCoR)University of AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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