Journal articles published in the field of communication are subject to a strict peer review process. Peer review ultimately means that experts in the field read manuscripts submitted to a particular journal and determine whether or not that manuscript is worthy of publication in that journal. Although the peer review process is sometimes criticized for being a political process, it is a crucial component of maintaining high standards for research publications in the field of communication.
Once a researcher has determined research questions and/or hypotheses, determined a reliable and valid research design, found important results, and finalized editing the research manuscript, he or she needs to determine where to send the paper for review. Some researchers have an idea of where they would ...
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