Computational Communication Research

Computational Communication Research

Computational Communication Research (CCR) is a peer reviewed and open-access journal focusing on development and application of computational methods in communication science. CCR aims to provide a central home for communication scientists with an interest in and focus on computational methods — a place to read and publish the cutting edge work in this growing subfield.

Aims and scope

CCR is an online only journal that encourages and facilitates the sharing of 1) developments in computational tools and methods, and 2) the application of computational methods to answer theoretical questions about (human) communication. It accepts rigorous, relevant computational work on all topics in communication science.

There are currently many excellent journals in the field that accept and promote computational communication research. Most, however, do so because computational methods overlap with a subject area of interest. As a result, computational researchers often must shoehorn their work to fit the topical aims of these journals and current computational work is scattered over the various journals of our respective subfields, even though the methods and challenges can be highly similar. By gathering this work in a single venue, CCR facilitates the timely generation and distribution of computational research outputs among peers with shared interest and enhance the significance and visibility of computational methods in communication research.

CCR will facilitate and generally require tools and data to be shared on accepted platforms and stimulate the publication of tools and data sets as stand-alone contributions. CCR encourages preregistration of studies.

Computational Communication Research

The Journal publishes 4 issues each year.



Open Access

CCR is an Open Access, online only journal, funded primarily through sponsorships and donations. CCR does not charge a subscription fee and does not currently charge a mandatory article processing fee. Articles are published under the terms of the CC-BY 4.0 license.

Open Access information

Wouter van Atteveldt (editor-in-chief), VU Amsterdam
Drew Margolin, Cornell University
Cuihua (Cindy) Shen, UC Davis
Damian Trilling, University of Amsterdam
Rene Weber, UC Santa Barbara

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Editorial board

Robert Ackland, Australian National University
Ken Benoit, London School of Economics
Robert Bond, Ohio State University
Hajo Boomgaarden, University of Vienna
Joseph Cappella, University of Pennsylvania
Noshir Contractor, Northwestern University
Jana Diesner, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Domahidi Emese, Technical University Ilmenau
Elizabeth Dubois, University of Ottawa
Deen Freelon, University of North Carolina
Sandra González-Bailón, University of Pennsylvania
Pascal Juergens, University of Mainz
Martin Hilbert, UC Davis
Olessia Koltsova, St. Petersburg Higher School of Economics)
Hai Liang, City University Hong Kong
Benjamin Mako Hill, University of Washington
Ericka Menchen-Trevino, American University
Katherine Ognyanova, Rutgers University
Jennifer Pan, Stanford University
Winson Peng, Michigan State University
Marshall Scott Poole, UIUC
Michael Scharkow, Zeppelin University

Publication Ethics & Malpractice Statement

Amsterdam University Press and this journal endorse the COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics) guidelines and will pursue cases of suspected research and publication misconduct (e.g. falsification, unethical experimentation, plagiarism, inappropriate image manipulation, redundant publication). Our full Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement can be consulted here.

Peer Review Process

CCR publishes articles only after a rigorous peer-review process. CCR strives towards quick publication, as the speed of computational developments quickly outpaces current publication cycles. Besides encouraging quick reviews and taking quick decisions, this will be facilitated by a two-phase review process.

In phase one, a traditional double blind ‘adversarial’ review takes place, where the central task for the reviewer and editors is to judge whether a manuscript is (potentially) publishable. The outcome of phase one, which can hopefully be done in a single review round, is a conditional decision (intent) to publish.

After the conditional decision to publish, the author is encouraged to publish the manuscript on a preprint archive like SSRN or SocArXiv. The journal website will link to this manuscript as a ‘working paper’. Any revisions in this phase are not required to be blinded. The reviewers get the option to be publicly identified on the article if published.

Author guidelines

Indexing services

Articles in this journal have Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs), which are registered with CrossRef. The DOI is a unique number that identifies a published article. The DOI provides a link to current information about that article, including where it can be found online, irrespective of any changes in the journal or publishing company website.


For long-term preservation, all issues of this journal are archived at the Dutch National Library and Portico