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Communication Reports
Taylor and Francis help desk
Tara McManus



University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Department of Communication Studies Greenspun College of Urban Affairs
4505 Maryland Parkway

Box 454052
Las Vegas, NV 89154-4052

Office Phone: 702-895-0025








Amanda Denes


University of Connecticut
Department of Communication
337 Mansfield Road, Unit 1259
Storrs, CT 06269-1259

Office Phone: 860-486-6139



We gratefully acknowledge Vincent F. Follert, Jr. as the founder of Communication Reports. Initial publication of Communication Reports was supported, in part, by funds endowed by the late Dr. Follert.

Please note that Communication Reports uses CrossCheck™ software to screen papers for unoriginal material. By submitting your paper to Communication Reports you are agreeing to any necessary originality checks your paper may have to undergo during the peer review and production processes.

Acceptance Rates

2019 13.57%

2018 9.41%

2017 19%

2016 16%

2015 15%

Editorial Policy

Communication Reports (CR), published since 1988, is one of two scholarly journals of the Western States Communication Association (WSCA). The journal publishes original manuscripts that are short, data/text-based, and related to the broadly defined field of human communication. The mission of the journal is to showcase exemplary scholarship. Articles that are only speculative, theoretical, and not data analytic, are not appropriate for this journal. Authors are expected to devote a substantial portion of the manuscript to analyzing and reporting research data.

Manuscripts must not be under consideration by another publication. Communication Reports follows a policy of blind, peer review, and each manuscript typically is read by two or three reviewers with expertise in the study's subject matter and methodology. All comments by reviewers are confidential and shall not be published. Based on the recommendations of the reviewers, the editor will make the final judgment with regard to publication. The editor will make every effort to insure that authors are informed as to the disposition of their manuscript within three months of receipt of the submission.

Communication Reports employs an electronic submission process via ScholarOne Manuscripts. ScholarOne Manuscripts allows for rapid and easy submission of original and revised manuscripts, as well as reviewing and internal communication between authors, editors and reviewers via a web-based platform. Authors may log on or create an account by providing the corresponding author's complete address, telephone number, and email address.


Accessing Communication Reports Electronically


As a member of Western States Communication Association, you are eligible to access Communication Reports and Western Journal of Communication online. Upon joining or renewing your membership, you should receive an email from the publisher of the journal, Taylor & Francis, with instructions for journal access and with your subscription activation code. The email will come from
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·         If you ALREADY HAVE a account, please click the activation code link from the email and sign in to claim your access. That link contains a one-time activation code which will add access to the journals to your account.
·         If you DO NOT ALREADY HAVE a account, then:

1.       Please go to and click "Register" in the upper right hand corner. Enter your name, country, and a valid email address, and choose a password to access your account. When finished entering your account information click Register. Then, check your email. A message from should appear within 30 minutes. Please check your Spam folder if you do not see it in your Inbox. Click the link in the message to activate your account.

2.       Return to the email from that contains your subscription activation code link, and click that link. That link contains a one-time activation code which will add access to the journals to your account.
Once you have claimed access, you will be able to access journal content from any computer by clicking on the following links and entering your email address and password.
These links will take you directly to journal content:
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Western Journal of Communication Reports
Please note this online subscription is valid for 12 months. Renewing members will receive reactivation codes.
If you have any difficulty, please contact the Taylor and Francis help desk and identify yourself as a WSCA member.


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