Communicatio Socialis — Journal on Media Ethics and Communication in Religion and Society examines trends and problems in societal communication facilitated by the media from the perspective of media ethics.
In doing so, it focuses on digitilisation and its consequences for the public domain and the common good. In this way, it accompanies the academic endeavours of the field of media ethics, which is becoming increasingly important. In addition to focusing on thematic areas in the field of media ethics, it also addresses the relationship between the media and religion in the field of communication in religion and society.
Above all as a result of the mediatisation and digitalisation of societal communication, the opportunities offered by big data and the role of the Internet, the importance of critical and ethical reflection by these fields is growing. Therefore, Communicatio Socialis’ fundamental focus is issues in media ethics that have become pressing concerns as a result of the increasing social significance of communication and the media.
Communication Socialis is an interdisciplinary journal which places particular emphasis on the following points:
We see ourselves as publishers of an ethical journal whose underlying ethos is not a form of exclusionary Christian (or even Catholic) ethics but is inclusive. Both Christian and secular ethics promote humaneness, and that is our ‘ideological standpoint’. Moreover, a Christian perspective has an additional productive and also a critical function.
We cannot and do not want to pursue media ethics purely within the parameters of Catholicism or even only within a Christian context, but rely on many contributors with diverse interests and backgrounds. Therefore, when we are choosing which authors’ works to publish in the journal, we do not take their religion or denomination into account, which is reflected in the broad range of the journal’s content.
Communicatio Socialis publishes articles in several sections:
Communicatio Socialis is published in zem::dg – Zentrum für Ethik der Medien und der digitalen Gesellschaft.
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Communicatio Socialis is not an open access journal. However, it is possible to publish individual articles in the journal open access by making the digital version freely available under a Creative Commons license chosen by the respective author(s). The publisher requires a fee to cover the publication costs (Article Processing Charge – APC) in the amount of 1,990.00 EUR (plus VAT). Many scientific institutions and science funding bodies provide corresponding funds for the publication of research results.
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Communicatio Socialis offers authors the opportunity to publish their work in a peer review process with external reviewers. Articles from the ‘Essays’ section as well as selected texts from the respective main topics are eligible for our peer review procedure.
Since December 2018, the journal Communicatio Socialis has offered authors the option of publishing their contributions within the framework of a peer review process. Unlike comparable journals, Communicatio Socialis does not review all articles blindly and externally, but only those that the author requests be reviewed.
The thematic issues of Communicatio Socialis are planned up to one year in advance. In order to be able to guarantee the comprehensive compilation of topics, the editors ask accomplished authors for contributions. A review process with external experts is difficult to reconcile with the organisation of such a process. Due to the comprehensive editorial support for the authors and the quality assurance of the contributions, it is usually not even necessary. Intensive reviewing by a highly competent editorial team is standard in our journal.
Since some authors are dependent on peer-reviewed publications in their academic work—for example, in the context of cumulative doctoral or appointment procedures — Communicatio Socialis offers the option of a peer review by request procedure. The background to the decision for a peer review by request procedure is explained in detail in the editorial to our issue 4/2018.
Authors whose contributions are to be peer-reviewed must submit their typescript both once with all their author details and once anonymously, specifying three keywords. All contributions submitted will be reviewed by two independent and competent reviewers from the disciplines of media and communication studies and media ethics according to specific criteria (see below). Both the authors and the reviewers remain anonymous to each other.
The reviewers can vote as follows:
If there are different votes, a third review will be conducted.
As a result of the internal and external votes, the editorial board will decide whether to publish the work in question and, if so, when to publish it.