Communication Theory

(The TQCC of Communication Theory is 7. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts [max. 250 papers]. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2020-05-01 to 2024-05-01.)
Digital Wellbeing as a Dynamic Construct116
Theorizing News Literacy Behaviors60
The Social Media Privacy Model: Privacy and Communication in the Light of Social Media Affordances55
Fake News is Not a Virus: On Platforms and Their Effects32
Theorizing From the Global South: Dismantling, Resisting, and Transforming Communication Theory31
Social Media Information Environments and Their Implications for the Uses and Effects of News: The PINGS Framework27
Incivility as a Violation of Communication Norms—A Typology Based on Normative Expectations toward Political Communication26
BLINDED BY THE LIES? Toward an integrated definition of conspiracy theories24
Deception as a Bridging Concept in the Study of Disinformation, Misinformation, and Misperceptions: Toward a Holistic Framework21
From Counterpublics to Contentious Publicness: Tracing the Temporal, Spatial, and Material Articulations of Popular Protest Through Social Media20
Communication as Constitutive Transmission? An Encounter with Affect18
Re-Conceptualizing Solitude in the Digital Era: From “Being Alone” to “Noncommunication”18
Audiences’ Communicative Agency in a Datafied Age: Interpretative, Relational and Increasingly Prospective15
Beyond Neutrality: Conceptualizing Platform Values15
A Negotiative Theory of Journalistic Roles14
Toward a Theoretical Framework of Relational Maintenance in Computer-Mediated Communication13
Toward Intersectional Ecofeminist Communication Studies13
The Other Side of Mediatization: Expanding the Concept to Defensive Strategies12
Internalized Orientalism: Toward a Postcolonial Media Theory and De-Westernizing Communication Research from the Global South12
The Theory of Informative Fictions: A Character-Based Approach to False News and other Misinformation12
Anthropomorphism in human–robot interactions: a multidimensional conceptualization10
An Empirical Procedure to Evaluate Misinformation Rejection and Deception in Mediated Communication Contexts9
Rethinking the Public Sphere in an Age of Radical-Right Populism: A Case for Building an Empathetic Public Sphere9
Socio-Mediated Scandals: Theorizing Political Scandals in a Digital Media Environment9
Disinformation as a context-bound phenomenon: toward a conceptual clarification integrating actors, intentions and techniques of creation and dissemination8
A Theory of Professional Identity in Journalism: Connecting Discursive Institutionalism, Socialization, and Psychological Resilience Theory7
On the Construction of Indigenous Chinese Communication Theories: An Analysis of the Cultural Roots7
Embodied Cognition in Communication Science7
Rethinking the Rhetorical Epistemics of Gaslighting7