Journal of Health Communication

(The TQCC of Journal of Health Communication is 6. 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.)
Hesitant or Not? The Association of Age, Gender, and Education with Potential Acceptance of a COVID-19 Vaccine: A Country-level Analysis171
Feeling angry: the effects of vaccine misinformation and refutational messages on negative emotions and vaccination attitude69
The Persistence of Vaccine Hesitancy: COVID-19 Vaccination Intention in New Zealand69
COVID-19 Vaccine Discourse on Twitter: A Content Analysis of Persuasion Techniques, Sentiment and Mis/Disinformation66
Preparing for A COVID-19 Vaccine: A Mixed Methods Study of Vaccine Hesitant Parents63
An Investigation of Low COVID-19 Vaccination Intentions among Black Americans: The Role of Behavioral Beliefs and Trust in COVID-19 Information Sources60
An Assessment of the Rapid Decline of Trust in US Sources of Public Information about COVID-1956
How Media Literacy and Science Media Literacy Predicted the Adoption of Protective Behaviors Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic48
Health Information Sources and the Influenza Vaccination: The Mediating Roles of Perceived Vaccine Efficacy and Safety47
Community-based Strategies to Engage Pastors Can Help Address Vaccine Hesitancy and Health Disparities in Black Communities44
COVID-19 Vaccination Attitudes and Intention: Message Framing and the Moderating Role of Perceived Vaccine Benefits40
The Framing of COVID-19 in Italian Media and Its Relationship with Community Mobility: A Mixed-Method Approach35
Evaluating Crisis Communication. A 30-item Checklist for Assessing Performance during COVID-19 and Other Pandemics33
Interventions to Mitigate COVID-19 Misinformation: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis32
What Do Social Media Influencers Say about Health? A Theory-Driven Content Analysis of Top Ten Health Influencers’ Posts on Sina Weibo31
Which Beliefs Predict Intention to Get Vaccinated against COVID-19? A Mixed-Methods Reasoned Action Approach Applied to Health Communication30
The Power of Celebrity Health Events: Meta-analysis of the Relationship between Audience Involvement and Behavioral Intentions30
Using Social Media for Health: National Data from HINTS 201930
The Impact of Emotion and Government Trust on Individuals’ Risk Information Seeking and Avoidance during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Cross-country Comparison29
COVID-19 News and Misinformation: Do They Matter for Public Health Prevention?27
Communication, Health Literacy and a Systems Approach for Mitigating the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Case for Massive Vaccine Roll-out in Israel27
Comparison of COVID-19 Information Seeking, Trust of Information Sources, and Protective Behaviors in China and the US26
Preliminary Insights from a U.S. Probability Sample on Adolescents’ Pornography Exposure, Media Psychology, and Sexual Aggression26
Determinants of eHealth Literacy among Adults in China26
Health Information Seeking Behaviors and Source Preferences between Chinese and U.S. Populations25
Vaccine Literacy—helping Everyone Decide to Accept Vaccination25
The Role of Temporal Distance Perception in Narrative vs. Non-Narrative Persuasion Related to E-Cigarettes24
The Effects of Perceived Threat and Efficacy on College Students’ Social Distancing Behavior during the COVID-19 Pandemic20
Fact-Checking of Health Information: The Effect of Media Literacy, Metacognition and Health Information Exposure20
Algorithms and Health Misinformation: A Case Study of Vaccine Books on Amazon20
Anti-Vaxxers, Politicization of Science, and the Need for Trust in Pandemic Response19
Vaccine Hesitancy and Demand for Immunization in Eastern Europe and Central Asia: Implications for the Region and Beyond19
Development of a Scale to Measure Trust in Public Health Authorities: Prevalence of Trust and Association with Vaccination19
The COVID-19 Pandemic and Positive Psychology: The Role of News and Trust in News on Mental Health and Well-Being19
Face Masks: Their History and the Values They Communicate19
Visual Attention to the Use of #ad versus #sponsored on e-Cigarette Influencer Posts on Social Media: A Randomized Experiment18
Uncertainty and Negative Emotions in Parental Decision-making on Childhood Vaccinations: Extending the Theory of Planned Behavior to the Context of Conflicting Health Information17
Promoting Sexual Health in High School: A Feasibility Study of A Web-based Media Literacy Education Program17
Emotional and Cognitive Responses to COVID-19 Information Overload under Lockdown Predict Media Attention and Risk Perceptions of COVID-1916
Cancer Survivors’ Emotional Well-being: Roles of Internet Information Seeking, Patient-centered Communication, and Social Support15
How Viewing Alcohol Posts of Friends on Social Networking Sites Influences Predictors of Alcohol Use15
Expanding the Health Information National Trends Survey Research Program Internationally to Examine Global Health Communication Trends: Comparing Health Information Seeking Behaviors in the U.S. and G14
A Systematic Review of Responsibility Frames and Their Effects in the Health Context14
SNS Usage and Third-person Effects in the Risk Perception of Zika Virus among Singaporean Women14
The dynamics of trust and communication in COVID-19 vaccine decision making: A qualitative inquiry13
A Meta-analysis of Media Consumption and Rape Myth Acceptance13
COVID-19: An Urgent Call for Coordinated, Trusted Sources to Tell Everyone What They Need to Know and Do13
Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Patient-Provider Communication and the Role of E-Health Use13
From Risk Butterflies to Citizens Engaged in Risk Prevention in the Zika Virus Crisis: Focusing on Personal, Societal and Global Risk Perceptions12
Social Media Use in the Context of Drinking Onset: The Mutual Influences of Social Media Effects and Selectivity12
Adapting Online Patient Decision Aids: Effects of Modality and Narration Style on Patients’ Satisfaction, Information Recall and Informed Decision Making12
Targeting Perceptions of Risk from Injudicious Antibiotic Use: An Application of the Risk Information Seeking and Processing Model12
Discussions of Potential Mammography Benefits and Harms among Patients with Limited Health Literacy and Providers: “Oh, There are Harms?”11
Patient-Provider Communication and Online Health Information Seeking among a Sample of US Older Adults11
Disabilities and the Digital Divide: Assessing Web Accessibility, Readability, and Mobility of Popular Health Websites11
Information Seeking and Scanning about Colorectal Cancer Screening among Black and White Americans, Ages 45–74: Comparing Information Sources and Screening Behaviors11
Predictors of Patient-Centered Communication among U.S. Adults: Analysis of the 2017-2018 Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS)11
Interventions to Mitigate Vaping Misinformation: A Meta-Analysis11
Health Communication and Decision Making about Vaccine Clinical Trials during a Pandemic11
Evaluating a Health Literacy Communication Training for Medical Students: Using Plain Language10
Information Seeking as A Predictor of Risk Behavior: Testing A Behavior and Risk Information Engagement Model (BRIE)10
What Is the World Doing about COVID-19 Vaccine Acceptance?9
Youth’s Proximity to Marijuana Retailers and Advertisements: Factors Associated with Washington State Adolescents’ Intentions to Use Marijuana9
Fifteen Years after a 10-year Retrospective: The State of Health Mass Mediated Campaigns9
Integrating Reasoned Action Approach and Message Sidedness in the Era of Misinformation: The Case of HPV Vaccination Promotion8
Ideology and COVID-19 Vaccination Intention: Perceptual Mediators and Communication Moderators8
When Social Media Images and Messages Don’t Match: Attention to Text versus Imagery to Effectively Convey Safety Information on Social Media8
Promoting Smoking Cessation in China: Using an Expansion of the EPPM with Other-oriented Threat8
Moral Foundations Predict COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy: Evidence from a National Survey of Black Americans8
Building Confidence to CONVINCE8
When Media Health Stories Conflict: Test of the Contradictory Health Information Processing (CHIP) Model8
Death Narratives, Negative Emotion, and Counterarguing: Testing Fear, Anger, and Sadness as Mechanisms of Effect7
First-Person, Third-Person, or Bystander? Exploring the Persuasive Influence of Perspective in Mental Health Narratives7
Creating the HHS COVID-19 Public Education Media Campaign: Applying Systems Change Learnings7
Recalled Exposure to COVID-19 Public Education Campaign Advertisements Predicts COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence7
Tailoring Temporal Message Frames to Individuals’ Time Orientation Strengthens the Relationship between Risk Perception and Behavioral Intention7
Ashamed Caregivers: Self-Stigma, Information, and Coping among Dementia Patient Families7
Relationships of Family History-related Factors and Causal Beliefs to Cancer Risk Perception and Mammography Screening Adherence Among Medically Underserved Women7
Pornography and Women’s Experience of Mixed-Gender Sexual Choking/Strangulation: Eroticization Mediates, Perceived Similarity Moderates7
Effect of Patient-Centered Communication on Physician-Patient Conflicts from the Physicians’ Perspective: A Moderated Mediation Model7
A Health Crisis in the Age of Misinformation: How Social Media and Mass Media Influenced Misperceptions about COVID-19 and Compliance Behavior7
Impact of Graphic Warning Messages on Intentions to Use Alternate Tobacco Products7
African American Parents’ Perceived Vaccine Efficacy Moderates the Effect of Message Framing on Psychological Reactance to HPV Vaccine Advocacy7
Double Vision on Social Media: How Self-Generated Alcohol-Related Content Posts Moderate the Link between Viewing Others’ Posts and Drinking6
Vaccine Videos and Information Sharing: The Effects of Framing, Evidence Type, and Speaker Expertise6
Investigating Disparities by Sex and LGBTQ Identity: A Content Analysis of Sexual Health Information on College Student Health Center Websites6
A comprehensive examination of association between belief in vaccine misinformation and vaccination intention in the COVID-19 context6
“Vaccine Communication in a Pandemic: Improving Vaccine Literacy to Reduce Hesitancy, Restore Trust and Immunize Communities”: Editor’s Introduction6
Empowering Parents to Protect Children during COVID-19 with Message Strategy Based on Efficacy, Threat Levels, and Channel Preferences6
Can Altruistic Emotions Promote Vaccine Advocacy? Examining the Use of Empathy and Elevation in Vaccine Messages6
Show Me a Photo of the Character: Exploring the Interaction between Text and Visuals in Narrative Persuasion6
Self-Efficacy and Other Considerations in Performance of Risk-Reducing Behaviors during a Major Disease Outbreak6
Navigating Uncertain Times: Information Management about Pregnancy and Breastfeeding during the COVID-19 Pandemic6
The Interplay between Message Framing and Message Recipients’ Regulatory Focus in Promoting HPV Prevention Strategies6
Self-reported Exposure to Sexual and Reproductive Health Information among American Indian Youth: Implications for Technology Based Intervention6
Misperceptions of the Prevalence of Health Conditions and Behaviors6
Sophocles’Philoctetesand Moral Injury in the COVID-19 Pandemic6