Journal of Public Relations Research

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Editorial Mission

JPRRThe Journal of Public Relations Research (JPRR) publishes scholarship that creates, tests, or expands public relations theory. Manuscripts may examine why organizations practice public relations as they do and how public relations can be conducted more effectively; analysis of the publics of public relations; scholarly criticism of public relations practice; and development of the history, ethics, or philosophy of public relations. Because of the wide range of influences on and effects of public relations, interdisciplinary research is particularly encouraged. Two kinds of articles can be submitted: reviews of major programs of research (up to 35 double-spaced manuscript pages) and reports of original research (up to 20 double-spaced manuscript pages). All methodologies are appropriate, including critical, historical, legal, philosophical, and social scientific. The Journal is produced for the Public Relations Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) in cooperation with public relations educators in the International Communication Association, National Communication Association, Public Relations Society of America, and International Association of Business Communicators. (


JPRR is for public relations scholars, students, and practitioners as well as students and professionals in allied communication and mass communication disciplines.

Databases in which JPRR is indexed

The journal is abstracted and indexed in ComIndex; ComAbstracts; Communication Abstracts; Communication Institute for Online Scholarship; Index to Journals in Mass Communication; LEXIS/NEXIS; PsycINFO; EBSCOhost Products and the Social Sciences Citation Index©.

Microform copies of this journal are available through ProQuest Information and Learning, P.O. Box 1346, Ann Arbor, MI 48106-1346. For more information, call 1-800-521-0600 x2888.

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Philadelphia, PA 19106
Tel. (215) 606-4334

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Philadelphia, PA 19106
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Copyright Information

© 2014 Thomson Reuters
2013 Journal Citations Report® ranks Journal of Public Relations Research 47th out of 74 in the Communication (social science) category with an Impact Factor of 0.595.
ISSN 1062-726X (Print), 1532-754X (Online)

Our Editorial Board

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For Reviewers

Read the guidelines the Journal suggests for writing reviews of manuscripts. To volunteer as a reviewer, you must have a terminal degree and be doing research in public relations. You can register as a reviewer

For Authors

The Journal only accepts electronically submitted manuscripts via Manuscript Central. Please register and submit at Please direct all queries to editor-elect Bey-Ling Sha at  For complete guidelines and formatting requirements, visit the Taylor & Francis website.

Contact Us

Sha headshot 2012bBey-Ling Sha, Editor-in-chief
Journal of Public Relations Research
School of Journalism and Media Studies
San Diego State University
San Diego, CA  92182-4561

Hilary Fussell Sisco, Senior Associate Editor
Quinnipiac University
School of Communications
275 Mount Carmel Avenue
Hamden, Connecticut  06518

Sung-Un Yang, Associate Editor
Indiana University
The Media School
601 E. Kirkwood Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47405