ESSACHESS – Journal for Communication Studies

DOI: 10.21409/essachess.1775-352x

ESSACHESS – Journal for Communication Studies is the only French journal in communication sciences to promote in French and English language original contributions in the field of social, cultural, symbolic or economic communication. The journal publishes original articles whose diversity of reading levels and disciplinary boundaries, help through international innovative contributions to a better understanding of a regional issues.

ESSACHESS – Journal for Communication Studies stands out by five essential features that together confer its uniqueness:

1.  ESSACHESS - Journal for Communication Studies is the only French journal that meets the need to promote and make available the results of international research in the areas of the communication sciences to French researchers and among themselves, taking into account that the results of the international research in the area of the communication sciences are virtually absent in the French academic journals on communication.

2. ESSACHESS - Journal for Communication Studies is the only French journal that publishes the best research interdisciplinary papers on social, cultural, symbolic, and economic communication.

3. ESSACHESS - Journal for Communication Studies is the only French journal that integrates and covers all the subfields on the communication sciences.

4. ESSACHESS - Journal for Communication Studies is the only French journal that builds bridges through the thematic fields covered between the French network of research in the communication sciences – a network closed in itself – and the networks of international research both disciplinary and interdisciplinary in the Americas, Canada, Asia, Africa, as well as Eastern, Central, and Western Europe.

5. ESSACHESS - Journal for Communication Studies achieves an exceptional quality for the published articles through a double-blind peer review process of evaluation involving systematically for each article French and foreign experts at the same time.

ESSACHESS, peer-reviewed and published two times per year (July 23th - January-June, and December 23th - July-December), is covered in SCOPUS ELSEVIER, ERIH PLUS, ProQuest CSA, EBSCO PublishingMLA Directory of Periodicals, Index CopernicusDOAJUlrich'sGale, J-GateCEEOL, Genamics Journal SeekSSRN, SHERPA/RoMEO, and DRJI (Directory of Research Journal Indexing) databases. The journal is also recognized by AERES - French Evaluation Agency for Research and higher Education.

ESSACHESS – Journal for Communication Studies is an open-acces journal.

Since june 2016, Essachess benefits from the patronage of the Agence universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF).


Since 2015, Essachess is Associate institutional member of ECREA.

ESSACHESS presence

Essachess - Journal for Communication Studies cited in

Katrin Weller, Martin Sebastian Meckel und Matthias Stahl, Social Media - Nachrichten und Journalismus published in 2013 by GESIS – Leibniz-Institute for the Social Sciences, the largest infrastructure institution for the Social Sciences in Germany - PDF

University of Georgia, USA

Canadian Communication Association

Entretien avec Stefan Bratosin, fondateur et directeur de la revue Essachess – Journal for Communication Studies, professeur à l’Université Paul Valéry Montpellier 3



ESSACHESS – Journal for Communication Studies est la seule revue française dans le domaine des Sciences de l'Information et de la Communication à promouvoir en français et en anglais des Etudes Scientifiques Spécialisées Appliquées aux Communications Humaines, Economiques, Sociales et Symboliques. La revue publie des articles scientifiques originaux dont la diversité des niveaux de lecture et des découpages disciplinaires, contribuent par des apports internationaux innovants à une meilleure compréhension des problématiques régionales.

Elle est une publication académique en libre accès inscrite dans les bases de données internationales SCOPUS ELSEVIER, ERIH PLUS, ProQuest CSAEBSCO Publishing, MLA Directory of PeriodicalsIndex CopernicusDOAJUlrich'sGaleJ-GateCEEOLGenamics Journal SeekSSRN, SHERPA/RoMEO, et DRJI et elle est actuellement en cours de référencement dans d’autres bases de données internationales. Essachess est également référencée par l'AERES - 71e section. Son régime de publication est de deux numéros par an (le 23 juillet - Janvier-Juin, et le 23 décembre - Juillet-décembre).

À partir de 2011, ESSACHESS – Journal for Communication Studies paraît également en version électronique (eISSN 1775-352X) identique à la version papier.

A partir de 2016, Essachess bénéficie du parrainage de l'Agence universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF).

Essachess est membre associé institutionnel de l'ECREA depuis 2015.



Call for Papers for volume 15, n° 1(29)/ 2022: Information and Communication Technologies’ Role in the Preservation of Cultural Heritage


Information and Communication Technologies’ Role in the Preservation of Cultural Heritage



Guest editors

Ana MELRO, PhD, University of Aveiro, PORTUGAL


Lídia OLIVEIRA, Professor, DigiMedia, University of Aveiro, PORTUGAL


Ana Carla AMARO, Professor, DigiMedia, University of Aveiro, PORTUGAL


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Call for Papers for volume 14, n° 1(27)/ 2021


Future of Communications and Public Relations (PR). (Re)Imagining the Role, Function and Purpose of the Communication Profession

Guest editors:

Ana ADI, Professor of Public Relations/Corporate Communications

Quadriga University of Applied Sciences, Berlin, GERMANY


Thomas STOECKLE, Lecturer

Bournemouth University London, Analytics & Insights Partner at Dot I/O Health, UNITED KINGDOM


The Covid-19 pandemic has been dubbed the “golden hour for communicators”. As demand for communication services increases, questions about the role, function, ethics and loyalties of the profession become apparent.

The misinformation challenges surrounding Covid-19[1] have become an infodemic alongside the health aspects of the pandemic[2], and communicators including Public Relations practitioners are called upon to address and mitigate the problem. In a political climate of increased partisanship and polarization, this will bring to the fore issues of social responsibility for organizations and communicators.   

If Public Relations and Communications practitioners are to be trusted advisors how can they ensure their organizational independence and move away from a “service/servant” approach? Moreover, how can communicators understand and facilitate negotiation and conversation with diverse, international, multicultural stakeholder groups when their teams are non-diverse? On the same note, how can communicators facilitate discussion at societal level on issues that are divisive and divided? What are the implications, ethical and otherwise, of the values-based approach to effective communications?

This special edition is seeking contributions in English or French, either empirical or theoretical, considering the role, function and purpose of the communication profession (whether called Public Relations, strategic communication, persuasive communication, communication management) and its built-in challenges and paradoxes particularly considering the future of the profession.

In doing so, contributors are invited to consider (but not limited to):

-     various theoretical perspectives including the interplay between modernist, post-modernist and meta-modernist views on the perceived role of the communication and Public Relations profession;

-     the built-in traps and paradoxes of the imagined roles of communicators from organizational advocate to persuasive strategic communicator to trusted advisor and beyond;

-     the historical and practical heritage of the function including its gender and diversity representation, sexism and ageism and their influence on the future of the profession and its ability to connect with diverse audiences in an inclusive manner;

-     the interplay between values – individual, professional, organizational and societal – and the communicator’s role in uniting and dividing;

-     the professionalism of Public Relations specialists/Communicators (the criteria, ethics, duties, responsibilities, rewards and punishment);

-     the skill sets required of Public Relations specialists/Communicators to perform an evolving role in public discourse.

Important Deadlines

  • November 30, 2020: submission of the proposal in the form of an extended abstract of maximum 2 pages. The proposal must include a list of recent references and 5 keywords.
  • December 18, 2020: acceptance of the proposal
  •  March 15, 2021: full paper submission;
  • April 30, 2021: reviewer’s comments to be communicated to authors
  •  May 30, 2021: submission of paper with final revisions (after revisions)
  • July 2021: journal publication

Full papers should be between 6,000-8,000 words in length. Papers can be submitted in English or French. The abstracts should be in English and French (150-200 words) followed by 5 keywords. Please provide the full names, affiliations, and e-mail addresses of all authors, indicating the contact author. Papers, and any queries, should be sent to:

Authors of the accepted papers will be notified by e-mail.

[1] Pennycook, G., McPhetres, J., Zhang, Y., Lu, J. G. and Rand, D. G., 2020. Fighting COVID-19 Misinformation on Social Media: Experimental Evidence for a Scalable Accuracy-Nudge Intervention. Psychological Science, 31 (7), 770-780.

[2] Cinelli, M., Quattrociocchi, W., Galeazzi, A., Valensise, C. M., Brugnoli, E., Schmidt, A. L., Zola, P., Zollo, F. and Scala, A., 2020. The covid-19 social media infodemic. arXiv preprint arXiv:2003.05004; Cuan-Baltazar, J. Y., Muñoz-Perez, M. J., Robledo-Vega, C., Pérez-Zepeda, M. F. and Soto-Vega, E., 2020. Misinformation of COVID-19 on the Internet: Infodemiology Study. JMIR Public Health Surveill, 6 (2), e18444.

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Vol 14, No 2(28) (2021): Managing Public Relations during Covid-19 pandemic

Guest editors:

Ana ADI, Professor of Public Relations/Corporate Communications, Quadriga University of Applied Sciences, Berlin, GERMANY

Thomas STOECKLE, Lecturer, Bournemouth University London, Analytics & Insights Partner at Dot I/O Health, UNITED KINGDOM

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