Computational Communication Research

Aims & Scope

CCR is an online only journal that encourages and facilitates the sharing of 1) developments in computational tools and methods, and 2) the application of computational methods to answer theoretical questions about (human) communication. It accepts rigorous, relevant computational work on all topics in communication science. 

There are currently many excellent journals in the field that accept and promote computational communication research.  Most, however, do so because computational methods overlap with a subject area of interest. As a result, computational researchers often must shoehorn their work to fit the topical aims of these journals and current computational work is scattered over the various journals of our respective subfields, even though the methods and challenges can be highly similar. By gathering this work in a single venue, CCR facilitates the timely generation and distribution of computational research outputs among peers with shared interest and enhance the significance and visibility of computational methods in communication research.

CCR will facilitate and generally require tools and data to be shared on accepted platforms and stimulate the publication of tools and data sets as stand-alone contributions. CCR encourages preregistration of studies.


Wouter van Atteveldt (editor-in-chief), VU Amsterdam
Drew Margolin, Cornell University
Cuihua (Cindy) Shen, UC Davis
Damian Trilling, University of Amsterdam
Rene Weber, UC Santa Barbara

Editorial board

Robert Ackland, Australian National University
Ken Benoit, London School of Economics
Robert Bond, Ohio State University
Hajo Boomgaarden, University of Vienna
Joseph Cappella, University of Pennsylvania
Noshir Contractor, Northwestern University
Jana Diesner, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Domahidi Emese, Technical University Ilmenau
Elizabeth Dubois, University of Ottawa
Deen Freelon, University of North Carolina
Sandra González-Bailón, University of Pennsylvania
Pascal Juergens, University  of Mainz
Martin Hilbert, UC Davis
Olessia Koltsova, St. Petersburg Higher School of Economics)
Hai Liang, City University Hong Kong
Benjamin Mako Hill, University of Washington
Ericka Menchen-Trevino, American University
Katherine Ognyanova, Rutgers University
Jennifer Pan, Stanford University
Winson Peng, Michigan State University
Marshall Scott Poole, UIUC
Michael Scharkow, Zeppelin University

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