Communication Series


1. Series Guidelines

This series belongs to the field of Communication Sciences. The scope of the series includes  publications related to Audiovisual Communication, Cinema, Journalism and Advertising, with an open and diverse vision.

The object of the series is to foster reflection, the exchange of academic ideas and the generation of knowledge throughout the Scientific community.

2. Start data

Año 1993

3. Director

Elena Olabarri Fernández

Professor of Audiovisual Communication and Advertising at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU).

Her main Research lines throughout her academic career are, firstly, "La investigación del comportamiento del consumidor", in particular issues related to the decision processes and addiction to them; and secondly, "La comunicación publicitaria".

She is the author of numerous books and articles.  In the last 10 years she has led ten R&D contracts with companies and has participated in 5 research projects.  She is currently participating in two projects.  The first: "La Seguridad Alimentaria en la prensa española: estrategias para la comunicación de los riesgos alimentarios". Financing entity: Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness - MINECO.  Duration, from: 01/01/2015 until: 31/12/2016.  The second project: "El impacto del bilingüismo en la persuasión. Una aplicación a las recomendaciones en Internet". Duration, from 15/11/2014 until 15/11/2016). Financing entity: University of the Basque Country.

She has conducted 3 doctoral theses and is currently supervising 4 other theses.

She has had three periods of recognised research (the last one from 2006- 2011).

4. Scientific Committee

4.1. Members

  • Santos Zunzunegui Diaz. Professor of Audiovisual Communication and Advertising. University of the Basque Country
  • José Ignacio Armentia. Professor of Journalism. University of the Basque Country
  • Xoxe López García. Professor of Journalism. University of Santiago de Compostela USUC
  • Jorge Lozano Hernández. Professor of Audiovisual Communication. Complutense University of Madrid
  • Carmen Rodriguez Wanguemert. Professor of Journalism, University of  La Laguna
  • Ainara Larrondo Ureta. Professor of Journalism, University of the Basque Country

4.2. Functions

The scientific committee is an advisory and consultancy body for the director of the series. One of its main duties is to ensure the scientific quality of the texts published. Other duties of the Committee also contribute to defining the collection's editorial policy, attracting original texts, proposing assessors and disseminating the collection.

5. Instructions for authors submitting original manuscripts

The author should send the definitive original of the work to the Editorial Service e-mail address,  together with a request form which includes the following information: author's full personal data, complete title of the work (this can be modified later), scientific interest, objective public and possible commercial interest in same.  Also a brief curriculum of the author.

Works must be unpublished and the result of original research.

The manuscripts must address one of the research areas in the collection.

The original must conform to the standards set out in Annex I to the Libro de Estilo del Servicio Editorial de la Universidad del País Vasco. (UPV/EHU Editorial Service Style Guide; 2nd edition, June 2015).

6. Information on the manuscript selection process

The works must be original and have not been previously published in any other medium of communication.

The Editorial Committee will decide whether to publish it or not within a period not exceeding six months. In order to ensure its quality, the Scientific Committee will carry out an initial selection process and then the proposal will have to pass a double blind peer evaluation process.

If both reports are positive, the publication will be accepted, although changes may be suggested.  In the case of disagreements, a third evaluation may be requested.

Once the evaluation process has been completed, the Series Editors will communicate by e-mail to the author, in the light of the aforementioned evaluations, the decision whether or not to accept the manuscript and, if accepted, any proposed corrections.

Should the work require corrections, these would be forwarded by e-mail to the Editorial Service Directors within a period of no more than 30 days from the date of receipt of notification of corrections.  The author(s) will resend the revised manuscript, with the corrections clearly made and indicated.

7. Titles of this series