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Sophie Lecheler & Hajo Boomgaarden new associate editors of flagship journals

They were recently appointed as associate editors of the IJPP and the JoC.

Professor Lecheler will be one of the associate editors of The International Journal of Press/Politics (IJPP), published quarterly by SAGE. In 2017, the IJPP was ranked as the 12th most important journal in the field of "communication" (impact factor: 2.468). The editor-in-chief of the journal is Dr. Cristian Vaccari, based at the Social Science Department of Loughborough University, UK.

Furthermore, Professor Boomgaarden is now one of the seven associate editors of ICA's flagship journal, the Journal of Communication (JoC). With an impact factor of 3.914 (2016), it is listed as the most influential and important journal of our research field. The Journal of Communication is edited by Professor R. Lance Holbert (Temple University, US) and published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the International Communication Association (ICA).

Following these appointments, four Q1 journals in the field of communication are now being (co-)edited at our department: Folker Hanusch is the editor-in-chief of Journalism Studies, while Hajo Boomgaarden, Sophie Lecheler and Jörg Matthes are associate editors of the Journal of CommunicationThe International Journal of Press/Politics and Human Communication Research respectively.

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