About the Journal


ACR is an official journal of the Korean Society for Journalism and Communication Studies (KSJCS), the premier academic association for communication scholars and journalism practitioners in Korea. ACR is the first all-in-English peer-reviewed journal in journalism and communication studies in Korea. It is indexed in Korea Citation Index (KCI).

ACR publishes original research articles, theoretical and methodological essays, and reviews on scholarly works. It is published three times a year, in April, August, and December. ACR follows a double-blind review process. Full text is freely available from: http://acr.comm.or.kr/. There is no page charge or article processing charge of author side. There is also no submission fee.


The idea of Asian Communication Research came to fruition after the successful 2002 International Communication Association conference in Seoul, Korea. The inaugural issue appeared in March of 2004. The founding editorial board members were as follows:

  • β€’  Taik Sup Auh (Korea University, Managing Editor)
  • β€’  Sung Hee Park (Ewha Womans University, Founding Editor)
  • β€’  Charles Berger (University of California at Davis)
  • β€’  Jennings Bryant (University of Alabama)
  • β€’  Cindy Gallois (University of Queensland)
  • β€’  Sakae Ishikawa (Sophia University)
  • β€’  Hak-Soo Kim (Sogang University)
  • β€’  Young Seok Kim (Yonsei University)
  • β€’  Jae-Won Lee (Cleveland State University)
  • β€’  Ye Lu (Fudan University)
  • β€’  David Morris (Leeds University)
  • β€’  Linda Putman (Texas A & M University)
  • β€’  David Weaver (Indiana University)
  • β€’  Seong Mok Yang (Seoul National University)

Former editors-in-chief are as follows: Sung Hee Park (2004–2007), Woong Ki Park (2007–2014), Sunny Yoon (2015–2017), Jae-chul Shim (2017–2020).

About the Logo

Dr. Taeyong Kim at Kyung Hee University, South Korea, created the journal's new logo. The initial letters of Asian Communication Research (β€˜a-c-r-’) are expressed in lowercase. The color combination adopts the β€˜clear sky’ gradation in the symbol of its publishing organization, the Korean Society of Journalism and Communication Studies (KSJCS). The typeface retains a similar shape and ethos to the one used in the society's logo.

If you rotate the KSJCS symbol by 90 degrees, you will see the shape of two hearts(εΏƒ) joining together. This symbol expresses one of the two people facing each other, raising a hand to share their question or suggestion. It symbolizes the core functions of the journal: proposing research questions, reporting results, and sharing opinions.

Dr. Jeonghee Na at Kyung Hee University, South Korea, generated the image on the journal's cover using Midjourney.

  • Vol. 21, No. 2