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Health Communication Research is an interdisciplinary journal focusing on the study of communication in the context of public health, healthcare systems, and health sciences as well as the study of public health in the context of communication. We welcome scholars and practitioners in the fields of communication, public health, psychology, sociology, and other relevant subjects to submit their original research findings. Published articles feature research on, but are not limited to, the following topics:  • Interpersonal/ mass communication and health • New media & health, e-health, m-health, u-health & smart healthcare • Health information and health literacy;  • Public health and communication; • Health promotion, public health campaigns, and social marketing; • Equity and health policies; • Risk perception and risk communication; • Risk governance and health crisis management; • Medical communication and patient-medical staff relationships; • Evolution of health communication; • Ethical issues in health communication; • Social health, social epidemiology, and media; • Health communication education (training) Global in scope, the journal seeks to integrate public health studies and communication research by pursuing the highest quality of social scientific research, based on either quantitative or qualitative orientations. In particular, the journal presents research that is informative and valuable for all entities involved in the health communication process, including healthcare beneficiaries, caregivers, health providers, communities, and health policy professionals.  

Editor-in-Chief more

Minsun Shim

(INHA University, Republic of Korea)

Citation Index more

  • KCI IF(2yr) : 0.22
  • KCI IF(5yr) : 0.35
  • Centrality Index(3yr) : 0.809
  • Immediacy Index : 0.25

Current Issue : 2024, Vol.23, No.1 more

Why do people get into shopping addiction in ‘untact’ environment?: Focused on self-determination theory and fear of missing out
Kim Woon Han | Sohn, Youngkon | 2024, 23(1) | pp.1~48 | number of Cited : 0
A Comparative Study on the Competitiveness of COVID-19 Disaster Media: Focusing on the User Gratification Niche Theory
YoungSun Choi | 2024, 23(1) | pp.49~104 | number of Cited : 0
Analysis of Differences in Persuasive Effects According to Message Sidedness and Characteristics of Receivers: Focusing on the Issue of Milk Intake
LEE HYUNSEUNG | 2024, 23(1) | pp.105~159 | number of Cited : 0

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