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Journal Communications (EN)

Presentation, aims and scope

A biannual thematic review, Communications was created in the autumn of 1961 by Georges Friedmann, Roland Barthes, and Edgar Morin. It has established itself as a reference in the field of the study of mass communications and semiological analyses in France, and has rapidly been acclaimed on the global scale. Since the 1980s, it has broadened its themes to include anthropo-social issues. It provides unpublished articles by both renowned scientists and junior researchers, opening up new avenues of research and promoting a high degree of transdisciplinarity. More than 1,500 contributions are now directly accessible, including, among many others, articles by Theodor W. Adorno, Roland Barthes, Umberto Eco, Moses Finley, Philippe Ariès, Tzvetan Todorov, Félix Guattari, Serge Moscovici, Mary Douglas, Clifford Geertz, Jacques Le Goff…

The journal Communications is published by the Laboratoire d’anthropologie critique interdisciplinaire (LACI), a research team within the IIAC, Institut interdisciplinaire d’anthropologie du contemporain (Centre national de la recherche scientifique CNRS / École des hautes études en sciences sociales EHESS). It is edited and distributed by Editions du Seuil. The journal is supported by the Institute of Human and Social Sciences of the CNRS (INSHS) and the National Book Centre (CNL).

The issues of the journal Communications published since 1961 are now available online,
- in open access on the Persée portal and on,
- except for the latest issues, wich are available in restricted access (on an article basis) on (embargo period with access to subscribers via Cairn platform : 1 year).

Recent issues

- Follow this link for access to the presentation and summary of the latest issues of Communications.

Freely accessible archive

- Follow this link for direct access to Communications issues indexed by year and theme.

Subscribe or purchase

  • Communications can be purchased in bookstores (or on electronic bookstore sites : search by issue title)
    France and abroad : 16 €.
  • Subscription to 2 issues/year, France : 37 € ; abroad : 40 €.
    Payment to
    Éditions du Seuil, Subscriptions, 12, rue du Cap-Vert, 21800 Quetigny
    Tel : 03 80 48 95 39 / Fax : 03 80 48 10 34
    via international transfer to the bank account : IBAN FR76 30003 03080 00020040527 07
    or via bank cheque or postal order.


— Communications (Paris. 1962), ISSN 0588-8018 (print)
— Communications (Paris), ISSN 2102-5924 (online)


Publication Directors :
Nicole Lapierre (Emerita Research Professor, IIAC/LACI, CNRS)
Edgar Morin (Emeritus Research Professor, CNRS)

— Editorial Manager :
Évelyne Ribert (Researcher, IIAC/LACI, CNRS)

- Editorial staff : EHESS-CNRS / IIAC, 54 boulevard Raspail, 75006 Paris, France
- E-mail : revue-communications[at]

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Publication Ethics

Communications has adopted stringent ethical rules and requires that contributors, authors and experts conform to these rules. They are based on recommendations issued by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

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Call for proposals

Appel à propositions pour le n°‪ 114 (date limite d’envoi des propositions : 8 juillet 2022)

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Submission of texts

Call for proposals for the thematic dossiers
— Varia section
— Thematic dossier

- Instructions to authors
- Review process
- Expertise grid

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