Despite a relatively short history, the modern-day study of communication has grown into multiple subfields. To better understand the relationship between Human-Machine Communication (HMC) research and traditional communication science, this study examines the published scholarship in 28 communication-specific journals from 2011–2021 focused on human-machine communication (HMC). Findings suggest limited prior emphasis of HMC research within the 28 reviewed journals; however, more recent trends show a promising future for HMC scholarship. Additionally, HMC appears to be diverse in the specific context areas of research in the communication context. Finally, we offer future directions of research and suggestions for the development of HMC.
Author ORCID Identifier
Riley J. Richards: 0000-0003-2612-4063
Patric R. Spence: 0000-0002-1793-6871
Chad C. Edwards: 0000-0002-1053-6349
Richards, R. J., Spence, P. R., Edwards, C. C.(2022). Human-machine communication scholarship trends: An examination of research from 2011 to 2021 in communication journals. Human-Machine Communication, 4, 45-65. https://doi.org/10.30658/hmc.4.3
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