The article presents a study which assesses scholarly productivity in telecommunication-oriented journals from 1985-1995. Telecommunication can be defined as mediated communication across a distance. Sixteen journals were selected for this analysis. Most were listed among publications with the highest number of telecommunication authorship credits, according to Vincent's study. Some of the differences in journal contributions may be a function of publication frequency and size. For instance, Journal of Media Economics (3.6 percent of articles) offered two issues/year through 1990 before expanding to four issues in 1993. Journalism Quarterly publishes more articles per issue than any of the other criterion journals. This study set out to establish a yardstick for telecommunication productivity in peer-reviewed communication journals.
Atkin, D., & Jeffres, L. W. (1998). An analysis of research article productivity by telecommunication scholars over the past decade. Journal of the Association for Communication Administration, 27(1), 18–29.