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About the PR Journal

The Public Relations Journal, published quarterly by the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), is an open-access, peer-reviewed electronic research journal facilitating the transfer of knowledge from the educational community to the professional community.

An editorial review board of noted educators and public relations executives reviews articles submitted to the Journal. Articles are submitted through a double-blind review, and approved by a practitioner and an educator. A panel of editorial review board members with expertise in education and practice arbitrate issues between scholars and practitioners.

“Our goals [with the Public Relations Journal] are to support and facilitate an increase in quality public relations research within the academic community, promote research necessary to grow and build public relations as a profession, and earn respect throughout the academic community as a highly thorough juried publication,” said Dr. Wright.
While a Public Relations Journal was published by the Public Relations Society of America until the mid-1990s, its task was similar to PRSA’s news and feature periodicals.
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About the Editors

Editor: Donald K. Wright, Ph.D., APR, Fellow PRSA, Harold Burson Professor and Chair of Public Relations, College of Communications at Boston University
Dr. Wright is one of the world’s most published public relations scholars with a solid footprint on the academic and practitioner sides of the public relations profession. He has taught communication and public relations at the university level for more than 30 years and also has worked professionally for more than a decade in various aspects of corporate and agency public relations, journalism and broadcasting. Past recipient of the PRSA Outstanding Educator Award, Dr. Wright is a member of the boards of trustees for Arthur W. Page Society and Institute for Public Relations.

Associate Editor:: Robert I. Wakefield, Ph.D., APR, Associate Professor, Department of Communication, Brigham Young University.
Dr. Wakefield has an extremely solid record of public relations research activity during the past 14 years. His publications include PRSA’s Public Relations Journal, Journal of Public Relations Research, Journalism of Mass Media Ethics and Journal of Communication Management. Prior to entering full-time work as a university professor five years ago, Dr. Wakefield compiled a solid record as a public relations practitioner for more than 20 years.

Public Relations Journal: ISSN 1942-4604


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