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About the Public Relations Journal

The Public Relations Journal, published by the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), is an open-access electronic research journal focusing on the fields of public relations and communications. Its purpose is to facilitating the transfer of knowledge from the educational community to the professional community. As an academic journal, it is dedicated to the open exchange of information. As an open access journal, the research is available to all readers without the need to purchase the articles. All articles undergo rigorous objective academic review. An editorial review board of noted educators and public relations executives reviews articles submitted to the Journal.

“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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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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