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Communication Studies

Communication studies or communication science is an academic discipline that deals with processes of human communication and behavior, patterns of communication in interpersonal relationships, social interactions and communication in different cultures. Communication is commonly defined as giving, receiving or exchanging ideas, information, signals or messages through appropriate media, enabling individuals or groups to persuade, to seek information, to give information or to express emotions effectively. Communication studies is a social science that uses various methods of empirical investigation and critical analysis to develop a body of knowledge that encompasses a range of topics, from face-to-face conversation at a level of individual agency and interaction to social and cultural communication systems at a macro level.

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Total Publications
Lifetime
59,725
Prior Five Years
19,035
Total Citations
Lifetime
695,397
Prior Five Years
77,392
Total Scholars
Lifetime
14,080
Prior Five Years
8,456

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Belgium
#3
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#4
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#4
Germany
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United States
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United Kingdom
#9
United States
#10
Germany
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