Handbooks of Communication Science (HoCS)

In January 2009 Peter J. Schulz, Università della Svizzera italiana, and Paul Cobley, Middlesex University, have signed a contract with Mouton de Gruyter, Berlin, to edit the 22-volume Handbooks of Communication Science (HoCS). The project represents a major endeavour for the future of the field as well as an unprecedented commitment to Communication Science on the part of the publisher, Mouton de Gruyter.

The Handbooks of Communication Science (HoCS) series aims at meeting the needs of undergraduates, postgraduates, academics and researchers across the area of communication studies. Professionally executed, the publications will integrate our knowledge of communication structures and processes. They will do so by offering comprehensive overview articles. An extensive online index for finding relevant information within the articles will supplement the series.

The 30 volumes will be divided into 6 sections: 'Theories and Models of Communication", "Messages, Codes and Channels", "Mode of Address, Communicative Situations and Contexts", "Methodologies", "Application areas" and "Futures".

It is estimated that the entire handbooks series will be completed by 2019.



General editors
Peter J. Schulz (Università della Svizzera italiana) and Paul Cobley (Middlesex University)

Assistant editor
Uwe Hartung (Università della Svizzera italiana)

Advisory Board
Klaus Bruhn Jensen
(University of Copenhagen)
Min-Sun Kim (University of Hawaii at Manoa)
Denis McQuail † (University of Southampton)
Katherine I. Miller (Arizona State University)
Daniel O'Keefe (Northwestern University)
Frans H. van Eemeren (University Amsterdam)
Jürgen Wilke (Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz)


Structure of the Handbooks

Section 1: Theories and Models of Communication

Section 4: Methodologies

Section 5: Application areas

Section 6: Futures