About the Journal

Rhetoric and Communications journal is an open access peer-reviewed quarterly scientific journal published journal published online by the Institute of Rhetoric and Communications.

Rhetoric and Communications published its first issue in September 2011.

The journal is administrated by an international Editorial Board and Editorial Council and its Editor-in-Chief is Prof. Ivanka Mavrodieva, DSc and PhD.

ISSN 1314-4464 (On-line)

Aims & Scope

The journal publishes original research papers, review articles and brief reports, aimed to cover all aspects of research into rhetoric, media communication, public communication, intercultural communication, Internet communication, business communication, academic communication, pedagogical communication, advertising communication, visual communication, brand communication, marketing communication, argumentation, and applied linguistics.

Open access policy

The journal is free to access for users from countries around the world.

The journal is a free and open access journal and scientific publications are freely available.

The journal is open access, its online content is available at no charge to the user or their institution. Users may read, download, copy, distribute, print, search or link to the full texts of articles, or use them for other legitimate purposes, without seeking prior permission from the publisher or author.


There is no fee for publishing.

License terms

All articles are available under the conditions of Creative Commons CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/deed.en

After publication of the manuscript, the owner of the exclusive rights to use the work is the Institute of Rhetoric and Communications – https://www.iorc.info/.


Rhetoric and Communications Journal is listed, abstracted, and indexed in:

  • The European Reference Index for the Humanities and the Social Sciences (ERIH PLUS)


Journal ID:5278

  • the National Reference List of Contemporary Bulgarian Scientifically Reviewed Publications – http://nacid.bg/bg/NRS/

The websites of the Rhetoric and Communications are  https://rhetoric.bg/, https://journal.rhetoric.bg/.

The journal aims at making connections between theories, discourses, research methods, and applied studies from a broad range of rhetoric, communication, linguistics and other relevant areas of study.

The journal is dedicated to advancing knowledge and understanding of theory, research and practice in the above fields of rhetoric and communication.

It welcomes high-quality scientific publications on a wide range of topics related to rhetoric, communication, media, Internet studies that present theories, analytical research and innovative methodologies.

The journal publishes manuscripts which join theory and research with applications in the areas of the Internet (online media, social networks, blogs, virtual forums, etc.), the media, education, business, political and social processes as well as scientific commentaries on research issues or professional practices.

The journal promotes transdisciplinary studies and academic dialogue.

The Rhetoric and Communications publishes four issues annually. Each issue focuses on specific themes. Special issues are dedicated to research or scientific projects and conferences in the fields of rhetoric and communications.

The review of manuscripts sent to the Rhetoric and Communications is done on the principle of a double-blind peer review.