ISSN 1646-5954
[electronic version



Basic Information

Full title of the journal: Observatorio (OBS*) Journal

Editor: OberCom -

Main Objectives: It presents empirical and theoretical research aiming at promoting a better understanding of communication phenomena.

Areas of interest: The journal extends its scope from issues related to media and the novel usages of the Internet, through the challenges surrounding the evolution of new media platforms, to the dynamics of service innovation in the telecommunications industry. It welcomes work from academics, practitioners and policy-makers and is open to contributions coming from all branches of social science inquiry and the humanities.

Historical background of the journal: Started in 2007

Periodicity: Quarterly

Abbreviated title: OBS*

Other information: Having published its thirty-third open access issue (OBS*) achieved more than 300000 downloads up to the month of February 2010. (OBS*) is already one of the most successful journals in terms of audience within the broad field of Communication research”.
Since its first issue, (OBS*) published the work of more than 250 authors and co-authors from 30 countries: Portugal, Spain, The Netherlands, Finland, United States, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, Poland, Turkey, Brazil, Chile, Hungary, Canada, United Kingdom, Slovenia, Australia, Denmark, Romania, Cyprus, Greece, Czech Republic, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Puerto Rico, Singapore, China, Italy and Croatia.
As a testimony of its global identity and multilingual nature, (OBS*) published papers in English, Spanish, Italian, Galician, French, Brazilian and European Portuguese.
The first twelve issues were read in 159 countries. Top 10 downloading countries: Spain, United States, Portugal, Brazil, France, Italy, Great Britain, South Korea, Australia and Canada.

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·         EBSCO publishing (USA)



·         OberCom, Observatório da Comunicação


·         Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia

·       LINI - Lisbon Internet and Networks Institute


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