A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF PUBLISHED RESEARCH ON MAGAZINES
AS A MEDIUM OF COMMUNICATION
Sixth Edition, 2008
Citations Include Research on the Four Basic Types of Non-Newspaper Periodicals:
Lifestyle (including Consumer), Occupational (Including Business or Trade), Scholarly Journals,
and Organization Publications, as well as Advertising in Each Type)
Marcia R. Prior-Miller, Compiler
Associate Professor and Meredith Apprentice Professor
Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.
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This bibliography began with a census and analysis of the research abstracts in Communication Abstracts, volume 1, 1976. To this foundation were added entries from each subsequent volume, through the current, 2008 issues. Citations from American Periodicals (Volumes 1 to present), and the on-line Journal of Magazine and New Media Research (Volumes 1 to present), and other articles are added on a regular basis from a wide variety of sources as they become available.
The foundational framework for the bibliography is a sociology of mass communication perspective applied to magazines as the medium of communication. Thus, the bibliography is designed to incorporate research that
1. explores the social history of the emergence and growth of the field of magazine publishing;
2. analyzes the ongoing social system within the field;
3. evaluates diagnostic categories and criteria for investigating communication problems and structure as they occur in the magazine industry and magazines as a medium of communication.
Units and subcategories are based on an analysis of the research question and dependent variable for the research and are added as new areas of research evolve. Citations are listed twice when judged necessary for greater accessibility.
Entries are listed within units and subunits in reverse chronological order, beginning with the most recent citation, and alphabetically within years. Citations are generally presented following style guidelines adapted from American Sociological Association Style.
Every effort has been made to ensure accuracy of citations and placement of articles. Errors are the sole responsibility of the compiler, who asks that corrections and additions be sent to email@example.com.
Much credit for the compilation of this bibliography is due to graduate and undergraduate research assistants and freshmen honors students at Iowa State University, without whose work the bibliography and holdings of published research (noted as cc: on file) would not have been possible. These include:
Graduate research assistants, Chen, Ko-Jung (2007-08); Deshara Thomas (2004 to 2006); undergraduate research assistants: Jamica Fonseca (2008); Nicolle Stumpf (2003-2004), Sarah Greenlee (2002-2003); Jaclyn Hruska (2001-2002); Genelle Nissen Deist (1999 - 2000), Jayne Bullock, (1992 - 1993); and Kellie Esch (1987 - 1992).
Freshman honors students Josh Larson (Spring 2008); Kathy Huting, Suzanne Edson, Amanda Crawford (Spring 2005); Andrea Butson and Michelle Kalkhoff (Spring 2004); Joela Kemp and Megan Eagan (2002-2003); Ruben Hidalgo (Spring 2001); Morris Smith (Fall 1995 to Spring 1996), Jason Ellingson and Courtney King (Spring 1994); Murray Williams (Spring 1993); Theresa Wilson and Kelly Farrell (Spring 1992); and Suzanne Cobb (Spring 1991).
Funding at the inception of this project was provided through Faculty Research Incentive grants from Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa. Three special research grants from the Freshman Honors Program at Iowa State University made possible the ongoing development of the bibliography. Additional funds were provided through Iowa State University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Small Grants program (Spring 2008) and a Kappa Tau Alpha Chapter Adviser Research Grant (Spring 2008).
Marcia R. Prior-Miller