The world today is characterized by an ever growing number of contacts resulting in communication between people with different linguistic and cultural backgrounds. This communication takes place because of contacts within the areas of business, military cooperation, science, education, massmedia, entertainment, tourism but also because of immigration brought about by labor shortage or political conflicts.
In all these contacts, there is communication which needs to be as constructive as possible, without misunderstandings and breakdowns. It is our belief that research on the nature of linguistic and cultural similarities and differences here can play a positive and constructive role.
The goal of the journal is to promote research but also education and training in the area of intercultural communication. The journal is an outgrowth of the activities of NIC – the Nordic Network for Intercultural Communication. The great interest shown in the activities of NIC have pointed to a need for more journals employing a peer review procedure within the area of intercultural communication. By starting this journal, we hope to encourage more research and to facilitate contacts between interested researchers as well as to provide better possibilities for reviewed publication.
We welcome contributions and reviews concerning all areas of intercultural communication.
Editor in chief: Prof. Jens Allwood.
Managing editors: Beatriz Dorriots, Miguel Benito.
Copyright: Journal of Intercultural Communication and the authors.
This journal provides immediate free open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of ideas. Articles are free for personal use, but are protected by copyright, in the sense that they may not be used for other purposes than personal use without the permission of the author and the Journal of Intercultural Communication.