Journal of Intercultural Communication (JICC) (ISSN 1404-1634) is an international, double-blind peer-reviewed, and open-access journal. 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, mass media, entertainment, and tourism, but also because of immigration brought about by labour shortages or political conflicts.

In all these contacts, there is communication that needs to be as constructive as possible, without misunderstandings and breakdowns. We believe 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 encourage scholars to publish their experimental and theoretical research and promote research but also Communication, Cultural Studies, Strategy and Management, Education, Linguistics and Language, Gender Studies, and Public Administration 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 has pointed to a need for more journals employing a peer-review procedure within the area of intercultural communication. We hope that by starting this journal, we will be able to encourage more research, facilitate contact between interested researchers, and provide better opportunities for peer-reviewed publication. We welcome contributions, original research, and reviews concerning all areas of intercultural communication and cross-cultural comparison.


Publication Ethics Statement

Journal of Intercultural Communication (JICC) publishes high-quality work by enforcing a rigorous peer-review process and ensuring that high-quality scientific works are added to the field of scholarly publication. In cases of plagiarism, data falsification, and incorrect authorship credit, JICC takes these ethical publication issues very seriously and follows a zero-tolerance policy. JICC uses TURNITIN for all submissions to ensure the originality of the content.

Copyright / Open Access Policy

This journal is dedicated to offering immediate, free, open access to its scholarly content, grounded in the belief that accessible research enriches the global exchange of knowledge. Accordingly, all articles are freely available under the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY) 4.0. In line with the Budapest Open Access Initiative's (BOAI) principles, this journal ensures that anyone can read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of our articles for any lawful purpose without the need for prior permission from either the publisher or the author.

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Archival Policy

JICC is preserved in the LOCKSS (Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe) and PKP Preservation Network (PN) archival systems to ensure that our content is securely and permanently archived, safeguarding the accessibility of the journal's corpus for future generations. These initiatives provide a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. This collaboration reflects our dedication to the long-term availability and stability of scholarly records.  The URL to the LockSS Publisher Manifest for the journal is

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