Call for Authors for the Database for Variables of Content Analysis (DOCA)

The *open access* database compiles, systematizes, and evaluates relevant content-analytical variables of communication and political science research areas and topics. DOCA simplifies access to common variables and their categories for content analysis research. It provides entries for single *variables* (e.g., actors, issues…) and more complex theoretical *constructs* (often measured by more than one variable e.g., americanization). The database serves as a foundation for answering questions about research designs and operationalizations resorting to content analysis and helps standardize and compare studies. It also promotes equal opportunity among researchers by providing free access to important resources.