Publications

Peer-Reviewed Journal Publications

Ma, S., & Zhang, H. (2021). Opinion expression dynamics in social media chat groups: An integrated quasi-experimental and agent-based model approach. Complexity, 2021. http://doi.org/10.1155/2021/2304754 (SSCI/SCI Impact Factor = 2.82)

Ma, S., Zhu, Y., & Bresnahan, M. (2021). Chinese international students’ face concerns, mental health stigma, and help seeking intentions. Health Communication, 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1080/10410236.2021.1910167 (SSCI Impact Factor = 3.20)

Danowski, J., van Klyton, A., Peng, T. Q., Ma, S., Nkakleu, R., & Biboum, A. (2022). ICT development, interorganizational networks, and corruption in Africa. Quality and Quantity. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11135-022-01508-4 (SSCI Impact Factor = 1.68).

Lee, S., Ma, S., Meng, J., Zhuang, J., & Peng, T. Q. (2022). Detecting Sentiment toward Emerging Infectious Diseases on Social Media: A Validity Evaluation of Dictionary-Based Sentiment Analysis. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(11), 6759. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19116759 (SSCI Impact Factor = 3.79)

Zhang, R., Gong, J., Ma, S., & Xu, J. (2022). Analytical advances through open science: An automatic coding mechanism for open-ended questions in journalism surveys. Digital Journalism, 1-22. https://doi.org/10.1080/21670811.2022.2037006 (SSCI Impact Factor = 7.99)

Ulusoy, E., Carnahan, D., Barry, R. C., Bergan, D. E., Ma, S., Ahn, S., & Mcgraw, J. (2021). Flooding the zone: How exposure to implausible falsehoods shapes subsequent belief judgments. International Journal of Public Opinion Research, 33(4), 856-872. https://doi.org/10.1093/ijpor/edab022 (SSCI Impact Factor = 2.11)

Zhang, H., He, Y., & Ma, S. (2018). The mediation effect of credibility on media use and social confidence: A comparative study on official and personal social media accounts. Journalism Bimonthly, 38(4), 98-107+154-155. (in Chinese)

Ma, S. & Jiang, W. (2018). How to legislate algorithm-based news recommendation: Experience from foreign countries. The Press, 63(5), 106-108. (in Chinese)

Yu, J. & Ma, S. (2018). Analyzing profit model of newspaper companies with profit weight: Taking Zhejiang Newspaper Media, Borei Communication, Huawen Media, and New York Times (2012-2016) as examples. Chinese Journal of Journalism & Communication, 58(5), 129-144. (in Chinese)

Zhang, H., Ma, S., & Han, X. (2016). A comparison of netizens’ trust between central and local governments in China. Journalism & Communication, 38(S1), 78-84+127. (in Chinese)

Book Chapters

Wang, Y. & Ma, S. (2022, expected). Applied Communication in Education, Beijing: China Higher Education Press. (co-first author) (in press, in Chinese)

Ma, S., & Wang, Y. (2020). Chapter Six: Paradigm shift of mass communication effect studies. (Eds.), Applied Communication in Science Venues, Beijing: Science and Technology of China Press. (in Chinese)

Wan, A., Ma, S., & Wang, S. (2017). Chapter Three: Publishing techniques in ancient Greek and ancient Rome. (Eds.), Publishing History in China and Foreign Countries. Beijing: China Higher Education Press. (in Chinese)

Manuscripts Under Review

Ma, S., Bergan, D., Carnahan, D., Ahn, S., Virtue, I., & Mcgraw, J. (2022). The Influence of fact-checking on policymaker social media posts about the Trump Impeachment: A field experimental replication (minor revise). Human Communication Research.

Ma, S. (2022) Moderated by inconsistent definition and media environment: A meta-analysis of selective exposure effects on polarization. Communication Research.

Ma, S. (2022). Reducing the influence of algorithm-based news recommendation on selective exposure and polarization. Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media

Ma, S., Wang, Y., Shu, Z., Duan, Z., & Sun, L. (2021). Development and validation of the Internet literacy scale. Social Science Computer Review.

Zhu, Y., Bresnahan, M., Yan, X., Ma, S. (2022). A thematic analysis of online comments in Fox News about stigma associated with wearing face masks in public during the COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of Health Communication.

Van Der Heide, B., Ulusoy, E., Ma, S., Earle, K., Mason, A., & Dai, Y. (2021). Interpersonal media effects: Two studies of the effects of observing communication with content creators on YouTube. Communication Research.

Conference Presentations

Ma, S. & Han, J. (2022, May). I wish I did not say that: Analyzing the deleted tweets of congress legislators in America. Paper presented at 72nd meeting of the International Communication Association, Paris, France.

Ma, S. (2021, November). A meta-analysis between selective exposure and polarization. Paper presented at 107th Annual National Communication Association Conference, Seattle, WA, USA.

Ma, S. (2021, November). Reducing the influence of algorithm-based news recommendation on selective exposure and polarization. Paper presented at 107th Annual National Communication Association Conference, Seattle, WA, USA.

Ma, S., Bergan, D., Carnahan, D., Ahn, S., Virtue, I., & Mcgraw, J. (2021, October). The Influence of Fact-Checking on Policymaker Social Media Posts about the Trump Impeachment: A Field Experimental Replication. Paper presented at Annual Conference of American Political Science Association, Seattle, WA, USA.

Ulusoy, E., Carnahan, D., Barry, R. C., Bergan, D. E., Ma, S., Ahn, S., & Mcgraw, J. (2021, May). Flooding the Zone: How Exposure to Implausible Falsehoods Shapes Subsequent Belief Judgments. Paper presented at 71st meeting of the International Communication Association, Denver, CO, USA.

Van Der Heide, B., Earle, K., Ulusoy, E., Ma, S., & Mason, A. J. (2020, November). A Wise One in the Crowd? The Effects of Message Source Similarity and Majority Message Valence in Online Reviews. Paper presented at 106th Annual National Communication Association Conference, Indianapolis, IN, USA.

Ma, S., & Zhang, H. (2020, May) Encouraging willingness to speak out: Perceived peer support and opinion dynamic in social media groups. Paper presented at 70th meeting of the International Communication Association, Gold Coast, Australia.

Lee, S., Ma, S., Meng, J., Zhuang, J., & Peng, T. (2020, May) Detecting sentiment toward emerging diseases on social media: An empirical comparison between human coding and dictionary-based approach. Paper presented at 70th meeting of the International Communication Association, Gold Coast, Australia.

Van Der Heide, B., Ulusoy, E., Ma, S., Earle, K., Mason A., & Dai, Y. (2020, May) Interpersonal media effects: Two studies of the effects of observing communication with content creators on YouTube. Paper presented at 70th meeting of the International Communication Association, Gold Coast, Australia.

Mason, A., Earle, K., Van Der Heide, B., Ma, S., & Ulusoy, E. (2020, May) Social media literacy: Definitions, origins, and development. Paper presented at 70th meeting of the International Communication Association, Gold Coast, Australia.

Ma, S.,Duan, Z., & Sun, L. (2017, August). Development, validity and reliability of urban teenagers’ network literacy scale. Paper presented at 100th meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Chicago, IL, USA.