Valkenburg is the only European scholar on the list. The top academic journals included in the bibliographic analysis are: Journal of Communication, Human Communication Research, Communication Research, and Communication Monographs. The acceptance rate of these journals is around 8-12%.
In 2011, the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences of the UvA appointed Patti Valkenburg as Distinguished Research Professor. Valkenburg is also the managing director of CCAM - Center of Research on Children, Adolescents, and the Media. In 2003, she received an NWO VICI grant, in 2009 she received an ERC Grant and in 2011, she was awarded the Spinoza Prize, the highest scientific award in the Netherlands.
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