Journal Articles

These articles are authored or co-authored by members of the TikTok Cultures Research Network. For a full list of sources, please see our TikTok Bibliography

  • Abidin, C. (2021). Mapping Internet Celebrity on TikTok: Exploring Attention Economies and Visibility Labours.” Cultural Science Journal 12(1): 77-103. DOI: 10.5334/csci.140
  • Chen, X., Kaye, D.B.V., Zeng, J. (2021). #PositiveEnergy Douyin: Constructing ‘Playful Patriotism’ on a Chinese Short Video Application. Chinese Journal of Communication, 14(1):97-117.
  • Kaye, D.B.V. (2020). Make this go viral: Building musical careers through accidental virality on TikTok. Flow Journal 27 (1).
  • Laye, D.B.V. (2021, forthcoming). Please duet this: Collaborative music making in lockdown on TikTok. Networking Knowledge.
  • Kaye, D.B.V, Chen, X., & Zeng, J. (2021). Co-evolution of Chinese Mobile Short Video Apps: Parallel Platformization of Douyin and TikTok. Mobile Media and Communication, 9(2): 229-253.
  • Kaye, D.B.V., Rodriguez, A., Langton, K, & Wikström, P. (2021). You made this? I made this: Practices of authorship and attribution on TikTok. International Journal of Communication, 15, 21.
  • Savic, M. (2021). Research Perspectives on TikTok & Its Legacy Apps| From to TikTok: Social Construction of 2020’s Most Downloaded Short-Video App. International Journal Of Communication, 15, 22. Retrieved from
  • Southerton, C. (2021) ‘Lip-syncing and saving lives: healthcare workers on TikTok’, International Journal of Communication, 15 (2021), 3248–3268
  • Zeng, J., Schafer, M.S., & Allgaier, J. (2021). Reposting “till Albert Einstein is TikTok famous”: The memetic construction of Science on TikTok. International Journal of Communication. 15(2021).
  • Zeng, J. & Abidin, C. (2021). “#OkBoomer, time to meet the Zoomers’: Studying the Memefication of Intergenerational Politics on TikTok.” Information, Communication and Society (Online first). DOI: 10.1080/1369118X.2021.1961007
  • Zeng, J., Abidin, C., and Schäfer, M.S. (2021). Research Perspectives on TikTok and Its Legacy Apps: Introduction. International Journal of Communication 15(2021): 3161-3172.