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

This page was last updated September 2022

  • 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.
  • Civila, S., & Jaramillo-Dent, D. (2022, In Press). #Mixedcouples on TikTok: Performative hybridization and identity in the face of discrimination. Social Media +Society.
  • Ha, L. & Yang, Y. (2021). Research about persuasive effects of social media influencers as online opinion leaders 1990-2020: A review. International Journal of Internet Marketing & Advertising
  • Hurley, Z. (2022). Middle Eastern women influencers’ interdependent/independent subjectification on Tiktok: Feminist postdigital transnational inquiry. Information, Communication & Society, 0(0), 1–18.
  • Jaramillo-Dent, D., Alencar, A., & Asadchy, Y. (2022). #Migrantes on TikTok: Exploring platformed belongings. International Journal of Communication. Accepted for publication.
  • Jaramillo-Dent, D., Contreras-Pulido, P., & Pérez-Rodríguez, A. (2022). Immigrant Influencers on TikTok: Diverse Microcelebrity Profiles and Algorithmic (In)Visibility. Media and Communication, 10(1), 208–221.
  • Kaye, D.B.V. (2020). Make this go viral: Building musical careers through accidental virality on TikTok. Flow Journal 27 (1).
  • Kaye, D. B. V. (2022). Please Duet This: Collaborative Music Making in Lockdown on TikTok. Networking Knowledge: Journal of the MeCCSA Postgraduate Network, 15(1), Article 1.
  • 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.
  • Matamoros-Fernández, A., Rodriguez, A., & Wikström, P. (2022). Humor That Harms? Examining Racist Audio-Visual Memetic Media on TikTok During Covid-19. Media and Communication, 10(2), 180–191.
  • Rauchberg, J. (2022). Imitation publics, imitation pop: A feminist platform analysis of Olivia Rodrigo’s self-branding on TikTok. Console-Ing Passions 2022.
  • Rauchberg, J. S. (2022). A different girl, but she’s nothing new: Olivia Rodrigo and posting imitation pop on TikTok. Feminist Media Studies, 0(0), 1–5.
  • 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
  • Stein, K., Yao, Y., & Aitamurto, T. (2022). Examining Communicative Forms in #TikTokDocs’ Sexual Health Videos. International Journal of Communication, 16(0), 23.
  • Vizcaíno-Verdú, A., & Abidin, C. (2022). Music Challenge Memes on TikTok: Understanding In-Group Storytelling Videos. International Journal of Communication, 16(0), 26.
  • Vizcaíno-Verdú, A., & Aguaded, I. (2022). #ThisIsMeChallenge and Music for Empowerment of Marginalized Groups on TikTok. Media and Communication, 10(1), 157–172.
  • Vizcaíno-Verdú, A., & Jaramillo-Dent, D. (forthcoming, 2021). Retos para la enseñanza: Profesores en YouTube, Instagram y TikTok [Challenges for education: Teachers on YouTube, Instagram and TikTok]. Comunicación y Pedagogía. Accepted for publication.
  • Yang, Y. & Ha, L. (2021). Why People Use TikTok (Douyin) and How Their Purchase Decisions are Affected by Social Media Influencers in China: A Uses & Gratifications and Para-Social Relationship Perspective. Journal of Interactive Advertising. DOI.10180.15252019.2021.1995544.
  • 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.
  • Zeng, J., & Kaye, D. B. V. (2022). From content moderation to visibility moderation: A case study of platform governance on TikTok. Policy & Internet, Online First(n/a).