Purpose This paper aims to analyse the trends in the papers which have been published in Corporate Communications: An International Journal (CCIJ ) over the past ten years. The analysis will focus on the region of the world the (first) authors come from and on the topics of the paper. Design/methodology/approach All papers published in Volumes 5 to 14 of CCIJ have been listed and analysed on the country where the first author comes from and the subjects of the paper. Findings In the first part of the last ten years, authors predominantly come from the Anglo-Saxon world (UK, USA and Australia); whereas, in the last period 45 per cent of the papers come from authors from continental Europe. The subjects of the papers show a bigger interest in corporate identity, reputations and corporate social responsibility in the last period, whereas internal communication and change communication remain important over the whole last ten years. Originality/value This overview is the first of its kind to be published in CCIJ. It shows the growing importance of the journal in the last ten years and the development of the journal into an important journal in the study of corporate communications.