Call for Papers

CALLS FOR PAPERS/ABSTRACTS

Electronic Journal of Communication. Call for papers - "Social Construction:  Reopening the Conversation, Reconstituting the Possibilities." Issue Editor: Mariaelena Bartesaghi, U of South Florida. Over the last five years, members of our field have intensified their discussion of social construction with renewed force and purpose. The 2006 National Communication Summer Institute on Social Construction, the creation of a "Communication as Social Construction" division at NCA, a new handbook, an edited collection, and a chapter in Communication Yearbook are all examples of re-engagement with the ideas of social construction since, almost 20 years ago in their Communication Yearbook contribution, Shotter and Gergen claimed it as the central paradigm for communication. The issue invites authors to reflect on and reformulate the options for social construction as a theoretical and practical approach to studying communication that is continuously emergent in relationships, constitutive of social reality, consequential to communicators, experienced through the bodily senses, and afforded by their material circumstances. Authors are encouraged to take stock of our predicted and actual accomplishments, consider the tensions between the promised and actualized changes brought about by social construction work in Communication, and project the impact of social construction on the discipline in the next five to ten years. The focus is not only critical, but reflexive: How do we wish to reconstruct social construction? Deadline is September 6, 2011. Authors who would like to discuss paper ideas are encouraged to contact Mariaelena Baretesaghi at mbartesaghi@usf.edu.  For the full call, see http://www.cios.org/www/ejc/calls/socconcall.html.

 

Call for Papers: Special issue of TOPIA: Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies. "Out of the Ruins: The University to Come" Guest Editors Bob Hanke (York University) and Alison Hearn (University of Western Ontario). This special issue of TOPIA seeks contributions (articles, offerings, review essays and book reviews) that reflect on the contemporary university and its discontents. To view the author guidelines, see
http://pi.library.yorku.ca/ojs/index.php/topia/about/submissions#authorGuidelines. To submit papers (with titles, abstracts and keywords) and supplementary media files online, you need to register and login to the TOPIA website at http://pi.library.yorku.ca/ojs/index.php/topia/user/register. The deadline for submissions is February 15, 2012. Peer review and notification of acceptance will be completed by May 15, 2012. Final manuscripts accepted for publication will be due July 5, 2012. Comments and queries can be sent to Bob Hanke bhanke@yorku.ca or Alison Hearn ahearn2@uwo.ca. For more information about TOPIA: Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies, visit http://www.yorku.ca/topia/.

 

Call for Papers: A Conference to Explore the Past, Present and Future of Television. University of Oregon / Turnbull Center / Portland, Oregon. March 1-3, 2012. What is television these days? How are digital technologies changing television? How are the Internet and other new media changing the television industry’s model of production, distribution and consumption? What is the future of television? Television content is now produced using a wide range of digital technologies, distributed via the Internet, mobile devices, and miscellaneous video formats, and viewed at the convenience of consumers. Change is everywhere. But even with these alterations, it can be argued that television remains as significant as ever. The conference will feature a unique coalescing of video and television professionals, media scholars and students, government and community officials, as well as interested community groups and the public. The event will feature keynote speakers, roundtables, paper presentations, and screenings, in an attempt to answer questions about the changing nature of television. Send 1-page proposals by October 1, 2011, to: Janet Wasko, School of Journalism and Communication, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon 97403 USA, jwasko@uoregon.edu.

 

Call for Papers. International Conference (Lille, France, March 7-9, 2012) - "Communicating in a World of Norms: Information and Communication in Contemporary Globalization." Co-organized by the International Communication Association (ICA), the Group of Studies and Research on Information and Communication (GERIICO) and the French Society for Information and Communication Sciences (SFSIC), this event will constitute the 2012 ICA Regional Conference in Europe. This first French edition, taking place in Lille on March 7, 8 and 9, 2012, aims to develop strong scientific relationships between communication scholars represented by ICA all around the world.

 

Call for Papers. ECREA Communication Law and Policy Workshop 2012: Communication and Media Policy in the Era of the Internet and Digitization. 16-17 March 2012, Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich, Germany. The workshop will be dedicated to the challenges faced by communication and media policy due to digitization and, in particular, due to the internet, which can be seen as the most important platform for convergence developments and as a driver of numerous changes in the communication and media industries. In addition to discussing communication and media policy from the perspective of change there will be a focus on trying to find out how far guiding principles, institutions and regulatory arrangements have shown either resilience or adaptability to new technological possibilities. For details and information, please see: http://www.ifkw.uni-muenchen.de/aktuelles/veranstaltungen/ecrea2012/index.html

 

tripleC - Cognition, Communication, Co-operation: Journal for a Sustainable Information Society. tripleC provides a forum to discuss the challenges humanity is facing today. It promotes contributions within an emerging science of the information age with a special interest in critical studies following the highest standards of peer review. It is the journal's mission to encourage uncommon sense, fresh perspectives and unconventional ideas, and connect leading thinkers and young scholars in inspiring reflections. Papers should reflect on how the presented findings contribute to the illumination of conditions that foster or hinder the advancement of a global sustainable and participatory information society. For more information, and online submission, see: http://triplec.at.

 

Call for Manuscripts:  American Journal of Media Psychology (AJMP). The American Journal of Media Psychology is a peer-reviewed scientific journal that publishes theoretical and empirical papers that advance an understanding of media effects and processes on individuals in society. AJMP seeks submissions that have a psychological focus, which means the level of analysis should focus on individuals and their interaction with or relationship to mass media content and institutions. All theoretical and methodological perspectives are welcomed.  For instructions on submitting a manuscript, please visit: http://www.marquettejournals.org/mediapsychology. Questions about this call for manuscripts can be directed to Dr. Michael Elasmar, Editor, American Journal of Media Psychology at elasmar@bu.edu.

 

The Communication Review solicits papers in the interdisciplinary field of
media studies. We particularly encourage historical work, feminist work, and visual work, and invite submissions from those employing critical theoretical and empirical approaches to a range of topics under the general rubric of communication and media studies research. The Communication Review also functions as a review of current work in the field.  Towards this end, the editors are always open to proposals for special issues that interrogate and examine current controversies in the field.  We also welcome non-traditionally constructed articles which critically examine and review current subfields of and controversies within communication and media studies; we offer an expedited review process for timely statements. Please direct your papers, suggestions for special issues and queries to Tatiana Omeltchenko, Managing Editor, at to3y@virginia.edu. For more information about the journal and submission guidelines, please see the journal's website at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/10714421.html.

 

Chinese Journal of Communication (CJoC)
Chinese Journal of Communication (CJoC) is a new venture of scholarly publication aimed at elevating Chinese communication studies along theoretical, empirical, and methodological dimensions. The new refereed journal will be an important international platform for students and scholars in Chinese communication studies to exchange ideas and research results. Interdisciplinary in scope, it will examine subjects in all Chinese societies in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macau, Singapore, and the global Chinese diaspora. The CJoC welcomes research articles using social scientific or humanistic approaches on such topics as mass communication, journalism studies, telecommunications, rhetoric, cultural studies, media effects, new communication technologies, organizational communication, interpersonal communication, advertising and PR, political communication, communications law and policy, and so on. Articles employing historical and comparative analysis focused on traditional Chinese culture as well as contemporary processes such as globalization, deregulation, and democratization are also welcome. Published by Routledge, CJoC is institutionally based at the Communication Research Centre, the School of Journalism and Communication, the Chinese University of Hong Kong. For more information and submission instructions, please visit http://www.informaworld.com/cjoc.

 

Journal of Children and Media is an interdisciplinary and multimethod peer-reviewed publication that provides a space for discussion by scholars and professionals from around the world and across theoretical and empirical traditions who are engaged in the study of media in the lives of children. Submissions: Submissions should be made via the journal’s ScholarOne Manuscripts site: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/rchm. Questions about the journal can be
directed to Dafna Lemish, Editor at: dafnalemish@siu.edu. Manuscripts must conform to the American Psychological Association (APA) style with a maximum length of 8,000 words, including notes and references. The manuscript should be accompanied by an abstract of up to 150 words, biographical information for each author of up to 75 words each, and up to 10 keywords. For further information please visit: http://www.informaworld.com/jocam.

 

International Journal of Strategic Communication is issuing a call for papers for its fourth and subsequent issues. The journal provides a forum for multidisciplinary and multiparadigmatic research about the role of communication, broadly defined, in achieving the goals of a wide range of communicative entities for-profit organizations, nonprofit organizations, social movements, political parties or politicians, governments, government agencies, personalities. For communication to be strategic is has to be purposeful and planned. The aim of the journal is to bring diverse approaches together with the purpose of developing an international, coherent and holistic approach to the field. Scholars in a broad range of communication specialities addressing strategic communication by organizations are invited to submit articles. Articles are blind-reviewed by three members of the editorial board, which consists of 34 scholars from 15 countries representing a broad array of theoretical and methodological perspectives.Submissions are electronic via the journal's website at ijosc@lamar.colostate.edu. Manuscripts should be no longer than 30 word-processed pages and adhere to the APA Publications Manual. For more information, contact editors Derina Holtzhausen, University of South Florida, dholtzha@cas.usf.edu or Kirk Hallahan, Colorado State University, kirk.hallahan@colostate.edu.

 

Feminist Media Studies. Authors in North America, Latin America, and the Caribbean: submit to Lisa McLaughlin, Editor; e-mail: mclauglm@muohio.edu. Authors in Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australasia: submit to Cynthia Carter, Editor; e-mail: cartercl@cardiff.ac.uk.

 

Education Review of Business Communication. Mss. info: http://www.senatehall.com/business_communication/index.html.


 
Journal of Communication Studies, National Council of Development Communication. Soliciting research papers, abstracts. E-mail: Shveta Sharma, communication@jcs@yahoo.com.


 
Hampton Book Series: Communication, Globalization, and Cultural Identity. Jan Servaes, Hampton Book Series Editor, c/o School of Journalism and Communication, University of Queensland, Brisbane QLD 4072, Australia. Phone: +61 (7) 3365 6115 or 3088. Fax: +61 (7) 3365 1377. E-mail: j.servaes@uq.edu.au.

 

Manuscripts. Subject Matters: A Journal of Communications and the Self. E-mail: subjectmatters@londonmet.ac.uk.

 

Submissions. Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (JMEWS). Info: Marcia C. Inhorn, Director of the Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies, U of Michigan, and Mary N. Layoun, Chair of Comparative Literature, U of Wisconsin, Editors. Web: http://iupjournals.org/jmews/.

 

Communication Review. The Communication Review solicits papers in the interdisciplinary field of media studies. We are interested in papers discussing any aspect of media: media history, globalization of media, media institutions, media analysis, media criticism, media policy, media economics. We also invite essays about the nature of media studies as an emergent, interdisciplinary field. Please direct papers to Andrea L. Press and Bruce A. Williams, Editors, Media Studies Program, University of Virginia. E-mail: alp5n@virginia.edu, baw5n@b.mail.virginia.edu. For more information about the journal and submission guidelines, please see the journal's website at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/10714421.asp.

 

Call for Manuscripts - The Journal of Native Aging & Health publishes articles that address Native aging, health, and related issues. All theoretical and methodological approaches are welcome. Original research and studies should apply existing theory and research to Native Americans, Alaskan, Hawaiian, Islanders and First Nations Peoples, or should illuminate how knowledge informs and reforms exiting theories and research on Native populations, aging, and health. No material identifying the author(s) should appear in the body of the paper. The paper must not have appeared in any other published form. Each submission should include a separate cover page with the name of the author(s); present academic title or other current position; academic department and university (if appropriate); and complete address, telephone number, and e-mail address (if available). The submission also must include a single-paragraph abstract of no more than 120 words on a separate page. Manuscripts, abstracts, references, figures, and tables must conform to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (2001, Fifth Edition) guidelines. Contributors are encouraged to be familiar with the Manual's guidelines for avoiding bias in language used to express ideas int he manuscript. By submitting to JNAH, authors warrant that they will not submit their manuscript to any other publication without first withdrawing the manuscript from consideration by JNAH, that the work is original, and that appropriate credit has been given to other contributors in the project. Reports of the original research and papers may not exceed 25 pages (including references, tables, figures, and appendixes). Copies of submissions will not be returned to the author(s). Send four paper copies of complete papers to Pamela J. Kalbfleish, Editor, Journal of Native Aging & Health, School of Communication, University of North Dakota, 202A O'Kelly Hall, Grand Forks, ND 58202. Along with your paper copies, include a disk with your submission in Word document format or attach an electronic copy of your manuscript to an e-mail sent to the editorial office. Questions may be directed to the editorial office via e-mail at yearbook@und.nodak.edu, telephone 701-777-2673, or fax 701-777-3955. Ordering Information: To order a copy of the Journal, contact: Dr. Pamela J. Kalbfleisch, Editor, Journal of Native Aging & Health, School of Communication, University of North Dakota, Box 7169, 202A O'Kelly Hall, Grand Forks, ND 58202. $25.00 a copy / $40.00 year subscription.


 
Journal of Marketing and Communication Management. The Managing Editors, JMCM, Department of Marketing and Communication Management, University of Pretoria, Pretoria 0001, South Africa. Info: http://www.jmcm.co.za. E-mail: Professor C H van Heerden, nheerden@hakuna.up.ac.za, or Professor Anske Grobler, anske@postino.up.ac.za


 
Submissions. Participations: Journal of Audience and Reception. Info: http://www.participations.org/.


 
Essays. Bad Subjects: Iraq War Culture Review Essays. Email: Joe Lockard, Joe.Lockard@asu.edu. Info: http://bad.eserver.org.

 

Proposals. Alternatives Within the Mainstream II: Queer Theatre in Britain. Info: Dimple Godiwala-McGowan, Senior Lecturer, York St. John College (U of Leeds). E-mail: DimpleGodiwala@aol.com


 
Deadline extended. Papers. Journal of Middle East Media (JMEM), Center for International Media Education (CIME) at Georgia State U and the Arab-U.S. Association for Communication Educators (AUSACE). Mohammed el-Naway, Senior Editor, Department of Communication, One Park Place South, 10th Floor, Georgia State U, Atlanta, Georgia 30303, USA. E-mail: jouman@langate.gsu.edu.

 

New Journal - Communication for Development and Social Change. A new journal, Communication for Development and Social Change, is seeking papers that will present empirical research, theory, and practice-oriented approaches on subjects relevant to development communication and social change. Authors may submit inquiries and manuscripts electronically to Jan Servaes, Department of Journalism and Communication, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, at j.sarvaes@uq.edu.au.

 

CONFERENCES

12 September 2011. University of Westminster, London. "The changing face of journalism in India." University of Westminster, 309 Regent Street, London. Conference organizer: Professor Daya Thussu, Codirector of India Media Centre,
University of Westminster. The transformation of journalism in India – the world’s largest democracy and one of its fastest growing economies – has implications for journalism around the world. With approaching 100 round-the-clock news channels - unrivalled in any other country - India boasts the world’s most linguistically diverse news landscape. This offers exciting opportunities, as well as challenges to professional journalists and scholars of international journalism. The India Media Centre, the world’s first academic centre dedicated to study globalizing tendencies of media in India, is organizing a pioneering conference to address the implications of this major media development. This international gathering will bring together journalists and journalism scholars from around the world to examine the changing face of journalism in India and its impact on the rest of the world. For general academic enquiries please contact Professor Daya Thussu at D.K.Thussu@westminster.ac.uk.

 

WAPOR 64th Annual Conference: Public Opinion and the Internet. September 21-23, 2011, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Organizers: Peter Neijens & Claes de Vreese. The World Association for Public Opinion Research (WAPOR) will hold its 64th annual conference September 21-23, 2011 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, one of the most exciting cities in the world. The theme of this conference emphasizes how the Internet provides challenges and opportunities for public opinion scholars and how the internet is changing (the study of) public opinion. Final registration: 1 September 2011. More information about location and hotels to be announced shortly on the conference section of the WAPOR website: http://wapor.unl.edu/ Please visit this website for updated information (programme, etc.). Queries should be directed to conference chairs Peter Neijens and Claes de Vreese (wapor2011@uva.nl) or to WAPOR Executive Coordinator Renae Reis (renae@wapor.org).

 

October 14, 2011: Second Annual Promise in Communication Research Symposium at the University at Buffalo. Last year after a competitive selection process, 5 students were invited to present at our first Promise in Communication Research Symposium. Due to this tremendous success, the Department of Communication at the University at Buffalo has decided to repeat the event this
year on October 14, 2011. Photos from last year’s events and all of the information for this year’s event can be found at gsa.buffalo.edu/communication/symposium. While the deadline for submissions has passed, registration for the symposium is still available online.

International Conference on Language and Communication (LANCOMM 2011). 19 - 20 October 2011, Putrajaya, Malaysia. For more information go to https://sites.google.com/a/kliuc.edu.my/lancomm2011/home.

 

Call for Papers: “Cinema in Iran: Circulation, Censorship and Cultural Production.” Berlin, Germany, 16-18 December 2011. Hosted by the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, with the Free University of Berlin, Institute for Film Studies, and George Washington University. Iran is undergoing a period of socio-political transformation joined to a cultural space that despite binding censorship regulations, circumnavigates restrictive bans and, in the world of film, generates award winning, critically acclaimed masterpieces. In the course of this two and a half day workshop, participants will investigate Iranian cinema as part of Iran’s rich media and cultural ecology. This event is sponsored by the Iran Media Program at the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania (www.iranmediaresearch.org/en). The Iran Media Program is a collaborative network designed to enhance the understanding of Iran's media ecology. Our goal is to strengthen a global network of Iranian media scholars and practitioners (the Iran Media Scholars Network) and to contribute to Iran's civil society and the wider policy-making community by providing a more nuanced understanding of the role of media and the flow of information in Iran. Paper presenters’ travel related costs and accommodation will be provided.  Following the workshop, participants will be required to complete a publishable paper by a set deadline for an edited volume.  Please submit an abstract of 2-3 pages and CV to irancinema@asc.upenn.edu by August 31, 2011.

 

Call for Participation: iConference 2012. Toronto, Canada. February 7-10, 2012. The iConference is an annual gathering of a broad spectrum of scholars and researchers concerned about critical information issues in contemporary society. The iConference pushes the boundaries of information studies, explores core concepts and ideas, and creates new technological and conceptual configurations -- all situated in interdisciplinary discourses. These issues will be tackled during our four-day event in downtown Toronto, February 7-10, 2012. The conference theme is: "Culture * Design * Society." Please join us for a multitude of high quality papers, posters, workshops, along with interactive alternative events that will frame the conversation. In addition to these activities, there will be a Doctoral Colloquium and an Early Career Workshop at the conference, lots of social events, and many opportunities to mingle. The iConference series is sponsored by the iSchools, a growing association of more than 30 Schools, Faculties and Colleges in North America, Europe and Asia -- however, affiliation with the iSchools is not a prerequisite, and we encourage everyone to participate. Learn more at http://www.ischools.org/iConference12/2012index/   

 

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES

Call for editors. The WSCA Publications Committee requests nominations and self-nominations for the position of Editor of Western Journal of Communication. Then incoming editor will begin accepting manuscripts in late 2013 or early 2014. Nominations should be directed to the chair of the WSCA Publications Committee, Dr. Jody Koenig Kellas, at jkellas2@unl.edu by October 15th, 2011. All nominations must be supported by the following:  (1) A letter of self-nomination (or a letter indicating willingness to serve) from the nominee, including a statement of proposed plans and editorial vision; (2) A current vita; (3) A letter from the nominee’s departmental chair or other administrator describing adequate institutional support; (4) Names and phone numbers of references who could speak to the nominee’s qualifications as an editor.

 

Sexuality Studies: A book series by Temple University Press. The coeditors of Sexuality Studies-Janice Irvine and Regina Kunzel-are currently soliciting book manuscripts. The series features work in sexuality studies, in its social, cultural, and political dimensions, and in both historical and contemporary formations. The editors seek books that will appeal to a broad, cross-disciplinary audience of both academic and nonacademic readers. Submissions to Sexuality Studies are welcome through Janet Francendese, Editor in Chief, Temple University Press (janet.francendese@temple.edu). Information on how to submit manuscripts can be found at: http://www.temple.edu/tempress/submissions.html. Initial inquiries about proposals can also be sent to: Janice Irvine, University of Massachusetts, Department of Sociology. irvine@soc.umass.edu; or, Regina Kunzel, University of Minnesota, Departments of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies and History rkunzel@williams.edu.

 

The IABC Research Foundation is offering a grant for US $50,000 for Research on Communication Department Structure and Best Practices. Proposal guidelines can be found on the Research Foundation website http://www.iabc.com/rf/. The IABC Research Foundation serves as the non-profit research and development arm of IABC (International Association of Business Communicators). The Foundation is dedicated to contributing new findings, knowledge and understanding to the communication profession, and to helping organizations and communicators maximize organizational success. Through the generosity of donors, corporate sponsors and volunteers, the Foundation delivers original communication research and tools not available in the commercial marketplace.

 

The Canadian Journal of Communication (CJC) is a quarterly peer-reviewed journal committed to publishing outstanding scholarship in communications, media and cultural studies, journalism, and information studies. CJC is looking for theoretically innovative and methodologically challenging original manuscripts, in English or French, for immediate peer-review. To submit an article for peer-review go to the CJC website http://www.cjc-online.ca and click on the "submit" button. Articles for peer-review should be approximately 6,000 to 8,000 words in length. In addition to the traditional peer-reviewed article the CJC will develop innovative forms and formats for discussions of current practices including: media reviews, research overviews of current projects, and polemical commentaries. These submissions are shorter in length and may be either more descriptive or experimental in tone. Please direct ideas and inquiries to editor@cjconline.ca. For information on book reviews please contact our book review editor, Leslie Regan Shade, at review_editor@cjconline.ca. Info on CJC: Kim Sawchuk, Editor, CJC, editor@cjc-online.ca.

 

Visiting doctoral fellowships. The Media Management and Transformation Center (MMTC) at Jonkoping International Business School, Jonkoping University, Sweden, in the field of media business and media economics for advanced doctoral students. Dr. Cinzia dal Zotto, Research Manager, Media Management and Transformation Center, Jonkoping International Business School, P.O. Box 1026, SE-551 11 Jonkoping, SWEDEN. Info: http://www.jibs.se/mmtc. Email for more information: cinzia.dalzotto@ihh.hj.se.