In the inaugural issue of The Annals of the International Communication Association
, editor David Ewoldsen
(Michigan State U) introduces a forum on retiring concepts in Communication. This thoughtful argument mirrors the process of what happened to the publication in which that content now sits.
Two years ago, ICA had to decide what it wanted to do with its legacy publication Communication Yearbook
(CY). Successfully helmed by Elisia Cohen
(U of Kentucky) into its 41st Volume, the book was reaching a crossroads as the digital nature of scholarship had set a new path for annuals. A Task Force led by Past-President Francois Heinderyckx
(U Libre de Bruxelles) took on the charge of exploring what the future held for the publication, and after a long and careful process the task force decided that the best way to carry it forward was to convert it into a journal.
Our partners at Taylor & Francis set about digitizing and organizing the backfile of CY, and launching a new platform for the journal. Members now have access to all the back content of CY and all forthcoming volumes of The Annals. Members must login to the ICA site and navigate to The Annals
portal from the journals page.
This has been a colossal undertaking and many thanks go out to all those involved—especially David Ewoldsen, whose stewardship and hard work has made this transition and launch possible.
Taylor & Francis has made this inaugural issue has been made free for all to read. Below you’ll find links directly to each article.
– by David R. Ewoldsen
“Political Communication in a High-Choice Media Environment: A Challenge for Democracy?”
– by Peter Van Aelst, Jesper Strömbäck, Toril Aalberg, Frank Esser, Claes de Vreese, Jörg Matthes, David Hopmann, Susana Salgado, Nicolas Hubé, Agnieszka Stępińska, Stylianos Papathanassopoulos, Rosa Berganza, Guido Legnante, Carsten Reinemann, Tamir Sheafer & James Stanyer
“Family Marginalization, Alienation, and Estrangement: Questioning the Nonvoluntary Status of Family Relationships”
– by Kristina M. Scharp & Elizabeth Dorrance Hall
“‘The Movie Has to Go Forward’: Surveying the Media–Security Relationship”
– by Bryan C. Taylor
“Trending Theory of the Public Sphere”
– by Thomas Jacobson
Forum on the Retirement of Concepts
“Introduction to the Forum on the Retirement of Concepts”
– by David R. Ewoldsen
“Six Concepts in Search of Retirement”
– by Elihu Katz & Yonatan Fialkoff
“Three Concepts to Retire”
– by Klaus Krippendorff
“Is Public Opinion Still a Thing: A Response to Katz’s Six Concepts in Search of Retirement”
– by Jonathon Cohen
“On Retiring Concepts”
– by R. Kelly Garrett
Like most of ICA’s journals, The Annals of the International Communication Association
is now a quarterly publication that works on a continuous submission cycle - i.e., no deadlines for submission.
All submissions should be made online at the Annals’s ScholarOne Manuscripts site
For more information on the new journal, to to Taylor & Francis’s page on the Annals, or e-mail its editor, David Ewoldsen, at email@example.com