Communication Yearbook 39 Call for Papers

CY 39 is a forum for the exchange of interdisciplinary and internationally diverse scholarship relating to communication in its many forms. Specifically, we are seeking state-of-the-discipline literature reviews, meta-analyses, and essays that advance knowledge and understanding of communication systems, processes, and impacts. Submitted manuscripts should provide a rigorous assessment of the status, critical issues and needed directions of a theory or body of research; offer new communication theory or additional insights into communication systems, processes, policies and impacts; and/or expand the boundaries of the discipline. In all cases, submissions should be comprehensive and thoughtful in their synthesis and analysis, and situate a body of scholarship within a larger intellectual context. For CY 39, the editorial board also welcomes essays that advance knowledge and understanding of communication research methodologies and applications.


  • Submit manuscripts electronically via a Word attachment to Elisia L. Cohen, Editor, at
  • Submissions for CY 39 will be considered from 15 November 2013 until 15 February 2014 EXTENDED TO 1 MARCH 2014
  • Use APA style, 6th edition
  • Include a cover letter indicating how the manuscript addresses the CY 39 call for papers
  • Prepare manuscripts for blind review, removing all identifiers
  • Include a title page as a separate document that includes contact information for all authors
  • Following CY's tradition of considering lengthier manuscripts, initial manuscript submissions may range from 6,500 to 13,000 words (including tables, endnotes, references).
  • Incomplete submissions not adhering to the above journal guidelines will be returned to authors for revision.
  • I would appreciate your calling attention to this announcement to colleagues who you think may be interested and also publicizing the announcement through any internal communication means such as email listservs. For more information about CY 39 or this call for submissions, please contact me at