ICA Books

From the Theme Session Series to the International Encyclopedia of Communication, ICA is constantly publishing innovative works that make meaningful contributions to the field of Communications. Learn more about our numerous publications below.

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ICA Journals

ICA publishes the best available scholarship on all aspects of communication. Each of our five highly ranked journals offers high quality research and analyses from diverse theoretical and methodological approaches from all fields of communication, media and cultural studies. Read more about our journals here.

Book Awards...
Recognizing Excellence in Publication

ICA recognizes excellence in its members' publications through the annual Outstanding Book Award and Fellows Book Award. To learn about the latest recipients, and to see who won these awards in the past, see the tabs below.

Fellows Book Award


Each year at the annual Conference, ICA awards the Outstanding Fellows Book Award. Open to all ICA members, this award recognizes those books that have made a substantial contribution to the scholarship of the communication field as well as the broader rubric of the social sciences and have stood some test of time. The 2013 Fellows Book Award was awarded to ICA members James R. Taylor and Elizabeth Van Every-Taylor (U of Montreal) for their book The Emergent Organization: Communication as Its Site and Surface(Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1999).

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Outstanding Book Award


Each year at the annual conference, ICA awards the Outstanding Book Award. The award honors a book published in the previous two calendar years (between 1 January and 31 December). The selection committee judges each nominated book on several criteria including the importance of the problem it addresses to the fields represented in ICA and to communication studies as a whole, the quality of writing and argument, and the strength of evidence it presents. Sarah Banet-Weiser received the 2013 Outstanding Book Award for her book Authentic: The Politics of Ambivalence in a Brand Culture (New York University Press, 2012).

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The Communication Handbooks Series


The International Communication Association and Routledge are copublishing a series of scholarly handbooks that represent the interests of ICA members and help to further the association's goals of promoting theory and research in the communication discipline. Thus far, five books in the series have been published: The Handbook of Election News Coverage Around the World, The Handbook of Journalism Studies, The Handbook of Communication Ethics, The Handbook of Comparative Communication Research, and The Handbook of Intergroup Communication.

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ICA Annual Conference Theme Book Series


As of 2013, ICA and Peter Lang Publishing copublish collections of papers from ICA annual conference theme sessions in the form of edited books. Written in an engaging style, these chapters are meant to appeal to a wider audience and to reach members of other disciplines outside of Communication Studies. As such, these collections are not conference proceedings but are a unique set of essays that capture insights and agendas of the discipline’s top scholars. The series began in 2007 and has flourished ever since.

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Other Books


  • A Guide to Publishing in Scholarly Communication Journals: This popular guide is aimed at facilitating the publication process for potential contributors. ICA recently completely revised and updated the Guide. To order, please call Routledge at (800) 634-7064 or (561) 361-6000 ext 6418 for international callers; email orders@taylorandfrancis.com, or go to their website at www.routledge.com.

  • Communication in the Public Interest Series: Communication has never been more important than in our current cultural moment. From the growing monopolization of global media, to human rights issues and health campaigns, communicating in a time of war, and issues of free speech and society, communication has real political and ethical imperatives in our world. This constitutes a vital opportunity to reach a wider audience with accessible forms of communication scholarship.

  • Communication Yearbook: CY 38 is a forum for the exchange of interdisciplinary and internationally diverse scholarship relating to communication in its many forms.

  • International Encyclopedia of Communication: The idea behind this project is to create the premiere and absolutely essential reference source in the field of Communication.

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