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Call for Nominations: Editor for Journal of Communication (JOC)

Posted By John Paul Gutierrez, Friday, November 3, 2017

The ICA Publications Committee is soliciting nominations for the editor of the Journal of Communication. Self-nominations are welcome. The appointment is for four years, begins August/September 2018, and will work with ICA’s new publisher, Oxford University Press. 


Journal of Communication is a general forum for communication scholarship and publishes articles and book reviews examining a broad range of issues in communication theory and research. JOC publishes the best available scholarship on all aspects of communication. All methods of scholarly inquiry into communication are welcome. Manuscripts should be conceptually meaningful, methodologically sound, interesting, clearly written, and thoughtfully argued. 


JOC is the flagship journal of the International Communication Association. According to ISI Journal Citation Reports for 2016, JOC is ranked No. 3 out of 79 journals in the field of Communication. More details about the journal can be obtained at 


A complete nomination package includes a letter of application from the candidate which should include a mission statement for the editorship; the candidate’s vitae; 1-2 letters of support from published scholars familiar with the candidate’s work, experience and suitability for the task of journal editing; and a letter of institutional support from the candidate’s home institution. Responsibilities are detailed in the ICA Publication Manual: 


Editors of ICA publications should reflect and seek to enhance the diversity of the Association in terms of their interest areas, gender, ethnicity, and national origin.


Please send your nomination package at your earliest convenience to John Paul Gutierrez, ICA Associate Executive Director ( Review of packets will begin on 1 January 2018, and continue until the position is filled. 


If you have any questions about packet submission, logistics, or support, contact JP Gutierrez (

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