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ICA Paper Management System is Now Open!

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, September 4, 2018
Updated: Friday, August 31, 2018

ICA invites you to submit your paper or proposal for the 69th ICA Annual Conference to be held in Washington, D.C. 2019. The conference will take place in the Washington Hilton hotel from 24-28 May 2019. Preconference events will be held on Friday, 24 May. The conference theme is "Communication Beyond Boundaries."


Click here (https://www.icahdq.org/page/2019CFP) for the conference Call for Papers.


To access ICA's new ScholarOne paper management system, please click here (https://ica2019.abstractcentral.com/). You do not have to be an ICA member to access and submit, but you do need a profile. This is a new paper management system, so no profiles will be preloaded. Everyone will create a new profile for submissions. Our membership database is no longer linked to the paper submission website. If you have any questions or concerns about your profile, please contact ScholarOne’s Help Desk.


Tips for Online Submission



Have your document ready to upload! You MUST upload a paper or extended abstract in order to complete the submission process. Before submitting your document, remember to remove all author identification from the text, cover page, and the file properties. (In the "File" menu select "Properties," delete any identifying information, click "OK," and save the document.)



Plan ahead! The Session Organizer submits the panel proposal, and enters all of the panel information including the abstract rationale, and listing of all panel participants. When entering a panel participant, please SEARCH THE DATABASE for the participants. ENTER ONLY 2 OR 3 LETTERS OF THE FIRST AND LAST NAMES WHEN SEARCHING. This strategy will minimize the possibility of missing a record because of a 'special' character in the first or last names. Because this is a new database, there will be very few names already in the system. So organizers will most likely have to create a new profile for participants. In the Panel Description field enter the text of your panel proposal including rationale, presentation authors and titles, and abstracts or any other information mentioned in the Call for Papers. You can do this by copying and pasting the text of the panel proposal from your Word document.



If your topic crosses the interests of several divisions or interest groups, and relates to this year’s theme, “Communication Beyond Boundaries”, consider submitting your work or paper as a theme session for the conference, rather to a single specialty division. The ICA 2019 conference theme of “Communication Beyond Boundaries” aims for an understanding of the role of communication and media in the crossing of social, political and cultural boundaries that characterize contemporary society, and encourages research that crosses the boundaries of research domains, of particular fields of research interest, and of academia and the outside world.

If you have any questions about submitting your work for the theme sessions, please get in touch with this year’s theme chair, Hilde van den Bulck (U of Antwerp) hilde.vandenbulck@uantwerpen.be. We welcome your contributions!



ICA Member Associations are guaranteed one panel on the program. The highest ranking elected officer or designated program planner of each Member Association is invited to submit a panel proposal through the online submission system by the 1 November submission deadline. Follow the instructions for submitting a panel session and submit under Sponsored Sessions.


Help is available:

If you need help with online submission, contact the appropriate ICA division or Interest Group program planner. Contact information is listed in the Call for Papers. All divisions and interest groups are accepting only electronic submissions.


When you submit your paper, also consider signing up to be a reviewer! Signing up to review is available after you log into the submission site. You do not have to submit a paper to become a reviewer. Volunteering to serve as a reviewer does not guarantee that you will be selected to review. Be sure to mark your areas of expertise, so that you are appropriate matched to a paper to review.


Important Note:
Messages or emails are regularly sent from ICA or Unit Planners concerning paper submissions or reviewing. Sometimes our emails will filter into spam folders, usually of those who have a university address. So be sure to frequently check your message center in the paper submission system after signing in. The message center stores all sent messages and eliminate the problem of universities blocking emails.


Submission Deadline: Thursday, 1 November 2018; 16:00 UTC

Tags:  September 2018 

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