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Call for Nominations: Editor for Communication Theory (CT)

Posted By John Paul Gutierrez, Monday, December 3, 2018

The ICA Publications Committee is soliciting nominations, including self-nominations, for the editor of Communication Theory. The appointment is for four years, and begins September/October 2019.


Communication Theory is an international forum publishing high-quality, original research into the theoretical development of communication from across a wide array of disciplines, such as communication studies, sociology, psychology, political science, cultural and gender studies, philosophy, linguistics, and literature.


CT is an official journal of the International Communication Association. According to ISI Journal Citation Reports for 2017, CT is ranked No. 9 out of 84 journals in the field of Communication. More details about the journal can be obtained at https://academic.oup.com/ct.


A complete nomination package should include: a letter of application; 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: http://www.icahdq.org/page/PublishingPolicies.


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.


ICA’s Publications Committee is chaired by Robin Nabi (U of California, Santa Barbara) and includes: Arul Chib (Nanyang Technological U), Patricia Moy (U of Washington), Radhika Parameswaran (Indiana U), and Sabine Trepte (U of Hohenheim).


The Publications Committee weighs multiple factors when evaluating candidates, including, but not limited to:


  • Clear vision and understanding of the journal.

  • Demonstrated openness to all types of epistemologies.

  • Demonstrated interest or experience in theoretical development.

  • Demonstrated interest/openness to interdisciplinary work.

  • Demonstrated communication skills and diplomacy.

  • Reputation and academic output.

  • Editorial experience.

  • Managerial or administrative experience.

  • Tenure or advanced rank.

  • Institutional support.





The Publications Committee will begin reviewing applications on 1 January 2019 and continue until the position is filled. Please forward all materials to John Paul Gutierrez, ICA Associate Executive Director (jpgutierrez@icahdq.org).


If you have any questions about packet submission, logistics, or support, contact JP Gutierrez (jpgutierrez@icahdq.org).


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