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Calls for Paper

Posted By Administration, Monday, July 6, 2020

Canadian Communication Policy and Law

With a uniquely Canadian perspective on telecommunications policy, broadcasting, internet regulation, freedom of expression, censorship, defamation, privacy, and more, Sara Bannerman discusses key theories for analysis of law and policy issues—such as pluralist, libertarian, critical political economy, Marxist, feminist, queer, critical race, critical disability, postcolonial, and intersectional theories. From critical and theoretical analysis to legal research and citation, this text encourages deep analytic engagement. To read more, click here.


Call for Contribution Proposals to be considered for the edited volume, Queer TV China

Editor: Dr. Jamie J. Zhao , Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

Paper proposal due by July 30, 2020 (500 words with working bibliography and a CV to the editor)

Acceptance notification by August 20, 2020

Final submission due November 30, 2020 (6,000-8,500 words)

For more information, see



The Global Media Journal — Canadian Edition (http://www.gmj.uottawa.ca/) 

Guest Editors 

Faiza Hirji (McMaster University), Sikata Banerjee (University of Victoria), and Rina Verma Williams (University of Cincinnati) 

Special Issue on Bollywood, Power, & Politics





on behalf of Howie Giles, Editor,

Journal of Language & Social Psychology

“THE LEGACY OF GEORGE FLOYD: Language, Communication, and Social Psychological Perspectives toward CHANGE and SOCIAL JUSTICE” (preliminary title)

In just the last few weeks, almost the entire world has been rocked, shocked, and saddened by the nature of the passing of George Floyd. Arguably and subsequently, it has brought out both the best in some, and the worst in others.  People talk of the death of Mr. Floyd and the aftermath as being the “tipping point” after hundreds of years of social injustice.  While some are pessimistic that any significant changes will emerge in the wake of similar events in the past, there are, gratifyingly, some significant and immediate signs of the seeds of change in police reform as well as in addressing institutional racism.  The JLSP, IALSP, and SAGE wish to foster academic contributions to, and a forum for, the latter.

Hence, I invite nominations (self- or from others) for one or two scholars who would be committed to working with me as Co-Guest Editors on developing the above (& have some editorial experiences), including the crafting of a Call for Papers for widespread distribution.  In addition, I invite scholars who would be willing to work with us as Members of a Guest Editorial Board not only in reviewing submitted papers, but also assisting in creating our collaborative vision for this enterprise.  In both cases, we especially welcome the participation of our African American colleagues.

If interested, contact Howie Giles at: HowieGiles@cox.net


Friday, October 16, 2020 at 6:00 pm (EST)




Evolving norms for communication research: The costs and benefits of a culture of transparency




The knowledge that we generate about human communication is always evolving. Yet, this implicit evolution is not always reflected in the ways in which we train for and engage in human communication scholarship. Advances in communication technology have paired with concerns over the veracity of what we "know" about communication in recent calls to amend, update, and extend what we publish and share with each other.


For example, communication conferences and journals are already encouraging open science practices designed to make scholarship more transparent by asking scholars to share research materials and even study data with the broader community. In his keynote, Dr. Bowman will discuss and explain these emerging open science practices broadly and discuss their implications for communication scholarship. Best practices and key concerns will be explored, and the session will conclude with an interactive question and answer session for how we can integrate open science practices into our teaching, research, and service practices.


Saturday, October 17, 2020 at 6:00 pm (EST)


Dr. Jasbir Puar, Rutgers University




Spatial debilities: Slow life and carceral capitalism in Palestine




There has been much written on the forms of control enacted in the splintering occupation of Palestine, in particular regarding mobility, identity, and spatiality, yet this vast scholarship has presumed the prominence of the abled-body that is hindered through the infrastructures of occupation. In this lecture I examine the splintering occupation in relation to disability and the spatial distribution of debilitation, highlighting the logistics of border crossings and movement in the West Bank in relation to disability rights frameworks. I argue two things: one, that the creation of what Celeste Langan terms "mobility disabilities" through both corporeal assault and infrastructural and bureaucratic means are not only central to the calculus of the occupation, but importantly, linked logics of debilitation; and two, that these calibrations of various types of movement are forms of  carceral containment and enclosure that render specific stretchings of space and time, what we could call slow life.


Conference fees are waived for undergraduate, graduate, and adjunct faculty. Also, our unique program at the virtual conference of NYSCA 2020 includes Dr. Nicholas David Bowman's free short course titled “Updating the Undergraduate Mass Communication Curriculum with an Entertainment Media Course”, sponsored by Kendall Hunt (KH) for graduate students and adjunct faculty, and without any additional cost to faculty membership at our early-bird price in the amount of $50 : http://www.nyscanet.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/POS_AU_Presentation_Final.pdf 


 For further inquiries about submissions, contact NYSCA VP and Conference Planner, Noura Ahmad Hajjaj (SUNY New Paltz) at nysca2020@gmail.com






Mobile Technology and Advertising

Deadline: May 20, 2021

Guest Editors:

Stefan Bernritter, Shintaro Okazaki, Douglas West
King’s Business School, King’s College London, UK

Manuscripts are currently being solicited for an upcoming Special Section of the Journal of Advertising (JA) dedicated to Mobile Technology and Advertising. 


The evidence suggests that around 5 billion people worldwide have mobile devices and that close to 80% of all adults in advanced economies own a smartphone (Pew Research Center 2019). Not surprisingly, the evidence suggests more than 50% of all global internet traffic is accounted for by mobile phones (Statista 2019) and advertisers spend about two-thirds of their digital advertising budget on mobile advertising (eMarketer 2019). 

Mobile technology offers advertisers not only an ever-growing global audience of "always- on" smartphone, wearable, or smart speaker users, but also instantaneous access to their contextual information, e.g., location, environmental, and behavioral data. This information is increasingly being used to apply novel targeting and creative strategies and to develop new forecasting models. The available evidence suggests there is widespread dissemination and broad acceptance of mobile technology in the marketplace, as well as very promising opportunities for advertisers to engage with their customers in novel ways. Nevertheless, the topic of mobile technology’s impact on the advertising business remains largely under researched. For example, in the past, JA has published only a handful of papers that have touched on the topic (e.g., Baek and Yoo 2018; Okazaki, Li, and Hirose 2009; Peters, Amato, and Hollenbeck 2007). 

Academics and practitioners suggest that exposure to mobile advertising and the creation of user generated content work differently than in nonmobile online media (e.g., Grewal and Stephen 2019; Melumad et al. 2019). Yet, our understanding of the workings and limits of advertising is still very much grounded in theory from the Web 2.0 era given publishing time-lags, without fully accounting for the complexities of the mobile advertising landscape. This is also reflected by comments from industry, indicating that new contextual insights such as location data are among the most misunderstood areas in marketing (Adweek 2018) with advertisers still struggling to harness insights effectively (Forbes 2019). Additionally, past special issues in major advertising journals were mainly situated in the pre-smartphone era (e.g., Okazaki 2007; Precourt 2009) or limited their scope to mobile media (e.g., Ford 2017). 

The aim of this Special Section is to address gaps and extend this body of knowledge by taking a broader and more current approach to these newly emerged complexities. 


The special section seeks high quality submissions that will be of lasting use to the discipline. In light of the breadth of these complexities, we encourage submissions that take a multidisciplinary perspective on mobile technologies in advertising as well as collaborations between academia and practice. We welcome a broad variety of paper types, including empirical work, methodological papers, and thought-leading conceptual work. The list of possible topics for this Special Section includes, but is not limited to: 

  • App adoption and promotion 

  • Augmented reality in mobile advertising 

  • Avoidance of mobile advertising 

  • Brand safety and mobile advertising 

  • Creativity in mobile advertising 

  • Cultural differences in mobile advertising efficacy 

  • Engagement with mobile advertising 

  • Ethical considerations in mobile advertising 

  • Hyper targeting 

  • Mobile advertising and the Internet of Things 

  • Mobile gaming and advertising 

  • Location targeting 

  • New contextual factors affecting advertising efficacy 

  • Media multitasking in a mobile context

  • New personalization strategies in mobile advertising

  • Smart mobile assistants 

  • The role of 5G for mobile advertising

  • The role of advertising for in-app purchases and app subscription models

  • The workings and limits of mobile advertising

  • Spill over effects of mobile advertising into other channels 


Please follow submission and format guidelines for the Journal of Advertising found at http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/ujoa20/current. Original Research Articles and Literature Reviews are 12,000 words and Research Notes are 6,000 words maximum (including references, tables, figures, and appendices). 

The submission deadline is: May 20, 2021 

Submit manuscripts through ScholarOne, at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ujoa, during May 1-20, 2021. Be sure to select "SPECIAL SECTION: Mobile Technology and Advertising,” and indicate submission type in the cover letter, whether an Original Research Article, Literature Review or Research Note. Also note that: 

  • All articles will undergo blind peer review by at least two reviewers. 

  • Authors will be notified no later than August 2021 on the preliminary decision over their manuscript for the next round of review. 

  • The anticipated date for publication of the Special Section is Summer 2022 

For additional information regarding the Special Section, please contact the guest editors at: jamobilespecialissue@gmail.com 


Adweek (2018), “How Brands Are Getting More Sophisticated at Using Location Data,” https://www.adweek.com/digital/how-brands-are-getting- more-sophisticated-at-using-location-data/. Baek, Tae Hyun, and Chan Yun Yoo (2018), "Branded App Usability: Conceptualization, Measurement, and Prediction of Consumer Loyalty," Journal of Advertising, 47 (1), 70-82.
eMarketer (2019), “Breaking Down Mobile Video Ad Spending: Video Remains the Only Digital Ad Format that Isn't Majority Mobile,” https://www.emarketer.com/content/breaking-down-us-digital-video-ad-spending.
Forbes (2019), “How Marketing Teams Unlock the Value of Location Data,” https://www.forbes.com/sites/paultalbot/2019/11/15/how-marketing-teams-unlock-the-value-of-location-data/.
Ford, John B. (2017), “What do we Know About Mobile Media and Marketing?,” Journal of Advertising Research, 57 (3), 237-38.
Grewal, Lauren, and Andrew T. Stephen (2019), "In Mobile We Trust: The Effects of Mobile Versus Nonmobile Reviews on Consumer Purchase Intentions," Journal of Marketing Research, 56 (5), 791-808.
Melumad, Shiri, J. Jeffrey Inman, and Michel Tuan Pham (2019), "Selectively Emotional: How Smartphone Use Changes User-Generated Content," Journal of Marketing Research, 56 (2), 259-75. Okazaki, Shintaro (2007), “From the Guest Editor: Special Issue on Mobile Advertising Issues and Challenges,” Journal of Interactive Advertising, 7 (2), 1-2.
Okazaki, Shintaro, Hairong Li, and Morikazu Hirose (2009), "A Study of Mobile Advertising in Japan," Journal of Advertising, 38 (4), 63-77.
Peters, Cara, Christie H. Amato, and Candice R. Hollenbeck (2007), "An Exploratory Investigation of Consumers' Perceptions of Wireless Advertising," Journal of Advertising, 36 (4), 129-45.
Pew Research Center (2019), “Smartphone Ownership Is Growing Rapidly Around the World, but Not Always Equally,” https://www.pewresearch.org/global/2019/02/05/smartphone-ownership-is-growing-rapidly-around-the-world-but-not-always-equally/.
Precourt, Geoffrey (2009), “The Promise of Mobile,” Journal of Advertising Research, 49 (1), 1-2.
Statista (2019), “Mobile Internet Traffic as Percentage of Total Web Traffic in August 2019, by Region,” https://www.statista.com/statistics/306528/share-of-mobile-internet-traffic-in-global-regions/

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