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Call for Editors

Posted By Tom Mankowski, ICA Director of Publishing Operations, Friday, September 4, 2020

Call for Nominations: Editor for Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication (JCMC)


The ICA Publications Committee is soliciting nominations for the editor of the Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication (JCMC). Self-nominations are welcome. The appointment is for four years, to begin in the January 2022 Issue. 


The Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication is an open access, peer-reviewed scholarly journal that publishes original social science research on communicating with computer-based media technologies. As of August 2020, all submissions now publish under a CC-BY license, officially making JCMC the Association’s latest endeavor into open access.  The journal is methodologically diverse and broadly interdisciplinary, publishing work by scholars in communication, business, education, political science, sociology, psychology, media studies, information science, and other disciplines.  Highly international in scope, authors and articles represent the broad global interests of the International Communication Association. More details about the journal can be found at https://academic.oup.com/jcmc/pages/About.


A complete nomination package should include:

  • A letter of application; 

  • A vision statement for the editorship;

  • The candidate’s curriculum vitae;

  • Two letters of support from published scholars familiar with the candidate’s work, speaking to the quality of the candidate’s research as well as their experience with and suitability for journal editing; and

  • A letter of institutional support from the candidate’s home institution.

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

  • Clear understanding of the journal;

  • Clear articulation of an intellectual and operational vision for the journal;

  • Demonstrated openness to a range of epistemologies appropriate for the scope of the journal;

  • Demonstrated interest and/or experience in theoretical development;

  • Demonstrated interest and/or openness to interdisciplinary work;

  • Demonstrated communication skills and diplomacy;

  • Commitment to upholding principles of fair use

  • Reputation and academic output;

  • Editorial, managerial or administrative experience;

  • Tenure or advanced rank; and

  • Institutional support.

Candidates should be familiar with the nuances of open access publishing. 

A transitionary period for manuscript software training leading up to the January 2022 Issue date may be necessary.

Editors of ICA publications should be committed to respecting and enhancing diversity within the scope of their work for ICA. This diversity spans multiple domains, including but not limited to interest areas, gender, ethnicity, and national origin. 

All materials should be submitted to Thomas Mankowski, ICA Director of Publishing Operations (tmankowski at icahdq dot org) by 15 January 2021.  Finalists will be notified in February 2020 and subsequently interviewed by members of the Publications Committee.


ICA’s Publications Committee is chaired by Robin Nabi (U of California, Santa Barbara) and includes Patricia Moy (U of Washington), Katherine Sender (Cornell U), Sabine Trepte (U of Hohenheim), and Silvio Waisbord (George Washington U).


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Call for Nominations: Series Editor for the ICA Handbook Series


The ICA Publications Committee is soliciting nominations for Series Editor of the ICA Handbook Series. Self-nominations are welcome. The appointment is for four years, to begin in January 2022. 


A joint venture between ICA and Taylor & Francis, the ICA Handbook Series includes 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. The series includes handbooks that reflect a range of content areas, methodological approaches, and theoretical lenses in communication research and often cross sub-disciplinary boundaries.  For further information, see: https://www.routledge.com/ICA-Handbook-Series/book-series/ICAHAND.

The role of the Series Editor is to develop ideas for volumes, search for appropriate editors, review proposals, assist the Publisher in identifying additional reviewers and in evaluating external reviews, actively promote the series as an outlet for ICA scholars and work with the Publisher to assist volume editors in project development. 

A complete nomination package should include:

  • A letter of application from the candidate that includes an overall strategic plan for the editorship;

  • The candidate’s curriculum vitae; and

  • Two letters of support from published scholars familiar with the candidate’s work, experience, and suitability for the task of editing a handbook series or similar publication

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

  • Clear understanding of the handbook series

  • Clear articulation of an intellectual and operational vision for the series

  • Demonstrated openness to a range of epistemologies

  • Demonstrated interest and/or openness to interdisciplinary work

  • Demonstrated communication skills and diplomacy

  • Reputation and academic output

  • Editorial, managerial or administrative experience

  • Tenure or advanced rank

  • Institutional support

Editors of ICA publications should be committed to respecting and enhancing diversity within the scope of their work for ICA. This diversity spans multiple domains, including but not limited to interest areas, gender, ethnicity, and national origin. 


All materials should be submitted to Thomas Mankowski, ICA Director of Publishing Operations (tmankowski at icahdq dot org) by 15 January 2021.  Finalists will be notified in February 2020 and subsequently interviewed by members of the Publications Committee.


ICA’s Publications Committee is chaired by Robin Nabi (U of California, Santa Barbara) and includes Patricia Moy (U of Washington), Katherine Sender (Cornell U), Sabine Trepte (U of Hohenheim), and Silvio Waisbord (George Washington U).





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