CALL FOR EDITOR NOMINATIONS:
Annals of the International Communication Association
Communication, Culture & Critique
Human Communication Research
The ICA Publications Committee is soliciting nominations, including self-nominations, for the editors of three ICA journals:
- Annals of the International Communication Association
- Communication, Culture & Critique
- Human Communication Research
The appointments are for four years, and begin September/October 2020.
Annals of the International Communication Association (Annals)is a relatively new peer-reviewed quarterly journal publishing state-of-the-discipline literature reviews and essays dedicated to the exchange of interdisciplinary and internationally diverse scholarship relating to communication in its many forms. The Annals continues the traditions established in Communication Yearbook by providing an updated context for key research from across the Association. More details about the journal can be obtained at https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/rica20/current
Communication, Culture, & Critique (CCC) publishes critical, interpretive, and qualitative research examining the role of communication and cultural criticism in today's world. The journal welcomes high-quality research and analyses from diverse theoretical and methodological approaches from all fields of communication, media and cultural studies. According to ISI Journal Citation Reports for 2018, CCC is ranked No. 81 out of 88 journals in the field of Communication with a 2-year impact factor of .653. More details about the journal can be obtained at https://academic.oup.com/ccc.
Human Communication Research (HCR) concentrates on presenting empirical work in any area of human communication to advance understanding of human symbolic processes. As such, HCR places strong emphasis on theory-driven research, the development of new theoretical models in communication, and the development of innovative methods for observing and measuring communication behavior. The journal has a broad social science focus to appeal to scholars not only in communication science, but also from psychology, sociology, linguistics, and anthropology. According to ISI Journal Citation Reports for 2018, HCR is ranked No. 6 out of 88 journals in the field of Communication with a 5-year impact factor of 3.669. More details about the journal can be obtained at https://academic.oup.com/hcr.
Editor 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.
A complete nomination package should include:
- A letter of application.
- A vision statement for the editorship.
- The candidate’s vitae.
- 2 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.
- 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.
- Reputation and academic output.
- Editorial, managerial or administrative experience.
- Tenure or advanced rank.
- Institutional support.
All materials should be submitted to JP Gutierrez (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 15 January, 2020. 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: Stephen Croucher (Massey U), Patricia Moy (U of Washington), Katherine Sender (Cornell U), and Sabine Trepte (U of Hohenheim).