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Call for Papers and Editors
Mass Communication and Society is currently receiving manuscripts for manuscript submissions for a “The Future of Mass Communication Theory and Research in a Changing Communication Environment” guest edited by L. W. Jeffres.
To mark the centenary of the National Communication Association, papers are invited for this forthcoming special issue of The Review of Communication which deploy the histories of specific sub-fields, interest groups, caucuses, persons, theories, and associations to engage questions relevant to the present and future of communication studies.
Communication Monographs invites submissions for a special issue focused on biological/physiological approaches to communication. The special issue will feature reports of empirical research linking communicative behaviors to biological traits and/or physiological processes or outcomes.
First Amendment Studies (formerly Free Speech Yearbook) is accepting manuscripts that address any and all matters pertaining to free speech and the First Amendment.
Published on behalf of the National Communication Association, Communication Monographs will be edited by Kory Floyd from 2014. Read Professor Floyd’s Editorial Call.
“The Foundation and Future of Instructional Communication”, guest edited by Ann Bainbridge Frymier, will commemorate the National Communication Association's 100th anniversary and the history and contributions of instructional communication and communication education to the communication discipline. Read the full call for papers online.
From 2014 Routledge will be publishing the first dedicated, international, peer-reviewed journal to critically explore those cultural products and services designated as pornographic. Read the full call for papers online.
Popular Communication is currently receiving manuscript submissions for "Piracy and Social Change", co-edited by Patrick Burkart and Jonas Andersson Schwarz. Read the full call for papers online.
Awards and Honors
Congratulations to Seth C. Lewis whose Information, Communication & Society paper, ‘The Tension Between Professional Control and Open Participation’, won the International Communication Association Article of the Year in Journalism Studies. Read the paper for free. Follow iCS on Twitter @iCSjournal.
Conferences and Events
Submit your paper for the 2nd biannual Celebrity Studies journal conference: ‘Approaching celebrity’. Find out more and explore a list of possible topics. Follow Celebrity Studies on Twitter@CSJcelebstudies.
‘Teaching Popular Film and Television: Critical Media Literacy and Narratives in (Teacher) Education’ is the topic of a special issue now available online from the Journal of Popular Film & Television. Read the table of contents here.
‘The Management and Financing of Public Service Media’ is the newest special issue from The International Journal on Media Management. Read the table of contents here.
Media Psychology is celebrating its 15th Birthday with 15 free articles. Chosen by the editors and pulled right from the latest issues, take a look at the collection here..
Now available for download, 12 free articles from Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media and Journal of Radio and Audio Media. This Free Access Article Collection focuses on the topic of the internet and internet research. Browse this collection here..
Browse a selection of the latest, most popular research in Routledge media, cultural and communication studies journals for free online.Browse this collection here.
The Social Media Article Collection offers FREE ACCESS to 50+ compelling articles on social media and its societal impact. Check it out today.
Routledge are proud to publish the 11 National Communication Association journals. Explore all of the NCA titles with 14 days’ free access to the last 2 volumes. Simply sign in or register at: www.tandfonline.com/r/NCAJournals.
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More Announcements and Offers
The first issue of Russian Journal of Communication to be published by Routledge is now online! To explore the issue for free for 30 days sign in/register here.
The first issue of American Journalism published by Routledge is now available online. Visit the journal to find out more.
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