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As an essential site for communication academics, students, researchers and practitioners, the Arena is updated on a monthly basis to bring you the latest news, special offers, sample articles, calls for papers, conference information and plenty more, so look no further.
The Communication Studies Theme of the Month Collection for September focuses on Mass Communication and Media Literacy.
Explore articles around the following related themes from our Communication Studies titles with free online access until the end of September 2014!
Communicating Health and wellbeing in the digital age: Your essential ICA Annual Conference Reading List
We are pleased to offer you FREE access to a selection of key articles from journals featuring at this year’s conference. This research reflects the key theme of this year’s ICA annual meeting, “Communication and the ‘Good Life’”.
Take a look at this special article collection for the Olympics, free access is available for a limited time!
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.
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.
Announcements and Offers
Celebrating NCA’s Century of Communication Scholarship
2014 marks the 100th year since the National Communication Association’s founding in Chicago, Illinois. Celebrate the centennial of the NCA with free online access to the most-read articles from selected NCA publications today!
Each month we'll be focusing on a different NCA publication so make sure to visit this page again for more free access!
Explore our ever-growing collection of Open Access Select articles today!
The following articles have been published Open Access Select and are freely available to everyone to read online. We update this page with new Open Access Select articles as they are published, so if you want the latest Communication, Media and Cultural Studies research, bookmark this page and check-back regularly.
Register to receive the FREE JHC Link Quarterly Electronic Newsletter from the Journal of Health Communication.
The Critical Studies in Media Communication (CSMC) podcast series expands the scope and reach of traditional academic publishing by offering open-access digital audio material. Edited by Nina Huntemann, the series features book reviews, author interviews and round-table discussions on key contemporary topics in media and mass communication.
Call for Papers and Editors
Jon Hess, Editor-Elect for Communication Education, is now accepting submissions to the journal.
Editor Bozena Mierzejewska is now accepting submissions to the journal.
Executive Editor Willi Goetschel is now accepting submissions to the journal.
Critical Studies in Media Communication Call for Papers for a Special Issue: Queer Technologies in Communication
This special issue invites scholars to engage with a third framework for understanding intersections among gender, sexuality, and communication technologies.
Abstract deadline: 30 September 2014.
Journal of Public Relations Research is currently receiving manuscript submissions for the special issue “The History of Public Relations” guest edited by Tom Watson
2013 marks ten years of publication of South Asian Popular Culture. The journal invites you to submit your papers on areas including: South Asian Cinemas: Bollywood and Beyond, Photography, New Media and Digital Humanities.
Mass Communication and Society is currently receiving manuscripts for special issue for a “The Future of Mass Communication Theory and Research in a Changing Communication Environment” guest edited by L. W. Jeffres.
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.
Awards and Honors
Translation Review is the winner of the 2013 CEJL Council of Editors of Learned Journals Phoenix Award for Significant Editorial Achievement.
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.
‘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.