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ECA 2013 Convention - Call for Papers - Applied Communication Interest Group

APPLIED COMMUNICATION INTEREST GROUP

 CALL FOR PAPERS

Eastern Communication Association
104th Annual Convention
Omni William Penn Hotel
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

April 24-28, 2013

Submission Deadline: October 15, 2012

The Applied Communication Interest Group invites submission of papers and panel/program proposals that focus on how communication theory, research and practice contribute to addressing pragmatic, social issues for ECA’s Annual Convention in Pittsburgh, PA.

The convention theme, Confluence, is exemplified by the long tradition of communication research bringing together ideas from various perspectives of communicator, message, channel, and context to better understand how humans create meaning and relationships.  Particularly, the interest group seeks submissions that explore convergence in an applied communication context, including topics that may overlap with other interest groups.

Papers and panel/program proposals must be submitted electronically by Monday, October 15, 2012. Please send all submissions via email to Nancy Wiencek at nwiencek@rider.edu

Submission Guidelines for Completed Papers 

Completed papers should be no more 25 pages in length (excluding title page, abstract, references, and tables).   Please submit completed manuscripts as MS Word files.  Papers should be written in accordance with APA 6th edition. 

Submit one electronic copy of your paper to Nancy Wiencek at nwiencek@rider.edu following the guidelines below.

When emailing a submission, indicate “ECA 2013 Submission” and the title of the paper in the subject line of the message. 

Each submission should contain two separate files consisting of the following:.

1. The first file should include a title page with the name(s) and contact information of the author(s). Include affiliation, mailing address, email address, and phone number for each author on the title page. Place an asterisk by the name of the presenting author (if manuscript is multi-authored). Papers authored by individuals who have not previously presented at a regional or national convention should be clearly marked as “Debut.”  

2. The second file should include a one-page abstract and statement of professional responsibility (see below), followed by the text of the manuscript. Please remove ALL identifying information from this file.  

In the body of the email include any requests for presentational aids (e.g., projectors, video monitors, DVD players, etc.). Although presentational equipment is available, it is very expensive to rent. Please be judicious when requesting equipment and look for ways to structure the presentation without the use of technological aids. For additional information about equipment requests, please visit ECA Technology Policy

Submission Guidelines for Panel/Program Proposals  

Please submit panel/program proposals in one MS Word file.  Proposals should be submitted according to APA 6th edition.  

Submit one electronic copy of your paper to Nancy Wiencek at nwiencek@rider.edu following the guidelines below.

When emailing a submission, indicate “ECA 2013 Submission” and the title of the paper in the subject line of the message.

Include the following items in all panel/program submissions:

  • A title page with a thematic title for program.
  • Names of chair and respondent, if any.  Please do not have chairs act as respondents.
  • Names, institutional affiliations, mailing addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers for all participants.
  • A detailed rationale for the panel/program.
  • Title and abstract for each participant’s paper/presentation.
  • Panel/program description (no more than a  75-word description) as it should appear in the final program
  • Statement of professional responsibility (see below).  

NOTE:  Unless a specific initiative is being highlighted, panels where all participants are from the same institution are discouraged and will be less likely to be accepted.

In the body of the email include any requests for presentational aids (e.g., projectors, video monitors, DVD players, etc.). Although presentational equipment is available, it is very expensive to rent. Please be judicious when requesting equipment and look for ways to structure the presentation without the use of technological aids. For additional information about equipment requests, please visit  ECA Technology Policy

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR ALL SUMBISSIONS

All submissions should include the following statement of professional responsibility:

In submitting the attached paper/panel, I/We recognize that this submission is considered a professional responsibility. I/We agree to present this paper/panel if it is accepted and programmed. I/We further recognize that all who attend and present at ECA’s annual meeting must register and pay required fees. 

Submissions that do not follow the guidelines will be returned.

For additional information about the upcoming convention, please visit ECA’s website http://www.ecasite.org/. All questions or concerns related to the Applied Communication Interest Group can be directed to: 

Nancy A. Wiencek, Ph.D.
Department of Communication and Journalism
Rider University
2083 Lawrenceville Road
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
nwiencek@rider.edu


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