Call for Special Issue: The Foundation and Future of Instructional Communication
Ann Bainbridge Frymier, Miami University
The purpose of this special issue is to commemorate NCA’s 100th anniversary and the history and contributions of instructional communication and communication education to the communication discipline. Communication education was a central component of the National Association of Teachers of Speech (what is now NCA), and The Speech Teacher (now Communication Education) was the third NCA journal. Instructional communication evolved from communication (speech) education in the early 1970s and has grown into a vibrant sub-discipline of communication. Three types of manuscripts are sought for this special issue.
History and Foundations: These brief reports should focus on aspects of the past development and/or evolution of instructional communication and communication education as we know them today. Manuscripts might focus on a particular decade, individual scholar(s), or key milestones in the development of these sub-disciplines. Manuscripts should be 10-15 double-spaced pages, excluding references and tables.
State of the Art Current Research: These manuscripts should represent the best current research in instructional communication or communication education that meets Communication Education publication standards. Manuscripts should not exceed 25 double-spaced pages, excluding tables and references.
Philosophical, Theoretical, and Directional Essays: These manuscripts may take several forms, but should push the discipline forward. Manuscripts might focus on evaluating or assessing past research with substantive and serious directions for future research, approaches to improving and advancing instructional communication, or other topics focused on advancing instructional communication. Manuscripts should not exceed 25 double-spaced pages, excluding references and tables.
Submission Deadline: January 10, 2014 for publication in October, 2014 (Vol. 63, Issue 4). Authors should indicate “Special Issue” when submitting manuscripts. Direct inquiries to Dr. Frymier at frymieab@MiamiOH.edu.
Manuscripts submitted to this Special Issue of Communication Education should include “special issue” in the title, a separate abstract not to exceed 120 words, and a list of five suggested keywords. They must conform to the conventions of the 6th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association; otherwise, they will not be reviewed. Research involving human subjects must be approved by an institutional review board in order to be published in Communication Education. Manuscripts must not be under consideration in other outlets or have appeared in any other published form. Upon notification of acceptance, authors must assign copyright to the National Communication Association.
To facilitate accessibility and rapid review, all manuscripts should be submitted through the journal’s Manuscript Central website at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/rced. New users should create an account, log on to the site, and submit manuscripts via the Author Center. When prompted, enter identifying information and relevant details such as external funding, thesis or dissertation, and prior presentation of results. To ensure a blind review process, keep all identifying information separate from the manuscript itself. Submitted files should be formatted in a PC-compatible version of MS Word.