- Human Communication Research
- Human Communication Research concentrates on presenting empirical
work in any area of human communication. The special brief of the journal
is to advance understanding of human symbolic processes, so there is a
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, so should appeal to scholars in communication from
psychology, sociology, linguistics, and anthropology, as well as areas
of communication studies. Review, theoretical, and methodological papers
are welcome, but the main thrust of the journal is on presentation of the
best empirical research in the field. Major topic areas for the journal
include language and social interaction, nonverbal communication, interpersonal
communication, organizational communication and new technologies, mass
comunication, health communication, intercultural communication, and developmental
issues in communication. The journal's editorial board is international
and multidisciplinary, to enhance HCR's broad focus in content and approach.
HCR is published four (4) times per year by ICA and Sage; Volume 23 begins
in September, 1996. The present editor is Professor Cindy Gallois (the
University of Queensland); associate editors are Professor Steve Chaffee
(Stanford University); Professor James P. Dillard (University of Wisconsin-Madison);
Professor Ron Rice (Rutgers University); and Professor Karen Tracy (University
- Submission of Manuscripts. Authors should air mail four (4)
copies of the manuscript (three  of these may be double-sided, but one
copy must be single-sided) to the editor, Professor Cindy Gallois. At the
time you post the manuscript, please e-mail an ASCII copy of the abstract
to Cindy Gallois. These are used in setting up the review process. This
abstract may be up to 250 words, and it need not be the final abstract,
but it should present a good idea of what is in the paper. Manuscripts
should be prepared in strict accordance with the 4th edition of the Publication
Manual of the American Psychological Association. Normally, manuscripts
should be about 23-35 pages in length; HCR does not usually publish short
reports. Manuscripts should also be prepared for blind review, with a detached
cover page indicating contact addresses for all authors and with all identifying
references to the authors deleted from the full paper.
Department of Psychology
University of Queensland
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- Communication Yearbook
- Communication Yearbook publishes state-of-the-art literature
reviews and seeks articles providing comprehensive syntheses of literature
(i.e., articles that survey, critique, and integrate a large body of literature
that has appeared on a specific, relatively narrow topic).
- Reviews from all areas of the communication discipline are welcome;
CY seeks to represent the diverse range of philosophical, theoretical,
and methodological perspectives informing contemporary communication scholarship.
Literature reviews employing both narrative and quantitative (i.e., meta-analytic)
methodologies, and contributions from scholars residing outside the U.S.
are especially welcome.
- The editor will consider completed reviews or extended proposals (15-30
pages), but brief proposals are not acceptable and will be returned to
the author. Proposals should (a) identify a specific topic on which an
extensive body of material has been published; (b) develop a rationale
for the review of this literature; (c) delineate the approach and methodology
to be used in the review; (d) provide a detailed outline of the review;
and (e) present a working bibliography. A cover letter addressed to the
editor should briefly describe the qualifications of the author(s) to undertake
a literature review in the designated area. All submissions to CY undergo
blind review by at least two experts in the field.
- Completed manuscripts or proposals must be received by March 3, 1997.
Send three high-quality copies.
Michael E. Roloff, Editor
Dept. of Communication Studies,
23 Harris Hall,
Evanston, IL 60208 USA;
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- Communication Theory
- Communication Theory is an ICA journal that focuses on theory
as the central subject. Manuscripts that are data analyses or that use
data analyses to promote the substantive claims of a particular theory
are probably better served by other publications. In evaluating a manuscript
for submission, one might consider the following:
- Theory must have an object of its explanation, an explanatory form,
a method to relate evidence to claim, characteristic explanations within
a scope of performance, and a consequence of value. Arguments in support
of any theory will move toward these ends. Theory, to University of Utah
Professor Bernard Harrison's term, is dangerous knowledge. It contains
a set of instructions for reading the world and acting in it. It is knowledge
that implicates the knower. Theory speaks to the singular, overarching
question of "What do I believe to be true in living this scholar's
life?" No scholarship has greater importance than the authentic theory.
Contributions to Communication Theory should be marked by clarity,
sophistication, and passion.
- Manuscript Submission. Submitted articles and Forum contributions
will undergo blind peer review. Send to the editor four (4) high-quality
photocopies of manuscripts prepared in accordance with the Publication
Manual of the American Psychological Association, 4th edition. Provide
on a separate page mailing addresses (including telephone, Fax, and e-mail)
and brief biographical summaries of all authors. Another separate page
should include an abstract of no more than 200 words and a list of key
words for use in indexing. Manuscripts must not be under consideration
by any other publishers while being reviewed by Communication Theory.
Every effort will be made to complete the editorial process in a timely
manner. We will not return submitted manuscripts.
James A. Anderson
Department of Communication,
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT 84106 USA
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- Journal of Communication
- The Journal of Communication publishes articles and book reviews
that examine a broad range of issues in communication theory and research.
The Journal seeks to be a general forum for communication scholarship
and is especially interested in research whose significance crosses subdisciplinary
boundaries. Although the Journal has traditionally published research
that considers the role and impact of public and mediated communication,
it maintains a broad scholarly focus and seeks to publish the best available
scholarship on all aspects of communication. Manuscripts must be conceptually
meaningful, methodologically sound, interesting and accurate.
- Manuscript Guidelines. Submit only original work.
Manuscripts may not be under consideration by any other publication. Because
all manuscripts are evaluated blindly, you must remove author identification
from all pages except the title page.
- Prepare manuscripts in strict accordance with the 4th edition of the
Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. Keep
tables and footnotes to a minimum and double-space all parts of the manuscript.
Submissions are seldom longer than 30 pages, including tables and references,
plus an abstract of 150 words.
- Authors should submit four (4) copies of their manuscript to:
Alan M. Rubin, Editor;
Journal of Communication;
School of Communication Studies
P.O. Box 5190
Kent State University
Kent, OH 44242-0001 USA
The Journal office can be contacted via e-mail (email@example.com)
, fax (330-672-4547), or telephone (330-672-4609).
Manuscripts that merit review will be read anonymously by two or three
referees. In most instances, authors can expect decisions on their work
within 90 days. Because manuscripts are set out for expert review, this
time may vary. No manuscripts will be returned to authors.
The Journal retains the right to make changes in accepted manuscripts
that, in the opinion of the editors, do not substantially alter meaning
and to make changes for grammatical, stylistic and space considerations.
Book Reviews. Send correspondence about book reviews
Eric W. Rothenbuhler, Review Editor;
Journal of Communication;
Dept. of Communication Studies
University of Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1498 USA.
The review office can be contacted via e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org),
fax (319-335-2930), or telephone (319-353-2257).
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- ICA Newsletter
- The ICA Newsletter is now published on a bi-monthly basis! Its pages contain news of
activities of the Association and its members as well as news of programs and people
in communication studies all around the world.
- Organizational Communication Abstracts
- In1974, ICA and another communication association cooperated in publishing this series. Although OCA is no longer published, back issues are still available through ICA.
- A Guide to Publishing in Scholarly Communication Journals
- This popular guide is aimed at facilitating the publication process.
It is a highly successful venture for ICA. Copies of The Guide are available from
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