One of the main reasons the annual AEJMC Conference exists is for our members to view and present some of the best journalism and mass communication research. If you’re interested in submitting a paper to be considered for our conference, please follow the instructions below carefully.
Contact Felicia Greenlee Brown with comments, concerns and other inquiries for uploading papers.
**THE DEADLINE FOR PAPER SUBMISSIONS HAS PASSED**
Important Paper Submissions Information
- Upload papers for the AEJMC 2012 Chicago Conference beginning January 16, 2012. Paper submitters should follow instructions on the front page of the submission site to create your account and complete the information required.
- Deadline for paper submissions is April 1, 2012, at 11:59 p.m. CDT. Any submissions after this time will not be accepted.
- Before submitting your paper, please make certain that all author-identifying information has been removed and that all instructions have been followed per the AEJMC uniform paper call. Papers uploaded with author’s identifying information displayed WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR REVIEW AND WILL AUTOMATICALLY BE DISQUALIFIED FROM THE COMPETITION. ALL AEJMC DIVISIONS, INTEREST GROUPS AND COMMISSION PAPER SUBMISSIONS WILL ABIDE BY THIS RULE WITHOUT EXCEPTION.
Requirements for Submitting a Paper
The programming groups within the Council of Divisions of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication invite submission of original, non-published research papers to be considered for presentation at the AEJMC Conference, August 9 to 12, 2012, in Chicago, IL. Specific requirements for each competition — including limits on paper length — are spelled out in the listing of groups and research chairs that appear below.
All research papers must be uploaded to the group appropriate to the paper’s topic via the link on this page.
The following uniform call will apply to ALL AEJMC paper competitions. Additional information specific to an individual group’s call is available at the end of the uniform call information.
1. Submit the paper online through the ALL ACADEMIC website to the AEJMC group appropriate to the paper’s topic. Format should be Word or a PDF. PDF format is strongly encouraged.
2. The paper must be uploaded to the server no later than 11:59 P.M. (Central Daylight Time) Sunday, April 1, 2012.
3. Also upload a paper abstract of no more than 75 words.
4. Completely fill out the online submission form with author(s) name, affiliation, mailing address, telephone number, and email address. The title should be printed on the first page of the text and on running heads on each page of text, as well as on the title page. Do NOT include author’s name on running heads or title page.
5. Papers uploaded with author’s identifying information displayed WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR REVIEW AND WILL AUTOMATICALLY BE DISQUALIFIED FROM THE COMPETITION. ALL AEJMC DIVISIONS, INTEREST GROUPS AND COMMISSION PAPER SUBMISSIONS WILL ABIDE BY THIS RULE WITHOUT EXCEPTION. NOTE: Follow instructions on how to submit a clean paper for blind reviewing.
6. Papers are accepted for peer review on the understanding that they are not already under review for other conferences and that they have been submitted to only ONE AEJMC group for evaluation. Papers accepted for the AEJMC Conference should not have been presented to other conferences or published in scholarly or trade journals prior to presentation at the conference.
7. Student papers compete on an equal footing in open paper competitions unless otherwise specified by the individual division or interest group. Individual group specifications are appended to this uniform call.
8. Papers submitted with both faculty and student authors will be considered faculty papers and are not eligible for student competitions.
9. At least one author of an accepted faculty paper must attend the conference to present the paper. If student authors cannot be present, they must make arrangements for the paper to be presented.
10. If a paper is accepted, and the faculty author does not present the paper at the conference, and if a student author does not make arrangements for his/her paper to be presented by another, then that paper’s acceptance status is revoked. It may not be included on a vita.
11. Authors will be advised whether their paper has been accepted By May 21 and may access a copy of reviewers’ comments from the online server. Contact the paper chair if you are not notified or have questions about paper acceptance.
Special note: Authors who have submitted papers and have not been notified by May 21, MUST contact the division or interest group paper chair for acceptance information. The AEJMC Central Office may not have this information available.
12. Authors of accepted papers retain copyright of their papers and are free to submit them for publication after presentation at the conference.
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