Emerging Scholars Network Section – CfP
Sección Red de académicos emergentes
The Emerging Scholars Network (ESN) welcomes submissions for the 2017 Annual Conference of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) to be held from 16-20 July, 2017 in Cartagena, Colombia.
We invite you to submit abstracts (250-300 words) of your research papers. We welcome submissions on a variety of topics pertinent to communication and media studies research. We also encourage submissions that address this year’s conference theme “Transforming Communication, Culture & Politics: New media, new territories, new discourses”. For more information on this year’s conference theme, please refer to the general conference CfP available here.
The deadline for abstracts submission is 09 February 2017 via the Open Conference System (OCS) at http://iamcr-ocs.org. Submissions must include author name(s), affiliation, address, e-mail address, and paper title. Please note that this deadline will not be extended. Individual papers and panels are possible, but all proposals must be submitted through the OCS from 1 December 2016 to 9 February 2017. Early submission is strongly encouraged. There are to be no email submissions of abstracts addressed to any Section or Working Group Head.
An author can submit a maximum of two (2) abstracts to two (2) separate sections or working groups. It is expected that for the most part, only one (1) abstract will be submitted per person for consideration by the Conference. However, under no circumstances should there be more than two (2) abstracts bearing the name of the same applicant either individually or as part of any group of authors. Please also note that the same abstract or another version with minor variations in title or content must not be submitted to other Sections or Working Groups of the Association for consideration. Such submissions will be deemed to be in breach of the conference guidelines and will be automatically rejected by the Open Conference System, by the relevant Head or by the Conference Programme Reviewer. Such applicants risk being removed entirely from the conference programme.
Upon submission of an abstract, you will be asked to confirm that your submission is original and that it has not been previously published in the form presented. You will also be given an opportunity to declare if your submission is currently before another conference for consideration.
Unlike other sections of IAMCR, if you are submitting a work in progress, ESN welcomes your submission! Please state that it is a work in progress in your abstract. Please bear in mind, however, that presenters are expected to bring to the conference work that has reached some degree of development. Prior to the conference, each presenter needs to upload a completed paper to the OCS. Discussant feedback has a special place in ESN and is often provided by Chairs of other sections or working groups that ESN members may wish to join. Therefore, a timely submission of the full paper ensures comments and questions by esteemed senior scholars in the field.
This year, ESN will host two co-sponsored sessions:
- A joint panel with the Law section, addressing questions related to regulatory and legal frameworks for media and communication from a wide range of conceptual and methodological perspectives
- A joint panel with the Communication, Policy and Technology section, addressing questions related to communication policy, particularly those with a keen interest in the socio-economic aspects of technological change.
If you would like to be considered specifically for one of these exciting sessions, please let us know with a quick note under the “comments to section heads” portion of your online application.
Decisions on acceptance of abstracts will be communicated to individual authors by the Section co-chairs on 3 April 2017. For those whose abstracts are accepted, conference papers are to be submitted via the IAMCR OCS by June 30, 2017.
Conference registration will be open in March 2017. Please make sure to inform ESN co-chairs if you are unable to present your paper at the conference by April 24, 2017 at the latest. Failure to do so disrupts the flow of the conference and is disrespectful to fellow presenters. It may also result in a suspension to present at the following
ESN (http://iamcr.org/s-wg/section/emerging-scholars-network-section/home) is a section dedicated to the work and careers of emerging scholars in the field of media studies and communication. Therefore, we especially look for works in progress from graduate students and new university instructors/professors who are interested in substantial feedback and comments intended to advance their projects.
The ESN organizes emerging scholar panels and joint panels with other sections. Our emerging scholar panels provide a comfortable environment for the presentation of theses and works in progress, where emerging scholars can receive feedback from colleagues also at the beginning of their careers and from senior scholars who act as respondents to individual papers.
In line with the purpose of our section, the ESN also organizes panels and special sessions about issues affecting emerging scholars, such as:
- Publishing research results;
- Mentoring and the Student-mentor relationship;
- Academic work and academic jobs;
- Neoliberalism in the academy;
- Language barriers in academia.
These panels often feature conversations between senior scholars, emerging scholars, and/or practitioners of media and communication professions.
Further announcements on panels and events on such topics, and practical information on the ESN mentorship programme, will follow over the coming months. For further information, please do not hesitate to contact the section co-chairs (see details below).
This Section accepts abstract submission and presentations in English and Spanish.
Submission of Abstracts
Abstracts should be submitted via the IAMCR Open Conference System at http://iamcr-ocs.org from 1 December 2016 – 9 February 2017. Both individual and panel submissions are welcome. Early submission is strongly encouraged.
The deadline for submission of abstracts is 9 February 2017. Please note that this deadline will not be extended.
Decisions on acceptance of abstracts will be communicated to applicants by their Section or Working Group Head no later than 3 April 2017.
For those whose abstracts are accepted, full conference papers are to be submitted by 26 June.
Guidelines for Abstracts
Unless otherwise stated by a Section or Working Group, abstracts should be between 300 and 500 words in length.
It is expected that for the most part, only one (1) abstract will be submitted per person. However, under no circumstances should there be more than two (2) abstracts bearing the name of the same author either individually or as part of any group of authors. Please note also that the same abstract or another version with minor variations in title or content must not be submitted to more than one Section or Working Group. Such submissions will be deemed to be in breach of the conference guidelines and will be rejected by the OCS system, by the relevant Head or by the Conference Programme Reviewer. Authors submitting them risk being removed entirely from the conference programme.
Technical guidelines, if any, are defined by the individual Sections and Working Groups. If you have questions, consult the Section or Working Group’s specific CfP or contact the head of the Section and Working Group that interests you.
For further information, please consult the conference website or contact the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) by email at [email protected]
Criteria for Evaluation
Submitted abstracts will generally be evaluated on the basis of:
- theoretical contribution
- quality of writing
- literature review
- relevance of the submission to the work of the Section or Working Group
- originality and/or significance
Sections and Working Groups may use additional criteria and may assign different weights to the above criteria. Consult the specific CfP or contact the head of the Section and Working Group you want to submit to if you have questions.
All proposals must be submitted only through the online Open Conference System (OCS) at http://iamcr-ocs.org from 1 December 2016 – 9 February 2017. Early submission is strongly encouraged. There are to be no email submissions of abstracts addressed to any Section or Working Group Head.
As a general rule, only one (1) abstract will be submitted per person for consideration by the Conference. However, under no circumstances should there be more than two (2) abstracts bearing the name of the same applicant either individually or as part of any group of authors.
Emerging Scholars Network Section