Media and Sports Section – CfP
Sección Medios de comunicación y deportes
The Media and Sports section of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) invites submissions of abstracts for papers and panel proposals for the 2017 IAMCR conference to be held from 16 -20 July, 2017 in Cartagena, Colombia. The deadline to submit your abstract is midnight GMT on 9 February 2017. This deadline will not be extended.
All papers, from the full range of perspectives on the study of Media and Sport will be considered. Particularly welcome are contributions which bridge between the study of mediated sport and the conference’s theme “Transforming Culture, Politics & Communication: New media, new territories, new discourses”.
Abstracts should be submitted from 1 December 2016 – 9 February 2017 (midnight GMT). Both individual and panel submissions are welcome. Early submission is strongly encouraged.
This Section accepts abstract submissions and presentations in English and Spanish.
Criteria for Evaluation
- theoretical contribution
- quality of writing
- literature review
- relevance of the submission to the work of the Section or Working Group
- originality and/or significance
Decisions on acceptance of abstracts will be communicated to applicants no later than 3 April 2017. For those whose abstracts are accepted, full conference papers are to be submitted by 26 June.
For further information, please consult the conference website or contact the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) by email at [email protected] You are also welcome to contact one of us (see contact details below).
Submission of Abstracts
Each Section and Working Group of IAMCR will issue its own Call for Papers, based on the general thematic outline above. Abstracts should be submitted 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.
All abstract submissions must be made via IAMCR’s Open Conference System. There are to be no email submissions of abstracts addressed to any Section or Working Group Head.
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]
Media and Sports Section
Deirdre Hynes, PhD
Department of Languages, Information & Communications,
Faculty of Arts & Humanities
Manchester Metropolitan University
Alina Bernstein, PhD
School of media studies, College of management academic studies (COMAS)
The Steve Tisch School of Film and Television, Tel Aviv University
Anthony Moretti, PhD
School of Communications and Information Systems
Robert Morris University