NCA Environmental Communication Division Call for Annual Convention Submissions

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Type of Call: 
Call for submissions
Deadline: 
March 27, 2013
Website: 
http://ww4.aievolution.com/nca1301/

NCA Environmental Communication Division Call for Annual Convention Submissions
 
Convention Location: Washington, D.C., USA
 
The submission deadline is Wednesday, March 27, 2013, at 11:59 p.m. PST.  
 
The Environmental Communication Division of the National Communication Association invites submissions for competitively selected papers, paper sessions and panel discussions that address the relationships between environmental issues and communication theories and practices. The Division welcomes submissions involving traditional as well as innovative theories, methods, and objects of analysis. We encourage submitters to consider this year’s convention theme, “Connections.” This theme invites environmental communication scholars to consider questions such as: How does communication connect us to each other and the world? What connections empower us? What connections constrain us? What connections have we not created that we should? What connections prove problematic?
 
The submission of completed papers is encouraged, but paper sessions and panel discussions are also welcome. All submissions to the Environmental Communication Division will be competitively reviewed. During the Division’s Business Meeting at the 2013 convention, top papers will be honored at the faculty and student levels.
 
All submissions must be made electronically through NCA Submission Central: (http://ww4.aievolution.com/nca1301/).
 
All submitters are encouraged to review the documents on the Convention Resource Library webpage (http://www.natcom.org/conventionresources/). Helpful resources, including live and recorded step-by-step instructions on how to submit, are available.

1) Competitive papers should include:

• Paper title
• Abstract, not exceeding 150 words in length
• Well-developed paper, not exceeding 25 pages, excluding references, tables, and figures
 
Review criteria include: theoretical and analytical rigor, writing quality, topical relevance and timeliness, and overall contribution to environmental communication theory and/or practice.
 
No information identifying the author may appear in the uploaded paper file accompanying your submission. Remove your name from the title page and the text before uploading your paper to NCA Submission Central.
 
Authors are encouraged to consider the “Scholar-to-Scholar” interactive presentation format, utilizing posters and emphasizing interactive discussion. Please identify the submission accordingly, by checking the agreement box, if interested in this format.
 
2) Paper session proposals should include:

• Session title
• Session abstract, not exceeding 250 words
• Chair and respondent
• Title and author(s) information for each paper on the panel
• Abstract for each contributing paper, not exceeding 75 words
 
Review criteria include: topical relevance and timeliness of theme, quality of rationale, coherence of the panel, and overall contribution to environmental communication theory and/or practice. Paper sessions that include participants from a variety of institutions are preferred.
 
3) Panel discussion proposals should include:

• Panel title
• Descriptive abstract, not exceeding 75 words
• Rationale, not exceeding 400 words
• List of participants and their affiliations
 
Review criteria include: topical relevance and timeliness of theme, quality of rationale, and coherence of the panel. Discussions that include participants from a variety of institutions are preferred.

Questions and suggestions should be directed to the division planner:
 
Richard D. Besel, Ph.D.
One Grand Ave.
California Polytechnic State University
San Luis Obispo, CA 93407
rbesel@calpoly.edu
(805) 756-2957

 

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