Comm in Defense of Nonhuman Animals during an Extinction & Climate Crisis

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Call for Papers
February 1, 2022

Dear Env Comm Colleagues: You are invited to contribute a scholarly essay on the topic “Communication in Defense of Nonhuman Animals During an Extinction and Climate Crisis,” to the 2022 special issue we are editing for the open-access international journal Journalism and Media (ISSN 2673-5172) (

The guest editors (Nuria Almiron and Carrie Freeman) work within the critical animal studies and critical media studies traditions and prefer communication scholarship that shows respect for the interests, welfare, and rights of all animals (human and nonhuman) in an effort to protect them as individuals and species groups in an age of environmental crisis.

For detailed information and topic examples/ideas, please follow the link to the Special Issue website:   The submission deadline is 31 October 2021. You may send your manuscript now or up until the deadline. Submitted papers should not be under consideration for publication elsewhere. You are also encouraged to send a short abstract or tentative title to the Guest Editors or journal’s Managing Editor, Ivana Vuleta (; ).

The Article Processing Charge (APC) for open access publication in this Special Issue will be waived, which means that you have the privilege to publish your paper free of charge in an open access scholarly journal.

Papers should be in the range of 6,000 to 9,000 words. For further details on the submission process, please refer to the instructions for authors at the journal website or let us know if you have any questions ( (the instructions don’t mention a literature review section, but do include one after the introduction section, as would be standard in humanities and social scientific writing).

Best regards from the Guest Editors:

Carrie P. Freeman, PhD, Associate Professor of Communication, Georgia State University, USA

Núria Almiron, PhD, Associate Professor of Communication, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain