The Mass Communication and Society Division encourages faculty and students to submit research papers to the annual AEJMC national conference.
The Mass Communication and Society division encourages faculty and students to submit research papers for the top research awards: top faculty and top student paper and the Moeller Student Competition (paper must be completed for a class during the previous year). Papers submitted with both faculty and student authors will be considered faculty papers and are not eligible for student competitions.
The division provides cash awards and waives one AEJMC conference registration fee for the top four winners in each research paper competition. All MC&S research submissions, regardless of faculty or student authorship, are judged together as general papers. However, the top papers in the faculty and student categories are recognized separately.
Submissions to the Mass Communication and Society division can be on any topic related to mass communication and society. The division accepts research submissions from a variety of theoretical and methodological perspectives and any accepted citation style.
Papers should be submitted to the AEJMC site in Word, WordPerfect or PDF format (PDF preferred). An abstract of 75 words should also be uploaded. Text and supporting documents (appendices, references, tables, etc.) should not exceed 30 double-spaced pages. According to AEJMC submissions guidelines the manuscript title should be printed on the title page, the first page of the text and on running heads on each page of text. Do NOT include author's name anywhere in the document. Papers uploaded with author's identifying information displayed WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR REVIEW AND WILL AUTOMATICALLY BE DISQUALIFIED FROM THE COMPETITION.
Papers that have been previously presented or published, are under review for publication, or have been submitted to another AEJMC division will not be accepted. In addition, authors may submit no more than two papers (including co-authored papers) to the division.
Research papers are judged based on the following:
- Clarity of purpose;
- Literature review;
- Clarity of research method;
- Appropriateness of research method;
- Evidence as it relates to purpose of paper;
- Evidence is clearly presented;
- Evidence supports conclusions
- Writing and organization;
- Relevance of focus of division; and
- Significance of contribution to the field.
At the national conference, researchers will have an opportunity to present their work in one of three formats: traditional research panel presentations, scholar-to-scholar sessions (poster sessions) and high-density research presentations.
The deadline for research paper submissions to the 2013 AEJMC Conference (August 8-August 11 in Washington, D.C.) is 11:59 p.m. CDT Monday, April 1, 2013. You can begin submitting papers to the conference site on January 15, 2013. For more information on the annual conference: http://www.aejmc.org/home/events/annual-conference/