Review of Communication invites essays for a special issue on “NCA at 100: The Microhistories.” With thousands of members, over a century of history, over 40 interest groups, six caucuses, seven sections, and numerous regional, state, local, and affiliated associations, the National Communication Association holds countless stories of founding, revolution, growth, and transformation.
We invite essays of roughly 5,000 words that deploy the histories of specific sub-fields, interest groups, caucuses, persons, theories, and associations to engage questions relevant to the present and future of communication studies. Essays for this volume should not only provide us a history of its subject, but use that history as an opportunity to explore larger questions of communication, pedagogy, and/or scholarship. While authors should not feel compelled to follow a formal method of microhistory, they should keep in mind that such studies do take up the task of relating local narratives to larger-scale phenomena. Manuscripts that do not make a larger connection or contribution will not be considered for publication.
To receive full consideration for this special issue, essays must be received by March 1, 2014. All submissions and correspondences are handled electronically through the ScholarOne Manuscript system. Please clearly indicate that your submission is for the special issue on NCA at 100 in the “Cover Letter” section of the electronic submission process. Inquiries to the editor are welcome.
To facilitate review, manuscripts should be free of any material identifying the author(s) or their affiliation(s). Before submission, authors should be sure their manuscripts are double-spaced throughout and are saved in a standard word processor format (.doc, .docx, or .rtf). Manuscripts submitted to the journal must not be previously published or under review for publication elsewhere, and before publication, authors must ensure their accepted manuscripts conform to the 16th edition of the Chicago Manual of Style. Authors are responsible for acquiring any permissions for the reproduction of texts, images, tables, illustrations, or other materials, as well as for providing camera-ready copies of tables, figures, and images. For further information on permissions, please see here.