CFP Communication in the Millenium ATACS

Conference Call – 13th International Symposium: Communication in the Millennium
Organized by the Association of Turkish and American Communication Scholars (ATACS)
In Cooperation with The University of Texas at Austin (U.S.A.), Anadolu University (Turkey), and Istanbul University (Turkey)
Hosted by the East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania, East Stroudsburg, PA.
Dates: May 12-15, 2015

The Association of Turkish and American Communication Scholars (ATACS) Welcomes original papers on a variety of topics, including Communication Theory and Communication Studies, Public Relations and Advertising, Journalism, New Technologies, Cinema-TV and Broadcast, Ethics, Communication Education. Other topics will be considered if space is available in the program.

Communication in the Millennium is an annual, peer-reviewed international symposium.

Symposium Objectives & Scope:
The world is getting smaller with high technology-based communication systems. This also brings people together. Communication scholars, especially, should be close to one another and this is why we are gathering them and preparing a platform for discussion. The aim of this symposium is to establish and continue an international multidisciplinary forum for the development of innovative dialogue between Turkish and American scholars. This symposium serves a number of purposes: The main purpose is to establish a meeting ground for a dialogue between the Turkish and American communication scholars. The international symposium rotates between the two countries. Although the cooperation is mainly between two countries scholars, other countries’ scholars are welcomed to this symposium as well, as in the previous ones. Secondly, popular and main issues of the communication field in the new millennium will be discussed. And with this dialogue, future projects and comparative studies will be developed. The symposium aims to foster and promote work that is intended to make a constructive contribution to the communication field and its development. The symposium welcomes work of scholars and graduate students in the communication field.

Suggested Themes:
Communication Theory and Research, Agenda-Setting Studies, Cultural & Critical Studies, Political Communication, Media and Technology / Communication Technology, Media Literacy & Media Education, Cinema-TV & Radio, Advertising, Public Relations, Media Ethics, Media Law…

Symposium Awards:
Best papers: Those whose full papers are presented into the symposium will also be reviewed by the award committee for the top three papers of the symposium.
Best presentations: In addition, the top three presentations made at the symposium will also be recognized.
Recipients of both the top three papers and top three presentations will receive a certificate on the final day of the symposium.

Submission Requirements: All correspondences will be done via Internet. For the rules and the information, please visit our web page or email us.

Evaluation process: Each abstract is sent to at least three or a maximum of six referees who are the members of the scientific committee of the year and whose names were announced on the web page after the end of each year’s evaluation process. The list of scientific committee seen in the web site is the list of previous year.

Evaluation categories: The evaluation process takes place via Internet without seeing any information about the authors. The evaluation categories are such as “Introduction and literature, methodology, significance, appeal, interest, exceptionality, currency of the issue, and overall evaluation”. Referees evaluate each category within a scale from 0 to 10. The abstracts which get a final average of 7 points from 10 get right to be presented in the symposium.
Publication: Only the presented papers will be published in the CD and the web page.

Important Dates:
Regular Abstract Submission Deadline: February 27, 2015.
Notification of the scholar/s about the accepted papers: March 30, 2015.
Full Paper Submission Deadline: May 8, 2015.
Symposium Dates: May 12-15, 2015.
Revised Final Paper Submission Deadline: June 15, 2015.
Full Paper Publication: September, 2015.

Communication in the Millennium Co-Founders / Co-Chairs:
Maxwell E. McCombs, Ph.D. , University of Texas at Austin, U.S.A.
Erkan Yüksel, Ph.D, Anadolu University, Eskisehir, Turkey
Serra Görpe, Ph.D., APR, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey

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