Annals of the International Communication Association
A Publication of the International Communication Association
Editor: David R. Ewoldsen, Michigan State U (effective August, 2016)
Miyase Christensen, Stockholm U; KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Thomas Hanitzsch, LMU Munich
Weiyu Zheng, National U of Singapore
Herman Wasserman, U of Cape Town
The Annals of the International Communication Association is a new peer-reviewed quarterly journal publishing state-of-the-discipline literature reviews and essays dedicated to the exchange of interdisciplinary and internationally diverse scholarship relating to communication in its many forms.
The Annals will continue the traditions established in Communication Yearbook by providing an updated context for key research from across the Association. The Annals of the International Communication Association publishes three types of articles.
Review Articles are state-of-the-discipline literature reviews and essays, including descriptive reviews, meta-analyses, and theoretical essays. Reviews can be retrospective reviews, which help readers understand the development of current knowledge within the discipline, or prescriptive essays that create a roadmap for where research needs to go in the future. Reviews will go through the traditional peer review process.
Communication Insights are solicited reviews that examine a set of predetermined topics that provide a degree of continuity across the years and indicate how a specific research domain has developed. A set of predetermined topics will rotate over 5-year periods.
Topical Book Review Essays are essays that should include a discussion of recently published books that focus on a central theme within the discipline. The goal of the Annals Topical Book Review Essays is to provide a critical synthesis of a set of published books, but the essay should go beyond the confines of a traditional book review. Rather, the focus is on a critical essay that addresses issues pertinent to the discipline. The Editor recommends that at least two books be reviewed within an essay and while the books should be recently published, the inclusion of more classic texts is acceptable. The Editor encourages authors from non-English-speaking countries to consider submitting topical review essays of books not available in the English language in order to increase the reach of communication studies research globally. Unlike traditional book reviews, which are solicited, the Topical Book Review Essays are open submission and they will go through the traditional peer review process.
The Annals is both international and interdisciplinary in scope, with authors and chapters representing the broad global interests of the International Communication Association. All submissions will be subject to initial editor screening and subsequent peer review as necessary.
More information: Annals of the International Communication Association. The Annals works on a continuous submission cycle. There are no deadlines for submissions. The editor anticipates publishing four issues per year. The first issue will be published in the first quarter of 2017.
For more information about the Annals of the International Communication Association, please contact Dr. Ewoldsen.