CFP IJIR Intercultural Comm Competence issue

The International Journal of Intercultural Relations is inviting abstracts for a special Intercultural Communication Competence (ICC) issue, to be published in 2015. Research in ICC has developed significantly since the last special issue on this topic in IJIR, in 1989. The upcoming special issue will be a retrospective on 25 years of research in ICC as well as showcase of current research that will inform future directions. Disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches to ICC are welcome. Topics may include (but not limited to) the following:

§  Theories/models of ICC, particularly those from cultural perspectives not well represented in the literature to date
§  Instruments and methodologies to measure ICC
§  Empirical studies of ICC in different contexts
§  Disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches to ICC
§  Research-based methodologies and practices on developing ICC
§  Intercultural issues as they relate to ICC development such as identity, adaptation, empathy, relationship-building, conflict resolution, perspective taking
§  Literature reviews or meta-analysis of ICC

The abstract (500 – 600 words) should include a clear description of the proposed paper, relevant background, and description of methodology if applicable. If an abstract is selected, an invitation will be issued to submit a full manuscript. The manuscripts will then undergo the process of peer-review before the final selection is made.

Timeline for special issue:
Deadline for submission of abstracts: 16th December 2013

Invitations for submission of full manuscript will be sent out by: 27th January 2014

Deadline for submission of full manuscript: 14th April 2014

Publication of special issue: 2015

Please send abstracts and/or queries to the guest Editors of the special issue:
Dr Lily A. Arasaratnam
Dr Darla K. Deardorff

Int’l Journal of Intercultural Relations: editor needed


Expressions of interest are called for the position of Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Intercultural Relations, for a 3-year term, commencing 1 January, 2015.
The journal is the official publication of the International Academy for Intercultural Research. IJIR is dedicated to advancing knowledge and understanding of theory, research and practice in the field of intercultural relations, including, but not limited to, topics such as acculturation; intercultural communication; intergroup perceptions, contact, and interactions; intercultural training; and cultural diversity in education, organizations and society. The journal  currently receives between 275-300 submissions per annum, primarily from scholars in the discipline of psychology and secondarily from communication, but submissions come from a wide variety of disciplines. The Editor-in-Chief is currently supported by two Associate Editors.

Please direct Expressions of Interest to ijir AT by 1 December, 2013. The EoIs should include a cv, with particular attention to editorial experience, and a statement of your vision for IJIR.  Past editorial experience and a supportive institutional environment are desirable.  It is also expected that the successful candidate will be (or become) a Member or Fellow of the International Academy of Intercultural Research.

Any general questions about the journal operations can be directed to Colleen Ward ,  the current Editor-in-Chief, at ijir AT or to Dan Landis, Founding Editor, at danl AT


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