International and Intercultural Communication Division
National Communication Association
Call for Papers
The International and Intercultural Communication Division of the National Communication Association is ready to receive submissions relevant to communication in cultural, intercultural, or international contexts. Three kinds of submissions will be considered: (1) individual papers, (2) paper sessions, and (3) panel discussions on international and intercultural communication topics. The theme for the 2013 Annual Convention in Washington, DC is “Connections,” which invites us to explore communication and connections/disconnections of people, ideas, disciplines, units, and institutions that empower and constrain us. Papers, sessions, and panels that address and develop the convention theme as it relates to cultural issues are strongly encouraged. The deadline for submission of all materials is Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 11:59 pm Pacific Standard Time (PST). All submissions must be made via NCA Submission Central, which opens on January 14. Emailed or mailed submissions will not be accepted. For a definition of submission types, please refer to the step-by-step “How to Submit” Instructions provided in the Convention Resource Library.
The following are the specific requirements for each submission category:
1. Individual Papers: Individual paper submissions should include a 100-word abstract and are limited to 25 pages of text. (Appendix, references, and tables are not counted within the 25-page limit.) Longer papers must be edited to meet the 25-page requirement. Only complete papers will be considered for this category. Individual paper submissions should NOT contain identifying information (author name, university affiliation). We follow a blind review process. Please indicate on the electronic submission forms whether you want your individual paper submission to be considered as a student paper selection or for the Scholar-to-Scholar sessions. Student papers should be clearly marked as such to be eligible for top student honors in the division as well as the Donald P. Cushman Award for top student paper in NCA. To be eligible for either award, ALL authors must be students. Only one paper per author will be accepted, with one additional co-authored paper permitted for the division; if two sole-authored papers are submitted, the highest ranking will be accepted. The same paper may not be submitted to more than one division. Submissions should be original work, by the authors named, not previously presented at this or other conferences, and not previously published.
2. Paper Sessions: Submissions must include (a) a session title, (b) presenters, a session chair, and a respondent, (c) a general description of the session theme, (d) a statement of the rationale, and (e) titles and abstracts of the individual papers.
3. Panel Discussions: Submissions must include (a) a panel title, (b) the name and affiliation of each presenter, (c) a session chair, (d) a panel description, (e) a rationale outlining the importance of the submission.
All submitters are encouraged to review the NCA Professional Standards for Convention Participants prior to submission. Again, all materials must be submitted online through NCA Submission Central. Proposals for special programming (Connections within Communication, Connections to the Community, and DC Connections), GIFTS (Great Ideas for Teaching Students), preconferences, Roundtable on Research in Progress, seminars, and short courses should be submitted directly to program planners for those areas. All submissions MUST list any A/V requirements at the time of submission. No program should consist of members from only one institution. Check your email address listed in NCA Submission Central before or after submission as all correspondence goes there. Deadline: Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 11:59 pm Pacific Standard Time (PST).
Contact: Yoshitaka Miike, Vice Chair of the NCA IIC Division and division organizer for Washington, DC, Department of Communication, Humanities Division, University of Hawai‘i at Hilo, 200 West Kawili Street, Hilo, HI 96720-4091, Phone: (808) 974-7780, Email: ymiike AT hawaii.edu.