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[CFP] Journal of Communication Special Issue

The new editors-in chief of the Journal of Communication are inviting proposals for special issues that are in line with the editorial vision of attracting and showcasing the best cutting-edge research of our discipline regardless of theoretical or methodological approach.

This call seeks proposals for special issues that can appeal to readers across many subfields of communication and are likely to attract submissions from a variety of authors from around the world. The JoC is particularly interested in proposals for special issues that will stimulate a cross-subfield dialogue on newly emerging and pressing topics in communication research, and that will theoretically advance the areas of research in question.

As special-issue editors, you will oversee the entire selection and review process in strict accordance with the JoC’s review and publishing practices and in cooperation with its editors-in-chief. Special-issue editors will also be responsible for the editorial that highlights the importance and contributions of the special issue.

Submitting your proposal

Please submit a two- to three-page proposal outlining the rationale for the special issue, the proposed work schedule, and the availability and relevant expertise of the guest editors to oversee a high-quality editorial process in a timely manner. Make sure that the proposal addresses the importance of the topic, the appeal to readers from many subfields of communication, as well as the expected theoretical contributions and diversity of submissions. In addition, please submit CVs of the guest editors.

Submissions should be emailed in 1 PDF document to Please indicate in the subject line that this is a proposal for a special issue, and submit by September 15, 2023.

The editors-in chief are available to respond to queries. Please direct your inquiries to:

Download the call for proposals.

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