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Call for Papers 2017: Health Communication Interest Group

Thursday, May 19, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Christina Yoshimura
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By Bradley Adame,  Interest Group Chair

The Health Communication Interest Group (HCIG) of the Western States Communication Association invites you to submit your papers, panel proposals, and research in progress for the 2016 Western States Communication Association’s annual convention. The HCIG invites work exploring any aspect of issues related to health and communication. The interest group is especially interested in papers and panels that:

·      Relate to the convention theme of: Centralizing Marginality, Marginalizing the Center.

·      Investigate issues at the intersection of Health and Culture/Intercultural Communication dynamics.

·      Represent diverse methodologies, theories, and perspectives.

·      Examine the intersection between theory and practice.

·      Include health practitioners and professionals.

Accepted papers and programs that relate to the convention will receive priority scheduling. Panels co-sponsored with other interest groups will receive special consideration. All colleagues submitting a proposal either for a panel or a paper are encouraged to make themselves available to chair or act as a respondent in other panels.

All papers and proposals should be sent ELECTRONICALLY to the interest group chair, Dr. Bradley Adame (Arizona State University) at badame@asu.edu.

All submissions must be received by September 1, 2016 in order to be considered. Acceptance of a paper or panel proposal obligates authors to attend the conference and present the paper.

 

I.     COMPETITIVE PAPERS

A.        Competitive papers should not have been presented previously at another conference, (with the exception of a student-only conference), be accepted for publication, or have been published (with the exception of a student-only publication). Please submit two separate attachments:

1.    Anonymized paper, including:

a.    An abstract of the paper (250-500 words; title appearing on this page).

b.    A maximum of 30-pages of text, including tables and figures but excluding references.

                                                                 i.     No information in the paper that identifies the author(s): Please remove any identifiers, such as the author’s name, from the paper and electronic file from the header or on the file label.

c.     Please follow APA format guidelines.

d.    Any paper that exceeds 30-pages will not be reviewed.

2.    Title page:

a.    Include paper title, author(s) name(s), each author’s address, phone number, email address, and affiliation.

B.        Debut Papers should be labeled with the phrase “DEBUT PAPER” in the upper right-hand corner of the title page. The WSCA Executive Club Debut Award is made to the author of a paper presented at the convention by an author or co-authors who have not presented a paper at a state, regional, national or international convention, or published in any academic journal.

1.    The paper also should not have been previously accepted for presentation or publication. Papers presented at student- only conferences are exempt from this requirement.

2.    All authors of a co-authored paper must meet these eligibility requirements for a paper to be considered a Debut Paper.

3.    Please indicate whether each author is a bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral student.  

C.        Health Communication Interest Group Student Paper Award: The HCIG presents an award to the top student paper.

1.    Where appropriate, put “STUDENT” in the upper right-hand corner of the title page.

2.    Indicate whether the paper comes from a bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral student.

3.    All authors must be students to be considered a student paper.

D.        Audio-visual requests should be listed on the separate title page. Unless audio-visual images are an essential part of your presentation please consider using alternative means of presenting your data such as printed handouts, flip charts etc. (Please Note: Equipment availability is extremely limited. See the WSCA policy on Audio-Visual Equipment at Conventions in the Policies and Procedures Manual on the web site (http://www.westcomm.org/).

E.         All papers should be sent ELECTRONICALLY (MSWord or PDF format only) to the interest group chair, Dr. Bradley Adame (Arizona State University) at badame@asu.edu.

1.    All submissions must be received by September 1, 2016 in order to be considered.

2.    Please use the following convention to name the files:

a.    Choose a descriptive word from the title. Do not use your first or last name.

b.    For the manuscript, use the descriptive word, followed by “MSS,” followed by the file type after.

                                                                          i.     EXAMPLE: “Health_Organizations_MSS.pdf”

c.     For the title page, use the descriptive word, followed by “TTL,” then the file type after the period.

                                                                          i.     EXAMPLE: “Health_Organizations_TTL.pdf”

F.         Acceptance of a paper obligates at least one author to attend the conference and present the paper.

II.    PROGRAM PROPOSALS

A.             Program proposals should focus on some unifying theme or concept relevant to research, theory, or instruction in the area of health communication.

B.            Programs may consist of a chair, individual presenters, and a critic respondent or, round-table discussions, performance venues, or other unique formats are encouraged.

1.    In alternative program formats, respondents may be included or omitted as appropriate.

2.    Innovative program proposals, especially those that provide opportunities for engaged interaction among participants and attendees, are encouraged.

3.    Programs co-sponsored with other interest groups will be given priority. Programs that relate to the convention theme, “Collaboration, Innovation, and Convergence” are encouraged.

4.    The panel organizer is expected to take responsibility for communication with the Interest Chair, alert her to any changes or problems and to ensure that panelists register for the conference and deliver their papers.

C.            Program proposals should include the following:

1.    Thematic title of the program.

2.    One-page rationale for the panel (and/or explain how the papers are thematically linked).

3.    Names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, and affiliations of ALL participants.

4.    Title and brief (~250 words) description of each presentation.

D.             Equipment needed for the program (Please Note: Equipment availability is extremely limited. See the WSCA policy on Audio-Visual Equipment at Conventions in the Policies and Procedures Manual on the web site).

E.             All program proposals should be sent ELECTRONICALLY (MSWord or PDF format only) to the interest group chair, Dr. Bradley Adame (Arizona State University) at badame@asu.edu.

1.    All submissions must be received by September 1, 2016 in order to be considered.

2.    Please use the following convention to name the files:

a.    Choose a descriptive word from the title. Do not use your first or last name.

b.    For the manuscript, use the descriptive word, followed by “PP,” followed by the file type after.

                                                                          i.     EXAMPLE: “Health_Organizations_PP.pdf”

c.     For the title page, use the descriptive word, followed by “TTL,” then the file type after the period.

                                                                          i.     EXAMPLE: “Health_Organizations_TTL.pdf”

F.             Acceptance of a paper obligates at least one author to attend the conference and present the paper.

 

 

 

 

 

 

III.   RESEARCH IN PROGRESS

A.             Research in progress papers are designed to encourage collaboration, innovation and convergence of students, scholars, health practitioners and professionals interested in health communication.

B.            Please submit two separate attachments:

1.    Title page:

a.    Include paper title, author(s) name(s), each author’s address, phone number, email address, and affiliation.

2.    The work in progress.

D.        Audio-visual requests should be listed on the separate title page. Unless audio-visual images are an essential part of your presentation please consider using alternative means of presenting your data such as printed handouts, flip charts etc. (Please Note: Equipment availability is extremely limited. See the WSCA policy on Audio-Visual Equipment at Conventions in the Policies and Procedures Manual on the web site (http://www.westcomm.org/).

E.         All papers should be sent ELECTRONICALLY (MSWord or PDF format only) to the interest group chair, Dr. Bradley Adame (Arizona State University) at badame@asu.edu.

1.    All submissions must be received by September 1, 2016 in order to be considered.

2.    Please use the following convention to name the files:

a.    Choose a descriptive word from the title. Do not use your first or last name.

b.    For the manuscript, use the descriptive word, followed by “RP,” followed by the file type after.

                                                                          i.     EXAMPLE: “Health_Organizations_RP.pdf”

c.     For the title page, use the descriptive word, followed by “TTL,” then the file type after the period.

                                                                          i.     EXAMPLE: “Health_Organizations_TTL.pdf”

F.         Acceptance of a paper obligates at least one author to attend the conference and present the paper.

IV.   QUESTIONS

A.             Please direct any questions to to the interest group chair, Dr. Bradley Adame (Arizona State University) at badame@asu.edu.

 


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