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Call for Papers 2017: Organizational Communication Interest Group

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By John McClellan, Interest Group Chair 

The Organizational Communication Interest Group of the Western States Communication Association seeks competitive papers, graduate research-in-progress, and program proposals for the 2017 annual convention. Please submit papers and proposals electronically to:

 

John McClellan

2017 Organizational Communication Interest Group Planner

Department of Communication

Boise State University

johnmcclellan@boisestate.edu

 

I. Competitive Papers (deadline: received by 9/1/16)

II. Program Proposals (deadline: received by 9/1/16)

III. Graduate Research-in-Progress (deadline: received by 9/1/16)

 

For specific information about submitting to interest groups, visit the WSCA website http://www.westcomm.org/

 

I. COMPETITIVE PAPERS

 

A.     Authors are encouraged to submit papers to the Organizational Communication Interest Group for competitive selection. Papers may employ any methodology(ies) and may address theoretical developments, critical analyses, disciplinary issues, pedagogical issues, or research advancements. Papers that expand upon the convention theme, Centralizing Marginality, Marginalizing the Center, are strongly encouraged. Submit each paper to one interest group only. Competitive papers should not: (1) have been presented at another conference or convention; (2) have been published; and (3) have been accepted for publication.

 

B.     Submitted papers should include the following:

1.     A separate file with the title page that includes the paper’s title, names of all authors, affiliation(s), email address(es), phone number(s), and audio-visual requests. This information should be included for each author. 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/  

2.     A 100-200 word abstract of the paper (with title appearing on this page);

3.     A maximum of 30 pages of text;

4.     No information in the paper that identifies the author(s) beyond that which appears on the title page.

C.     Students: The Organizational Communication Interest Group strongly encourages student submissions, and interested students should mark their papers as “STUDENT” below their name on the title page. If a student paper also qualifies as a debut paper (see section E below) then it should be labeled “DEBUT” as well.

 

D.    Students submitting competitive papers should also indicate if they are willing to have their submission considered for the “Research-in-Progress” panel if their paper is not accepted for a regular competitive panel.  Please do so by including “Open to Research-in-Progress” next to the “STUDENT” designation on the title page.

 

E.     Debut Award: The WSCA Executives Club Debut Award is made to the author or co-authors of a paper presented at the convention “who have not presented a paper at a state, regional, national or international convention, or published in any academic journal.” Papers presented at student-only conferences are exempt from this requirement. All authors of a co-authored paper must meet these eligibility requirements for a paper to be considered a Debut Paper. Papers eligible for the Debut Award should be marked “DEBUT” in the upper right-hand corner of the title page. Please also indicate whether each author is a bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral student.

 

F.     Competitive paper submissions must be RECEIVED by the interest group planner NO LATER THAN September 1, 2016. Papers must be submitted electronically in PDF or MS Word (.doc or .docx) format. In the subject line of your email please include: “[Last Name] WSCA Org Comm Competitive Paper Submission”.

 

II. Graduate Research-in-Progress

 

A.    Graduate students with projects in various stages of development are encouraged to participate in the Research-in-Progress mentoring session. These sessions are designed to provide graduate students with opportunities to improve their research and network with professors and graduate students from other universities. Graduate students will receive substantive feedback on their research.

 

B.    Because of the high level of feedback and discussion in this session, limited spaces are available. Proposals submitted to this program should be designated on the cover page as “RESEARCH-IN-PROGRESS” and should not exceed 15 pages in length. Because research projects will be at various stages of development, proposals should provide a summary of the project and its current status, and then elaborate on areas that are under development and in need of feedback. Proposals could, for example, explore theoretical or methodological development, examine preliminary findings, or test theoretical implications.   

 

C.     Specifically, proposals must include the following:  

1.     A separate file with title page that includes the paper’s title, author name(s), affiliation(s), email address(es), and phone number(s)

2.     A maximum of 15 pages of text;

3.     No information in the paper that identifies the author(s) beyond that which appears on the title page.

 

D.    Graduate Research-in-Progress proposals must be RECEIVED by the interest group planner NO LATER THAN September 1, 2016. Proposals must be submitted electronically in PDF or MS Word (.doc or .docx) format. In the subject line of your email please include: “[Last Name] WSCA Org Comm Graduate Research-in-Progress Submission”.

 

III. PROGRAM PROPOSALS

 

A.     Program proposals should focus on a unifying theme relevant to research, theory, practice, or instruction in organizational communication. Programs may consist of a chair, individual presenters, and a respondent in a format traditionally presented at conferences. However, debates, roundtable discussions, performance activities, or other unique formats are encouraged. Innovative program proposals, especially those that provide opportunities for interaction among participants and attendees, are encouraged. Programs co-sponsored with other interest groups are also welcome. Programs that relate to the convention theme, Centralizing Marginality, Marginalizing the Center, are encouraged.

 

B.     Program proposals must contain the following:

1.     Thematic title of the program;

2.     Names, e-mail addresses, phone numbers, and affiliations of all participants;

3.     Title and brief description of each presentation;

4.     Equipment needed for the program. 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/

5.     Program proposals must be RECEIVED by the interest group planner NO LATER THAN September 1, 2016. Papers must be submitted electronically in PDF or MS Word (.doc or .docx) format. In the subject line of your email please include: “[Last Name] WSCA Org Comm Program Proposal Submission.”


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