The 100th AEJMC Annual Conference
Closing the Gap: Media, Research and the Profession
2017 Paper Call
The History Division invites submissions of original research papers and historiographical essays on all aspects of media history for the AEJMC 2017 conference in Chicago, IL. All research methodologies are welcome.
Papers will be evaluated on originality and importance of topic; literature review; clarity of research purpose; focus; use of evidence to support the paper’s purpose and conclusions; and the degree to which the paper contributes to the field of journalism and mass communication history. The Division presents awards for the top three faculty papers.
Papers should be no more than 25-double-spaced pages, not including notes, references or appendices. Papers should have 1-inch margins, and use 12 point Times New Roman font. Authors should also submit a 75-word abstract. Multiple submissions to the Division are not allowed and only one paper per author will be accepted for presentation in the History Division’s research sessions. Authors of accepted papers are required to forward papers to discussants and moderators prior to the conference.
Papers must be electronically submitted using the services of All-Academic. The deadline is 11:59 P.M. (Central Daylight Time) Wednesday, April 1, 2017. Please make sure there is no identifying information in the body of the paper or in the electronic file properties. Papers uploaded with author’s identifying information will not be considered for review and will automatically be disqualified from the competition. Please refer to the AEJMC general paper call for this year’s online submission guidelines especially for how to submit a clean paper for blind review.
Student Papers: Undergraduate and graduate students enrolled during the 2016-17 academic year may enter the Warren Price Student Paper Competition. The Price Award recognizes the History Division’s best student paper and is named for Warren Price, who was the Division’s first chair. Student papers should include a separate cover sheet that indicates their student status but omits the author’s name or other identifying information. Students who submit top papers are eligible for small travel grants from the Edwin Emery Fund. Only full-time students not receiving departmental travel grants are eligible for these grants.
Call for Reviewers: If you are willing to review papers for the History Division research competition, please contact Michael Sweeney (Ohio University) at firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate your areas of expertise and/or interest. We will need approximately 85 reviewers for the competition. Graduate students are not eligible to serve as reviewers and, in general, reviewers should not have submitted their own research into the competition.
Contact information: For more information, contact History Division Vice Head and Research Chair Doug Cumming at email@example.com.