The 100th AEJMC Annual Conference
Closing the Gap: Media, Research and the Profession
2017 Paper Call
The Law and Policy Division invites submission of original research papers on communications law and policy for the 2017 AEJMC Conference in Chicago, IL. Papers may focus on any topic related to communications law and/or policy, including defamation, privacy, FCC issues, intellectual property, obscenity, freedom of information, and a myriad of other media law and policy topics. Papers outside the scope of communications law and policy will be rejected.
The Division welcomes a variety of theoretical orientations and any method appropriate to the research question. A panel of judges will blind-referee all sub- missions, and selection will be based strictly on merit. Authors need not be AEJMC or Law and Policy Division members, but they must attend the conference to present accepted papers.
Paper authors should submit via the online submission process as described in the Uniform Paper Call. Law and Policy Di- vision papers must be no longer than 50– double-spaced pages with one-inch margins and 12-point font, including cover page, appendices, tables, footnotes and/or endnotes, and end-of-paper reference list, if applicable. (Footnotes and/or endnotes and reference list may be single-spaced.) Papers that exceed 50 total pages or are not double-spaced will be automatically rejected without review. Al- though Bluebook citation format is preferred, authors may employ any recognized and uniform format for referencing authorities, including APA, Chicago, or MLA styles.
Papers that include author-identifying information within the text, in headers, or within the embedded electronic file properties will be automatically rejected (review the instructions on the AEJMC website for stripping identifying in- formation from the electronic file proper- ties). Authors are solely responsible for checking the final uploaded version of their paper for any and all author identifying information. Submitting before the conference deadline will allow you to fully check your submissions as they are entered into the system so that a resubmission prior to the deadline is possible if necessary.
There is no limit on the number of submissions authors may make to the Di- vision. Any paper previously published or presented at a conference except the AEJMC Southeast Colloquium or the AEJMC Midwinter Conference is not eligible for the competition.
The Division again will award a Top Debut Faculty Paper. The top paper accepted by a faculty member who has never had a paper accepted by the Division will be awarded a prize of $150 and will receive free conference registration. For papers with multiple authors, multiple faculty and/or faculty and student, to be eligible none of the authors of the paper may have previously had a paper accepted by the Division at the national conference. In addition, only the faculty author presenting the paper will be eligible for free conference registration.
Student authors should clearly indicate their student status on the cover page. Student-only submissions will be considered for the $100 Whitney and Shirley Mundt Award, given to the top student paper. Co-authored papers are eligible for the competition so long as all authors are students. The Law and Policy Division will also cover conference registration fees for the top three student paper presenters. In the case of co-authored student papers, only the student author presenting the paper will be eligible for free conference registration.
If you have questions, please contact Kearston Wesner, Law and Policy Division Research Chair, Quinnipiac University, School of Communications, 275 Mount Carmel Avenue, Hamden, CT 06518. Phone: (713) 443-1431; email: email@example.com.