The 100th AEJMC Annual Conference
Closing the Gap: Media, Research and the Profession
2017 Paper Call
The Communicating Science, Health, Environment, and Risk Division (ComSHER) invites paper submissions that represent original research related to science, health, environment, risk, and other topics relevant to the communication of scientific information to the general public or specific populations.
ComSHER welcomes papers from all disciplinary approaches and methodological orientations, including quantitative and qualitative methods.
To acknowledge research excellence, ComSHER offers the Eason Prize for the top student paper. Students competing for top student paper and the accompanying Eason Prize will be judged together with other ComSHER faculty submissions. The Eason Prize is awarded in memory of former University of Texas doctoral candidate Lori Eason (1957-2002). Papers competing for the Eason Prize cannot be co-authored with faculty, and authors must identify their submission as an Eason Prize entry on the cover page.
In any one year, an individual can appear as author or co-author on a maximum of two (2) submitted research papers. If one individual appears as author or co-author on more than two (2) submitted research papers, the ComSHER Executive Committee will have the right to disqualify some or all of the papers in question from the research competition.
All accepted papers must be presented by a listed author, unless approved in advance by the Executive Committee. Failure to appear to present can result in author(s) losing eligibility to submit to the Division for one year.
Paper submissions should follow the AEJMC Uniform Paper Call Guidelines (no more than 25-pages of double-spaced text with 12-point Times New Roman font and 1-inch margins, plus references, tables, figures, and appendices). Direct questions to Research Chair Rachel Young, University of Iowa, email@example.com.
Note that due to policy changes across AEJMC, submissions with any residual identifying information will be rejected. Before uploading your paper, exercise extra diligence to remove all author identification from the document, including any file properties or obvious reference to self-citations. See www.aejmc.org/home/papers for tips on keeping your submission anonymous.