The 100th AEJMC Annual Conference
Closing the Gap: Media, Research and the Profession
2017 Paper Call
The Sports Communication Interest Group invites faculty and student submission of original research papers that focus on sports. Submissions must contain a clear media dimension such as traditional media (newspapers, TV, radio), digital or social media or strategic communication (PR, advertising, or sports marketing).
Submissions should be theoretically grounded and offer tangible evidence of scholarly rigor. We welcome qualitative and quantitative research methods; we encourage a broad spectrum of approaches, including sociological, historical, critical, pedagogical, and cultural re- search. Only one paper per lead author will be accepted for review. Submissions must not be under consideration else- where for presentation or publication.
Please see the AEJMC Uniform Call for Papers for applicable submission requirements and instructions to upload to the All-Academic site and on how to successfully remove identifying information. We strongly recommend submitting early so you have time to check your uploaded document to ensure no identifying information is included. Papers should be no longer than 25-pages, double-spaced (not including tables, figures and references), using a standard 12-point font. Papers that do not meet the AEJMC Uniform Call for Papers requirements will not be accepted.
Faculty and student submissions will be entered into separate competitions (note the separate links on the entry site.) They will undergo separate blind review processes by faculty-only judges. Student papers co-authored by faculty will be inserted into the faculty pool, regardless of lead author status. Student authors
— undergraduate and graduate students enrolled during the 2015-2016 school year
— should include a cover sheet that clearly states the paper is a student submission.
Submissions should contain no identifying information, such as name, university affiliation, or job title. Please be certain that any identification that may occur via electronic means is fully removed, as the presence of any identifying information, whether intended or unintended, will result in removal from consideration.