Iowa Communication Association Journal


Call for Manuscripts

Volume 49 (2017)

The Iowa Journal of Communication, an award winning state journal, publishes the highest quality scholarship on a variety of communication topics. Manuscripts may be philosophical, theoretical, critical, applied, pedagogical, or empirical in nature. We also publish reviews and reflective pieces of concern to communication scholars. Submissions from all geographic areas are encouraged, and one need not be a member of the Iowa Communication Association to submit a piece.

The Iowa Journal of Communication is seeking manuscripts for a general issue (Number 2 of Volume 49) open to any topic related to communication and a special issue (Number 1 of Volume 49) open to any topic encompassing Relational Communication.

Deadline for either issue is March 20, 2017.

Research manuscripts should not exceed 25 pages (excluding references and tables/appendixes) and should include a separate title page that includes author(s) name, academic position, institutional affiliation, mailing address, phone number, and email address. A history of the work (including a description of any public presentation or publication of any part of the data set or portions of the manuscript and whether the manuscript is part of a thesis or dissertation) should also be provided. Manuscripts should include an abstract not to exceed 200 words. All submissions must conform to the 6th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. The journal adheres to a double-blind review process where the identities of both the reviewers and the authors are hidden from each other. Accordingly, any information revealing author identity should be removed from the piece for review. All manuscripts submitted for consideration should be original, unpublished, and not under consideration by other publication outlets. Only electronic submissions in Microsoft Word will be accepted.

Special Issue Information: Manuscripts encompassing Relational Communication are invited for the special issue. Manuscripts focusing on any type of social and personal relationship and using any theoretical and methodology foundation are welcomed. Those manuscripts focusing on understudied relationships, on understudied relational phenomena, and on topics at the intersection of relationships, media, and technology are especially welcomed.

Queries and manuscript submissions should be addressed to the editor:

David T. McMahan



David T. McMahan


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