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Journal Policy and Permission Statement
(Revised 2012, PDF)

The Iowa Journal of Communication (IJC) publishes the highest quality scholarship on a variety of communication topics. Manuscripts may be philosophical, theoretical, critical, applied, pedagogical, or empirical in nature. We will also publish reviews or reflective pieces of concern to communication scholars. Submissions from all geographic areas are encouraged and authors need not be affiliated with the Iowa Communication Association for consideration. IJC adheres to a double-blind review process where the identity of the reviewers and the authors are hidden from each other. All manuscripts submitted for consideration should be original, unpublished, and not under consideration by other publication outlets.

Instructions to Authors

Research, reflective and/or teaching position papers, and book reviews are welcome. Submissions are accepted at any time with deadlines for each volume on March 20th. All submissions should be made electronically using the latest version of Microsoft Word.

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, a brief bio, 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. To insure blind review, no author-identifying information should be included in the text or references. Authors are responsible for the accuracy of all material submitted, including charts, graphs, references and quotations, etc. An electronic cover letter must accompany each submitted manuscript that assures the editor that the manuscript is original, verified, unpublished, and not under editorial review with other journals. All manuscripts submitted must be done so according to the latest APA style manual.

Reflective and/or teaching position papers should not exceed 12 pages (excluding references) and should include a separate title page that includes author(s) name, academic position, institutional affiliation, a brief bio, mailing address, phone number, and email address. A history of the work should also be provided. An abstract of 200 words or less should be included. All manuscripts will be blind reviewed. Topics related to teaching, the nature of the profession, future direction of the discipline, or any other relevant subject as it relates to communication and our audience, are appropriate. Although documentation requirements are different for reflective manuscripts than research manuscripts, some attempt should be made, based on literature, to justify the submission within the manuscript.

For book reviews, authors should submit a manuscript of 5 or fewer pages which may or may not include references other than the book being reviewed. The manuscript should be evaluative in nature and content-specific to the book chosen for review.

The editor reserves the right to return without benefit of review manuscripts that are outside the mission of the journal, are deeply flawed, or do not conform to the guidelines of the journal.

   

 

Mary Gill

Editor
Buena Vista University
IowaCommJournal@bvu.edu

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