CFP

Special Section: Call for Papers
Volume 4.1: Communication Center Journal (CCJ), November 2018

Beginning in 2016, the Communication Center Journal (CCJ) began to welcome submissions on a rolling cycle. The journal also began inviting submissions for special topical sections of the journal, which offer a deeper look at broad-based themes and trends.

Theme: Communication Centers and Libraries in Collaboration

The November 2018 special section of CCJ invites authors to consider the many methods, approaches, and perspectives of communication center and library collaboration.

Communication centers and libraries have established collaborative relationships. In some cases, communication centers are located within libraries. In other cases, though, much deeper connections exist. Such efforts might include shared administrative lines, codesigned academic programming, or cross-training of staff members. These relationships are complex.

Authors might consider best practices implemented or in process at their institutions that allow for new understandings of communication centers and libraries in collaboration.

Framing questions can include but are not limited to:

  • How your communication center has established collaborative relationships with the library.
  • Ways in which communication centers have developed highly productive academic programming with(in) the library.
  • How and why collaborations have emerged.
  • Rationale(s) for spatial configurations within library spaces or contexts.
  • Ways communication centers have employed or built on library-based literature or frameworks--such as the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education--in program design, tutor development, or enhancement of the communication center.

Authors are welcome to pursue other threads of inquiry related to this theme as well. This special section encourages practical, specific solutions as well as data-driven research.

Deadlines
March 15, 2018: 500-word proposals due
April 15, 2018: Authors notified of review results
July 15, 2018: Full articles returned to editor
August 15, 2018: Article revisions sent to authors
November 16, 2018: CCJ issue released at NCA conference

Proposal submissions can be emailed to commcenterj@gmail.com.

Manuscript Details
CCJ manuscripts submitted for consideration in a thematic special section are limited to 5,000 words, but shorter submissions are welcome.
All manuscripts should follow conventions of APA 6th edition.

Authors must register for the online submission site before submitting full manuscripts: Register Here

Questions and inquiries can be emailed to Dr. Russell Carpenter, CCJ Editor-in-Chief, at russell.carpenter@eku.edu.

Call for Book Reviews
Communication Center Journal (CCJ)

CCJ invites book reviews and scholarly reviews of 750-1,000 words. We welcome inquiries and suggestions regarding potential books to review or titles of particular interest. Thorough reviews will usually include the following:

  • A brief description of the book’s contents.
  • A scholarly evaluation of the book–including its contribution and relation to existing literature and trends in the field, its strengths and weaknesses, and its unique qualities (if any).
  • A brief description of the appropriate audience for the book.

Please forward all book review communication and submissions to Paul Mabrey at mabreype@jmu.edu.

Call and timeline for November book review manuscripts:

The Communication Center Journal is seeking potential contributions for our book review section. Book reviews and scholarly reviews range 750-1,000 words and usually include the following:

  • A brief description of the book’s contents.
  • A scholarly evaluation of the book–including its contribution and relation to existing literature and trends in the field, its strengths and weaknesses, and its unique qualities (if any).
  • A brief description of the appropriate audience for the book.

We are currently seeking reviews for the following books, but also welcome suggestions that contribute to communication center, peer education, or public speaking scholarship. Please contact Paul Mabrey (mabreype@jmu.edu) for all review communication and submissions. To be considered for the 2017 volume of CCJ, please indicate interest by May 31, 2017. Interest will be confirmed by June 12, 2017 and your manuscript should be submitted by September 1, 2017. The 2017 volume will be published by the National Communication Association national conference, November 2017.

Agee, K., & Hodges, R. (2012). Handbook for training peer tutors and mentors. USA: CRLA.

Alley, M. (2003). The Craft of Scientific Presentations: Critical Steps to Succeed and Critical Errors to Avoid. New York, NY: Springer.

Atkins-Sayre, W. & Yook, E.L. (2015). Communicating Advice: Peer Tutoring and Communication Practice. New York, NY: Peter Lang.

Duarte, N. (2012). HBR guide to persuasive presentations. Boston, MA: Harvard Business Press.

Turner, K. J., & Sheckels, T. F. (2015). Communication centers: A theory-based guide to training and management. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

Yook, E. L., & Atkins-Sayre, W. (2012). Communication centers and oral communication programs in higher education: Advantages, challenges, and new directions. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.