Reviewers: ComSHER Needs You!

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If you haven’t already, please sign up to review manuscripts for the 2015 AEJMC Communicating Science, Health, Environment, and Risk Division Paper Competition! Given the location of this year’s conference — lovely San Francisco! — we anticipate a large volume of submissions, so we need your help even more. If you have already signed up to review, we really appreciate it. The paper submission deadline is April 1 and review deadline is May 1.

To participate as a reviewer, you must be a faculty member. AEJMC membership is not required to serve as a reviewer. Graduate students are not eligible to serve as reviewers. The names of reviewers will be listed in the conference program guide to acknowledge your service, and one reviewer will earn complimentary registration for the conference via our annual Lucky Reviewer Award.

First, please let me know that you are willing to review papers for ComSHER this year by entering your name and email address on this secure UT-hosted website:

http://utexascomms.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_bq2QsmhQNUF3CZL

Second, please sign up at the AllAcademic website:

https://convention2.allacademic.com/one/aejmc/aejmc15/

Even though you may have done this service last year, the AllAcademic website is unique each year so you need to sign up again to serve as a reviewer.

Please contact our research chair, Anthony Dudo, if you have any questions (dudo@utexas.edu). And thank you for helping the ComSHER Division of AEJMC!

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Nominations Open for 2014 ComSHER Article of the Year Award

Most published articles create glimmers of knowledge, but a select few shine brightly enough to reveal hidden insights or to illuminate new paradigms that significantly alter a field or discipline. ComSHER holds the Article of the Year Award to celebrate the published paper that best exemplifies this contribution to the fields of science, health, environmental, or risk communication, and we are currently accepting nominations for papers published in 2014.

To nominate an article for the 2014 ComSHER Article of the Year Award, please confirm the following:

  • You are an AEJMC member in 2015
  • The nominated article(s) is a ComSHER focused English-language article from a peer-reviewed journal
  • The nominated article’s author was an AEJMC member in 2014. (For multiple-author publications, only one author needs to fulfill this requirement.)
  • For articles published in print journals, nominated articles are not pre-prints available online but were published in print in 2014
  • For online-only journal articles, they first appeared online in 2014

Also note: Only one first-author journal article per member is considered. In the event that a scholar is a non-first author on more than two articles nominated, that scholar has to select a maximum of two papers that will receive consideration. Self-nominations are allowed.

Up to six articles will be selected by the ComSHER leadership for full consideration by an Award Review Panel consisting of past ComSHER heads, peer-reviewed journal editors or associate editors, and/or full professors. The quality and originality of the research, as well as the expected impact of the work to scholarship in the areas of science, health, environment, and risk communication will constitute the evaluation criteria.

The winner(s) will be presented with a plaque recognizing their accomplishment during the ComSHER business meeting at the AEJMC Annual Convention. Winners can indicate on their curriculum vitae and elsewhere that they received the AEJMC ComSHER Article of the Year Award, and their names will also be highlighted on the ComSHER website.

To nominate an article, send an email to ComSHER Vice Head Michael Dahlstrom (mfd@iastate.edu) listing a citation for the nominated article and confirming that you have read the above requirements and that all are fulfilled. The deadline for nominations is April 15.

Nominations Open for 2014 ComSHER Article of the Year Award

Most published articles create glimmers of knowledge, but a select few shine brightly enough to reveal hidden insights or to illuminate new paradigms that significantly alter a field or discipline. ComSHER holds the Article of the Year Award to celebrate the published paper that best exemplifies this contribution to the fields of science, health, environmental or risk communication, and we are currently accepting nominations for papers published in 2014.

To nominate an article for the 2014 ComSHER Article of the Year Award, please confirm the following:
▪ You are an AEJMC member in 2015
▪ The nominated article(s) is a ComSHER focused English-language article from a peer-reviewed journal
▪ The nominated article’s author was an AEJMC member in 2014. (For multiple-author publications, only one author needs to fulfill this requirement.)
▪ For articles published in print journals, nominated articles are not pre-prints available online but were published in print in 2014. For online-only journal articles, they first appeared online in 2014.

Also note: Only one first-author journal article per member is considered. In the event that a scholar is a non-first author on more than two articles nominated, that scholar has to select a maximum of two papers that will receive consideration. Self nominations are allowed.

Up to six articles will be selected by the ComSHER leadership for full consideration by an Award Review Panel consisting of past ComSHER heads, peer-reviewed journal editors or associate editors, and/or full professors. The quality and originality of the research, as well as the expected impact of the work to scholarship in the areas of science, health, environment, and risk communication will constitute the evaluation criteria.

The winner(s) will be presented with a plaque recognizing their accomplishment during the ComSHER business meeting at the AEJMC Annual Convention. Winners can indicate on their curriculum vitae and elsewhere that they received the AEJMC ComSHER Article of the Year Award, and their names will also be highlighted on the ComSHER website.

To nominate an article, send an email to ComSHER Vice Head Michael Dahlstrom (mfd@iastate.edu) listing a citation for the nominated article and confirming that you have read the above requirements and that all are fulfilled. The deadline for nominations is April 15.

2015 Call for Papers

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The Communicating Science, Health, Environment, and Risk Division invites paper submissions that represent original research related to science, health, environment, risk, technology, and other topics relevant to the communication of scientific information to the general public or specific populations.

ComSHER welcomes papers that follow any disciplinary approaches and all methodological orientations, both quantitative and qualitative.

To acknowledge research excellence, ComSHER offers the $1,000 Eason Prize for the top student paper, which is the largest paper award given to graduate students at AEJMC. Students competing for top student paper and the accompanying $1,000 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, plus references, tables, figures, and appendices). Before uploading your paper, remove all author identification from the document, including any file properties.

The deadline for submissions is 11:59 Central Daylight Time, Wednesday, April 1, 2015. Submit your papers at http://convention2.allacademic.com/one/aejmc/aejmc15/.