History Division seeks papers for the 2016 convention

AEJMC’s History Division invites submissions of original research papers and historiographical essays on all aspects of media history for the 2016 annual convention in Minneapolis. All research methodologies are welcome.

Papers will be evaluated on the originality and importance of topic; literature review; clarity of research purpose; focus; use of evidence to support the paper’s purpose and conclusions; and the degree to which the paper contributes to the field of journalism and mass communication history. The top three faculty papers receive awards from the division.

Papers should be no more than 25 double-spaced pages, not including notes, references or appendices. Papers should have a one-inch margin and use 12 point Times New Roman font. Authors should also submit a 75-word abstract. Multiple submissions to the History Division are not allowed, and only one paper per author will be accepted for presentation in the History Division’s research sessions. Authors of accepted papers are required to forward papers to discussants and moderators prior to the conference.

Papers must be submitted electronically using the services of the All-Academic website . The deadline is 11:59 p.m. (Central Time) Friday, April 1, 2016. Please make sure there is no identifying information in the body of the paper or in the electronic file properties. Papers uploaded with author’s identifying information will not be considered for review and will automatically be disqualified from competition. Refer to the AEJMC general paper call for this year’s online submission guidelines (it’s on p. 10 of the January 2016 AEJMC News), especially for details of how to submit a clean paper for blind review.

At least one author of an accepted faculty paper must attend the conference to present the paper. Student authors who cannot be present must make arrangements for the paper to be presented. If a paper is accepted and not presented, the paper’s acceptance status is revoked. It may not be included on a vita.

Authors will be advised of acceptance by May 20 and will be able to access reviewer comments from the All-Academic site following notification.

Student Papers: Undergraduate and graduate students enrolled during the 2015-2016 academic year may enter the Warren Price Student Paper Competition. The Price Award recognizes the History Division’s best student paper and is named for Warren Price, the first chair of the History Division. Student papers should include a separate cover sheet that indicates their student status but omits the author’s name or other identifying information. Students who submit top papers are eligible for small travel grants from the Edwin Emery Fund. Only full-time students not receiving departmental travel grants are eligible for these grants.

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