Emerald Studies in Media and Communications is delighted to update our 2018 call with a special volume commemorating the 30th anniversary of the CITAMS section. The deadline for all three volumes is February 12, 2018.



This special anniversary volume commemorates the 30th anniversary of the CITAMS section. Submissions are welcome that explore any topic relevant to the thirty-year section history or the future of the section in years to come. Topics include but are not limited to communication, information technologies, and media sociology. Guest editors are Wenhong Chen and Barry Wellman.

Call for Theorizing the Digital: Social Theory and Digital Culture

We welcome submissions using a wide variety of data and analytic techniques, assuming they are rigorously employed.  We also welcome theoretical submissions, assuming they focus squarely on the topic of the volume. Methodological papers will be considered as long as they are grounded in theoretical concerns.

The scope of the volume is wide and includes application of classical and contemporary theorists in media contexts. Any topic that engages the volume’s theme is welcome. Potential topics could include: ethics, practices, and politics of “big data”; self, identity, and community; privacy, publicity and surveillance; personal and algorithmic patterns of curation; social network formation, maintenance, and change; news and (dis)information; visual representations; memes and virality; politics; mediated embodiment, etc. Lead editor is Jeremy Schulz with guest editors Gabe Ignatow and Jenny Davis.

Call for Power, Media, and Everyday Life: Expanding the Intersectional
We welcome submissions using a wide variety of data and analytic techniques, assuming they are rigorously employed, and theoretical or methodological submissions, assuming they focus squarely on the topic of the volume. The scope of this volume is wide, as it aims to contribute phenomenological and epistemic knowledge to the growing field of intersectionality. Submissions are welcome on any topics that speak to intersectionality as it relates to media including gender, race/ethnicity, class, sexuality, and ability. In addition, we are also especially interested in papers that expand and broaden the discourse of intersectionality vis-à-vis media to include: Parenthood, Community, Religion, Nationality, Immigration, Language, Political Association, Aging, etc. Lead editor is Apryl Williams with guest editor Ruth Tsuria.

Submission Guidelines: Deadline February 12, 2018 by email to editorial@emeraldmediastudies.com.
Submissions should be approximately 7,000-10,000 in length inclusive of abstract, references, and notes. American or British spelling may be used.

While no special formatting is requested at the outset, upon acceptance authors must gain all permissions and format their manuscripts in accordance with the series’ guidelines.

Submissions may be considered for either volume. All submissions must include

1) title of manuscript,

2) abstract up to 250 words,

3) up to 6 keywords,

4)  main text with headings,

5) references,

6) as appropriate to the submission appendices, images, figures, and tables.


For initial submissions, please follow these four steps or the submission may not be considered:
1) Create two copies of your submission: one in PDF for anonymous review and one in Word with all author information.
2) Use the title of your submission when naming your copies of your submissions in both Word and PDF.
3) Put the title of your submission and the name of the volume you prefer in the subject line of your email.
4) Email both copies of your submission in a single email to editorial@emeraldmediastudies.com by the deadline.

Anonymized Review Copy in PDF
Title of your submission + Anonymized (example: “Submission Title Anonymized”)
Remove any author information and affiliations and save doc as PDF

Editorial Copy in Word
Title of your submission + Editorial (example: “Submission Title Editorial”)
In a Word document, include all elements above, as well as a title page with all author names, emails, and bios of up to 250 words.

For more information, see emeraldmediastudies.com.
Please address any questions to: editorial@emeraldmediastudies.com

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