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October 01, 2020

Call for Applications/Nominations

Communication Studies, Editor


The Central States Communication Association (CSCA) is seeking nominations for the Editor of Communication Studies, 2022-2024. The next editor is responsible for issues published in 2022; this will necessitate a transition to the editorship and training on ScholarOne in spring and summer 2021. Self-nominations are encouraged. To be considered, nominees should be housed at a program that will offer the necessary support. 

Requirements and Responsibilities 

The Editor must be a member of CSCA at the time of application/nomination and must maintain membership in the Association throughout the editorial term. The Editor must attend all CSCA conventions throughout the term. Additional responsibilities include the following: 

  • Assembling an Editorial Board.
  • Promoting submissions to Communication Studies.
  • Promoting articles published in Communication Studies.
  • Increasing the scope and impact of Communication Studies.
  • Providing timely decisions and suitable feedback to authors via ScholarOne.
  • Assembling issues according to Taylor and Francis’ publication schedule.
  • Selecting special issue topics and editors.
  • Providing annual reports to the Executive Committee.
  • Serving as a member of the CSCA Executive Committee.

Applications should include the following: 1) a letter of nomination/self-nomination describing the candidate’s qualifications and editorial philosophy, as well as declaring a willingness to serve as editor of Communication Studies (2022-2024); 2) current vita with emphasis on scholarly activity and service to the profession; and 3) a letter of institutional support (noting such items as student assistance, course releases, and financial support, etc. as applicable). The deadline for submission is January 31, 2021 and review of nominations will begin in February 2021.

Pre-interviews with applicants/nominees and select members of the Executive Committee may occur via telephone or an online meeting platform. Finalists for the position will interview with the entire Executive Committee in March 2021 via online meeting platform.

Please note that CSCA has made a commitment to equity and inclusion. As such, those who demonstrate a respect for a wide range of scholarship and/or who can bring diverse and inclusive views to the journal and Executive Committee will especially be considered. Additionally, editors that can extend on the internationalized efforts of the journal will be welcomed.

Nominations and/or questions are to be submitted CSCA President, Alberto González, via email ( by January 31, 2021.