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CSCA - Communication Studies Editor Call

Call for Applications/Nominations

Communication Studies, Editor


The Central States Communication Association (CSCA) is seeking nominations for the Editor of Communication Studies, 2019-2021. The next editor is responsible for issues published in 2019; this will necessitate a transition to the editorship and training on Manuscript Central in 2018. 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.
  • Providing timely decisions and suitable feedback to authors via Manuscript Central.
  • Assembling issues according to Taylor and Francis’s 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 (2019-2021); 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). Review of nominations will begin January 5, 2018 and the deadline for submission is January 31, 2018.

Pre-interviews with applicants/nominees and select members of the Executive Committee may occur via telephone or Skype. Finalists for the position will interview with the entire Executive Committee at the CSCA conference in Milwaukee in April 2018.

Please note that CSCA has made a commitment to diversity 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, Blair Thompson, via email ( by January 31, 2018.

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