CSCA 2024 - Organizational & Professional Communication Interest Group ...Call for Submissions
ORGANIZATIONAL & PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION INTEREST GROUP
Call for Papers and Panels
Central States Communication Association (CSCA)
Annual Convention-Grand Rapids, MI
April 2-7, 2024
The Organizational & Professional Communication Interest Group invites the submission of competitive papers, panels, roundtable discussions, and innovative programming for the 2024 CSCA convention in Grand Rapids, MI. The purpose of the Organizational and Professional Communication Interest Group is to collaboratively promote the efforts of researchers, teacher/scholars, and practitioners as they relate to the study and practice of human communication in organizational and professional contexts. A range of topics encompassing Organizational & Professional Communication are welcome, and we especially encourage members to address issues related to the convention theme, Incoherence: Failure, futures, and forgotten messages. In alignment with this theme, we are interested in thinking beyond positivity in communication and thinking more deeply about what narratives and messages are “not allowed” in organizational and professional contexts.
We encourage you to think creatively about designing paper sessions, panel discussions, and performance sessions that are inclusive of marginalized and underrepresented voices, and that maximize participation and incorporate dialogue and discussion. We are also interested in interdisciplinary and co-sponsored sessions. Please indicate if your proposal aligns with one or more of the CSCA interest groups and caucuses.
An individual paper is a full manuscript, submitted directly by an author or authors, which is reviewed individually and, if accepted, grouped into sessions by the program planner. Individual papers are eligible for consideration for the Diamond Anniversary Award and Top Student Paper Award.
Submissions should not exceed 30 pages (including tables, images, and figures, but excluding the title page, abstract, and references). All papers must be double-spaced, using 12-point, Times New Roman font, 1-inch margins, and follow the guidance of the 7th edition of the APA style guide.
Please remove any information that would identify the author(s), including in the document properties. Please complete the required electronic submission fields including title, brief abstract, author(s), and keywords.
Graduate students should type “STUDENT” in the upper right-hand corner of the title page. If the paper will be a graduate student debut, please type “DEBUT STUDENT” in the upper right-hand corner of the title page.
To be considered a graduate student debut paper:
- the author must be a graduate student,
- the paper must have single authorship, and
- the paper must be the author’s first paper to be presented at CSCA.
If you would like your paper to be considered for the Inclusive Scholarship Award, type “INCLUSIVE SCHOLARSHIP” in the upper right-hand corner of the title page. To be considered as an exemplar of inclusive scholarship, the paper must demonstrate academic rigor in the examination of communication and historically marginalized communities/populations. Additionally, make sure to select the Equity and Inclusion Scholarship option in submitting.
Research in Progress:
The Research in Progress provides an opportunity for authors with works-in-progress to discuss and get feedback from experienced scholars, with the goal of making the paper ready for submission to a journal. Those interested in the Research in Progress session should submit an extended abstract (500-750 words, not including references). If accepted, participants are expected to send the full paper to the scholar(s) assigned to their paper no later than 6 weeks before the convention. Anyone can submit an abstract for the Research in Progress session. However, we especially encourage graduate students, early career scholars, and those interested in learning more about the journal publishing process to submit. Accepted presenters are expected to register for the convention and participate in the small group discussion with their mentors and other authors.
Paper sessions are preconceived, complete sessions of papers (usually 3 to 5) focused on a particular topic, in which each presenter has a titled presentation and delivers their own work. Paper sessions are reviewed as a whole. Submitters should include participants from different institutions and are highly encouraged to include cross-disciplinary and diverse perspectives, as well as to maximize opportunities for discussion and dialogue.
Submissions must include:
- A title and 75-word description for the entire session
- The name of the session's chair (required) and respondent (if applicable)
- Information for each individual presenter’s paper (including paper title, author names and affiliations, and 200-word abstracts)
- A 400-word rationale that elaborates on the focus, purpose, importance, and relevance of the session
A panel discussion is a preconceived, complete session in which a panel of presenters addresses a particular issue, often in a conversational style, but without individually titled presentations. Like paper sessions, panel discussions are reviewed as a whole. Submitters should include participants from different institutions and are highly encouraged to include cross-disciplinary and diverse perspectives and maximize opportunities for discussion and dialogue.
Submissions must include:
- A title and 75-word description for the entire panel
- The name of the panel's chair (required) and respondent (if applicable)
- A list of the presenters, including their affiliations
- A 400-word rationale that elaborates on the focus, purpose, importance, and relevance of the panel
Per interest group bylaws, any author submitting to the division may be asked to review other paper and panel submissions.
All technology requests must be made at the time of submission.
Submissions must be received by 11:59 PM, CDT, October 7, 2023.
Send submissions electronically through our CSCA online submission system site.