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CSCA Call for Applications/Nominations ... Communication Studies, Editor

Call for Applications/Nominations

Communication Studies, Editor


The Central States Communication Association (CSCA) is seeking nominations for the Editor of Communication Studies, 2025-2027. The next editor is responsible for issues published in 2025; this will necessitate a transition to the editorship and training on ScholarOne starting January 1, 2024. The incoming editor is expected to start to handle manuscripts from February 1, 2024. Self-nominations are encouraged. To be considered, nominees should be housed at a program that will offer the necessary support and should be tenured. 

Requirements and Responsibilities 

The Editor must be a member of CSCA at the time of their appointment and must maintain membership in the Association throughout the editorial term. The Editor must attend all CSCA conventions throughout the term and should be available to attend NCA. 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 reports to the CSCA Executive Committee twice a year.
  • 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, including commitments to diversity, equity, inclusion, and access as well as declaring a willingness to serve as editor of Communication Studies (2025-2027); 2) current vita with emphasis on scholarly activities and services 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 October 15, 2023 and review of nominations will begin in October 2023.

Pre-interviews with applicants/nominees and select members of the Executive Committee may occur via an online meeting platform. Finalists for the position will interview with select members of the Executive Committee in person at the NCA 2023 convention or 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 CSCA Executive Committee will especially be considered. Additionally, editors who can extend on the internationalized efforts of the journal will be welcomed.

Nominations and/or questions are to be submitted to CSCA President, Ahmet Atay, via email ( by October 15, 2023.

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