The Society for New Communications Research is seeking submissions for the first issue of its peer-reviewed professional journal, the Journal for New Communications Research (JNCR), which will be published in Fall 2006. The Society is seeking articles or projects based on original empirical research, as well as pieces focusing on the theory, strategy and tactical use of participatory communications tools.
The JNCR will be distributed as a print publication with an accompanying electronic version in wiki form to allow for collaboration and updates. In addition, all journal content will be made available via PDF or audio/video formats. The Society will invite registered reader comments from subscribers to each article after the Journal is published via the wiki. This will create a living repository of research.
Submissions can take the form of traditional articles, podcasts, video blogs and other new media. Submissions should be in keeping with the mission of the SNCR: to conduct advanced study on the tools, technologies and emerging modes of communication ( i.e. blogs, wikis, RSS, podcasts, collaborative tools and the growing phenomena of participatory communications) and their effect on traditional media, marketing, public relations and advertising, as well as their broader impact on business, politics, entertainment, culture, education and society.
Successful submissions will exhibit in-depth, professional/scholarly examinations of these topics, and will be reviewed and chosen based on the quality of research conducted, originality of content, relevance to the Society's mission and excellence of execution.
Those interested should submit a project abstract of approximately 500 words via email to [email protected] by August 1. Those whose abstracts are chosen from this first round will be asked for the full, complete project (5,000 - 7,500 words for text-based submissions) for a final peer review by September 8, 2006.
For more information, contact the Society at +1 (650) 331-0083 or via email at [email protected].