Iowa Journal of Communication

2019 Call for Manuscripts

The Iowa Journal of Communicationis seeking manuscripts for a special issue (Number 1 of Volume 51) open to any topic related to “Partisanship, Provocation, Protest, and Pugnacity: Communication in a Context of Conflict.” We also seek submissions for a general issue (Number 2 of Volume 51) open to any topic in communication.    

The Iowa Journal of Communication,an award-winning state journal, publishes the highest quality scholarship on a variety of communication topics. Manuscripts may be philosophical, theoretical, critical, applied, pedagogical, or empirical in nature. We also publish book reviews and reflective pieces of concern to communication scholars. Submissions from all geographic areas are encouraged, and one need not be a member of the Iowa Communication Association to submit a piece.

Submissions will be accepted from now through the deadline for both issues: March 22, 2019. 

 All submissions must conform to the 6th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. Research manuscripts should not exceed 25 pages (excluding references and tables/appendixes).

Special Issue Information:  Manuscripts relating to: “Partisanship, Provocation, Protest, and Pugnacity: Communication in a Context of Conflict” are invited for the special issue.  Manuscripts should address or relate to communicating in a context of dissent, conflict, partisanship, etc.

Manuscripts may focus on any type communication, including group, face-to-face, family, or mediated communication, and may use any methodology for analysis. We are particularly interested in unique, non-standard approaches and voices, but all manuscripts are welcome.   

All submissions should include the following:

 1.    A separate title page that includes author(s) name(s), academic position(s), and institutional affiliation(s). Please include a mailing address, phone number, and email address for the corresponding author. 

2.    A history of the work, including a description of any public presentation or publication of any part of the data set or portions of the manuscript and information as to whether the manuscript is part of a thesis or dissertation. 

3.    An abstract of not more than 200 words. 

 The journal adheres to a double-blind review process that hides the identities of both the reviewers and the authors from one another. Accordingly, authors should remove any identifying information from the manuscript. (See for suggestions on making a manuscript anonymous). All manuscripts submitted for consideration should be original, unpublished, and should not be under consideration by other publication. We will accept only electronic submissions in Microsoft Word.  

 Please address any queries and manuscript submissions to the editor:

Rachel Collier Murdock