The Journal of Creative Communications promotes inquiry into contemporary communication issues within wider social, economic, marketing, cultural, technological and management contexts, and provides a forum for the discussion of theoretical and practical insights emerging from such inquiry. The journal encourages a new language of analysis for contemporary communications research and publishes articles dealing with innovative and alternate ways of doing research that push the frontiers of conceptual dialogue in communication theory and practice. The journal engages with a wide range of issues and themes in the areas of cultural studies, digital media, film studies, technoculture, organizational communication, communication management, mass and new media, and development communication, among others. JOCC is a double blind peer reviewed journal.
|Manisha Pathak-Shelat||MICA-The School of Ideas, Shela Ahmedabad, India|
|Kallol Das||MICA-The School of Ideas, Shela Ahmedabad, India|
|James R Barker||Rowe School of Business, Dalhousie University, Canada|
|Patrice M Buzzanell||Brian Lamb School of Communication, Purdue University, USA|
|Paula Chakravartty||New York University, USA|
|Shubhra P Gaur||MICA-The School of Ideas, Shela Ahmedabad, India|
|Renne Hobbs||Harrington School of Communication and Media, University of Rhode Island, USA|
|Srinivas R Melkote||School of Media and Telecommunication, Bowling Green State University, USA|
|Anjali Monteiro||School of Media and Cultural Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India|
|Jyotika Ramaprasad||School of Communication, University of Miami, USA|
|Nishant Shah||Centre for Digital Cultures, Leuphana University, Lueneburg, Germany|
|Peter Shields||Department of Communication Studies, Eastern Washington University, USA|
|Preeti Shroff||MICA-The School of Ideas, Shela Ahmedabad, India|
|Wesly Shurm||Department of Sociology, Louisiana State University, USA|
|Arvind Singhal||Department of Communication, University of Texas, USA|
|T T Sreekumar||MICA-The School of Ideas, Shela Ahmedabad, India|
|H Leslie Steeves||School of Journalism and Communication, University of Oregon, USA|
|Pradip Thomas||School of Communication and Arts, University of Queensland, Australia|
|Daya Kishan Thussu||India Media Centre, University of Westminister, UK|
|Shanyang Zhao||Department of Sociology, Temple University, USA|
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MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
Journal of Creative Communications is a double blind peer reviewed journal. It promotes inquiry into contemporary communication issues within wider social, economic, marketing, cultural, technological, and management contexts and provides a forum for the discussion of theoretical and practical insights emerging from such inquiry.
Different Kinds of Focus
Papers may have different kinds of focus which will require adjustment to the way the reviewing criteria are applied. For instance:
Theory Focus: A paper which is broad and generalizing in its emphasis, reflecting upon and systematically referenced against one or more bodies of literature or systems of thought.
Research Focus: A paper reporting upon original research, based on the systematic collection and analysis of data or facts. This kind of work may involve the application or testing of theory.
Practice Focus: A paper which describes innovative or exemplary practices or programs in the community, organizations, institutions and the like. This may take the form of case studies, narratives, demonstrations or technical reports. The outcomes of practice may be improved frameworks, concepts, understandings or structures. This kind of work may involve application of theory and research to practice.
Authors should assess the fit between the aims and scope of the journal and their article for submission of their manuscripts.
All articles must be accompanied by an abstract of 200 words, five key words, a brief profile of the author of about 50 words and not exceeding 100 words (in total) in case of multiple authors.
Papers should be approximately 6,500–10,000 words in length, including references, tables, and figures. They should be written as continuous expository narrative in a chapter or article style - not as lists of points. Shorter articles of 3,000–4,500 words can be published as commentaries.
Papers are assessed by reviewers against the following criteria - or fewer if some criteria do not apply to a particular kind of paper: Thematic Focus, Relationship to Literature, Research Design & Methodology, Data Analysis, Theoretical Strength, Clarity of Conclusions, and Quality of Communication.
The submission should be in MS Word format, double-spaced in A4 size layout with 1-inch margins.
- Tables and figures should be indicated by number (e.g. see Table 1), and not by placement (e.g. see Table below). Short and crisp titles and headings in tables and figures are preferred. The units of measurement should be stated and the sources should be cited at the foot of the table. Notes relating to the table should be placed after the source.
- British spellings should be used throughout; universal `z' in `-ize' and `-ization' words.
- Guidelines for using quotes: Single quotes should be used throughout. Double quote marks are to be used within single quotes. Spellings of words in quotations should not be changed. Quotations of 45 words or more should be separated from the text.
- Guidelines for use of numbers: Spell out numbers from one to nine, 10 and above should remain in figures. However, for exact measurements use only figures (3 km, 9 per cent not %). Use international number system (i.e. thousands, millions, billions etc.). When referring to a century it should be in words, e.g., `twentieth century’ and when reference is being made to a decade use numbers, e.g.,'1980s'.
- Notes should be numbered serially and presented at the end of the article. Notes must contain more than a mere reference.
- References should be embedded in text according to the APA (American Psychological Association) Manual; for example: ‘(Pareek, 2004)’ or ‘Pareek (2004)’. In-text citations should be first alphabetical and then chronological; for example,'(Ahmed 1987; Sarkar 1987; Wignaraja 1960)'. Below are few examples of APA style referencing. For detailed referencing style, please refer to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th Edition.
Khandwalla, P. N. (2003). Corporate creativity: The winning edge. New Delhi: Tata McGraw-Hill.
Teheranian, M., Hakimzadeh, F., & Vidale, M. L. (Eds.). (1977). Communications policy for National Development: A comparative perspective. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul Ltd.
Article or Chapter in an Edited Book:
Moles, A. A. (1977). The cultural compass and the transmission of values. In Teheranian, M., Hakimzadeh, F., & Vidale, M. L. (Eds.), Communications policy for National Development: A comparative perspective (pp. 78-91). London: Routledge & Kegan Paul Ltd.
Journal Article: Online and Hardcopy (The DOI- Digital Object Finder is required only for online articles)
D’Haenes, L., Jankowski, N., & Heuvelman, A. (2004). News in online and print newspapers: Differences in reader consumption and recall. New Media & Society, 6(3), 363–382. doi: 10.1177/1461444804042520
Journal Article: from a database without a DOI
Lamsa, A., & Tiensuu, T. (2002). Representation of the women leader in Finnish business media articles. Business ethics: An European Review, 11(4), 363-374. Retrieved December 2, 2009, from EBSCO Business Source Complete.
Gowariker, I., & Anderson, P. (2009, August). Guided by Angels. Dare: Because Entrepreneurs do, 2, 18.
Sen, A. (2006, March 29). What clash of civilization?: Why religious identity isn't destiny. Retrieved December 2, 2009, from http://www.slate.com/id/2138731/
Website (no author or date):
Islam in India. (n.d.). Retrieved December 2, 2009, from http://adaniel.tripod.com /Islam.htm
Srivastava, N. (2008). Attrition: A critical trouble for Indian IT Companies. Unpublished dissertation thesis. MICA, Ahmedabad.
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