Notes on submission of papers

Submission process

Papers and abstracts are to be submitted through the ANZCA 2015 conference website, This is the only format through which papers and panel proposals will be accepted. Please do not email papers or abstracts to the conference organisers directly.

The Call for Papers form will ask you for the following information:

  • Author details
  • Contact details
  • Title of paper
  • Whether the paper is a full paper, oral-only paper or panel proposal
  • Conference stream/theme to which it is being submitted
  • Whether you are a student.

You may submit a full paper, an abstract or a panel proposal. All submissions are due on the same date and all will be initially reviewed by the conference team in consultation with stream coordinators.

Full papers

Full papers will go through a further step of double-blind peer review. Only full papers will be eligible for inclusion in the ANZCA 2015 Conference Proceedings. Full papers may also be invited to be included in special issues of journals associated with the conference.

Please note that acceptance for the conference proceedings will be decided in June on the basis of successful completion of revisions. Those reviews will be sent out before the earlybird deadline of 1 May, with revised papers due on 5 June. Any papers rejected after review may, at the organisers’ discretion, be presented as oral-only papers.

Oral-only papers

Papers can also be submitted in abstract-only form. These submissions will be quality assured but not peer-reviewed. They will not be included in the conference proceedings. There will be no need to submit a full paper if you choose this option. Abstracts should be 250-500 words in length.

Panel proposals

The organisers strongly encourage panel proposals. These will be quality-assured by the organisers in consultation with stream coordinators. A panel should comprise 3-4 speakers whose research has strong thematic or methodological link or interaction. The proposal should include:

  1. Panel title
  2. An overall abstract (250-500 words) justifying the panel as a whole
  3. A separate abstract (250-500 words) for each proposed paper
  4. Brief biographies of each presenter (up to 100 words).

Key dates

Papers submitted 27 February
Referee reports returned to authors 1 May
Final papers for publication due 5 June

Conference Proceedings 2015

The Conference Proceedings is a peer-reviewed online publication (ISSN 1448 4331). The full title of the 2015 publication will be: Refereed Proceedings of the Australian and New Zealand Communication Association Conference: Rethinking Communication, Space and Identity, 2015

Authors are responsible for ensuring their papers adhere to the following guidelines.


Papers intended for the publication should be academically rigorous (i.e. theoretically and methodologically sound, thoroughly researched and referenced) but also accessible to anyone interested in communication and its implications. The Conference Proceedings will be publicly accessible and provide a showcase of the relevance of ANZCA and communication research to a wider audience, so please write clearly. Use plain English and, if you must use jargon, clearly explain its meaning. We reserve the right to edit your work for style before publication in the ANZCA 2015 conference proceedings.


Full papers submitted to ANZCA 2015 will be subject to double-blind peer review to assess their suitability for international-standard refereed scholarly publication. Successfully refereed papers will be published in the refereed conference proceedings. Please note that there will be a single round of refereeing. If you would like guidance as to the suitability of your paper for the conference before submission, please contact the relevant stream coordinator (see


Your paper for refereeing must be provided as a Microsoft Word document. Provide the title of the paper and an abstract of 250–500 words on the first page. Please eliminate any authorial identifying information from the submitted paper, including from title page, headers and footers, and document file names. This is in order to ensure blind refereeing, and failure to do this may lead to rejection of the paper.

The body of the paper should be double-spaced, and may be left-aligned or justified. Quotations should be in “double quotation marks” (not ‘single’) and paragraphs of cited text longer than 20 words should be indented. Please number all pages of your manuscript in the top right header. Suggested word count is 3000-5000 words, with papers to be no longer than 6000 words, including references cited.


Papers must be referenced in the Harvard style. Information on the preferred version of Harvard can be found here.

Publication of papers

Successfully refereed papers will be published in the ANZCA 2015 conference proceedings. You can see examples of the scope and standard of previous ANZCA refereed conference proceedings by following the links to previous ANZCA conferences at

Style notes for oral-only papers

An abstract of 250–500 words should be submitted with title of paper to the relevant stream through the ANZCA 2015 conference website at Please eliminate any authorial identifying information from the submitted paper, including from title page, headers and footers, and document file names.

Other information


All presenters need to register to attend the conference. In the case of multi-authored papers, at least one of the listed authors must attend in order for the paper to be included in the ANZCA 2015 conference programme.


Successfully refereed articles will be published online. It is authors’ responsibility to ensure, before submission, that articles and accompanying materials submitted for ANZCA 2015 are accurate, and are not offensive, defamatory, or otherwise injurious to any person or organisation. Authors should ensure that all ideas and work not their own are fully referenced. Authors are also responsible for ensuring that articles and accompanying charts, graphs, photographs, illustrations, trade literature, data, etc. are free of copyright or ownership restrictions and may be published online without encumbrance. ANZCA and its publisher and staff take no responsibility and accept no liability whatsoever for the accuracy, impact, or consequences of any article published in the conference proceedings, whether refereed or not. Articles reflect the authors’ opinions, not those of the conference, the proceedings publisher, or its staff.


Articles and presentations submitted for ANZCA 2015 remain the copyright of the author but authors by virtue of submission agree to grant the University of Canterbury a copyright licence to permanently display the article online for public viewing as part of the conference proceedings, and to grant the National Library of Australia and the National Library of New Zealand Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearo a copyright licence to include ANZCA 2015 conference proceedings in the PANDORA Archive and National Digital Heritage Archive, respectively, for permanent public access and online viewing. Articles first published in the ANZCA 2015 conference proceedings may subsequently appear elsewhere provided they acknowledge the original publication.

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