ISCC 2020

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS’ CONFERENCE ON COMMUNICATION (ISCC) Effective Communication in Sustainable Societies -Eight Edition- 28-29 May, 2020 Cluj-Napoca, Romania Dear students, The Communication and Social Innovation Research Center and the Department of Communication, Public Relations and Advertising, Faculty of Political, Administrative and Communication Sciences, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, invites you to

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INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS’ CONFERENCE ON COMMUNICATION (ISCC)

Effective Communication in Sustainable Societies

-Eight Edition-

28-29 May, 2020

Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Dear students,

The Communication and Social Innovation Research Center and the Department of Communication, Public Relations and Advertising, Faculty of Political, Administrative and Communication Sciences, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, invites you to submit papers for the International Students’ Conference on Communication, 28th-29th of May 2020.

The International Students’ Conference on Communication is an annual event that aims to support students in their endeavor to develop theoretical and empirical valuable research. The goal of the conference is that of creating a specialized knowledge framework in which the exchange of updated information on communication domain is properly valued. The conference is an event organized for bachelor, master and doctoral students.

CONFERENCE INFORMATION:

The 2020 edition will be held between 28th–29th of May 2020.

Considering the international context, the conference will   be held online. The papers should be written in English.

However, each student can choose to present the paper in English, Romanian, German or Hungarian.

The topics of the conference are related to the following areas, but not restricted to:

  • communication in crisis situations

  • fake news, infodemia and misinformation

  •  communication and creativity

  • generations in the socio-communicational contexts

  • advertising communication

  • decision-making process in marketing

  • communication  and new technologies

  • mainstream media and new media communication

  • online and offline identities

  • collective actions in social media reality

  • face-to-face and mediated socialization processes (social networks, video-gaming, mobile communication)

  • communication and social changes (fake-news, post-truth era, populism and post-democracy)the communication process

  • political communication in the context of the new realities

  • public relations and strategic communication

  • communication and strategies in organizations (branding, visual identity, CSR, internal communication etc.)

  • entrepreneurship and creative industries

  • myths, symbols and representations in the communication process

           

           Interdisciplinary research is highly encouraged!

The papers of the conference should be scientific papers.

For detailed information, please see below the General guidelines for authors and the Template. The best papers will be published in the volume of the conference.

There is no participation fee required.

SUBMISSION INFORMATION:

The DEADLINE FOR THE ABSTRACT submission is the 10th of May 2020. The abstract must have up to 300 words. It must be written in English.

When submitting the abstract, please specify the title of the paper, the authors and their emails within the same document.

The DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING THE FULL PAPER is the 10th of July 2020.

The abstracts and full papers should be sent to iscc@fspac.ro.

The conference’s program, panels and all related administrative details will be communicated to the participants after the selection process.

We would like to thank you in advance for your scientific contribution to our conference and we would appreciate if you could give the largest diffusion to this invitation.

Kindest regards, Organizing committee

The Department of Communication, Public Relations and Advertising

GENERAL GUIDELINES FOR AUTHORS

The authors should submit the articles in electronic format to the following e-mail address: iscc@fspac.ro. By sending the material, it is understood that it contains original information that has never been published before and that the material has not been submitted for publication elsewhere.

All articles submitted need to meet the rules of citation listed below. This represents a requirement for the acceptance of the article.

ISCC papers must be readable, jargon-free and understood by readers with varied backgrounds. Please adhere to the following guidelines:

Text:

  • Submissions ideally should be no longer than 10-12 pages (font Times New Roman, font size 12, and spacing 1)

  • Manuscripts must be in English (US spelling).

  • Write in an interesting, readable manner. Short, simple sentences and paragraphs, clear logical flow, and ample use of subheadings reduce the reader’s workload and improve readability. Minimize the passive voice, and avoid first-person narrative (e.g., we/I); refer to the study as “the paper”/ “the current study” etc..

  • Background and literature reviews should be focused on issues of direct relevance only.

Title and authors:

  • Use short, impactful titles to attract the attention of readers—a combination of a short title and a subtitle help advertise the most important content.

  • The title page must list the full title, names and complete email addresses of all authors.

Abstracts and key words:

    • Each paper should be summarized by an abstract of about 300 words.

    • The abstract will encapsulate the principal subjects covered by the paper

    • It should not contain any citations of other published work.

  • The article’s key words should also be sent with the abstract. There should be a number of up to 5 key words.

  • The abstract and the key words should be in English.

Tables/Figures:

  • Tables/Figures should have titles and be numbered consecutively and be placed in the main body of the text.

  • We discourage heavily detailed charts and ask you to be selective in your use of graphics.

Text notes:

  • Do NOT use footnotes.

  • Please use text notes.

  • For each idea belonging to someone else, references will be used (both in text and within the reference list)

  • Reference cites in the text of a manuscript should be in parentheses, by author’s last name and year of publication [e.g., (Smith, 1980)].

  • If an author’s name is used within a sentence, the name should be followed by the year of publication [e.g., …work by Smith (1983)].

  • If a page is cited, it should be noted within the parentheses [e.g., (Smith, 1985, 35)].

  • For multiple-authored publications, up to three authors, all should be cited.

  • Publications with four or more authors should be cited by the first author’s name, followed by “et al.” [e.g., (Smith et al., 1985)].

  • Acknowledgments may be used and are encouraged.

References:

  • All references should be included and listed alphabetically by first author’s last name at the end of the paper in the reference section.

  • Here are some  examples of  specific kinds   of references   (based  on  APA Style http://www.apastyle.org/):

    • Shipley, W. C. (1986). Shipley Institute of Living Scale. Los Angeles, CA: Western Psychological Services.

    • Anderson, A. K. (2005). Affective influences on the attentional dynamics supporting awareness. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 154, 258–281. doi:10.1037/0096-3445.134.2.258.

    • Uchter, L. “Ipsos: Social Networking Becoming Dominant Web Activity Worldwide.” Media Post, July 6, 2007. Retrieved from http://publications.mediapost.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=Articles.san%26;s= 63603&Nid=32046&p=204029, accessed on June 2018.

Final submission and copyright:

  • ISCC enforces a strict policy regarding plagiarism and will screen all submitted papers. We ask all authors to ensure their manuscripts meet standard citation practices and acknowledge the contribution of other researchers working in the field.

  • In addition, copyright law prohibits a manuscript from appearing in more than one copyrighted publication. Authors are responsible for obtaining permission to use any copyrighted material in their manuscripts.

  • Each submission must adhere to the guidelines; those that do not follow the guidelines will be returned to the author for correction.

           TEMPLATE

          The Title of the Paper

First name FAMILY NAME

E-mail:

          Department:

          Faculty

University….

Abstract: the abstract contains the topic of the paper, the main ideas from the methodological design (e.g. research questions, research methods), and the main conclusions of the paper. The abstract should not exceed 300 words.

Keywords: 5 most important and relevant keywords

Introduction

The text should be written with Times New Roman, single-spaced, 12, Justify.

In the introduction part, there should be emphasized the theme of the paper, the context of the studied issue (from the existing literature or from existing reports), the reason for choosing the topic – the existing gap or puzzle, the relevance of the topic, the originality of the paper, research questions, the analyzed cases, the specification of the used research methods.

Literature review/Theoretical framework

The literature review should comprise both definitions of the used concepts and the discussions on other already conducted research on similar topic.

Text references should be used (family name of the author/s, year of publication, page – if it is the case). An example: (Anderson, 2005, 45).

Text references should be given every time an idea belonging to another author is used (either it is quoted or it is rephrased).

The information on the literature review should be meaningful for the methodological part. Use did not instead of didn’t, it is instead of it’s etc.

Subchapters are permitted and encouraged.

Methodology

If the paper is strictly a theoretical one, the methodology is not necessary. The methodological part should contain the following parts

  • Research design (research questions, hypotheses, description of the way the research methods and the research instruments are used, sample, the main aspects/variables that are analyzed etc.)

  • Results and discussions

If there are instruments replicated from other existing studies, references should be given within the methodological part as well.

If there are tables/figures, they must have a number and a title (in English).

Conclusion

The concluding part contains the most relevant aspects of the research. Moreover, it should emphasize the way the research is answering to the research questions or the way the research validates or invalidates the hypotheses.

After conclusions, you can discuss the limits of the paper and the research perspectives.

References

All references should be included and listed alphabetically by first author’s last name.

Here are some examples of specific kinds of references (based on APA Style http://www.apastyle.org/):

Shipley, W. C. (1986). Shipley Institute of Living Scale. Los Angeles, CA: Western Psychological Services.

Anderson, A. K. (2005). Affective influences on the attentional dynamics supporting awareness.

Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 154, 258–281. doi:10.1037/0096-3445.134.2.258.

Uchter, L. “Ipsos: Social Networking Becoming Dominant Web Activity Worldwide.” Media Post, July 6, 2007. Retrieved from http://publications.mediapost.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=Articles.san%26;s=63603&Nid=32046& p=204029, accessed on June, 2018.

Please pay attention to the punctuation signs within the final references!

Appendixes

This part is not mandatory. It is required only if there are, for instance, big tables/figures/images that are not suitable within the main text. At the same time, if the questions from a survey or from an interview or focus group guide are not mentioned in the text, they should be placed within the appendixes. However, we suggest mentioning all these methodological instruments related aspects within the corpus of the paper.

   Please (re)check your spelling before sending the final paper. Use English US as a default language.

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