Association for Business Communication (ABC) invites scholarship that addresses
all aspects of communication in business contexts, including corporate
communication and rhetoric, professional communication practices, communication
management, and business communication pedagogy.
Submission Process Electronic submission is required in accordance with
NCA policies by March 27, 2012 at 11:59pm PT. Submissions will be accepted as
of January 14, 2013 through NCA Submission Central at www.natcom.org/convention.
Acceptance decisions will be announced by June 7, 2013. For further
information, contact the program planner, Dale Cyphert, University of Northern
Iowa, at dale.cyphert@.... Submissions will be reviewed by three scholars
with appropriate research specialties in business communication. All submitters are encouraged to review the
NCA’s Professional Standards for Convention Participants prior to
submission. Helpful resources, including
step-by-step submission instructions and how to create a blind copy, are
provided at the Convention Resource Library. Both resources are available from
the NCA convention website: www.natcom.org/convention.
Individual Papers Submissions should be no more than 25 pages in
length, exclusive of notes, citations, and tables. Title, author information, and a 100-200 word
abstract will be submitted separately from the uploaded text document, which
should be stripped of any identifying text or document coding to facilitate
blind review. Research that is
appropriate for alternative media or interactive settings may be designated for
Scholar-to-Scholar consideration. If interested in participating in Scholar to
Scholar, check the appropriate agreement box.
Paper Session or Panel Discussion
Proposals Submissions should include titles, a 200-500
word session/panel rationale, an overall panel/session description, a complete
list of titles and abstracts for each paper presentation (paper sessions only),
and presenter names, affiliations, and email addresses. For panel discussions,
please describe the contributions of each presenter.
ABC Awards The highest ranked paper submitted will be awarded a
Top Paper Award and nomination for all appropriate NCA awards or programs.
Papers designated as student work during the submission process will be
considered for the ABC Top Student Paper Award and nomination for all
appropriate NCA awards or programs. All
authors must be students for submission as student work.
The Association for Business Communication, established in 1935 as an international organization
committed to fostering excellence in business communication scholarship,
research, education, and practice, has been an affiliate organization of the
NCA since 2008.