CALL FOR PAPERS

30th AMIC ANNUAL CONFERENCE

2024 Call for Abstracts

Plenary Session Theme: Internationalization of Higher Education in Asia

The Asian Media Information and Communication Centre (AMIC) invites submission of abstracts for parallel sessions during the 30th AMIC Annual Conference which will be held from 24 to 26 September 2024. You may start submitting NOW. The deadline for submission of abstracts is on 30 June 2024.

INITIAL GENERAL THEMES FOR PARALLEL SESSIONS

These are indicative themes only. 

  • Asia as Knowledge Sharing Society
  • Communication and Media Development in North, East, South, Central, and Western Asia: Commonalities and Differences
  • Journalism Practices and Tools
  • ICT and Digital Transformation
  • Communication and Journalism Education and Training
  • Gender, Equity, and Social Inclusion (GESI): Gains and Losses
  • Culture, Arts, and Communication: Celebrating Diversity
  • Health Education and Promotion: Best Practices and Innovations
  • Science Communication: Learning from Specialists and Communities
  • Communication in Environment and Sustainable Development: Are We Making a Difference?
  • Media and Information Literacy (MIL) and Digital Competencies
  • How Media is Reshaping Political Communication in Asia
  • Advertising, Public Relations, and Marketing Communication: New Strategies for the Young Asian Market 

PARALLEL SESSIONS FOR STUDENTS/YOUNG COMMUNICATORS[1]

  • Media and Information Literacy and Digital Competencies
  • Communication, Culture, and Society
  • Mobile Phones and Gadgets: Uses and Abuses
  • Advertising, Public Relations, and Marketing Communication Strategies
  • Our Online and Digital Learning Space: What Works and Do Not Work Per Learners’ Experiences
  • Six Years to UN Sustainable Development Goals: Are Communication Strategies Making an Impact? How Are Young People Engaged?

[1] Distinct parallel sessions for students and young communicators featuring General Parallel Session Themes is possible.

GUIDELINES ON SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS

Format

  1. Should be written in English
  2. Must have the following parts:
    • Title of Paper
    • Abstract (maximum of 350 words)
    • Keywords (at least five)

Submission

Abstracts sent to personal e-mail addresses of conference organizers and AMIC Officers will not be entertained.

This is a one-time submission. All submitted abstracts are considered final and no revised editions will be accepted. 

Deadline for submission

Abstracts can now be submitted but the deadline is on 30 June 2024.

Download the forms here:
1. Abstract Submission Form for Professionals
2. Abstract Submission Form for Students / Young Communicators

Review of abstracts

All submitted abstracts will be reviewed by panels of experts.

Decisions on acceptance of abstracts will be communicated to applicants by AMIC Secretariat within two to three weeks from submission. Those whose abstracts are accepted must submit the full conference papers by 31 August 2024. Only those who have submitted full conference papers are eligible to present. Early submission is strongly encouraged. 

Criteria for Review

  • Relevance to the conference theme
  • Originality and innovativeness
  • Ability to define topics/issues to be examined or discussed
  • Potential to contribute to the advancement of communication /journalism theory, research and practice
  • Quality of writing
  • Adherence to solid research design and methodology (for research-based papers)
  • Ability to identify the study’s limitations (for research-based papers)

GUIDELINES ON SUBMISSION OF FULL PAPERS

Papers will be selected on a competitive basis and all submissions will undergo blind peer review by randomly assigned expert reviewers. 

Format
If abstract is approved for presentation, the full paper must be submitted by 31 August 2024.  The full paper should adhere to the following requirements:

Language                  English
Length                        5,000-8,000 words (excluding List of References)
Citation                      American Psychological Association (APA) style
Document Type      Microsoft Word or rich text format (RTF)
Font                             Times New Roman, 12 pts

Criteria for Review

  • Extent and appropriateness of literature review
  • Quality of writing
  • Logical organization of paper
  • In-depth and evidence-based analysis and conclusions
  • Concrete recommendations for research, policy, and action projects
  • Publication-ready

NOTE TO ALL AUTHORS

By submitting your paper, you agree that: 

  • you will register for the conference and pay the corresponding registration fee;
  • present the paper in the designated parallel session;
  • if you have co-authors who are also attending and/or presenting at the conference, they, too, must register and pay the conference fee prior to presentation. 

Only those who have submitted full papers and have paid their registration fees are eligible to present at the conference.

Only authors present in the conference will be given certificates of presentation.

Only abstracts with full papers presented in the conference will be included in the 2024 Book of Abstracts. For more information, please contact AMIC Secretariat at info@amic.asia.

KEY DATES

Activity Timeline
Call for Abstracts 15 April
Submission of Abstracts Until 30 June
Review of Abstracts Within two to three weeks from submission
Notification of Acceptance
Submission of Final Abstracts 06 August – 15 August
Confirmation of Attendance 31 August
Submission of Full Paper 31 August
Conference Dates 24 to 26 September

FREE PUBLICATION SERVICES

All abstracts whose full papers were presented in the conference will be included in the AMIC 2024 Book of Abstracts with International Standard Serial Number (ISSN).

PUBLICATION IN AMIC CO-OWNED JOURNALS

PUBLISHED BY ROUTLEDGE (TAYLOR & FRANCIS)

The 2024 Book of Abstracts will only be published ONLINE after the conference. Printed copies will not be available for distribution.

Authors of papers presented during the conference are encouraged to submit the full papers to either the Asian Journal of Communication (AJC) or Media Asia for possible publication. However, they have to go through the review and approval process adopted by Taylor & Francis which publishes these journals. AMIC does not guarantee publication.

Process Flow