Call for Papers: 28th AMIC Annual Conference 2020 Beijing, China

September 25-27, 2020 | Communication University of China, Beijing China

Communication 2020: Diversity in Unity
The Silk Road Legacy

The Asian Media Information and Communication Centre (AMIC) invites submission of abstracts for parallel sessions during the 28th AMIC Annual Conference 2020. It will be held on 25 -27 September 2020 at the Communication University of China, Beijing China. The deadline to submit abstracts is on 30 May 2020. Please refer to separate document for discussion of the conference theme.

Abstracts must be submitted via the ScholarOne Abstracts (

Please refer to separate document for discussion of the conference theme.



  • The 21st Century as the Asian Century: Role of the Communication Media
  • Voices of Asia in An Expanding Media Landscape
  • Chinese Descent of Asian Communication Scholars: Perspectives and Insights
  • Reimaging Asia: Rediscovering West Asia and Central Asia
  • From Inconvenient Truth to Incontrovertible Fact: Global Warming in Asia


  • Communication Education & Research
  • Communication Education in the 21st century Industrial Revolution
  • Towards An Asian Higher Education Area
  • Communication Research Agenda for Asian Scholars in the 21st Century
  • Asian Research Methods: Fact or Fake?

Communication Strategies & Practices

  • Sharing Good Health Promotion & Communication Practices
  • Gender in Communication Media Practices and Policies Across Asia
  • Environment Communication Challenges in Asia
  • Coverage of Migration Issues in Asian Mainstream and Social Media
  • How Communication is Changing Political Dynamics and Governance in Asia
  • Peace Communication (including Conflict-Sensitive Reporting) in Asia’s Troubled Lands
  • Communicating Mental Health Issues in Asia

Journalism & Communication Issues

  • Reimaging and Reimagining Media and Information Literacy (MIL)
  • Disinformation Order Studies: What We Know and Need to Know
  • Asian Images and Media Representations
  • Asian Images in Film, TV, and Online Streams
  • Back to Basics: Ethics and Values in Asian Communication Media
  • Media and Society, Freedom and Responsibility
  • Journalists Safety and Protection: Challenges and Success Stories
  • Regulation, Co-Regulation or De-Regulation of New Media
  • Journalism 5.0: Doing Journalism in Today’s Cyber World
  • Managing Newsrooms in a Converged Media
  • Gamifying Life: Education & Leisure

Communication in History, Culture & Religion

  • Dialogue between Confucian and Islamic Cultures
  • Identity, Ethnicity, and Religion (and how they are Miscommunicated)
  • Pop Cultures in Asia: Who’s Defining, Who’s Copying
  • Agenda for Indigenous Media: Archiving, Reviving, and Reformatting
  • Media Histories –Cherishing our Past: Individuals, Institutions, and Technologies

Information Communication Technology

  • Cyberwellness for Asian Children
  • Understanding Asian Generation Z’s Communication Styles & Behavior
  • Communication With and Within the Internet of Things
  • Inhabiting the Mobile Ecosystem and the Negotiated Space

Communication Media Issues in China



All abstract submissions must be made via ScholarOne Abstracts ( Abstracts and papers sent to personal e-mail addresses of conference organizers and AMIC Officers will not be entertained.



All accepted abstracts will be included in the AMIC 2020 Abstract Book with ISSN.



Papers presented during the conference will be considered for publication in either the Asian Journal of Communication (AJC) or Media Asia. However, they have to go through the review and approval process adopted by Taylor and Francis which publishes these journals.



Papers will be selected on a competitive basis and all submissions will undergo blind peer review by randomly assigned expert reviewers. Abstracts must be submitted from 15 January 2020 to 30 May 2020.

Decisions on acceptance of abstracts will be communicated to applicants by AMIC Secretariat no later than 10 July 2020.

For those whose abstracts are accepted, full conference papers are to be submitted by 31 August 2020. Only those who have submitted full papers are eligible to present. Early submission is strongly encouraged.



  • Format of abstracts
  • Should be written in English
  • Must have the following parts
    • Title of Paper
    • Abstract
    • Keywords (at least five)
  • Should be written in English
  • Should be at most 350 words in length ONLY.

Format of Full Papers

If your abstract is approved for presentation, you will be required to submit the full paper prior to the conference. The full paper should adhere to the following requirements:

  • should be written in English
  • be of 5,000-8,000 words in length
  • have citation in APA style
  • should be Microsoft Word or RTF document
  • Font should be Times New Roman, 12 pts


Criteria For Review


Criteria to be used to evaluate abstracts include the following:

  • Relevance of the topic to the conference theme
  • Well-defined topics /issue(s) to be examined and discussed
  • Originality and innovativeness of topic
  • Adherence to solid research design and methodology (for research-based papers)
  • Limitations identified (for research-based papers)
  • Good language and writing quality and logical organization of paper
  • Potential contributions to the advancement of communication theory, research and practice


Full Papers

Criteria to be used to evaluate full papers include the following:

  • Extensive and appropriate literature review
  • Good writing quality, e.g., style is clear and engaging
  • Logical organization of the paper
  • In-depth and evidence-based analysis and conclusions
  • Concrete recommendations for research, policy, and action projects
  • Publication-ready


Note to all authors 

  1. By submitting your paper, you agree that if your paper is selected, you will register for the conference and present the paper. All co-authors attending and/or presenting at the conference are also required to register.
  2. Only those who have submitted full papers are eligible to present at the conference.
  3. Only the authors present in the conference will be given certificate of presentation.
  4. Only abstracts and full papers presented in the conference will be included in the 2020 Book of Abstracts.
  5. For more information, please contact AMIC Secretariat at presenters must confirm their attendance on or before 7 September 2020.



Abstracts due (including author declaration form)                   30 May 2020

Notification of acceptance                                                                     10 July 2020

Final abstracts due and Travel Advisory                                         03 August 2020

Full papers due                                                                                          31 August 2020

Confirmation of Attendance                                                               07 September 2020

Deadline of Early Bird registration                                                   07 September 2020

Call for Papers: MEDIA ASIA 2020

Media Asia
published by AMIC and Routledge Taylor & Francis Group


Do you want a broader, international audience to read your papers? Are your studies focused on analyzing current issues on media?

Faculty, students, media practitioners and researchers are invited to send their articles to Media Asia. It is a peer-reviewed quarterly journal published by the Asian Media and Information Communication Centre (AMIC) and Routledge Taylor & Francis Group. Published since 1974, Media Asia is in its 46th year.

Papers should focus on practices in journalism, advertising, public relations, entertainment and other aspects of media.

Given the journal’s adherence to the highest degree of academic scholarship, authors should be willing to submit their papers to a double-blind review process where the journal editors shall initially review the article and, if deemed scholarly enough, forward it (redacting the identity of the author or authors) to at least two experts (i.e., on the article’s chosen topic) who will provide objective reviews.

Articles should be written in English and should have not more than 10,000 words (including tables, references, captions and endnotes). They should also have an abstract of 100 to 150 words and keywords not exceeding five. Authors should use the American Psychological Association (APA) citation style. More information about submission format may be retrieved from

Interested authors may submit online at

In coordination with the editor, authors may also send commentaries on burning issues of the day, as well as reviews of books, films, plays and other media. These submissions are not subjected to peer review.

Effective 2020, Media Asia’s editor is Danilo Arao (University of the Philippines Diliman). The associate editors are Lisa Brooten (Southern Illinois University Carbondale), Pamela Custodio (University of the Philippines Los Baños), Ma. Theresa Rivera (Far Eastern University Manila) and Zhang Yin Nick (Hong Kong Baptist University).

If there are any questions, please send an email to Arao at

Call for Papers – ‘Living with Digital Platforms in Asia-Pacific: Everyday Life, Participation, Policy, and Rights’

Call for papers (abstracts due 7 February 2020)
‘Living with Digital Platforms in Asia-Pacific: Everyday Life, Participation, Policy, and Rights’
Special issue of Asian Journal of Communication

Edited by:
Gerard Goggin (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
Titik Rahayu (Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya, Indonesia)


Internationally, the rise of digital platforms is a highly visible phenomenon in contemporary media and communications and social life. This special issue puts the spotlight on the prefiguring, incubation, and emergence of, and contests over, digital platforms in the Asia Pacific region.

It aims to bring together research, perspectives, proposals, provocations, and debate on questions such as:


  • What are the business models, economics, and service offerings of digital platforms in the Asia-Pacific region?
  • What are the socio-political and economic challenges for startups in developing countries to develop new digital platforms and compete with established multinational corporations?
  • How do digital platforms circulate and operate across and within the Asia and Pacific regions? What are the connections between digital platforms in Asia and other regions, as well as global digital platforms?
  • How do digital platforms figure in ­everyday life in Asian and Pacific settings, and what are their socio-cultural dynamics and implications?
  • What are the social imaginaries of Asian and Pacific digital platforms?
  • What theories and concepts are elicited by, and are suitable for, researching Asian and Pacific digital platforms?
  • What is the state of play for digital platforms in relation to social, political, cultural, and other forms of participation?
  • What are the policy issues being raised by digital platforms in Asian and Pacific contexts, and how are policymakers and regulators responding?
  • Where do digital platforms fit into questions of inequality and social justice?
  • What of the implications of digital platforms for communication and expression rights, as well as other human, social, and cultural rights?
  • What are the alternatives to digital platforms being generated or debated in Asian and Pacific societies?


We welcome papers on these and other relevant aspects of digital platforms in Asia and Pacific. We are especially interested in research that addresses neglected or new case studies and dimensions of Asian digital platforms. Also we encourage papers that reflect upon and comment upon the research, practice, policy, and other agenda on digital platforms in Asia-Pacific contexts.

Please send a 300-500 word abstract for consideration by 7 February 2020 to the special issue editors:

Gerard Goggin, Nanyang Technological University (;
Titik Rahayu, Universitas Airlangga (

Following notification of acceptance of abstract, full papers of 6000-9000 words will be due by 15 July 2020 (with full submissions due by 15 December 2020).

For more information on the Asian Journal of Communication, and its style requirements, see

The 26th International Conference of the International Association for Intercultural Communication Studies (IAICS)

The 26th International Conference of the International Association for Intercultural Communication Studies (IAICS)

Call for Papers

Conference Time: May 28-31, 2020
Conference Venue: Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), Manipal, Karnataka, India Conference Hosts: MAHE, India, and University of Louisville, USA
Conference Theme: Diversity and Multiculturalism in Contemporary Times

As we move further into the 21st century, issues of diversity and multiculturalism are becoming increasingly complex. The constant flow of persons, cultures, and ideas between and among nations not only intensifies contact and connection among global citizens but also brings to the surface both emergent and perennial issues of difference, identity, and territory. With expansive networks moving at breakthrough speeds and intensities, the very concepts of diversity and multiculturalism are changing, especially as they encounter transglobal forces of nationalism, populism, and hegemony. What does it mean to live in a multicultural society? How does the one and the many create community, resolve conflicts, in complicated religious, linguistic, educational, and cultural contexts? What happens to minorities and indigenous peoples within larger majority cultures? The theme of this conference seeks to address these issues in the context of nations and the larger world.

Conference Goals:

  • To provide scholars, educators and practitioners from different cultural communities with opportunities to interact, network and benefit from each other’s research and expertise related to intercultural communication issues

  • To synthesize research perspectives and foster interdisciplinary scholarly dialogues for developing integrated approaches to complex problems of communication across cultures

  • To advance the methodology for intercultural communication research and disseminate practical findings to facilitate understanding across cultures

  • To foster global intercultural sensitivity and involve educators, business professionals, students and other stakeholders worldwide in discourses about diversity and transcultural communication issues.

Topic areas are broadly defined as, but not limited to, the following:

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Guidelines for Submissions:


  • Abstract, 100-150 words in English, including positions, affiliations, email addresses and mailing addresses for all authors. Times New Roman 12 point font size, single spaced.

  • Panel proposals reflecting the conference theme or topic areas may be submitted. Panel proposals shall include title of panel, a 100-150 word abstract of each panelist’s paper (as above). Panel proposals must include positions, affiliations, email addresses and mailing addresses for all authors. Times New Roman 12 point font size, single spaced.

Contact: Please send abstracts, panel proposals, to the following email address:

Deadline: Please submit abstracts and panel proposals by December 15,2019 Conference Working Language: English


The International Association for Intercultural Communication Studies consists of scholars from a range of the cultural sciences who are dedicated to doing research on communication across cultures. Its membership is made up of participants from over 32 countries. These participants meet annually at different locations around the world to discuss common research interests. The results of their investigations are published in the journal of the organization, Intercultural Communication Studies (ICS).