Abstract Submission Guidelines

General Information & Deadlines

1.

Abstract MUST be submitted electronically via the online submission system by the abstract submission deadline: 16 JANUARY 2024 (23:59 Pacific Time).

Abstracts received via fax, e-mail or received after the deadline will not be accepted and therefore will not be considered for the programme or publication.

2.

Abstract can be submitted into the following:

ECREA Sections

    • Audience and Reception Studies
    • Children, Youth and Media 
    • Communication and Democracy 
    • Communication History 
    • Communication, Law and Policy
    • Crisis Communication 
    • Diaspora, Migration and the Media 
    • Digital Culture and Communication 
    • Digital Games Research 
    • Film Studies 
    • Gender, Sexuality and Communication 
    • Health Communication
    • International and Intercultural Communication 
    • Interpersonal Communication and Social Interaction 
    • Journalism Studies 
    • Media, Cities and Space 
    • Media Industries and Cultural Production 
    • Mediatization 
    • Organisational and Strategic Communication 
    • Philosophy of Communication 
    • Political Communication 
    • Radio and Sound
    • Science and Environment Communication 
    • Television Studies 
    • Visual Cultures 

Temporary Working Groups

    • Affect, Emotion and Media
    • Aging and Communication
    • Communication and Sport
    • Ethics of Mediated Suffering
    • Media Literacies and Communication Competencies

    Networks

      • Central and East-European Network 
      • Women’s Network 
      • YECREA (Young scholars network)

    3.

    Abstracts could be amended in the online submission system until the deadline of 16 January 2024. After the deadline, all abstracts will be locked for further editing. 

    4.

    All successfully submitted abstracts will advance to the peer review process. The ECREA 2022 Scientific Committee members will consider its formal aspects and the content within a few level evaluation procedures. They will decide which abstracts will be accepted and may reconsider the final presentation type.

    5.

    Accepted abstracts will form part of the final scientific programme and as such will be presented onsite as well as published in the official conference proceedings. Abstracts not suitable for display will be rejected. Please have your abstract checked for correct spelling, punctuation, grammar and formal structure. The organiser reserves the right to edit abstracts, if necessary, prior to the publication.

    6.

    All presenting authors will receive an acceptance/rejection notification via e-mail by 12 March 2024.

    7.

    All accepted presenting authors are obliged to confirm their participation in the conference programme until 9 May 2024 and proceed the registration as soon as possible after this date. Those presenting authors who will not confirm their participation and will not be registered for the Conference and whose registration will not be fully covered by the deadline will be automatically withdrawn from the final programme.

    8.

    During the submission a preferred session type must be selected for each submitted abstract. Please note that the ECREA 2024 Scientific Committee holds the right to change the final session type if considered accordingly.

    Submission Platforms

    There are separate submission platforms for individual paper submissions and for panel/roundtable submissions, however, the abstract formatting requirements are the same for both. 

    Individual Paper Submission

    Submission for single abstracts, which will be presented (if accepted) within one session together with different abstracts from different authors. They will be selected and grouped thematically by the Scientific Committee.  

    Individual papers must fulfil the abstract formatting requirements below. 

    Panel Submission

    Panel convenors may directly submit a whole session = panel, which consists of 1-2 chairs and 5 individual panel papers. 

    Panel papers must fulfil the abstract formatting requirements below.  

    It is expected that the panel convenor is the contact person for the whole panel and submits the panel rationale as well as all the panel papers.

    Roundtable Submission

    Roundtable convenors may directly submit a whole session = roundtable, which consists of 1-2 chairs and 5 roundtable participants.

    No papers are required for the roundtable submission.

     

    Abstract Formatting for Individual and Panel Papers

    1.

    All abstracts must be written in English.

    2.

    When submitting your abstract, consider and choose the corresponding ECREA section. 

    3.

    The abstract title is limited by 30 words and must be submitted using the Sentence case (eg. This is the title of my abstract).

    4.

    Up to 10 authors can be submitted under one abstract (including presenting author). 

    The presenting author is selected first; other authors can be added only when the presenting author is submitted. However, the authors order could be changed if needed by swopping the names at the list of the co-authors.  

    In the Individual Panel Paper select the presenting author by clicking on a star icon on the right side. The first name is considered to be the main author.  

    5.

    The abstract length is between 300 – 500 words. Authors can choose to include or exclude references in the text without affecting the evaluation of their abstract.

     

    6.

    No pictures/tables/charts are allowed within the abstract text.

    7.

    No additional files could be uploaded.

    8.

    Number of submitted abstracts per one submitter/author is not limited.

    IMPORTANT

    There is a participation limit of one paper contribution per participant (whether as an individual or panel paper) PLUS  one contribution as a roundtable participant. This is regardless of how many of their contributions were accepted.

    If more than one contribution with the same first (presenting) author is accepted, the participant stated as the first (presenting) author will be asked to decide which panel/individual paper, or roundtable they want to present.

    There is no restriction on the number of presentations where a conference participant is listed as co-author and participants can still act as chair.