Thursday, January 10, 2013

CFP: OSC SECTION - Call for E-Book Contributors

We cordially invite you to submit a paper to be included in a forthcoming e-book titled “Organizational and Strategic Communication Research”, to be published in 2013. The E-book (with ISBN) will be published online in the LabCom/UBI platform and free to download. The call for chapters for this book is opened until March 31th.

At the 4th ECREA Conference in Istanbul, the OSC Section approved more than 40 communications and 10 posters. Under the conference theme, "Social media and global voices", the proposals referred to the influence of different forms of public communication, including public relations, advertising, branding and internal communication. With this e-book we attempt to keep alive the debate initiated in Istanbul by assembling papers presented at the 4th ECREA conference in the following panels:
  • Organisational strategies and social media
  • Online communities: key issues and research methodologies
  • Institutional capacities and crisis management
  • Social media actors and communication technologies
  • Crisis communication and reputational risks
  • Sustainable communication, critical issues, stakeholder approach
  • Reputation management: critical themes
  • Corporate communication and branding through social media
1. Conditions for Submission:
  • Only the papers submitted to the OSC section and presented at the 4th ECREA Conference, in Istanbul, will be accepted for review.
  • The paper should be written in English (articles translated by automatic systems are not accepted).
  • A single text file must be submitted in .rtf, .doc or .odt (.pdf will not be accepted).
2. Manuscript Preparation:
  • Paper title (in 12-point Arial)
  • Identification: Name of the author/s, Institution, Country, Email Address (in 11-point Arial)
  • Abstract: not to exceed 300 words (in 11-point Arial, line space 1,5 justified-alignment)
  • Keywords: 4 to 5 words
  • Full manuscript: up to 10.000 characters, including spaces (in 12-point Times New Roman; double-spaced, justified-alignment only)
  • Any note must be listed at the end of the document and will be counted within the character's limit
  • It is the responsibility of the authors to obtain copyright for the use of images, tables or graphs;
  • Citation Style: APA Style, 6th Edition (
3.       Review and Publication Process
Paper is sent to 2 reviewers for review. The reviewers’ recommendations determine whether a paper will be accepted, accepted but subjected to change and resubmission or rejected. For papers that require changes, the same reviewers will ensure if the quality of the revised paper is acceptable.

For any queries about this book, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Chapters must be submitted before March 31th, 2013

With my best regards,
Gisela Gonçalves

ECREA OSC Section Chair -