Call For Papers

Interested authors should submit original research papers on human communication studies in the Caribbean for double-blind international peer review. Human communication studies research in the Caribbean has evolved from the pioneering work in mass communication by CARIMAC and media and communication, and communication for social and behavioural change at UWI, Mona, Jamaica; subsequent developments in communication studies at UWI, St. Augustine, Trinidad between 1999 and the present, and human communication studies at UWI St. Augustine since 2009; the introduction of a minor in Communication Studies at UWI Cave Hill in 2011. These developments in the Caribbean reflect, in part, the international and national trends in the burgeoning discipline of human communication which is home to more than two dozen sub-fields

Human communication studies developments in the Caribbean have also been accompanied by the design and delivery and growth of successful undergraduate and graduate programmes and research days and seminars. This period of development in Caribbean human communication studies has also witnessed the initiation and growth of faculty research in communication and interdisciplinary research collaboration in areas and subthemes such as communication studies education; communication, culture and gender; communication, culture and conflict; health communication; intercultural and/or multilingual communication; media, culture and society; organizational and corporate communications/business communication; performance, popular culture and critical theory; newer media and digital technology; telecommunications policy, information use and technology convergence. Manuscripts which address these areas of academic (faculty) research in the Caribbean and beyond in human communication studies or related fields may be submitted for consideration.

Manuscripts should not exceed 25 double-spaced pages, excluding tables and references in WORD. Include DOIs in all items in the references.

Manuscripts should be blind electronic files that contain no information in the file or in the properties of the file that can identify the author(s), a separate abstract not to exceed 200 words, and a list of five suggested keywords. They must conform to the conventions of the 6th edition (or latest) of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association; otherwise, they will not be reviewed.

Research involving human participants or subjects must be approved by an institutional review board in order to be published. Manuscripts must not be under consideration in other outlets or have appeared in any other published form at the time of submission. Authors will be responsible for securing permission to use copyrighted material and must provide evidence of such permission before the work can be published.