An international journal of pure communication inquiry                                issn 2063-7330

Special Issue: Communicative Space – Political Space

Guest Editor: Epp Lauk, University of Jyväskylä

This thematic issue of KOME: An International Journal of Pure Communication Inquiry collects high quality research papers in the topic of the CEECOM2018 conference, which is organized by the Department of Political Science and the Department of Communication and Media Studies at the University of Szeged, Hungary, in cooperation with the ECREA Central and East European Network, the CEECOM Consortium and the International Communication Association (ICA) Political Communication Division. This special issue will be published in spring 2018, and its content will be indexed in SCOPUS and Web of Science. 

KOME is a theory and pure research-oriented journal of communication studies and related fields. Therefore theoretical researches and discussions that help to understand better, or reconceptualize the understanding of communication or the media are its center of interests; being either an useful supplement to, or a reasonable alternative to current models and theories. Given the connection between theory and empirical research, we are open to submissions of empirical papers if the research demonstrates a clear endorsement of communication and media theories. We are also committed to the ideas of trans- and interdisciplinarity and prefer topics that are relevant for more than one special discipline of social sciences.

In accordance with the CEECOM2018 conference the focal areas of this Special Issue are, (but not limited to) as follows:  

Physical political spaces as communicative spaces
General questions of mediatized spaces
Surveillance and control issues in politics and media
Territorialisation of the Internet
Visualising Territoriality and Security
Role of Communication and Media in Urban Policy
Space, Politics and Aesthetics
Online / digital spaces
Social Media, Fake News and Post-truth politics

Submission Process

Submission process for this special issue will consist of two steps. In the first step, proposals (in the form of an extended abstract with working title, references and if appropriate, figures/tables) should be submitted to CEECOM2018@komejournal.com. In this step, please do not send full papers, but inform the editor if the full paper is already completed. Proposals will be evaluated with respect to relevance, importance and proposal quality. All proposals will receive a preliminary editorial review, based on which selected author(s) will receive an invitation to submit full manuscripts. Full manuscripts will be subject to double blind peer review, upon which the special issue editor and the editor-in-chief decide about publication.   


30th of January, 2018: Deadline for extended abstracts (max. 500 words. References, tables, and appendices do not count against the word limit)
20th of February 2018: Invitations for full paper proposals
20th of June, 2018: Deadline for full papers

For submission guidelines, see our 'For Authors' section. To submit, send your extended abstract with a tentative title to CEECOM2018@komejournal.com. For queries regarding the Special Issue, please contact KOME Editorial Office at kome@komejournal.com

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