call for papers
KOME, a peer-reviewed Open Access journal published by the Hungarian Communication Studies Association is currently seeking articles for its 2017 issues. The journal aims to create a platform for an innovative interdisciplinary discourse in the field of communication and media studies, with a focal point on pure communication inquiry.
Since its formation, there has been a wide debate on the (in)famous first axiom of pragmatics, which states, "one cannot not communicate." Questions of whether the subsuming of any and all kinds of information processing in a category called “communication,” results in a viable approach towards actions performed by various entities, or simply suits in the flow of the inflation of concepts so precious concerning human existence and co-existences are rarely answered, if even posed in the field of communication and media studies. Nowadays, applied communication research does not seem to care much about the fact that no research on communication and media can be carried out without having preconceptions about the nature of the phenomenon constituting its object. Which, considering their disciplinal boundaries, would be perfectly acceptable if not only a marginal fraction of theories, serving as the basis for that research had linked their assertions on communication to the preconceived notions that determine the demarcation of the domain of communication and media studies through the selection and organization of different perceptions in a given intellectual framework.
The unidentified nature of such preconceptions is relevant not exclusively in metatheories but it may also make the adequacy of a given theory questionable in additional research, which results in a situation where these theories cannot provide a general answer to a couple of the most basic questions, namely, “what is communication,” “what is media,” “who is able to communicate,” etc. Therefore, KOME welcomes research and discussions with an eye toward defining and theorizing communication and the media, and invites authors to submit manuscripts exploring basic questions of the field with plausible reasoning, but regardless of the theoretical framework or the chosen methodology.
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DEADLINES: We accept submissions on a rolling basis, although it is best to submit by the end of March to be reviewed for Summer issues and by the end of September to be reviewed for Winter issues.