The call for papers has now closed. Authors will be notified of the outcomes of their submission by April 30, 2019.

 The call for papers welcomed submissions for papers and panels on a wide range of topics including data, publics and storytelling in a range of areas in contemporary media, communications and cultural studies as well as policy studies and creative practices.

Paper abstracts

Abstracts for papers should be 250-500 words in length.

Full papers

Those who submit a full paper for peer-review will go through a double-blind peer-review to assess the suitability for an international standard refereed scholarly publication. ANZCA no longer publishes conference proceedings. However, the organising committee will issue a formal letter of acceptance to the paper author(s) based on the peer-review.

Please eliminate any authorial identifying information from the submitted paper, including from title page, headers and footers, and document file names. This is in order to ensure blind refereeing, and failure to do this may lead to rejection of the paper.

The body of the paper should be double-spaced, and may be left-aligned or justified. Quotations should be in “double quotation marks” (not ‘single’) and paragraphs of cited text longer than 40 words should be indented. Please number all pages of your manuscript in the top right header. Suggested word count is 3000-5000 words, with papers to be no longer than 6000 words, including references cited. Papers must be referenced in APA style.

We are arranging for special editions of journals including Media International Australia, Communication Research and Practice and Axon.

When submitting an abstract or paper, please indicate on your submission which stream you prefer.

  • Communication Theory
  • Creative Industries
  • Cultural Studies
  • Digital & Mobile Media
  • Disability
  • Ethics, Law & Policy
  • Gender
  • Global Media & International Development
  • Health
  • Indigeneity
  • Journalism
  • Media Studies
  • Open
  • Organisational Communication
  • Pedagogy
  • Political Communication & Public Interest
  • Public Relations

Panel proposals

A panel should comprise 3-4 speakers whose research has a strong thematic or methodological link or interaction. The proposal should include:

  • Panel title
  • An overall abstract (250-500 words) justifying the panel as a whole
  • A separate abstract (250-500 words) for each proposed paper
  • Brief biographies of each presenter (up to 100 words).

Book sprint chapter proposal

During the conference, a book sprint event will be hosted at the Museum of Australian Democracy. Participants are expected to attend daily writing workshops (07:30-09:00) to complete draft chapters to be included in an edited volume entitled, ‘Generational media habits’ (co-editors Glen Fuller, Caroline Fisher, Sora Park). Chapter proposal should include:

  • Chapter title
  • Abstract: 250-500 words
  • Brief biographies of each co-author (up to 100 words)
  • Previous work on media consumption and/or internet users


You do not need to be an ANZCA member to submit a paper or proposal for the conference. However, if your paper or proposal is accepted for presentation at the annual conference, you must register for the conference.

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