2023 ICA CAll for Papers

Korean American Communication Association (KACA) will hold one competitive paper session at the annual conference of the International Communication Association (ICA). We invite you to submit your completed papers related to any of the following topics: 

KACA Research Paper Topics 

Research endeavors relating to Korean- or East Asian-related communication themes, including but not limited to the following areas: intercultural- or cross-cultural studies; communication and new technologies; advertising, public relations, campaigns; journalism; political communication; science, health, environment, and risk communication; interpersonal and organizational communication, circulation of Korean cultural products in the world. We welcome studies reflecting the ICA conference theme of “Reclaiming Authenticity in Communication” in the context of Korea or East Asia (for more information of the ICA general calls for papers, visit (https://www.icahdq.org/mpage/ICA23-CFP

Submission Deadline & Policies 

KACA accepts two types of submissions: (1) full papers and (2) extended abstracts. Send your completed papers or extended abstracts to Dr. YoungJu Shin at ICAKACA2021@gmail.com no later than 11:59 pm (EST), Wednesday, November 30, 2022 (Please note for the time difference across geographic regions. 

  • Authors may submit paper(s) either to Open Competition or Student Paper Competition category. 
  • For the Student Paper Competition category, all author(s) must be students at the time of the submission. 
  • For the blind review of the submitted manuscripts, all author identification must be removed from the document except the cover page. 
  • Only full paper submissions will be considered for the Best KACA Paper Award competition. 
  • The Best Paper Award will be granted to the author(s) of the manuscript that receives the highest evaluation scores in each category: open competition and student paper competition. 

Full-Paper Manuscript Preparation 

Two separate files are required for the paper submission: (1) Cover page and (2) Manuscript. 

Cover Page: A separate cover page is required. The cover page must include the following information: 

l Paper title
l An abstract (less than 200 words)
l 5 to 8 keywords
l Submission Categories: Open competition or Student Paper competition
l Submission Type: Full manuscript or Extended Abstract
l All author names, email addresses, affiliations, and departments listed in the order as they appear on the paper.
l Corresponding author and contact information including e-mail address, mailing address, and phone number if different from the     first author. 

Manuscript Format: 

  • Send your manuscript in a form of Word or PDF
  • Completed papers are limited to 8,000 words in length (Times New Roman, double-spaced, excluding references, figures, and tables, with 12-point size and 1-inch margins). 
  • APA reference style is preferred. 

Extended Abstract Preparation

Two separate files are required for the paper submission: (1) Cover page and (2) Manuscript. 

Cover Page: Refer to the full-manuscript guideline above. 

Extended Abstract Format: 

  • Extended abstracts should contain all of the following contents, including the study’ purpose, literature review, research questions and/or hypotheses, method, findings and discussion/conclusion. Extended abstracts must be at least 1,500 words long but no more than 3,000 words (excluding references, figures, and tables). 
  • The goal for extended abstracts is to present and discuss current research where data has already been collected and preliminary analyses have been conducted for the first round of the extended abstract submission. Abstracts are not appropriate for exclusively methodological or theoretical papers without any empirical findings. 
  • Extended abstracts are not eligible for top paper awards. 


For those who do not plan to submit a paper to KACA sessions this year, please consider serving as an ad-hoc reviewer for KACA. Please use the following link to register as a reviewer. https://forms.gle/4Z2FD5ctCWZV88DK9

Contact Dr. YoungJu Shin at ICAKACA2021@gmail.com for any inquiries about reviewer registration. We appreciate your service as a KACA reviewer. 


You DO NOT need to be a member of the ICA or the KACA to submit a paper for the sessions. However, if your paper is accepted for the session, you will need to (1) register for the ICA conference and (2) attend the conference in person to present your paper. Award recipients must be registered members of KACA at the time of the award ceremony. 

For the KACA membership, visit http://www.thekaca.org/membership/
Detailed information about the conference and the ICA membership can be found at the ICA home page at http://www.icahdq.org.

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