KACA-ICA call for papers: Deadline extended to December 14th

Dear KACA members,

Due to several requests, we have decided to extend the KACA-ICA research session submission deadline. We understand that due to the current situations work in a number of groups is delayed. We have extended the deadline to Monday, December 14th, 11:59 pm EST. 

Refer to the original call for papers announcement below for more information.  You may send an email to Dr. Jin-Ae Kang at kangj@ecu.edu for any inquiries. 


Call for 2021 ICA Papers and Ad-hoc Reviewers

Denver Colorado, USA | May 27- 31, 2021

Korean American Communication Association (KACA) will hold two competitive paper sessions, jointly with Chinese Communication Association (CCA) 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 & CCA Joint Competitive Research Paper Topics:

The topics for the two joint sessions are as follows:

1.     Communicating Crisis in Networked Asia: The themed session will collaborate with the special issue (winter 2021) of the Journal of Contemporary Eastern Asia (https://jceasia.org). Authors of selected papers from this joint session will be invited to submit an extended and improved version of the full manuscript to the special issue submission. For more information on the special issue, click here).  

2.     Open Topic Session: KACA and CCA accept studies that reflect media and communication research endeavors relating to Korean-, Chinese-, or East Asian-related communication themes. Any theoretical and/or methodological approaches in communication sub-disciplines are welcomed. We encourage studies reflecting the ICA conference theme of “Engaging the Essential Work of Care: Communication, Connectedness, and Social Justice  (for more information of the ICA general calls for papers, visit https://www.icahdq.org/general/custom.asp?page=ICA21CFP).

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. Jin-Ae Kang at kangj@ecu.edu no later than 11:59 pm (EST), Monday, November 30, 2020  December 14 (Please note the time difference across geographic regions.

  • Authors may submit (a) 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:

  • Paper title
  • An abstract (less than 200 words)
  • 5 to 8 keywords
  • Submission Categories: Open competition or Student Paper competition
  • Submission Type: Full manuscript or Extended Abstract
  • All author names, email addresses, affiliations, and departments listed in the order as they appear on the paper.
  • 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 8000 words in length (Times New Roman, double-spaced, excluding references, figure 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.


  • An extended abstract must be no longer than a maximum of 2000 words in length (Time New Roman, double-spaced; a brief abstract, references, tables, and figures do not count against the total word count). 
  • 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.
  • The selected abstract author(s) must submit the full-paper no later than 11:59 pm (EST) on Feb 1st, 2021 to Dr. Jin-Ae Kang at kangj@ecu.edu.
  • 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.


Contact Dr. Jin-Ae Kang at kangj@ecu.edu 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 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

Jin-Ae Kang, Ph.D

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