Special section of IJoC on qualitative political communication research

by Rasmus Kleis Nielsen

We are happy to announce that the International Journal of Communication (IJoC) has agreed to publish a special section on qualitative political communication research based on our forthcoming ICA preconference.

The IJoC is the premier international, interdisciplinary open access journal in media and communications research.

A special section there provides us with the perfect opportunity to publish the best work from the preconference in a timely and accessible manner and make it available to the wider academic community.

The four ICA preconference organizers, David Karpf, Daniel Kreiss, Matthew Powers, and Rasmus Kleis Nielsen will select the best papers from the conference which will be submitted for peer review through the IJoC review system. (As we already have such an international and strong set of submissions for the preconference itself, there will be no separate call for papers.)

On this basis, the final special section on qualitative political communication research is expected to be published in the early summer of 2015, in advance of next year’s ICA conference.

We are grateful to Larry Gross, the IJoC editor, for providing us with this opportunity.