The Global Communication Association
In Association with
Public Relations Council of India
Purdue University Calumet, USA
Global Communication Association
The 2009 GCA Conference Welcomes Media Professionals, Practitioners and Academia to submit papers and panel proposal
Abstract Submission September 15, 2009
Acceptance notification September 25, 2009
Full length paper submission October 15, 2009
Last Date for Registration October 20, 2009
Conference Inaugural November 26, 2009
Valedictory Function November 27, 2009
Satellite Symposium at Manipal November 28, 2009
The conference will be followed by a Satellite Symposium at Manipal on November 28 where selected and interested paper presenters would interact with the students and faculty members of Manipal Institute of Communication on the topic, â€œRethinking Media Manifesto for an Equitable World Order.â€ Expression of interest in this regard may be communicated to the Coordinatorsâ€“academic at email@example.com with a 1000-word write-up.
Submission guidelinesA 400-word abstract of the paper should be sent, preferably as an email attachment by September 15, 2009. The abstract should include research objectives, methodology and significance followed by keywords.
Guidelines for Abstract:
All scholarly methodologies are welcome.
Author’s name, academic institution, address, phone number and email address must be included in a brief author profile on a separate page.
Guidelines for Full Paper:
Length and Settings:Â The full length paper should be in around Â Â Â 4000-5000Â Â 4000-5000 words, 1.5 line spacing and Times New Roman 12-point size. Margins should be set at 1.0″ on all sides. Paper size should be set for A4.
In addition to the title heading, no paper should have more than three levels of headings within the body. The title should be printed in upper and lower case letters, 20 point size, and flush to the left margin. Titles that fill more than one line should be single-spaced, and each line is left-justified. The author(s) and affiliation(s) should be flush-left, singlespaced, and typed beginning on the second line below the title. Use 12 point type.
Additional authors and affiliations should be stacked under the first with no space between.
Sub-headings within the body:
First level subheading should be left-justified, boldface, in upper and lower case, and printed in 14-point size. Second level subheadings should be left-justified, upper and lower case, in bold italics, and printed in 12-point size. Third level sub-headings, if necessary, are indented, bold italics, upper case on the first word only with no punctuation at the end. The paragraph begins right after the sub-heading.
Body and Spacing:
The body of the paper should be single-spaced and should immediately follow the abstract. Use 12-point type for the body of the paper. Indent every paragraph. Subheadings that take more than one line should be single-spaced. Provide single space between each listing in the reference section. Do not use double space between paragraphs.
Figures, Tables and Page Numbering:Â Â
Figures and tables should appear as appendices and should be numbered consecutively.Â The figure or table numbers and description should appear left-justified in boldface 10-point type at the top. Illustrations, symbols, or parts ofÂ figure should be produced graphically. Print all page numbers.
Citing References:Â Â
The American Psychological Association (APA) style must be used for referencing.
All communication will be directed towards the first author of the paper. Any abstract or paper related queries may be directed to Coordinators-Academic, Dr Neeta Inamdar and Miss Rukma Vasudev atÂ firstname.lastname@example.org.
Panel Proposals may be directed to Dr Yahya R Kamalipour, Purdue University, Calumet at email@example.com.Â
Other queries pertaining to the conference may be directed to Mr. Jayaram M B and Mr. Krishna Mariyanka at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Communication and Contacts:
All communication will be directed towards the first author of the paper. Any abstract or paper related queries may be directed to Conveners-Academic, Dr Neeta Inamdar and Miss Rukma Vasudev at email@example.com. Â
Panel Proposals may be directed to Yahya R. Kamalipour, Purdue University Calumet at firstname.lastname@example.org.