Lambda Pi Eta: Call For Papers, National Communication Association

deadline for submissions: 
March 29, 2023
full name / name of organization: 
National Communication Association
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Who’s Eligible: Undergraduate students with current LPH membership
Submissions Due: March 29, 2023 at 11:59 PM Pacific time

LAMBDA PI ETA (LPH), the National Communication honors society, invites outstanding papers authored by undergraduate students in all areas of communication scholarship. Papers may be co-authored, as long as at least one co-author is an LPH member. All contributors must be undergraduate students at the time the paper is written. Only completed papers will be considered.

Papers may be submitted by students who have been approved for membership by their college chapter, but have not yet been formally inducted. However, the student must be inducted by the end of the academic year. Top papers submitted by LPH members will be considered for the Stephen A. Smith Awards. Both the top individual paper and the top co-authored papers will receive a cash prize.

Submissions that emphasize the convention theme of Freedom will be given special presentation consideration.

Individual Paper Submission requirements: Maximum length of papers is 25 double spaced pages. Papers should include a title and a 200-250 word abstract. Both single author and co-authored papers are allowed. Whether sole authored or co-authored, all papers must be the work of undergraduate students at the time they were written. Co-authored papers that include a graduate student or faculty member as one of the authors will not be accepted. All papers must be submitted online, using NCA Convention Central. Uploaded files must be PDF.

Scholar to Scholar: The Scholar to Scholar format allows undergraduate LPH members to present their papers in a highly visible and interactive poster-style format. Wandering scholars (e.g., experts in the field) typically engage participants in discussion and provide feedback about their work. If you would like for your paper to be considered for Scholar to Scholar, check the designated box during the online submission process. Audiovisual equipment is not provided for the Scholar to Scholar format.

Panel submissions: A title and abstract of no more than 75 words. Panel submissions should include a list of presenters and their affiliations, along with the name of a chair and respondent (session chair is required, respondent is optional). Panels submitted to Lambda Pi Eta should be oriented toward highlighting undergraduate student work. Papers/individually titled presentations are not presented in a panel discussions.

Removing Identifying Information: To ensure anonymous review, submitters should remove their name, university affiliation, and LPH chapter affiliation from the paper before uploading to Convention Central. Identifying information should only be included on the form you complete prior to uploading your paper.

Reminder about Professional Standards: NCA upholds the highest ethical and professional standards for convention participants. Students are reminded to choose an original topic/method to submit this work to only one professional conference. All submitters are encouraged to review the Professional Standards for Convention Participants prior to submission. Helpful resources, including live and recorded step-by-step instructions on how to submit, are available in the Convention Resource Library.

Sean X Ahern
Wayne State College