General Call for Papers and Panels

Authors and scholars are invited to submit research papers and panel proposals for the 41st Annual AEJMC Southeast Colloquium, which will be held March 3-5, 2016, at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.



Authors should submit each paper as an email attachment (documents may be submitted in the following formats: Word, PDF) directly to the paper chairs listed below for each division by no later than 11:59 p.m. EST on December 14, 2015. In the body of the email, authors must provide the title of the paper, and the name, affiliation, address, office phone, home phone, fax and e-mail address for each author.

Submissions must be original and must not have been previously presented at a conference.

Students and faculty should indicate their status for consideration of faculty and student top paper awards. Do not include any author identifying information on any page of the attached paper submission. Authors also should redact identifying information from the document properties. On the cover page of the attached paper, only the title of the paper should appear. Following the cover page, include a 250-word abstract. Length of papers should not exceed 30 pages including references and tables (50 pages for Law and Policy papers).


Law and Policy Division: Michael T. Martinez,

History Division: Erika J. Pribanic-Smith,

Magazine Division: Erin Coyle,

Newspaper and Online News Division: Karen McIntyre,

Open Division: Paromita Saha,


The author of each accepted paper (at least one author in the case of a co-authored paper) must present the paper at the colloquium or it will not be listed in the final program. Acceptance and/or submission of papers to colloquium paper competitions does not prevent authors from submitting to AEJMC divisions for the national convention. Complete contact information and a complete list of (all) authors must be submitted with other material (and on deadline) or a paper will be disqualified. For online instructions on “how to submit a clean paper” for blind review, see this link. Authors of accepted papers will be notified by early February 2016.



Panel proposals should be submitted to Josh Grimm at by Monday, December 14, 2015, and should include a brief description of the panel along with proposed panelists. Proposals should not exceed three double-spaced pages.