Friday, 19 December 2008


The Series Editors of the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA) invite the submission of book proposals for the ECREA Book Series:

WHO is invited to submit?
A clear preference is given to edited volumes that provide an overview of the work of the ECREA membership. At the same time, a degree of openness towards non-ECREA members is also considered to add value to the Book Series. For this reason, at least 50% of the chapters need to originate from ECREA members (individual members, or members through an institutional membership). For the same reason, at least one of the editors needs to be an ECREA member.

WHAT are we seeking?
ECREA Book Series Publications need to have a very clear theme on which they focus and which needs to be related to the focal points of ECREA (as described in article 3 of the ECREA statutes - see the ECREA website Although the series is open to the wide diversity of disciplines and subjects present among ECREA members, editorial choices will also take into account the potential audience of a proposed book.

What is the deadline for submissions?
Proposals need to be sent to the series editors (by regular mail or email) before 31 December, 2008 (17:00 GMT).

WHO subsidises the publication?
Each year, ECREA subsidises one publication. The ECREA Book Series editors will be in charge of selecting this publication. Their selection will be confirmed by a decision of the ECREA Executive Board.

Other publications may also be included in the ECREA Book Series. In this case, the editors will need to provide the necessary subsidies for the publication of the manuscript and for distributing a copy to each ECREA member. The inclusion of the book in the ECREA Book Series will still be dependant upon the decision of the ECREA Book Series editors and the Executive Board.

A more detailed version of the procedure is available at the 'Members only' segment of the ECREA website (

HOW should one submit a proposal or manuscript?
A form to submit a book proposal is available at the 'Members only' segment of the ECREA website ( The form can be found in the DocArchive, in the folder "book series". The document is called "application form for book proposals." Only this form can be used for submitting a book proposal.

TO WHOM should it be sent?
Book proposals and manuscripts can be sent by regular mail or e-mail (attachment in .rtf, or .pdf format) to:

Nico Carpentier
Vrije Universiteit Brussel - Free University Brussels
Communication Studies Department - SCOM
Pleinlaan 2
B-1050 Brussels

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