Conference Proceedings

The Conference Proceedings is a peer-reviewed online publication. The full title of the 2018 publication will be: Refereed Proceedings of the Australian and New Zealand Communication Association Conference: Multiple Realities, 2018

Authors are responsible for ensuring their papers adhere to the following guidelines.


Papers intended for the publication should be academically rigorous (i.e. theoretically and methodologically sound, thoroughly researched and referenced) but also accessible to anyone interested in communication and its implications. The Conference Proceedings will be publicly accessible and provide a showcase of the relevance of ANZCA and communication research to a wider audience, so please write clearly. Use plain English and, if you must use jargon, clearly explain its meaning. We reserve the right to edit your work for style before publication in the ANZCA 2018 conference proceedings.


Full papers submitted to ANZCA 2018 will be subject to double-blind peer review to assess their suitability for international-standard refereed scholarly publication. Successfully refereed papers will be published in the refereed conference proceedings. Please note that there will be a single round of refereeing. If you would like guidance as to the suitability of your paper for the conference before submission, please contact the relevant stream coordinator (see ).


Your paper for refereeing must be provided as a Microsoft Word document. Provide the title of the paper and an abstract of 250–500 words on the first page. Please eliminate any authorial identifying information from the submitted paper, including from title page, headers and footers, and document file names. This is in order to ensure blind refereeing, and failure to do this may lead to rejection of the paper.

The body of the paper should be double-spaced, and may be left-aligned or justified. Quotations should be in “double quotation marks” (not ‘single’) and paragraphs of cited text longer than 20 words should be indented. Please number all pages of your manuscript in the top right header. Suggested word count is 4000-5000 words, with papers to be no longer than 6000 words, including references cited.


Papers must be referenced in APA 6th edition, which is used by Communication Research and Practice.

Publication of papers

Successfully refereed papers that are not selected for publication in one of the ANZCA-affiliated journals will be published in the ANZCA 2018 conference proceedings. You can see examples of the scope and standard of previous ANZCA refereed conference proceedings by following the links to previous ANZCA conferences at

Style notes for oral-only papers

An abstract of 250–500 words should be submitted with title of paper to the relevant stream through the ANZCA 2018 conference website at www.anzca2018.orgPlease eliminate any authorial identifying information from the submitted paper, including from title page, headers and footers, and document file names.

Other information


All presenters need to register to attend the conference. In the case of multi-authored papers, at least one of the listed authors must attend in order for the paper to be included in the ANZCA 2018 conference programme, and in the Proceedings.


Successfully refereed articles will be published online. It is authors’ responsibility to ensure, before submission, that articles and accompanying materials submitted for ANZCA 2018 are accurate, and are not offensive, defamatory, or otherwise injurious to any person or organisation. Authors should ensure that all ideas and work not their own are fully referenced. Authors are also responsible for ensuring that articles and accompanying charts, graphs, photographs, illustrations, trade literature, data, etc. are free of copyright or ownership restrictions and may be published online without encumbrance. ANZCA and its publisher and staff take no responsibility and accept no liability whatsoever for the accuracy, impact, or consequences of any article published in the conference proceedings, whether refereed or not. Articles reflect the authors’ opinions, not those of the conference, the proceedings publisher, or its staff.


Articles and presentations submitted for ANZCA 2018 remain the copyright of the author but authors by virtue of submission agree to grant the University of Auckland a copyright licence to permanently display the article online for public viewing as part of the conference proceedings, and to grant the National Library of Australia and the National Library of New Zealand Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearo a copyright licence to include ANZCA 2018 conference proceedings in the PANDORA Archive and National Digital Heritage Archive, respectively, for permanent public access and online viewing. Articles first published in the ANZCA 2018 conference proceedings may subsequently appear elsewhere provided they acknowledge the original publication.

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