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Saturday, September 08, 2018

Communication and Wellbeing in a Multicultural Society Call for Submissions


Communication and Wellbeing in a Multicultural Society
Call for Submissions
This special section of China Media Research invites scholars from different disciplines to
submit manuscripts on the theme of “Communication and Wellbeing in a Multicultural
Society.” In an increasingly globalized world that brings members of diverse backgrounds
into contact with each other in various relational, organizational, health, and mediated
contexts, conflicts, tensions, and stress inevitably compromise the quality of life. Although
mental illness has been a major public health threat in many countries, there have been low
levels of mental health literacy, e.g., in China, that contributed to lack of support at
interpersonal, institutional, and societal levels. This special section aims to explore how
communication scholarship contributes to our understanding of psychological, socio-cultural,
organizational, occupational, technological, or generational factors that impede or enhance
our wellbeing, whether individually or as a group.
Following these considerations, scholars are invited to submit their original manuscripts that
address the following topics, among others, from the perspective of communication and
wellbeing:
Migrant identities and adaptation
Occupational stress
Intergroup or intercultural conflicts
Culture and communication styles
Socialization and organizational culture
Online and offline supportive communication
Intergenerational gap
Marginalized communities
Submissions must not have been previously published nor be under consideration by another
publication. An extended abstract (up to 1,000 words) or a complete paper at the first stage
of the reviewing process will be accepted. All the submissions must be received by October
15, 2018. If the extended abstract is accepted, the complete manuscript must be received by
January 15, 2019. Manuscripts should be prepared in accordance with the APA publication
manual (6th edition) and should not exceed 8,000 words including tables and references. All
manuscripts will be peer reviewed, and the authors will be notified of the final
acceptance/rejection decision. Please visit www.chinamediaresearch.net for more
information about the quarterly journal of China Media Research, which publishes both print
and online versions.
Please direct questions and submissions to the CMR special section guest editor Meina Liu


 Paradoxes as Sources of Creative Tensions
Call for Submissions
This special section of China Media Research invites scholars from various disciplines to submit manuscripts on the theme of “Paradoxes as Sources of Creative Tensions.” Scholars are increasingly adopting a paradox lens as a new way of approaching the growing complexity of the “messy, apparently unexplainable, and often seemingly irrational contemporary world” (Smith, Erez, Jarvenpaa, Lewis, & Tracey, 2017, p. 304). Paradoxes have been acknowledged as a source of creative tensions and energy that can support learning, change and development. Notwithstanding the potential of a paradox lens to inform the increasingly equivocal reality, paradox research remains confined to organizational behavior and strategic management, while its application in other fields of research remains limited at best.
This special section invites scholars from a wide range of academic disciplines to explore how to apply a paradox lens across academic fields. In addition to the research applying paradoxical approaches, scholars are invited to submit their original manuscripts that address the following questions, among others:
What are some of the persistent paradoxical tensions inherent in academic research in general, or in your research field?
What are the current and recommended strategies for dealing with these tensions?
What are the most common research methods applied to study these tensions?
How can the findings from your research field contribute towards addressing long-standing tensions in other fields of science?
How can scholars move past the oversimplified or polarized notions in science and embrace complexity, diversity, and ambiguity?
How can a paradox lens enrich academic research and help to navigate complexity and ambiguity in the contemporary world?

Submissions must not have been previously published nor be under consideration by another publication. An extended abstract (up to 1,000 words) or a complete paper at the first stage of the reviewing process will be accepted. All the submissions must be received by November 30, 2018. If the extended abstract is accepted, the complete manuscript must be received by March 31, 2019. Manuscripts should be prepared in accordance with the APA publication manual (6th edition) and should not exceed 8,000 words including tables and references. All manuscripts will be peer reviewed, and the authors will be notified of the final acceptance/rejection decision. Please visit www.chinamediaresearch.net for more information about the quarterly journal of China Media Research, which publishes both print and online versions.
Please direct questions and submissions to the CMR special section guest editor, Dr. Ivana Beveridge, at Ivana.beveridge@sunrise-education.com

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