Call for papers and speakers


The GCA invites research papers exploring any aspect of issues related to global communication including, but not limited to the following broad topics: 


  • Social Media and Cultural Concerns
  • New Media and Digital Literacy
  • Cyber Law and Privacy Issues
  • New Media and Freedom of expression
  • Media for Community Mobilisation (Alternative Media)
  • Media Trial and Social Issues
  • Digital Media and Ethical Concern
  • Digital Media and Education
  • Social Media and Political Discourse
  • Social Media and Behavioural Approaches
  • Digital Media and Advertising
  • ICT, Media and Tourism
  • Corporate communication trends in Digital Age
  • E-mentoring


A 400-word abstract of the paper or panel proposal should be sent electronically to info@gcaconference.com. All abstract submissions must be received by 30 June 2018 for review and consideration. Acceptance of a paper or panel proposal obligates authors to attend the conference and present the paper. Poster presentations on topics related to the conference theme are also encouraged. Complete panel proposals maybe submitted to Mr. Krishna B. Mariyanka, Secretary, Global Communication Association (GCA) 2018 India Conference Jaipur at info@gcaconference.com.


Abstracts will be peer reviewed by at least two scholars. Authors of the abstracts will be notified of acceptance by 5 July 2018. Full-length papers must be submitted by 30 August 2018.


Submission Guidelines


All submissions should include two separate attachments in Word format


  • A 400-word abstract of the paper should be sent, as an email attachment by 30 June 2018. The abstract should include research objectives, methodology and significance followed by keywords.
  • A separate document including the name, academic institution, mailing address, phone number, email address, and brief author’s profile must be submitted for each author.
  • If accepted, the full-length paper (not to exceed 25-pages excluding references and tables) must be submitted by 30 August 2018. All papers should adhere to The American Psychological Association (APA) style manual. For details, visit https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/05.


Where appropriate, put ‘STUDENT’ in the upper right-hand corner of the title page; indicate whether the paper comes from a bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral student.


Publication


A selected number of papers, closely related to the theme of the conference, will be published in book format (print and digital). 


Entry visa to India


Appropriate official invitation letters to all speakers/ delegates to help them in obtaining entry visas to India for participating in the conference will be sent by GCA India coordinating office, Bengaluru, only after receiving the complete online registrations from interested participants and not otherwise.
Please visit https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/ for general information regarding entry visa to India. We suggest foreign delegates to contact well in time, the respective Indian visa offices in their countries for the most appropriate and latest official information regarding applying for Indian visa to participate in the conference.


​Important dates and deadlines 


30 June 2018: Abstract submission deadline 
5 July 2018: Acceptance notification
30 August 2018:Full length paper submission
15 September 2018: Last date for registration
10 October 2018: Conference reception
11 – 12 October 2018: Conference panels
13 October 2018: Optional Tour​​