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CCJ 4.1 Special Section CFP

Volume 4.1 ::  November 2018

Special Section :: Call for Papers

Communication Center Journal (CCJ)

Beginning in 2016, the Communication Center Journal (CCJ) began to welcome submissions on a rolling cycle. The journal also began inviting submissions for special topical sections of the journal, which offer a deeper look at broad-based themes and trends.

Theme: Communication Centers and Libraries in Collaboration

The November 2018 special section of CCJ invites authors to consider the many methods, approaches, and perspectives of communication center and library collaboration.

Communication centers and libraries have established collaborative relationships. In some cases, communication centers are located within libraries. In other cases, though, much deeper connections exist. Such efforts might include shared administrative lines, codesigned academic programming, or cross-training of staff members. These relationships are complex.

Authors might consider best practices implemented or in process at their institutions that allow for new understandings of communication centers and libraries in collaboration.

Framing questions can include but are not limited to:

  • How your communication center has established collaborative relationships with the library.

  • Ways in which communication centers have developed highly productive academic programming with(in) the library.

  • How and why collaborations have emerged.

  • Rationale(s) for spatial configurations within library spaces or contexts.

  • Ways communication centers have employed or built on library-based literature or frameworks--such as the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education--in program design, tutor development, or enhancement of the communication center.

Authors are welcome to pursue other threads of inquiry related to this theme as well. This special section encourages practical, specific solutions as well as data-driven research.


March 15, 2018: 500-word proposals due

April 15, 2018: Authors notified of review results

July 15, 2018: Full articles returned to editor

August 15, 2018: Article revisions sent to authors

November 16, 2018: CCJ issue released at NCA conference

Proposal submissions can be emailed to

Manuscript Details

CCJ manuscripts submitted for consideration in a thematic special section are limited to 5,000 words, but shorter submissions are welcome.

All manuscripts should follow conventions of APA 6th edition.

Authors must register for the online submission site before submitting full manuscripts:  

Questions and inquiries can be emailed to Dr. Russell Carpenter, CCJ Editor-in-Chief, at