BEA2018 Call for Papers

BEA invites scholarly papers from academics, students and professionals for presentation at BEA2018 in Las Vegas

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Monday, December 4, 2017 11:59 pm ET

Submit Papers Online
BEA Members can upload papers to the BEA2018 All Academic site with their BEA membership login and password. If you know you BEA login information login to your All Academic account. If you forgot your BEA membership password, please click here to reset. If you ARE NOT a member, please click here to create an account.

Categories & Competitions
Papers are submitted directly to the relevant BEA interest division as either “Debut” or “Open” papers. The Debut category is open only to those who have never presented a paper at a BEA convention. To help defray convention costs, 1st and 2nd place winners in Debut categories receive $200 and $100 respectively. If you have previously presented a paper at a BEA convention, your submission category is “Open”.

Paper Submission Process

Once you login with your BEA membership login and password, follow the steps below:

1. Submit a paper… Click on the link for “Submit or Edit a Paper or Program Proposal.”
2. Select an Interest Division… Read the division descriptions and select the division to which you will submit your paper. Papers may NOT be submitted to more than one division in the same year.
3. Submit the title & abstract… Follow the guidelines to add a title and abstract
4. Adding co-authors… At the prompt, add any co-authors to the paper. Note: If your co-author(s) aren’t BEA members, have them create All Academic accounts first so you can easily search and link them to the paper.
5. Review & Upload… Review your information and upload your paper.

Editing Abilities… You can edit and/or re-submit papers up until the deadline at 3:00 a.m. ET on December 2nd. Length & Style… The paper is not to exceed 30 double-spaced pages, including references & tables, and use of APA style or a style suited to the discipline is expected.

The BEA2018 paper competition is BLINDLY REVIEWED Do NOT include a cover page with author and contact information and remove ALL author information from internal pages. Judges need to blindly review your papers. Your paper information will be directly linked to your profile.

The BEA2018 Convention Spotlight is….. Inclusive Media Today’s media is being challenged by a changing workforce and audience. The audience is searching for and watching media that reflects them and their experience. On the other side of the camera, the industry has been slow to include the wide variety of voices and skilled professionals who can allow the industry to better move forward to serve the changing audience. This is the challenge of inclusive media – leveraging the multiple backgrounds, perspectives and ideas of storytellers to create engaging media for a diverse audience.

Inclusive Media serves as a spotlight for the convention, but papers are not limited to this area of research and discussion. Papers should be submitted to the division that best fits the goals and objectives of the interest division(s) (descriptions are listed on the submission site). Each division selects up to six papers for presentation at the convention – four for presentation and two as alternates. In addition, a few papers may be selected by divisions for consideration in the Scholar-to-Scholar poster session.

Membership & Convention Attendance To enter a paper competition, you do NOT need to be a current member, but at least one (1) author of an accepted competitive paper MUST attend the BEA2018 convention to present the paper. Winners will be notified by mid-January, 2018. If you have questions regarding the submission process, please email the appropriate Interest Division contact person/paper chair.

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