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Acceptance Rates - Traditional Research & Creative Scholarship

BEA JOURNALS
Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media (JOBEM)

Between March 2016 through October 15, 2016 – Issue 60 (3) Issue 60 (4) – Editor Zizi Papacharissi received 154 manuscripts and accepted: 25 for a 16.2% acceptance rate.

Editor Zizi Papacharissi reports that between April 2015 and November 2015 a total of 10 articles and 2 book reviews were accepted with an 18% acceptance rate.

106 manuscripts were received from November 2014 to March 2015 with a 19.8% acceptance rate.

116 manuscripts were received from November 2013 to March 27, 2014.  Twelve were accepted during this period, representing an acceptance rate 10.34%.

From March 2013 to November 2013 JOBEM received 166 manuscripts, 21 were accepted representing a 12% acceptance rate.  More information on JOBEM…

Journal of Radio & Audio Media (JRAM)
The November 2016 issue 23(2) The November issue is the culmination of a year-long effort with the Radio Preservation Task Force Conference at the Library of Congress, resulting in a tremendous volume of scholarship across North America from 19 radio scholars, communications specialists and archivists producing 15 articles. Special thanks to Hubbard Broadcasting, Library of Congress, Drs. Josh Sheppard and Christopher Sterling for making this special issue possible.

Editor Phylis Johnson reports Issues 22(1) and 22(2) published in May 2015 and November 2015 have an 18% acceptance rate for articles.

There is a 28.6% final acceptance rate between March 18, 2013 and March 18, 2015.  She notes that JRAM’s acceptance rate has been coming down in recent months.  More information on JRAM…

BEA ANNUAL CONVENTIONS

BEA2017 Convention – Paper & Research Submissions
BEA2017 had a 36% research acceptance rate to panel research/paper sessions.   BEA2017 had an overall acceptance rate of 59% for interest division paper submissions (this includes research panel sessions and poster sessions).  112 papers were submitted to 15 interest divisions with a total of 67 accepted to research panel sessions and Scholar-to Scholar poster sessions.  BEA’s Research-in-Progress received 43 submissions in 2017 and 26 were accepted for a 60% acceptance rate.

BEA2016 Convention – Paper & Research Submissions
Specifically, BEA2016 had had a 40% acceptance rate to panel research/paper sessions.   BEA2016 had an overall acceptance rate of 66% for interest division paper submissions (this includes research panel sessions and poster sessions).  118 papers were submitted to 16 interest divisions with a total of 78 accepted to research panel sessions and Scholar-to Scholar poster sessions.  BEA’s Research-in-Progress received 31 submissions in 2016 and 30 were accepted for a 97% acceptance rate.

BEA2015 Convention – Paper & Research Submissions
BEA2015 had an overall acceptance rate of 63% for interest division paper submissions (this includes research sessions and poster sessions).  115 papers were submitted to 16 interest divisions with a total of 45 accepted to panel sessions and Scholar-to Scholar poster sessions.  Specifically, 43% acceptance rate to panel research/paper sessions. BEA’s Research-in-Progress received 19 submissions in 2015 and 14 were accepted for a 73% acceptance rate.

BEA2014 Convention – Paper & Research Submissions
BEA2014 had an overall acceptance rate of 40% for interest division paper submissions (this includes research sessions and poster sessions).  134 papers were submitted to 16 interest divisions with a total of 54 accepted to panel sessions and Scholar-to Scholar poster sessions.  Specifically, 21% acceptance rate to panel research/paper sessions. BEA’s Research-in-Progress received 40 submissions this year and 25 were accepted for a 63% acceptance rate.

BEA2013 Convention – Paper & Research Submissions BEA2013 had an overall acceptance rate of 56% for interest division paper submissions (this includes research sessions and poster sessions).  100 papers were submitted to 15 interest divisions with a total of 56 accepted to panel sessions and Scholar-to Scholar poster sessions.  Specifically, 44% acceptance rate to panel research/paper sessions.

FESTIVAL OF MEDIA ARTS 

Each year the winning authors come from a wide variety of colleges and universities in the United States.  In an effort to model the acceptance rates of academic peer-reviewed journals, the Festival targets an acceptance rate of 20%.

2017 Festival of Media Arts
Thirty-Four (34) faculty entries were accepted as award winners to the 2017 Festival of Media Arts. The 2017 comprehensive percentage of all awards across all competitions was 23.1%.  Overall acceptance rates for entries receiving our top awards (Best of Festival and Best of Competition) came in at 12.9%.

2016 Festival of Media Arts
Thirty-One (31) faculty entries were accepted as award winners to the 2016 Festival of Media Arts. The 2016 comprehensive percentage of all awards across all competitions was 20%.  Overall acceptance rates for entries receiving our top awards (Best of Festival and Best of Competition) came in at 12%.

2015 Festival of Media Arts
Twenty-seven (27) faculty entries were accepted as award winners to the 2015 Festival of Media Arts. The 2015 comprehensive percentage of all awards across all competitions was 20%.  Overall acceptance rates for entries receiving our top awards (Best of Festival and Best of Competition) came in at 11%.

2014 Festival of Media Arts
Thirty-three (33) faculty entries were accepted as award winners to the 2014 Festival of Media Arts. In 2014 the comprehensive percentage of all awards across all competitions was 20.0%.  Overall acceptance rates for entries receiving our top awards (Best of Festival and Best of Competition) came in at 12%.