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Acceptance Rates - Traditional Research & Creative Scholarship

BEA JOURNALS
Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media (JOBEM)

November 2017 to March 2018 – 110 manuscripts were submitted and three (3) were accepted for a 2.7% acceptance rate.  One (1) manuscript was submitted from Germany and two (2) manuscripts came from the U.S.

April 2017 to October 2017 – 89 manuscripts with submitted during this time period and ten (10) were accepted for a 11.2% acceptance rate.

November 2016 to March 2017 – 107 manuscripts were submitted and 18 were accepted for a 16.8% acceptance rate.

April 2016 to October 2016 – Issue 60 (3) Issue 60 (4) – Editor Zizi Papacharissi received 154 manuscripts and accepted: 25 for a 16.2% acceptance rate.

October 2015 to March 2016 – JOBEM received a total of 173 manuscripts during this period and accepted 19, for an 11% acceptance rate.

April 2015 to September 2015 – A total of 10 articles and 2 book reviews were accepted with an 18% acceptance rate.

November 2014 to March 2015 – 106 manuscripts were received for a 19.8% acceptance rate.

November 2013 to March 2014 – 116 manuscripts were received – twelve (12) were accepted during this period, representing an acceptance rate 10.34%.

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)

Between November 2017 and March 2018 a total of 13 manuscripts were submitted to JRAM and seven (7) were accepted for a 53.85% acceptance rate.

For the period of April 2017 through October 2017, 18 manuscripts were received and seven (7) were accepted for a 38.9% acceptance rate.

The November 2016 issue 23(2) issue is a 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

BEA2018 Convention – Paper & Research Submissions
BEA2018 had a 36% research acceptance rate to panel research/panel sessions.  BEA2018 had an overall acceptance rate of 69% for interest division paper submissions (this includes research panel sessions and poster sessions).  122 papers were submitted to 18 interest divisions with a total of 84 accepted to a sponsored research panel session or Scholar-to Scholar poster session.  BEA’s Research-in-Progress received 38 submissions in 2018 and 24 were accepted for a 63% acceptance rate

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%.

2018 Festival of Media Arts
Thirty-Four (34) faculty entries were accepted as award winners to the 2018 Festival of Media Arts. The 2017 comprehensive percentage of all awards across all competitions was 24%.  Overall acceptance rates for entries receiving our top awards (Best of Festival and Best of Competition) came in at 13%.

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%.