Science Communication: Managing the Now and the Future

The Asian Media Information and Communication Centre (AMIC) invites submission of abstracts for parallel sessions during the 28th AMIC Annual Conference 2020. This virtual conference will be held on 20 and 27 November 2021 and 04 December 2021. The conference will be co-hosted by the Academy of Journalism and Communication (AJC), Vietnam. The deadline for submission of abstracts is on 15 August 2021.

Abstracts must be submitted via the Abstract Submission Form ( INITIAL PARALLEL SESSION THEMES Science Communication Paradigms
• Science Communication: Is there an Asian Lens?
• Scientists as Communicators: Pluses & Minuses
• Science Communication: Key to Achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
• EnGendering Science Communication
Science and the Mass Media
• Science and the Mass Media: Probing Old, New and Emerging Issues
• Popularizing Science through Community Media • State of media coverage on science and climate change • Multimedia approaches to reporting science and climate change • Television, Films and Science Communication: Remembering Jacques Cousteau

Science Communication Education
• Science Communication Theories and Models
• Science Communication Competencies in the 21st century
• Science Journalism Competencies in the 21st century
• Innovative Teaching-Learning Strategies for Science Communication (Journalism)
• Online Science Communication Education
Science Communication Strategies & Practices
• Risk, Disaster, and Humanitarian Communication
• Social and Behavior Change Communication
• Communicating Climate Change: Believers & Deniers
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• Health and Wellness Communication
• Environment Communication
Science Communication in the ICT Ecosystem
• Social Media as Platform for Science Communication
• Science Communication as Antidote to Information Disorder (infodemics)
• Science Communication and Data Science: Convergences & Divergences
• Media and Information Literacy (MIL) Drives Science Communication (including Fact-checking Science Communication)
• Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, & Dataism
• Gaming and Science Communication

Science Communication Issues
• Protecting & Preserving Indigenous Knowledge
• Access to Science Information
• Science Communication & Governance Science Communication Issues in Vietnam (Sessions will be in Vietnamese) SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS All abstract submissions must be made via Abstract Submission Form ( Abstracts and papers sent to personal e-mail addresses of conference organizers and AMIC Officers will not be entertained. FREE PUBLICATION SERVICES All accepted abstracts will be included in the AMIC 2021 Book Abstract with ISSN. PUBLICATION IN AMIC CO-OWNED JOURNALS PUBLISHED BY ROUTLEDGE (TAYLOR & FRANCIS) Papers presented during the conference will be considered for publication in either the Asian Journal of Communication (AJC) or Media Asia. Book of Abstracts will only be published ONLINE and within three months after the conference. Printed copies will not be available for distribution. However, they have to go through the review and approval process adopted by Taylor and Francis which publishes these journals. AMIC does not guarantee publication. Deadlines Papers will be selected on a competitive basis and all submissions will undergo blind peer review by randomly assigned expert reviewers. Abstracts must be submitted from 10 June -15 August 2021.

Decisions on acceptance of abstracts will be communicated to applicants by AMIC Secretariat no later than 15 September 2021. For those whose abstracts are accepted, full conference papers are to be submitted by 06 November 2021. Only those who have submitted their full papers and paid their conference fees are eligible to present. Early submission is strongly encouraged. GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSIONS Format of abstracts Should be written in English Must have the following parts Title of Paper Abstract (Should be written in English and at most 350 words in length ONLY. Keywords (at least five) Format of Full Papers If your abstract is approved for presentation, you will be required to submit the full paper prior to the conference. The full paper should adhere to the following requirements: · should be written in English · be of 5,000-8,000 words in length · have citation in APA style · should be Microsoft Word or RTF document · Font should be Times New Roman, 12 pts

Criteria For Review Abstracts Criteria to be used to evaluate abstracts include the following: • Relevance of the topic to the conference theme • Well-defined topics /issue(s) to be examined and discussed • Originality and innovativeness of topic • Adherence to solid research design and methodology (for research-based papers) • Limitations identified (for research-based papers) • Good language and writing quality and logical organization of paper • Potential contributions to the advancement of communication theory, research and practice Full Papers Criteria to be used to evaluate full papers include the following:
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• Extensive and appropriate literature review • Good writing quality, e.g., style is clear and engaging • Logical organization of the paper • In-depth and evidence-based analysis and conclusions • Concrete recommendations for research, policy, and action projects • Publication-ready



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