Special ICC Issue of IJIR - abstracts due Dec 16 2013

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To ICC Global network members - do consider submitting an abstract to this special ICC issue of IJIR - Thanks, Darla Deardorff

The International Journal of Intercultural Relations is inviting abstracts for a special Intercultural Communication Competence (ICC) issue, to be published in 2015. Research in ICC has developed significantly since the last special issue on this topic in IJIR, in 1989. The upcoming special issue will be a retrospective on 25 years of research in ICC as well as showcase of current research that will inform future directions. Disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches to ICC are welcome. Topics may include (but not limited to) the following:
§ Theories/models of ICC, particularly those from cultural perspectives not well represented in the literature to date
§ Instruments and methodologies to measure ICC
§ Empirical studies of ICC in different contexts
§ Disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches to ICC
§ Research-based methodologies and practices on developing ICC
§ Intercultural issues as they relate to ICC development such as identity, adaptation, empathy, relationship-building, conflict resolution, perspective taking
§ Literature reviews or meta-analysis of ICC

The abstract (500 – 600 words) should include a clear description of the proposed paper, relevant background, and description of methodology if applicable. If an abstract is selected, an invitation will be issued to submit a full manuscript. The manuscripts will then undergo the process of peer-review before the final selection is made.

Timeline for special issue:
Deadline for submission of abstracts: 16th December 2013
Invitations for submission of full manuscript will be sent out by: 27th January 2014
Deadline for submission of full manuscript: 14th April 2014
Publication of special issue: 2015

Please send abstracts and/or queries to the guest Editors of the special issue:

Dr Lily A. Arasaratnam: lily.arasaratnam@ac.edu.au
Dr Darla K. Deardorff: d.deardorff@duke.edu