Call for papers: ACES Award for Research on Editing

The Newspaper and Online News Division of AEJMC invites faculty and students to submit research papers in the inaugural competition for the ACES Award For Research On Editing.

Sponsored by the American Copy Editors Society, the award will honor the best research about story editing, headline writing and other topics related to editing. The winner will present the research at the AEJMC conference in Chicago, August 9-12, 2012. The winner will also receive a $100 prize and complementary registration to the ACES conference for the following year.

Qualitative and quantitative papers in history, law, effects, processes, use, ethics and emerging technologies are welcome.

Papers may not be longer than 25 pages, excluding tables, figures and references. Papers must be submitted electronically no later than 11:59 p.m. (EST) April 1, 2012.

All submissions will be blind refereed by a panel of independent readers. Authors will be notified whether their papers have been accepted and will receive a copy of the reviewers’ comments by May 15, 2012.

Papers are accepted on the understanding they have not been presented or published elsewhere and are not under consideration by a scholarly journal or by another scholarly or trade organization at the time of submission. Papers cannot be submitted to more than one AEJMC division, nor to both the regular research competition and to a special call for papers.

Submission of papers: All entries should follow the AEJMC Uniform Call for Papers. Three especially important points of this call that contributors should note are that:

1. ACES competition papers must be marked “ACES Competition” on the title page (and only the title page.) Papers should be submitted online under either the MacDougall Student Paper Competition or the General Call, whichever is appropriate.

2. All papers must be submitted electronically; no hard copy will be accepted and

3. Papers with any sort of identifying information will be automatically disqualified.

Full instructions on submitting papers are posted on the AEJMC Website at