CARE is now the official publisher of PRism­!

CARE is now the official publisher of PRism­ – an academic journal with a focus on public relations and communication.  The journal was founded in 2003 and is ranked B in the ABDC journal list.  Some of the world’s leading public relations scholars’ have published in PRism, including James Grunigand Robert L. Heath.

Call for Papers for two upcoming issues has been released.  This includes a special issue “Indigenous theorizing: Voices and representation”.

PRism is an open access peer-reviewed public relations and communication research journal (ISSN 1448-4404).  PRism is devoted to promoting the highest standards of peer review and engages established and emerging scholars globally.  PRism was under the editorship of Elspeth Tilley from its foundation in 2003 until 2019 when the Center for Culture-Centered Approach to Research and Evaluation (CARE) at Massey University became the publisher of the journal.  The journal is currently ranked ‘B’ in the journal rankings list of the Australian Business Deans Council (ABDC journal list).  ​​

Call for Papers: Two issues in 2019

Special issue: “Indigenous theorizing: Voices and representation” Volume 15, Issue 1

Due date: 12 August 2019 (to be published in December 2019)

In this special issue, we welcome rigorous and original contributions that explore Indigenous voice as a space for theorizing communication. We welcome submissions that examine Indigenous/First Nations as participants in the generation of transformative knowledge claims. This can include but is not limited to:

• Indigenous/First Nations communication practices (including traditional forms e.g. storytelling)
• Indigenous/First Nations activism for social justice
• Indigenous/First Nations struggles for voice and sovereignty
• The role of Indigenous/First Nations media for public communication
• Indigenous/First Nations organizational communication with publics/stakeholders
• The use of social media by Indigenous/First Nations for public communication
• The presentation of images, news and/or other information by Indigenous/First Nations
• Media representation of Indigenous/First Nations in public communication

We welcome original research, case studies, theoretical, conceptual and methodological papers relating to the topic. We encourage contributions from Indigenous/First Nations scholars.

General issue: Volume 15, Issue 2

Due date: 12 August 2019 (to be published in December 2019)

In this general call for papers, we are seeking manuscripts on public relations, but will also consider research from organizational communication, intercultural communication, media studies, journalism, interpersonal communication, organizational psychology, political science, marketing communication, social marketing, change communication, or any other relevant perspectives on the practice and study of public communication.  

Editor-selected articles
Below are some of the editor-selected articles from this journal.  Discover whether your research would be a good match for PRism.

Paradigms of global public relations in an age of digitisation
James E. Grunig
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Organisational legitimacy: The overlooked yet all-important foundation of OPR research
Damion Waymer and Robert L. Heath
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Engaging worldviews, cultures, and structures through dialogue: The culture-centred approach to public relations
Mohan J. Dutta, Zhuo Ban and Mahuya Pal
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