Communication, Culture & Critique
© 2013 International Communication Association
When to submit: Articles may be submitted to CCC for publication at any time.
Copyright: By submitting an article to CCC, you are agreeing that it is not under review for any other publication.
Preparing your manuscript
Citation style: The academic citation style used in CCC follows the most recent American Psychological Association (APA) Manual of Style, currently the 6th edition. Go to the APA site for a list of FAQs which will help - http://www.apastyle.org/faqs.html#12. You can also look at Wiley’s other ICA journals and follow the citation and referencing style of articles: go to Wiley’s website and then to any of the following: Human Communication Research, Communication Theory, Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication or Journal of Communication.
Submitting a manuscript to CCC can only be done via the online submission process at Manuscript Central. Before accessing the online submission site, you should have the following ready to upload:manuscript title (limit 50 words)
- running head (limit 50 characters)
- abstract (120 words maximum)
- email address(es) and institution(s) of co-authors, if any
- an anonymized version of the manuscript
- a cover page containing author(s) name(s), contact details and title.
Submitting your article through Manuscript Central
Go to the CCC Manuscript Central website at: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/cccr
If you have not used the website before, you will need to create an account. To do this, click on 'create account' all the way in the upper right-hand corner of the page. Follow the instructions to create an account. Fields marked with 'req' are compulsory to complete. Note: the password you select must be at least 8 characters long.
After you have created your account, click 'log in.' You should see a welcome screen with two options: Author Center and Reviewer Center. To submit a manuscript, click on 'Author Center,' then 'Click here to submit a new manuscript' in the Author Resources column.
Provide all requested information and upload your document(s). If you fail to complete a REQUIRED field, you will not be allowed to progress! Once you get towards the end, you will be prompted to REVIEW your primary file in PDF or HTML format. Click on whichever option and once the file has loaded, click out and you are returned to the screen and hopefully you can then submit your manuscript.
Note: Manuscript Central allows you to upload figures and tables separately; please do NOT choose this option. If you have tables and figures, they should be incorporated into the main manuscript.
Acknowledgment of successful submission will be sent by email shortly after your submission is processed. Submitted articles will not be returned. Authors should retain an original copy.
Getting help with your submission
Each page of the Manuscript Central website has a 'Get Help Now' icon connecting directly to the online support system at http://mcv3support.custhelp.com. Queries can also be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org and telephone support is available 24 hours a day, 5 days a week through the US ScholarOne support office on: +1 434 817 2040, ext 167.
A completed copyright form must be submitted once your manuscript has been accepted. This form can be downloaded by following the 'Instructions & Forms' link from http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/cccr.
Review Procedure and decision-giving
All articles will be double-blind reviewed by at least two reviewers. The advice of a third reviewer will be sought if required. The decision of the editor and the reviewers’ comments will be returned by email. We hope to complete the reviewing process in timely fashion and anticipate a turnaround of between three and six months from initial submission to final decision.
Wiley Author Services
Author Services enables authors to track their article – once it has been accepted – through the production process to publication online. Authors can check the status of their articles online and choose to receive automated e-mails at key stages of production, and, when published online access the article for free. Access to the final PDF offprint of your article will be available via author services only. Authors may also nominate up to 10 specialists to receive free access as well. The corresponding author will receive an e-mail with a unique link that enables them to register and have their article automatically added to the system. Please ensure that a complete e-mail address is provided when submitting the manuscript.
Visit http://authorservices.wiley.com for more details on online production tracking and for a wealth of resources including FAQs and tips on article preparation, submission and more.
Copyright Agreement Information For authors with Funder arrangements
Certain funders, including the NIH, members of the Research Councils UK (RCUK) and Wellcome Trust require deposit of the Accepted Version in a repository after an embargo period. Details of funding arrangements are set out at the following website: http://www.wiley.com/go/funderstatement. Please contact the Journal production editor if you have additional funding requirements.