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Call For Abstracts & Papers
Public relations professionals, educators, and graduate students are invited to submit competitive abstracts for paper presentations at the premier public relations research conference, the 25th International Public Relations Research Conference (IPRRC), to be held March 3-5, 2022, as an in-person conference. This year’s theme focuses on “Research that impacts the profession in public relations.” This conference attempts to integrate academic insights and professional practices, so authors are required to address their studies’ practical implications in both the abstracts submitted and the conference presentation.
This conference is distinctly different from other conferences in that initial paper acceptance is based on a one-page abstract submitted for competitive consideration. Abstracts can include either completed research or research-in-progress. Programming preference will be given to completed research.
To complete the abstract submission, please follow the instructions below. Not following the procedure will result in disqualification of your abstract submission.
To complete the abstract submission, please follow the instructions below:
(1) Please USE THIS LINK to complete your abstract submission and provide your author(s) information by the deadline (Monday, November 15, 2021, at 11:59pm Eastern Time). Within the submission site, you will be asked to upload your abstract; you will also be entering your 50-word short abstract and 75-word statement to address your research’s impact on the profession. If the hyperlink does not work, you may use following URL: https://usfca.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cOshzIOF9wdws0m
(2) The link above will allow you to fill in paper and author information, and to upload a one-page abstract. The one-page abstract should be a Microsoft Word file and should be a blinded copy, single-spaced, using 12-pt Times New Roman font with 1-inch margins all around on letter size (8.5 x 11 in) paper. No need for references. Please see this example template. Name your file using the following format: [General/Student] Last names of all authors. For example, [General] Chen Yook Birmingham. This is an important step for us to locate your file correctly. You will receive a confirmation email from email@example.com of your paper submission no later than November 18; the email will be sent to the corresponding email address you provided in the form. You may want to check your spam for confirmation in case your email system mis-categorizes our email.
(3) Special note for 2022 IPRRC in-person conference: We prioritize all attendees’ well-being; thus, we will be asking all submitters’ vaccination status (either have been fully vaccinated or will be by the conference). At the time of registration, we will need proof of vaccination—either physically or via photo for all attendees.
Given the increasing number of papers submitted for consideration each year, each author is restricted to no more than two abstract submissions regardless of authorship. Use separate Abstract/Author(s) Information Form entries for each abstract submitted. The blinded abstract will then be reviewed by three members from the IPRRC board of directors and advisory committee.
Acceptance notification will be sent to the corresponding author(s) by Tuesday, December 28. Authors of accepted abstracts will then be invited to compete for awards by submitting full papers by Friday, January 28, 2022. Separate instructions of award submission and presentation guidelines will be provided along with acceptance notification.
For more information regarding registration (note: information on registration rates will be announced soon) and previous years’ proceedings, please visit: http://iprrc.org/. For the latest updates, please also visit and “Like” us on Facebook via: https://www.facebook.com/IPRRC. You can also follow us on Twitter and Instagram @IPRRC. For further questions, please contact Conference team Drs. Branden Birmingham, SUNY Fredonia, Bora Yook, Fairfield University, and Zifei Fay Chen, University of San Francisco, at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
November 15, 2021, 11:59 p.m. (EST): Abstract Submission Due (you will receive a confirmation email of your abstract submission sent to the corresponding author’s email address no later than November 18, 2021)
December 28, 2021: Acceptance Notification (sent via e-mail)
January 28, 2022: Paper Competition Submission Due (accepted, full/completed papers only)
March 3 - 5, 2022: Conference in Session
May 30, 2022: Proceedings Manuscripts Due
Upon abstract acceptance, authors of research papers will be invited to compete for top paper awards by submitting full papers of no more than 20 pages (inclusive of tables and references).
The conference’s competitive papers awards total is $10,000. Accepted papers may be submitted for award consideration in one of several competitions; an open competition program provides for $1,000 awards for the top three papers that address academia to practice questions or concerns; several student paper awards, some specific to an area of research or practice and others are open to any paper authored by students; and special category awards for the top academic/practitioner paper and International ABERJE Award for case studies on South American public relations or corporate communications as well as top paper in ethics.
NEW AWARDS for 2020
Patrick Jackson Body of Knowledge Award