SPECIAL ISSUE ON POLITICAL CAMPAIGN DEBATES IN THE 2016 ELECTIONS
Argumentation and Advocacy: The Journal of the American Forensic Association invites submissions for a special issue devoted to political campaign debates during the 2016 election cycle. Studies may examine debate content and/or effects, and analysis clearly linked to argumentation and advocacy is especially encouraged. Possible areas of examination include: presidential primary debates, general election debates, state and local campaign debates, debates and citizen engagement, analysis of debate formats, comparison of 2016 debates with debates in previous election cycles, comparison of U.S. debates with candidate debates of other nations, and the uses of social media and communication technology in conjunction with debates. Studies employing any appropriate research methodology are welcome.
Questions about the special issue may be directed to the guest editor:
Mitchell S. McKinney
University of Missouri
Argumentation and Advocacy submission guidelines apply to the special issue (see www.argumentationandadvocacy.com/guidelines). Essays will be subject to peer review and will be competitively selected. Submissions should be made via the on-line submission portal (see www.argumentationandadvocacy.com). When submitting author information, indicate your study is intended for the special issue on political campaign debates. Also, when uploading your manuscript on the web portal, title the document SIS2016Debates_your title. The submission deadline is February 1, 2017.