Guidelines for Articles:
To be considered for publication, articles submitted to the Public Relations Journal must make significant contributions to the profession’s development, offer insight to further the scholarship of public relations, and share practical information to enhance practitioners’ job performance. Submissions will also be judged on writing quality and clarity.
Prospective authors should submit two copies of a 500-word abstract as Word attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org. To facilitate a prompt and anonymous review of the abstract, one copy should be called “review copy” and contain only the abstract and article title. There should be no identification of the author(s) within this review copy. The second copy should be called “actual abstract” and must include the title and contact information for all authors. Please name submission files using the last name and first initial of the contact author, plus the date indicated by two numbers for the month, day and year (Example: BursonH3202009).
After review, author(s) of abstracts that meet the Journal’s publication guidelines will be invited to submit manuscripts for the second round of the screening process.
Manuscripts should be prepared according to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (5th ed.). All articles must be submitted in 12-point Georgia type face and double-spaced. It is preferred that all tables and figures be included within the text of submitted articles because that’s where they will appear if the article is selected for “publication.” Authors are encouraged not to include tables so large they will not fit on one page.
Editorial Review Board:
The Public Relations Journal has an Editorial Review Board that is chaired by the editor and comprised of leading public relations scholars and practitioners.
In the email message submitted with each article being considered for inclusion in Public Relations Journal, authors must include a statement indicating all findings reported in the manuscript are original, contribute to the broad body of knowledge in public relations, have not been published previously either in print or electronic form, and are not being simultaneously submitted elsewhere. Authors also should indicate they have complied with American Psychological Association (APA) ethical standards in the treatment of any human subjects.
After manuscripts are accepted, authors will be asked to make formatting revisions based on the terms and conditions of PRSA. The contract author assumes the responsibility to confirm all coauthors approve of the accepted manuscript and concur with its inclusion in Public Relations Journal.
Contacts for Additional Information:
Robert Irwin Wakefield, Ph.D., APR
Associate Editor, Public Relations Journal
Associate Professor, Public Relations, Brigham Young University Department of Communications
Provo, UT 84602 U.S.A.
Telephone (+1) (801) 422-4223
Donald K. Wright, Ph.D., APR, Fellow PRSA
Editor, Public Relations Journal
Harold Burson Professor and Chair in Public Relations, Boston University College of Communication
640 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215-2422 U.S.A.
Telephone (+1) 617-353-5970
Public Relations Journal: ISSN 1942-4604