Deadline 29 Apr 2019

Discrimination and Communication n.8/2019

Coordinated by: Francesco Gervasi Gabriel Pérez Salazar Communication Sciences Faculty, Coahuila ́s Autonomous University, Mexico

Themes considered:
We will receive research papers, academic essays and book reviews that focus on the following themes:

  • Discrimination in political discourse
  • Discrimination in day-to-day discourse
  • Discrimination in religious discourse
  • Discrimination in text books
  • Discrimination in radio discourse
  • Discrimination in audiovisual media
  • Discrimination in newspaper ́s discourse (printed or digital)
  • Discrimination in the Internet
  • Discrimination in social media
  • Discrimination in literary texts

General considerations

We will receive proposals under the following categories:

  1. Research papers: As the result of an empirical approach, should have the following sections: a) Introduction, with the presentation of the object of investigation and a justification, b) Literature review, c) Method, d) Results, and e) Conclusion.
  2. Essay: Academic original argumentation around one of the themes considered for this monothematic issue, with these sections: a) Introduction, with the presentation of the main argument, b) Body, with the development of premises that supports the main idea, and c) Conclusion.
  3. Bookreview:Briefacademicdiscussionaboutarecentlypublishedwork, related to this monothematic issue.

Formal considerations:

  • We will receive proposals in English, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese.
  • Title (text centered and bold font), Abstract (justified paragraph alignment) and Keywords (justified paragraph alignment) in the original language and in English.
  • Body of text should be in justified paragraph alignment.
  • Times New Roman font, size 12, double line spacing.
  • Citation based on American Psychological Association Style Guide, 6th edition.
  • In both papers and essays, total length should be between 30,000 – 35,000 characters (including spaces), counted from the Title, to the end of References. In book reviews, extension should be between 20,000 –25,000 characters (including spaces).
  • If Tables are used, they should be pasted in the body of text as objects (not as images), so they can be edited.


  • Reception of proposals: until April 29th, 2019.
  • Process of peer review: From May 1st, to June 15th, 2019.
  • Accepted proposals proofing: From June 16th, to August 1st, 2019.
  • Estimated issue publication date: December 15th, 2019.

Sending of proposals:

  • Proposals should be sent to Francesco Gervasi ( and Gabriel Pérez Salazar (
  • Proposals should be sent in two different files: anonymous and complete. Anonymous files should not contain author ́s name anywhere in the body of text, self-citations should be marked as (AUTHOR CITATION) and such works should not be listed in References; Author and Institution fields should be removed from file ́s metadata. Complete files should include full author name, in the next line after the Title, with institution belonging and email, in a footnote. Any institutional mention or credit to any funding from which the work is derived, should be placed at the bottom of the page, from the title.