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'Parochial Internationalism': publication in Australia

Journal Article


Abstract


  • This paper serves as an introduction and scene-setter to a series of four papers (including

    this) that examines the different facets of scholarly publication in the area of media and

    communication (as well as its various cognate disciplines) in the ‘region’ that comprises

    Australia and New Zealand. The authors of these papers are active members of the

    Australian and New Zealand Communication Association (ANZCA), the peak professional

    and scholarly association of the region, and have all delivered a version of these

    papers at a plenary panel on ‘Publication in Australia and New Zealand’ at the

    International Communications Association (ICA) Regional Conference held at the

    Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane during 1–3 October 2014. This paper

    begins by looking at the role ANZCA plays in supporting and mentoring scholars,

    especially postgraduates or aspiring academics and early-career researchers, towards

    commencing their publication journey. It then turns its attention towards the globalising

    strategy of ‘parochial internationalisation’ that has defined much of Australia’s attempt to

    gain relevance and recognition in the global publications environment. The second part of

    the paper details the growth trajectory of one of Australia’s oldest and most reputable

    media and communications journal, Media International Australia, offering insights on

    how scholars and journal editors might think and operate more strategically in order to

    thrive in a new and demanding publications era.

Publication Date


  • 2015

Citation


  • Lee, T. & Turnbull, S. "'Parochial Internationalism': publication in Australia." Communication Research and Practice 1 .3 (2015): 210-217.

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/2470

Number Of Pages


  • 7

Start Page


  • 210

End Page


  • 217

Volume


  • 1

Issue


  • 3

Place Of Publication


  • Australia

Abstract


  • This paper serves as an introduction and scene-setter to a series of four papers (including

    this) that examines the different facets of scholarly publication in the area of media and

    communication (as well as its various cognate disciplines) in the ‘region’ that comprises

    Australia and New Zealand. The authors of these papers are active members of the

    Australian and New Zealand Communication Association (ANZCA), the peak professional

    and scholarly association of the region, and have all delivered a version of these

    papers at a plenary panel on ‘Publication in Australia and New Zealand’ at the

    International Communications Association (ICA) Regional Conference held at the

    Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane during 1–3 October 2014. This paper

    begins by looking at the role ANZCA plays in supporting and mentoring scholars,

    especially postgraduates or aspiring academics and early-career researchers, towards

    commencing their publication journey. It then turns its attention towards the globalising

    strategy of ‘parochial internationalisation’ that has defined much of Australia’s attempt to

    gain relevance and recognition in the global publications environment. The second part of

    the paper details the growth trajectory of one of Australia’s oldest and most reputable

    media and communications journal, Media International Australia, offering insights on

    how scholars and journal editors might think and operate more strategically in order to

    thrive in a new and demanding publications era.

Publication Date


  • 2015

Citation


  • Lee, T. & Turnbull, S. "'Parochial Internationalism': publication in Australia." Communication Research and Practice 1 .3 (2015): 210-217.

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/2470

Number Of Pages


  • 7

Start Page


  • 210

End Page


  • 217

Volume


  • 1

Issue


  • 3

Place Of Publication


  • Australia