Communication, Strategy & Politics Research Exchange

Call for Proposals

Could you benefit from some peer support to make progress on your research this summer? Consider joining a small group of likeminded scholars participating in a research exchange. Participants will have a shared deadline to complete work and, if delivered on time, will receive collegial peer feedback. There’s no fee and it is all done remotely.

The Communication, Strategy & Politics research exchange is intended to support a scholarly community whose members have published, or are considering publishing, in the UBC Press book series of the same name. Scholars of Canadian politics who conduct research in this subject area – broadly defined – whose research plans are negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic are especially encouraged to participate.

Participants may elect to submit high quality written work in progress, such as a conference paper, journal article, book chapter, book proposal, report, grant proposal, PhD chapter, or other research on a Canadian research topic related to the theme Communication, Strategy & Politics.

Participants whose proposal is accepted will receive some gentle, supportive reminders about the pending submission deadline. Those who submit on time will be expected to provide peer feedback on two other submissions. In return, you will receive peer feedback on you own work. For those interested in preparing a book proposal, a Senior Editor at UBC Press and/or the series editors will be available to offer informal, constructive feedback.


May 25, 2020: Deadline to submit your proposal to organizer – an abstract of 150 to 200 words summarizing the intended research. Accepted proposals will be shared with other participants.

May 29: Notification of acceptance. List of participants, abstracts and pairings is circulated.

June & July: Some friendly messages of support from various participants.

July 20: Written submissions due. Author submits directly to the two assigned reviewers, copying the organizer.

July 30: Peer feedback due. Each reviewer submits directly to the author, copying the other reviewer and the organizer.

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Organized by Alex Marland (amarland[at], Professor of Political Science, Memorial University of Newfoundland in consultation with UBC Press.

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