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[ecrea] CFP - Caleidoscópio - The rise of new publics in organizational communication

Tue Feb 05 20:52:11 GMT 2013

Call for Papers

Caleidoscópio Revista de Comunicação e Cultura

Special Issue nº 14

The rise of new publics in organizational communication

Organization and senior publics

The western society is facing significant socio-demographic changes leading to an increasingly longer life expectancy and reduced renovation. We witness the extension of active life at work as opposed to what happened in the 1980s and 1990s, when people retired from active life at very early ages. With this transformation, organizations are starting to have increasingly higher age averages, which require that human resources management change paradigm, and communication strategies adjust to senior publics.

These new realities require a deeper understanding of these senior publics, which not so long ago were considered «expendable» and their replacement for younger generations was seen as unquestionable truth.

Communication and organizational culture

Organizational culture at the internal level contributes strongly to the greater motivation and cohesion of the organizational members. Communicating with these publics requires that communication adapts to them, responding to their needs and being able to mobilize them for the consolidation of organizational culture. Besides these symbolic dimensions, there other objective dimensions associated with their life path and which may also contribute to organizational knowledge with the transfer of their wealth to the younger generation.

To identify the dimensions with which each one may contribute to the organizational culture and knowledge is the challenge faced by human resources management and communication to mobilize these publics, turning them into active elements in the new organizational realities

Call for papers

This special issue aims to bring together contributions that enable an understanding of how societies are managing population ageing and the extension of working life, as well as how these factors are being assimilated by the organizations, which often stigmatize seniors to hire young professionals whom they pay less and from whom they think they can demand more, losing organizational references. As core element one aims to receive contributions that may reflect the management of new organizational realities both for the management of human resources and for the management of communication.

Some topics which fit this theme are:

· Active ageing and the new realities of today’s societies;

· The extension of working life, new organizational realities, both for human resources management and for the management of communication in organizations;

· New publics and new communication tools;

· The rise of new publics and the development of new communication strategies;

· The worth of senior publics in organizations: contribution of senior professionals for the development of the social capital of an organization or a social network;

· Communication and the management of organizational culture and senior publics;

Papers to be submitted in digital form to (isabel.canhoto /at/ until 31st March 2013, in Portuguese, English or Spanish

Paper reviewed until 31st May 2013

Publication July 2013

Guest editor: Francisco Costa Pereira, PhD

Publication guidelines (Instructions for Authors)

The articles submitted must have a minimum length of 5000 words and a maximum length of 15000 words.

Article Types

Three types of manuscripts may be submitted:

Regular articles: These should describe new and carefully confirmed findings, and experimental procedures should be given in sufficient detail for others to verify the work. The length of a full paper should be the minimum required to describe and interpret the work clearly.

Short Communications: A Short Communication is suitable for recording the results of complete small investigations or giving details of new models or hypotheses, innovative methods, techniques or apparatus. The style of main sections need not conform to that of full-length papers. Short communications are 2 to 4 printed pages (about 6 to 12 manuscript pages) in length.

Review: Submissions of reviews and perspectives covering topics of current interest are welcome and encouraged. Reviews should be concise and no longer than 4-6 printed pages (about 12 to 18 manuscript pages). Reviews manuscripts are also peer-reviewed.

Review Process

All manuscripts are reviewed by an editor and members of the Editorial Board or qualified outside reviewers. Decisions will be made as rapidly as possible, and the journal strives to return reviewers’ comments to authors within four weeks. It is the goal of the Caleidoscópio Journal to publish manuscripts within six weeks after submission.

Instructions for writing the manuscript

Title: The Title should be a brief phrase describing the contents of the paper. The Title Page should include the authors' full names and affiliations, the name of the corresponding author along with phone, fax and E-mail information. The title should be written in Times New Roman 12, italics, bold, upper case, justified. It should not be longer than two lines. Should there be quotes or other expressions that justify it, they should always appear between straight quotation marks («»).

Sub-title: should there be a sub-title, it should be written in Times New Roman 12, italics, bold, upper case, justified. The use of upper case may be made in author’s names or common nouns that justify it. It should not be longer than two lines. Should there be quotes or other expressions that justify it, they should always appear between straight quotation marks («»).

Abstract: The Abstract should be informative and completely self-explanatory, briefly present the topic, state the scope of the experiments, indicate significant data, and point out major findings and conclusions.


All portions of the manuscript must be typed double-spaced and all pages numbered starting from the title page.

The Title Page should include the authors' full names and affiliations, the name of the corresponding author along with phone, fax and E-mail information. Present addresses of authors should appear as a footnote.

Author's name: it should be written in Times New Roman 12, normal, justified.

Name of second author or more: it should be written in Times New Roman 12, normal, justified. The names should be separated by a semicolon (;).

Abstract: The abstract should be between 10 to 15 lines or up to 1000 characters without space, Times New Roman 12, italics, single space and justified. Complete sentences, active verbs, and the third person should be used, and the abstract should be written in the past tense. Standard nomenclature should be used and abbreviations should be avoided. No literature should be cited.

Keywords: it should contain between 3 to five keywords related to the research, Times New Roman 12, italics, single space, justified.


The text should be written in Times New Roman normal, 12, justified.

Quotes over three lines should appear in a separate paragraph, with a separation of 1 cm from the paragraph of the text body, Times New Roman 11 italics, justified without quotation marks.

Whenever there are shorter quotes, these appear in the text between straight quotation marks.

Smart quotation marks should be use in other circumstances: use of foreign words, key concepts, etc.

The system of bibliographic referencing in the text body should be the author-date-page, between brackets, using the following punctuation: (Benjamin: 2011, 273).

Whenever there are editions by the same author in the same year, these should be numbered in the final bibliography with the use of the letters a, b, c, etc. and appear in the text as follows (Benjamin: 2011b, 273).

Whenever there are sections, these should be written in Times New Roman 12, bold, justified.


These should always be used in footnotes for explanatory comments, basis for quotations, argument or supplementary bibliographic referencing. Their numbering will be continuous.

They should be written in Times New Roman 10, normal justified. In footnotes, the bibliographic referencing should follow the same rule as the text.

Bibliography: bibliography should be a separate section, written in Times New Roman, 12, bold, justified


Elkins, James (2003), Visual Studies. Skeptical Introduction. New York & London: Routledge.

The use of the upper case should be made according to the language system in which is inserted.

Spanish speaking authors must be referenced by their first surname.

Chapters in books

Benjamin, Walter (2006), «A obra de arte na época da sua possibilidade de reprodução técnica». In Benjamin, Walter (2006) A Modernidade. Lisboa: Assírio & Alvim, pp. 207-241.

Online articles

MELO, Isabelle. A defesa de uma nova objectividade jornalística: intersubjetividade. Accessed on: 13-07-11.?


Einstein, Carl (2004), «Methodological Aphorisms». OCTOBER 107, (Winter), pp. 147-157.

In case the journal contains volume, this should occur immediately after the number, between commas and proceeded by Vol.

Best regards,

Isabel Canhoto

Escola de Comunicação, Arquitectura, Artes

e Tecnologias da Informação

Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias

Campo Grande, 376

1749-024 Lisboa – Portugal

Tel. 217515500 – ext 2272

(Isabel.canhoto /at/

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