Commlist guidelines


The Commlist is a free (academic) information service to the academic community, and is organised on a voluntary basis. All are welcome to subscribe to this information resource (or not). Its exclusive objective is to disseminate academic information on communication and media studies related conferences, vacancies, and publications.

Posting on the list

Information can be posted on the Commlist by sending it to the list manager, Nico Carpentier at nico.carpentier[at]vub[dot]ac[dot]be. Delays of several days may occur, as postings have to be approved by the list manager (in order to check whether they are in line with the objectives of the mailing list, and the list's guidelines).

Before sending a posting request, please make sure to check that your posting has not been posted before, by checking the mailing list archive.

Please respect the following format requirements:

  • Always add an introductory note, requesting for a posting on the Commlist. Distinguish clearly between note and posting; and please make sure that the text of the posting can be used as it is.
  • Do not subscribe the email address of the mailing list manager to another mailing list without permission.
  • Make sure the posting itself contains all relevant information. Do not send postings with a link only.
  • Attachments cannot be posted. All information should be in the body of the email.
  • Messages with html-formatting, or pictures, can also not be posted. Always make sure that the message sent is a plain text version, in the body of the email. For a definition, see the Wikipedia entry on plain text.
Please also respect the following content requirements:
  • Postings need to be aligned with the objective of the emailing list, as outlined above. Postings related to interdisciplinary activities are appreciated, as long as it is explicitly made clear that Media and communication studies scholars are welcome.
  • Make sure the content of your posting is entirely correct. A second posting containing a correction of the first will not be allowed.
  • The working language of the Commlist is English. Bi- or multilangual messages are of course welcome, as long as there is a full English version included.
  • In order to avoid too much traffic on the mailing list, only two messages on the same event, vacancy or publication are allowed. These two messages should be different.
  • To be posted on the list, events should have a duration of at least one full day (to allow for international travel).
  • Calls for publications that require authors to pay will not be posted.
Keep in mind that the Commlist has an international focus, and is not a substitute for national emailing lists.

Subscribing and unsubscribing


Because of persistent problems with, subscription with a email address is no longer allowed.

The Commlist is an independent project, loosely affiliated with the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA). Being subscribed to the Commlist does not automatically result in an ECREA membership. Commlist postings will also not reach the entire ECREA membership.

In case you encounter problems, please contact Commlist's manager Nico Carpentier at nico.carpentier[at]vub[dot]ac[dot]be.


The Commlist host institution and the Commlist manager can never be held accountable for the material that is distributed, or for the consequences its distribution may have. The distribution of postings on the mailing list does not guarantee their accuracy or legitimacy. Subscribers to (and readers of) the mailing list are invited to always doublecheck the information (e.g., with the organisers, or editors). All information posted on the list, and all requests for postings are public. Subscribing to the list, or requesting a posting, implies agreement with the mailing list guidelines.

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