JACA is a scholarly, academic journal sponsored by the Association for Communication Administration that is committed to publishing invited and refereed manuscripts related to scholarship and research in the administration of communication units at all levels of the academic institution. The journal will consider for publication all scholarship in the broadly defined field of communication that makes a significant contribution to the knowledge of human communication, especially as it relates to the administration of the academic unit.

All types of manuscripts are considered for publication, including research reports, papers of topical interest, state-of-the-art reviews, and other manuscripts directly related to ACA concerns. Manuscripts may be philosophical, theoretical, methodological, critical, applied, pedagogical, or empirical in nature. Materials published are not restricted to any particular setting, approach or methodology.

To submit to the JACA, please email Dr. Janie Harden Fritz at


JACA uses a blind review process. All manuscripts are initially screened by the Editors who will reject any manuscript without review if it is clearly outside the scope of the journal or fails to comply with the guidelines. Members of the Editorial Board review all other manuscripts. The final decision concerning publication is made by the Editors after examining the recommendations obtained from the Editorial Board members. Authors normally will have an editorial decision within three months.


A copy of the manuscript must be submitted via the Internet in English and must conform to APA (6th edition) guidelines. Manuscripts should not exceed 25 double-spaced typed 8½ x 11 inch pages, exclusive of tables and references, be in 12 point Times New Roman typeface, and submitted in Microsoft Word. Manuscripts must be original and not under review by other publishers. The manuscripts should be written in the active voice and employ nonsexist language.


The title page should include the title, author(s), corresponding address, telephone number, and Internet address. Because manuscripts are evaluated blindly, author identification should be on the title page only. Any references that might identify the author should be removed from the manuscript. The text of the manuscript (including its title) should begin on the next page, with the remaining pages numbered consecutively. Avoid self-identification in the text of the manuscript. Notes and references should be typed double-spaced on pages following the text of the manuscript. Tables and figures must be numbered, supplied with an identifying title, and placed on a separate page at the end of the manuscript. The proper location of each table or figure should be indicated after the paragraph in which it is referenced by the line "Insert Table [or Figure]" in the manuscript, separated by parallel lines above and below.


JACA will publish reviews of books on topics related to communication, administration and/or organizational processes. The reviews should be between 4-5 double-spaced 8 ½ x 11 pages and submitted electronically to the editor.