CALL FOR PAPERS: Argumentation and Advocacy Special Issue on 2012 campaign debates

Mitchell S. McKinney, Guest Editor,

Submission Deadline: January 15, 2013

Argumentation and Advocacy: The Journal of the American Forensic Association invites submissions for a special issue devoted to political campaign debates during the 2012 election cycle. Studies may examine debate content and/or effects, and analysis clearly linked to argumentation and advocacy is especially encouraged. Possible areas of examination include: presidential primary debates, general election debates, state and local campaign debates, debates and citizen engagement, analysis of debate formats, comparison of 2012 debates with debates in previous election cycles, comparison of U.S. debates with candidate debates of other nations, and the uses of communication technology in conjunction with debates. Studies employing any appropriate research methodology are welcome.

Questions about the special issue may be directed to the guest editor:
Mitchell S. McKinney
University of Missouri

Argumentation and Advocacy submission guidelines apply to the special issue (see Essays will be subject to peer review and will be competitively selected. Submissions should be made via the on-line submission portal (see When submitting author information, indicate your study is intended for the special issue on political campaign debates. Also, when uploading your manuscript on the web portal, title the document SIS2012Debates_your title. The submission deadline is January 15, 2013.