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Consumer Culture & the Ethical Treatment of Children: Theory, Research & Fair Practice

General Submission Guidelines

All submissions, reviewing, and notification will be conducted electronically, by email.

Submission deadline:
June 15, 2009, 9pm EST

Competitive Papers

You are invited to submit competitive papers relevant to any aspect of the conference topic, Consumer Culture and the Ethical Treatment of Children: Theory, Research, and Fair Practice, in consideration for presentation. Paper submissions should present original, unpublished work. Papers under review elsewhere (except in the case of the special issue of the Journal of Advertising) MUST NOT be submitted.

All submissions are subject to blind review competition, and only completed papers (no proposals) may be submitted. Papers must conform to the style and guidelines of the American Psychological Association (APA), and should be approximately 20 pages in length (not including references and exhibits). Authors of accepted papers must publish either the entire paper or an abstract of the paper in the Proceedings. The Proceedings are copyrighted, and submissions may not be under consideration at other journals or conferences. Publication of the full paper in the Proceedings does not preclude publication in the special issue of the Journal of Advertising noted above. Publication of an abstract does not preclude future publication of the full research paper elsewhere.

Special Topics Sessions

You are invited to submit proposals for special topics sessions that cover an entire meeting period (usually 90 minutes). These sessions are designed to offer information and dialogue on topics of importance to the conference topic that would not fit comfortably into the competitive paper format. However, topics may duplicate those that would be covered by competitive papers.

A submission should include the following:

Preference will be given to proposals providing the requested information in the greatest detail. Special topics chairs are responsible for writing a descriptive summary (after the session) for inclusion in the Proceedings as a non-refereed publication.

Requirements for Submission of Competitive Papers and Special Topics Proposals

All submissions should follow APA manuscript format guidelines and should be submitted to info (at) In the subject line of the email message, type “Conference Submission” and in the body of your email message, please provide:

All competitive and special topics submissions must include a statement specifying that at least one author of the paper agrees to register and attend the conference to present the paper. Failure to present an accepted competitive paper/special topics session will result in the competitive paper/special topics session being withdrawn from the conference proceedings.

Electronic format for submission: Your submission will be a word document sent as an email attachment. All submissions should be scanned for viruses. Make sure to save a copy of your submission information until notification of the final decision. Please ensure that submissions do not have author names on the title page or elsewhere in the document.

Please use the procedures noted below for deleting identifying information from your submission (in Microsoft Word):

Acknowledgement of receipt: The primary contact person will receive an acknowledgement of receipt of your submission by email. If you do not receive an acknowledgement email within a couple of days of submission, you should send an email inquiring about the status of your submission to Nora Rifon (rifon at or Liz Quilliam (quilliam at

Nora J. Rifon
Department of Advertising,
Public Relations, & Retailing
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824-1212
rifon at

Elizabeth Taylor Quilliam
Assistant Professor
Department of Advertising,
Public Relations, & Retailing
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824-1212
quilliam at