ICOMM Best Paper Award

The International Communication Best Paper Award is presented on an annual basis to an author (or authors) of a paper that makes an original and important contribution to the field of International Communication. The Committee accepts nominations (including self-nominations) of papers that are presented in a panel or poster session sponsored by the International Communication Section (ICOMM) at the Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association.

General Information

Recipients must meet the Following Criteria

  1. Recipients must be a current member of ISA.
  2. The nomination must be made by a member of the International Communication Section.


  • The recipient will receive a plaque.
  • The winner of the award will be recognized at the International Communication Section Business Meeting and Reception.
  • The winner will chair the Best Paper Selection Committee for ISA 2019.

Selection Process

  • The selection committee will have two members and one chair who will be nominated by the Executive Committee of the International Communication Section at the ISA annual meeting the year prior to the award being given.
  • The selection committee will develop its own rules for evaluating the papers.
  • In the event that the selection committee finds there is no paper worthy of the award, no award will be given.

Apply For This Award

  • Nominations are due by July 15 of the year preceding the award (for example by July 15, 2019 for the award that will be given at the 2020 annual meeting).
  • Self-nominations are allowed.
  • To nominate a paper, the nominating party is asked to fill out the nomination form ( https://iu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3mV4CLONXK3IAVn )
  • Nominations can be submitted to the Chair of the Paper Award Committee Anna Popkova


Anna Popkova | Chair
Western Michigan University

Award Chairs please review dates to ensure deadlines are met.

Key Dates

The International Studies Association

Representing over 100 countries, ISA has more than 6,500 members worldwide and is the most respected and widely known scholarly association in this field. Endeavoring to create communities of scholars dedicated to international studies, ISA is divided into 7 geographic subdivisions of ISA (Regions), 29 thematic groups (Sections) and 4 Caucuses which provide opportunities to exchange ideas and research with local colleagues and within specific subject areas.
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