Knowledge Share Community: Partnership Agreement with the Communication Association of Eurasian Researchers
The “Central European Journal of Communication” (CEJC) signed the Memorandum of Understanding with the Communication Association of Eurasian Researchers (CAER). At the same time, the anthology entitled “Communication Theory and Application in Post-Socialist Context” (2022) looks at scholarly journals’ contribution to Central and Eastern European media research, with a chapter on CEJC impacting communications and media studies.
On February 4, 2022, the “Central European Journal of Communication” signed the Memorandum of Understanding with the Communication Association of Eurasian Researchers (CAER). The Agreement signed by Marta Lukacovic (President, CAER) and Michał Głowacki (Editor-in-Chief, CEJC) establishes long-term collaboration, focusing on joint educational and professional activities, alongside resource exchange and disseminating scholarly news between the Central and Eurasian researchers. The partnership follows up principles identified during a round table discussion at CEECOM 2021 conference, with a valued contribution by Sergei Samoilenko representing the CAER community.
Two Networks, Same Goals
The Communication Association of Eurasian Researchers is a non-profit network to facilitate and promote communications and media studies. Through conferences, community events and professional connections with research institutes and scholarly journals, CAER serves as the knowledge exchange platform for scholars in East-Central Europe, Russia, Central Asia, the Balkans, the Caucasus, and other Eurasian states.
CAER’s scope and mission are highly compatible with the values of CEJC: quality, network, and communication. Fostering relationships with international research networks aligns with the community-building strategy and creates bridges between Central and Eastern Europe.
Knowledge Share Communities
Before the agreement with CAER, the team of “Central European Journal of Communication” has contributed to an edited collection entitled “Communication Theory and Application in Post-Socialist Context” (Rowman & Littlefield, 2022). Edited by Maureen Minielli, Marta Lukanovic, Sergei Samoilenko and Michael Finch, the volume aims to identify researchers’ response to theory-building and disseminating communications and media knowledge in the broad post-socialist context (Photo 1).
In the chapter entitled “Central European Journal of Communication: Knowledge Share Community”, we elaborate on missions, goals, organisational culture, and digital/high technology context. The chapter provides quantitative data on community events and Central European scholars who supported CEJC over the last years. Our data proves a wide range of researchers’ involvement, with academic papers and book reviews contributions, and participation in double-blind reviews (Figure 1).
Figure 1. Authors (scientific papers and book reviews) and referees from Central and Eastern Europe (2015–2020)
Source: Głowacki, M., Stępińska, A., Mikucki, J., Norström, R., Sidyk-Furman, D. and Trzcińska, J., Central European Journal of Communication: Knowledge Share Community. In: M. Minielli, M. Lukanovic, S. Samoilenko and M. Finch (2022) (eds.), Communication Theory and Application in Post-Socialist Contextowman & Littlefield, p. 179.
We look forward to collaborating with the Communication Association of Eurasian Researchers. We believe our new partnerships will strengthen the fabric of the Central and Eurasian knowledge share, with joint projects, meetings, publications, and other forms of scholarly collaboration.
Photo 1. Book Cover, “Communication Theory and Application in Post-Socialist Context”Rowman & Littlefield, 2022)
Authors: Michał Głowacki and Jacek Mikucki