About ICS

The Institute of Communication Studies is a leading research organization in the field of journalism and media studies, public relations and corporate communications. Our mission is to contribute towards strengthening of Macedonian democracy by working with media, civil society and public institutions, educating a critical public that will ask for greater transparency and accountability through engagement in the policy creation process.


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Call for abstracts for KAIROS: Media and Communications Review (Vol. 3, No. 1)

ICS invites all interested authors to submit their abstracts under the third open call for abstracts within KAIROS: Media and Communications Review.

KAIROS is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal dedicated to scholarly discussions on media and information literacy topics, media education, critical thinking, and emerging trends in media and communication studies. The journal commits to exploring current challenges and anticipations for the future, fostering an interdisciplinary dialogue that encompasses empirical research outcomes and the interplay of expertise in media, information, and education studies. This includes considerations from sociological, psychological, political, linguistic, and technological perspectives.

Important dates

  • The deadline for submitting abstracts is March 11, 2024.
  • Notification of acceptance/rejection of abstracts by March 12, 2024.
  • The deadline for sending full papers (4,000 – 6,000 words) is April 30, 2024.
  • The editorial board will only accept texts that have not been published before.
  • Only abstracts that follow the below instructions will be accepted.

Instructions for writing the abstract

  • Abstracts should be written in English;
  • Abstracts should contain 200 – 300 words (not counting footnotes);
  • The title of the abstract should not contain more than 20 words, should be in capital letters, and should not contain abbreviations;
  • Abstracts should be written using Times New Roman font, with a letter size of 12 and spacing of 15 for the main text, and with a letter size of 10 with a spacing of 1 for the text in footnotes;
  • Abstracts should contain 3-5 keywords;
  • Abstracts, together with a short biography of the authors, should be sent in Word and PDF format to and with the indication “Article Abstract – KAIROS Vol. 3, No. 1

KAIROS was created within USAID’s Media Literacy Project YouThink. It is a five-year program funded by USAID to work with youth to help them navigate and shape an information ecosystem that informs and encourages cooperation rather than division and polarization.

USAID’s project on media literacy YouThink is implemented by IREX together with the Macedonian Institute for Media (MIM), the Institute of Communication Studies (ICS) and the Youth Educational Forum (YEF). YouThink activities are made possible by the support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).