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International Journal of Business Communication

International Journal of Business Communication

Official Publication of the Association for Business Communication

eISSN: 23294892 | ISSN: 23294884 | Current volume: 61 | Current issue: 3 Frequency: Quarterly

The International Journal of Business Communication (IJBC) publishes peer-reviewed, rigorous original research that contributes to the knowledge and theory of business communication as a distinct, multifaceted field approached through the administrative disciplines, the liberal arts, and the social sciences.

Articles in IJBC address all areas of business communication including, but not limited to, business composition/technical writing, information systems, international business communication, management communication, and organizational and corporate communication. In addition, the journal IJBC welcomes submissions concerning the role of written, verbal, nonverbal and electronic communication in the creation, maintenance, and performance of profit and not for profit business.

All individual subscriptions are handled by the Association for Business Communication. Subscribers to International Journal of Business Communication also receive a subscription to Business and Professional Communication Quarterly. To learn more about subscription information click here.

The International Journal of Business Communication (IJBC) publishes manuscripts that contribute to knowledge and theory of business communication as a distinct, multifaceted field approached through the administrative disciplines, the liberal arts, and the social sciences. Accordingly, IJBC seeks manuscripts that address all areas of business communication including but not limited to business composition/technical writing, information systems, international business communication, management communication, and organizational and corporate communication. In addition, IJBC welcomes submissions concerning the role of written, verbal, nonverbal and electronic communication in the creation, maintenance, and performance of profit and not for profit business.

Editors
Jacqueline Mayfield Texas A&M International University, USA
Milton Mayfield Texas A&M International University, USA
Special Features Editor
Stephanie Smith Virginia Tech University, USA
Associate Editors
Ryan Bisel University of Oklahoma, USA
Rod Carveth Morgan State University, USA
Jonathan Clifton University of Valenciennes, France
Bertha Du-Babcock Wenzao Ursuline University of Languages, Taiwan
Sky Marsen Flinders University, Australia
Jef Naidoo University of Alabama, USA
Amber Raile Montana State University, USA
Stephanie Smith Virginia Tech University, USA
Marlies Whitehouse ZHAW School of Applied Linguistics, Switzerland
Yunxia Zhu University of Queensland, Australia
Book Review Editor
Ryan Fuller California State University-Sacramento, USA
Managing Editor
Kathryn Rybka University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
ABC Officers and Directors
Judith Ainsworth ABC President, McGill University, Canada
Jolanta Aritz Regional Vice President, Western U.S., Brigham Young University, USA
Ann Springer and Scott Springer Regional Vice President, Western U.S., Brigham Young University, USA
Barbara Bolt Regional Vice President, Southeastern U.S., University of South Carolina, USA
Valerie Creelman Regional Vice President, Canada, Saint Mary’s College, Canada
Kristen Getchell Regional Vice President, Eastern U.S., Babson College, USA
Patricia Harms ABC Vice President, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
Paula Lentz Regional Vice President, Midwestern U.S., University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, USA
Ursula Lutzky Regional Vice President, Europe, Africa and the Middle East, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria
Ana Lucia Magalhaes Regional Vice President, Caribbean, Mexico, Central and South America, State of Sao Paulo Technological College, Brazil
Kathryn Rybka ABC Executive Director, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Lucia Sigmar Regional Vice President, Southwestern U.S., Stephen F. Austin State University, USA
Barbara Shwom Past President, Communication Partners, USA
Misa Fujio Regional Vice President, Asia and the Pacific, Toyo University, Japan
ABC Directors at Large
William Christopher Brown Midland College, USA
Christina McDowell Cornell University, USA
Leslie Ramos Salazar West Texas A&M University, USA
Leslie Seawright Missouri State University, USA
Lisa Gueldenzoph Snyder North Carolina A&T University, USA
Christopher Toth Grand Valley State University, USA
Editorial Review Panel
Greg Armfield New Mexico State University, USA
Joshua Boyd Purdue University, USA
Patrice M Buzzanell University of South Florida, USA
Mabel Chan Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong
Jonathan Clifton University of Lille, France
Valerie Creelman Saint Mary’s College, Canada
Dale Cyphert University of Northern Iowa, USA
Menno de Jong University of Twente, Netherlands
Chuqing Dong Michigan State University, USA
Bertha Du-Babcock City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Paolo Esposito University of Sannio, Italy
Robert Gill Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
Renee Heath University of New Hampshire, USA
John Jamison Marymount University, USA
Jeff Kassing Arizona State University, USA
Hubert Korzilius University of Nijmegen, Netherlands
Charles Kostelnick Iowa State University, USA
Antonio La Sala Sapienza Universita di Roma, Italy
Magnus Larsson Lund University, Sweden
Paula Lentz University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, USA
Ivan Manev University of Maine, USA
Sky Marsen Flinders University, Australia
John McClellan Boise State University, USA
Jennifer Mize Smith Western Kentucky University, USA
Jennifer Scott Mobley Grove City College, USA
Sushil Oswal University of Washington, USA
Augustine Pang Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Donna Pawlowski Bemidji State University, USA
Irene Pollach University of Aarhus, Denmark
Mariia Rubtcova St. Petersburg State University, Russia
Pablo Ruiz-Palomino University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
Irv Schenkler New York University, USA
Joe Scudder Northern Illinois University, USA
Jason Snyder Central Connecticut State University, USA
Gail F. Thomas Naval Postgraduate School, USA
Dorien Van De Mieroop Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
Anne Witte EDHEC School of Management, France
Yafei Zhang Remnin University, China
Theodore E. Zorn University of Waikato, New Zealand
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    All individual subscriptions are handled by the Association for Business Communication. Subscribers to International Journal of Business Communication also receive a subscription to Business and Professional Communication Quarterly. Please contact the association for more information at

    Association of Business Communiation
    www.businesscommunication.org
    Marilyn Buerkens
    Office Manager
    Association for Business Communication
    P.O. Box 304
    Natural Bridge Station, VA 24579-0304
    E-mail: abcoffice@businesscommunication.org

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