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Journal of Technical Writing and Communication


Executive Editor
Charles H. Sides Fitchburg State University, USA


eISSN: 15413780 | ISSN: 00472816 | Current volume: 47 | Current issue: 3 Frequency: Quarterly
The Journal of Technical Writing and Communication (JTWC) is one of several prestigious international scholarly journals in the field of technical and professional communications. Published quarterly, JTWC strives to meet the diverse communication needs of industry, management, government, and academia. For over forty years, the Journal has served as a major professional and scholarly journal for practitioners and teachers of most functional forms of communication. JTWC’s mission is to publish peer-reviewed cutting edge research on communications-related issues, as well as relevant materials on the teaching of technical and professional writing and reviews of recently published books.

This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

The Journal of Technical Writing and Communication strives to meet the diverse communication needs of industry, management, government, and academia. For over forty years, the Journal of Technical Writing and Communication has served as a major professional and scholarly Journal for practitioners and teachers of most functional forms of communication. Our purpose is to publish a thoroughly solid journal that performs as the needed bridge between academia and the world of practitioners.

Editor-in-Chief
Charles H. Sides Fitchburg State University, USA
Special Issues Editor
Kirk St. Amant Louisiana Tech University, USA
Book Review Editor
Lisa Meloncon University of Cincinnati, USA
Elizabeth Tebeaux Texas A & M University, USA
Executive Board
Paul Anderson Miami University of Ohio, USA
David N. Dobrin B2B Analysts, Cambridge, MA, USA
Carel J. M. Jansen University of Groningen, Netherlands
Frederick T. Kiley Director, National Defense University Press, Washington, D.C., USA
Bernard McKenna Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Thomas E. Pearsall Chair, Emeritus, Department of Rhetoric, University of Minnesota, USA
Janice C. Redish President, Redish and Associates, Inc., USA
Stuart A. Selber Pennsylvania State University, USA
Editorial Board
Paul Anderson Miami University of Ohio, USA
Jennifer DeWinter Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA
Paul M. Dombrowski University of Central Florida, USA
Brenton Farber Clarkson University, USA
Russell Hirst University of Tennessee, USA
Carel J. M. Jansen University of Groningen, Netherlands
Carol S. Johnson New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA
Bernard McKenna Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Elizabeth Pass James Madison University, USA
Michael Salvo Purdue University, USA
Jan H. Spyridakis University of Washington, USA
Kirk St. Amant Louisiana Tech University, USA
Jason Swarts North Carolina State University, USA
Elizabeth Tebeaux Texas A & M University, USA
Glen Thomas Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Jason Thompson University of Wyoming, USA
Miriam F. Williams Texas State University, USA
Dorota Zielinska Jagiellonian University, Poland
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  • Journal of Technical Writing and Communication - Instructions to Authors

    Submit manuscripts to: https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jtw

    Manuscripts. Submit manuscripts in APA to the address shown above. If you do not have an account with SAGE, you will need to create one. Any questions regarding this process should be addressed to the editor at csides@fitchburgstate.edu. We frequently accept articles conditionally, asking authors to consider reviewer suggestions for revision. Publication normally occurs within 12 months of acceptance.

    Originality. This journal publishes only original material. Authors certify by submission, therefore, that neither the article submitted nor any version of it has been published—or is being considered for publication—elsewhere.

    Prose. Write in clear, concise, coherent prose, using the active voice whenever possible. Please be sure to include a generous quantity of inter-textual headings and subheads throughout your text. The Journal supports NCTE guidelines for avoiding sexist language. We will return manuscripts not conforming to our style.

    Abstracts. Include an abstract of 100-150 words on your first page in the following order: Title; your name and place of work; abstract; first heading; first paragraph of your article.

    Footnotes. Use footnotes only when necessary, limit to three lines, and place at bottom of each page. Use conventional Arabic superscripts, in numerical order, to identify each.

    References. Attach a list of references to your manuscript—following APA Style Sheet guidelines. A synopsis of this manual is available from the American Psychological Association. http://apa.org

    Permissions. Authors are responsible for all statements made in their work and for obtaining permission from copyright owners to use a lengthy quotation (exceeding the limits of fair use) or to reprint or adapt a table or figure published elsewhere. Authors should write to the original author(s) and publisher of such material to request nonexclusive world rights in all languages for use in print and non-print versions of the present article and in all future editions. Provide copies of all permissions and credit lines obtained.

    Illustrations. Figures and photos accompanying an initial submission must be provided as production-ready. Digital files are recommended for highest quality reproduction and should follow these guidelines: 300 dpi or higher; sized to fit on journal page; EPS, TIFF, JPEG, and PDF files are preferred; Microsoft Office files are also acceptable as long as they meet the other guidelines listed here. Please submit illustrations as separate files, not embedded in text files, and submit in grayscale, not color.

    Figures and Tables. Submit only original line art, in black ink, or camera ready quality, scaled to our page size (6 x 9 inches) with each new figure or table on a separate sheet. We welcome computer generated graphics at resolutions of 300 dpi or better; a CD containing the visuals is also acceptable. Provide each figure or table with a descriptive, first order heading centered at its top in 8-point type. Place a brief descriptive caption beneath each graphic preceded appropriately by Figure 1., Table 2., etc. Indicate placement in the text as follows:

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