Written Communication is an international multidisciplinary journal that publishes theory and research in writing from fields including anthropology, English, education, history, journalism, linguistics, psychology, and rhetoric. Among topics of interest are the nature of writing ability; the assessment of writing; the impact of technology on writing (and the impact of writing on technology); the social and political consequences of writing and writing instruction; nonacademic writing; literacy (including workplace and emergent literacy and the effects of classroom processes on literacy development); the social construction of knowledge; the nature of writing in disciplinary and professional domains; cognition and composing; the structure of written text and written communication; relationships among gender, race, class and writing; and connections among writing, reading, speaking, and listening. Also of interest are review essays and reviews of research on topics important to writing researchers. No worthy topic related to writing is beyond the scope of the journal.
Theoretical and applied contributions of articles in Written Communication are made explicit and will be relevant to teachers and researchers from a range of scholarly disciplines. Published articles will collectively represent a wide range of methodologies, but the methodology of each study must be handled expertly.
|Kira Dreher||University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, USA|
|Rui Alexandre Alves||University of Porto, Portugal|
|Chris Anson||North Carolina State University, USA|
|Natasha Artemeva||Carleton University, Canada|
|Charles Bazerman||University of California, Santa Barbara, USA|
|Carol Berkenkotter||University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, USA|
|Robert Bracewell||McGill University, Canada|
|Lee-Ann Breuch||University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, USA|
|Marilyn Chambliss||University of Maryland, USA|
|Davida Charney||The University of Texas at Austin, USA|
|Susan De La Paz||University of Maryland, College Park, USA|
|Huiling Ding||North Carolina State University, USA|
|Christiane Donahue||Dartmouth College, USA|
|John Duffy||University of Notre Dame, USA|
|Patricia Dunmire||Kent State University, USA|
|Anne Haas Dyson||University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA|
|Kerry Enright||University of California at Davis, USA|
|Jeanne Fahnestock||University of Maryland, USA|
|David Fleming||University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA|
|Linda Flower||Carnegie Mellon University, USA|
|Jeff Grabill||Michigan State University, USA|
|Joachim Grabowski||University of Hannover, Germany|
|Steve Graham||Arizona State University, USA|
|Robert A. Gundlach||Northwestern University, USA|
|David Hanauer||Indiana University of Pennsylvania, USA|
|Bill Hart-Davidson||Michigan State University, USA|
|Nigel Harwood||University of Sheffield, UK|
|Debra Hawhee||Pennsylvania State University, USA|
|John R. Hayes||Carnegie Mellon University, USA|
|Frøydis Hertzberg||University of Oslo, Norway|
|Rosalind Horowitz||The University of Texas at San Antonio, USA|
|Brian Huot||Kent State University, USA|
|Ronald T. Kellogg||Saint Louis University, USA|
|Neal Lerner||Northeastern University, USA|
|Theresa Lillis||The Open University, UK|
|Paul K. Matsuda||Arizona State University, USA|
|Sarah McCarthey||University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA|
|Greg Myers||University of Lancaster, UK|
|John Oddo||Carnegie Mellon University, USA|
|Ann Penrose||North Carolina State University, USA|
|Stacey Pigg||North Carolina State University, USA|
|Santiago Posteguillo||Universitat Jaume I, Spain|
|Kristen Precht||Kent State University, USA|
|Paul Prior||University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA|
|Jason Ranker||Portland State University, USA|
|Mary Jo Reiff||University of Kansas, USA|
|Thomas Reynolds||University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, USA|
|Gert Rijlaarsdam||University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands|
|Mike Rose||University of California, Los Angeles, USA|
|Derek Ross||Auburn University, USA|
|Blake Scott||University of Central Florida, USA|
|Jack Selzer||Pennsylvania State University, USA|
|Stefan Slembrouck||University of Gent, Belgium|
|Peter Smagorinsky||University of Georgia, USA|
|Graham Smart||Carleton University, Canada|
|Clay Spinuzzi||The University of Texas at Austin, USA|
|John Swales||University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA|
|Jason Swarts||North Carolina State University, USA|
|Christine Tardy||DePaul University, USA|
|Christa Teston||The Ohio State University, USA|
|Kate Vieira||University of Wisconsin - Madison, USA|
|David Wallace||California State University, Long Beach, USA|
|Lynda Walsh||University of Nevada, Reno, USA|
|Gordon Wells||University of California at Santa Cruz, USA|
|Chad Wickman||Auburn University, USA|
|Maisha T. Winn||University of Wisconsin - Madison, USA|
|Christopher Wolfe||Department of Psychology, Miami University|
|Joanna Wolfe||Carnegie Mellon University, USA|
Editorial Policy Statement: Written Communication is an international multidisciplinary journal that publishes original research and theory in writing.
Authors and readers come from fields including anthropology, education, English, literacy, psychology, rhetoric, sociolinguistics, and writing studies.
Among topics of interest are the nature of writing ability; the assessment of writing; literacy learning and writing development; the interaction of writing with other technologies; the nature of writing in digital spaces; the social and political nature of writing and writing instruction; writing in workplaces and communities; literacy practices and multiple literacies; embodied and material practices of literacy; relationships between knowledge and writing; written genre; the nature of writing in disciplinary and professional domains; cognition and writing; the structure, function, and impact of written text; relationships among age, class, gender, race, and sexual orientation and writing; and connections among the verbal, visual, aural, tactile, and material conditions of writing.
Articles published in Written Communication will collectively represent a wide range of methodologies, but the methodology of each study must be handled expertly and articulated clearly. Theoretical and applied contributions must be made explicit and relevant to researchers, theorists, and educators from a range of scholarly disciplines.
Guidelines for Submission: Prospective authors are strongly urged to acquaint themselves with previously published issues of the journal.
Please include a cover letter including:
• the title of the submission;
• author names(s), institutional affiliations(s), email address(es), and 2- to 3-sentence biographical statements for each author;
• a statement that the work reported has not been previously published, that the piece - in present or revised form - is not being considered for publication in other venues, and that the author(s) will not allow the manuscript to be so considered before notification in writing of an editorial decision by Written Communication;
• a statement that if research data are collected from human subjects, such data must be collected in accordance with the standards and guidelines of the human subjects review board (or equivalent body) at the author’s or authors’ home institution. Indicate compliance with human subjects guidelines both in your cover letter and in the manuscript itself.
• include an abstract of 100-150 words and 5-7 keywords (which do not appear in the title) to facilitate electronic search.
• follow the guidelines of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition) and should not exceed 9,000 words (including all appendices, tables, and references). Manuscripts that do not use APA style and conventions or manuscripts that far exceed the 9,000-word maximum may be turned back without review.
• not include identifying information about the author in the text or file properties.
• use 8.5" x 11" size paper and be double-spaced, including the abstract, block quotations, tables, figures, notes, and references. Tables and figures should be placed in appropriate locations within the text, not in additional files.
For all submissions: Send an electronic version of the manuscript and any supporting documents as Word documents (.doc or .docx) in email attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reminder: all documents and files should be free of information about authors and their institutions.