The National Council of Teachers of English awarded the CCCC’s 2015 Best Article on Pedagogy or Curriculum in Technical or Scientific Communication to Peter J. Fadde and Patricia Sullivan’s “Designing Communication for Collaboration Across Engineering Cultures: A teaching case,” connexions • international professional communication journal, 1(2), 2013: 135-158.

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connexions • international professional communication journal (ISSN 2325-6044) is a double-blind, peer-reviewed free and open-access online journal.

The journal provides a forum for researchers, practitioners, students, and leaders of international and intercultural professional communication. connexions publishes content on communication practices, research, pedagogy, methodology, and technology as original research articles, reviews, focused commentary and industry perspectives, and teaching cases. Recently, connexions added a new section to its offerings: recorded and transcribed video interviews of leaders in industry and academia.

In focus, connexions presents issues of professional communication theory, practice, and literacy in local, national, international, intercultural, global work and civic-activity environments. Relevant to these sites of practice, the journal publishes new knowledge on theory, management, design, development, as well as on translation and delivery of professional information. The journal also addresses issues of education and training for practitioners and researchers worldwide.

Among numerous other possible frames of scholarly inquiry, connexions‘ published articles often emphasize theories and practices involving one or more of the following areas: rhetorical, functional, social; discourse, agency, activity, actor-network; cultural and intercultural; localization, globalization, glocalization; data visualization, multimedia, multimodal. The journal publishes in English.

For connexions’ special issues. Consult the relevant special-issue CFP for the special-issue editors’ manuscript submission procedures, which includes an overview of the special-issue review cycle and contact information of the special-issue editors. View recent CFPs here.

For connexions’ open issues. Consult the relevant open-issue CFP for the editors’ manuscript submission procedures, which includes an overview of the issue review-cycle and contact information of the editors (i.e., View recent CFPs here.

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connexions • international professional communication journal adheres to the open access publication model.

Open accessOpen access gives readers worldwide free access to scholarly papers. Open access gives authors immediate worldwide dissemination of their work, and “control over the integrity of their work and the right to be properly acknowledged and cited.” (Budapest Open Access Initiative).

connexions and open access. In keeping with the open access publication policy, this journal offers readers free access to all its contents. In line with the open access publication policy, the journal is a venue for researcherspractitionersstudents and emerging scholars from diversified backgrounds, interests, and nationalities to present their work to the widest possible audience from across the globe.

Fees. The journal does not charge readers for subscription or access fees, or authors for publication costs. The journal also does not pay the members of its editorial board for their services to the journal. The author, or the institution the author is affiliated with, shall undertake, and cover any costs related to, the translation of content, as well as copy-editing (editing for clarity, grammar, and style), layout (the journal format), and proofreading (proofing for typos and formatting errors) of the manuscripts to comply with the journal’s standards and style guides.

Creative Commons licence. This journal applies the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) to all works it publishes. This licence allows readers to share an article with others, as long as they do not alter the article, do not use it for commercial purposes, and acknowledge authorship and make a link (in electronic media) to the original article when citing or referencing it.

Authors and copyright. Authors automatically retain copyright for their work. When their work is published in connexions, authors authorize users to share their work, as long as users comply with the restrictions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0).

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connexions • international professional communication journal is a double-blind, peer-reviewed  open-access online publication.

Aims. The journal focuses on the practice, research, pedagogy, methodology, and technology of efficient and effective written, oral, visual, electronic and non-verbal professional communication—academic, business, crisis, development, environmental, health, media, nonprofit, political, research, science, and technical communication—in local, national, international, and global work and civic-activity environments, providing a forum for researchers, practitioners, students and emerging scholars from diversified backgrounds, interests, and nationalities.

Subject areas. The journal’s subject areas cover the theory, management, design, development, translation and delivery of international professional information, as well as issues relating to the education and training of its practitioners and researchers.

Topics. The journal topics lie at the intersection of international professional communication and

  • Communication and information management (authoring, content management, project management, communication management, information management, documentation, information flow);
  • Communities of practice, work processes, ethics (communities of practice, networks of practice, discourse communities, specialties, roles, professions; workflow, work processes, collaboration and teaming, production and publication processes; ethics, deontology);
  • Education and professional development (pedagogy, instruction, higher education, degrees, educational theories, approaches to education, learning, teaching, programs, knowledge, skills, competencies, educational technology; professional development, career advancement);
  • History, theory, research (history; theories and applications [including rhetorical and functional theories and applications in pedagogy, and practice]; research methods and application [quantitative, qualitative, usability studies]);
  • Information delivery and quality (types of publishing, content re-purposing; best practices, editing, style-guides, reviews, testing [usability, accessibility], documentation control, quality evaluation, copyright protection);
  • Information design and visual communication (design theory, needs assessment and analysis, information architecture, accessibility, content planning, visual and instructional design);
  • Information development and artifacts (writing techniques, plain language; genres; knowledge domains and subject matter, LSP, databases, terminology, corpora, lexicography);
  • Technologies, and human-computer interface and interaction (human factors/ergonomics; communication technologies, tool knowledge, skills and abilities; interaction paradigms, theories, models, and design; usability; augmented reality, embedded computation);
  • Translation, interpretation, internationalization, localization, globalization, controlled languages;
  • Types of communication (verbal and non-verbal communication; online communication and virtual communities; local, national, international, cross-national and global communication, intercultural, cross-cultural and trans-cultural communication; academic, business and management, development, environmental, health, media, political, professional, risk, science, strategic, and technical communication).

For further sub-topics, see STC’s TechComm BOK Portal Map.

Submissions. The journal encourages the submission of original research articles, review articles, focused commentary and industry perspectives articles, and teaching cases. It invites clearly written and informative manuscripts that are solidly grounded in theory and research related to international professional communication, namely rhetorical, functional, social, discourse, agency, activity, actor-network, cultural and intercultural, multimedia and multimodal informed approaches. To submit a manuscript for the journal, click here.

Publishing language. English.

Editorial board. The journal ensures an international Editorial Board to carry out blind reviews of the submitted manuscripts, guide the growth and development of the journal, and promote the overarching area of international professional communication.

Issues per annual volume. The journal publishes two issues per annual volume. The journal may publish three annual issues if proposals for a third issue are received, and the quality and volume of contributions justifies it.

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connexions • international professional communication journal (ISSN 2325-6044) is edited by Rosário Durão and Kyle Mattson, and hosted by the Department of Communication, Liberal Arts, and Social Sciences at New Mexico Tech and the School of Communication at the University of Central Arkansas. © 2012–2016 (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0).