connexions • international professional communication journal (ISSN 2325-6044) is a double-blind, peer-reviewed free and open-access online journal. connexions journal was published between 2013 and 2018.

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

connexions presented 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 published new knowledge on theory, management, design, development, as well as on translation and delivery of professional information. connexions also addressed 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 published in English.


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 journal1(2), 2013: 135-158.


Aims. The journal focused 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.


connexions • international professional communication journal adhered 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 accessIn 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 researchers, practitioners, students 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 did not pay the members of its editorial board for their services to the journal.

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 retained copyright for their work. When their work was published in connexions, authors authorized 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 ensured 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. In 2018, the journal’s editorial board was:


Rosário DurãoNew Mexico Tech, United States
Kyle MattsonUniversity of Central Arkansas, United States

Technical Editor

James KalmbachProfessor of English Emeritus, Illinois State University, United States

Interview Editor

Quan Zhou, Metropolitan State University, United States


Godwin Agboka, University of Houston – Downtown, United States
Amparo Hurtado AlbirAutonomous University of Barcelona, Spain
Frank AustermühlAston University, United Kingdom
Heloisa Gonçalves BarbosaFederal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (professor emerita)
Barbara BonnekessenPittsburg State University, United States
Deborah BosleyUniversity of North Carolina at Charlotte, United States (professor emerita)
Lynne BowkerUniversity of Ottawa, Canada
Richard BrandtTexas Tech University, United States
Lynn Burley, University of Central Arkansas, United States
Rebecca Burnett, Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
Jody Byrne, SAP Ireland, Ireland
Kelli Cargile Cook, Texas Tech University, United States
Marjorie Davis, Mercer University, United States
Daniel Dejica, Polytechnic University of Timisoara, Romania
Ramón Escamilla, University of Central Arkansas, United States
Julie Ford, New Mexico Tech, United States
Mahmoud Galander, Qatar University, Qatar
Yves Gambier, University of Turku, Finland
Vijai N. Giri, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India
Catherine Gouge, West Virginia University, United States
Carlos A. M. Gouveia, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Maggie Griffin Taylor, New Mexico Tech, United States
Ana Hermida Ruibal, University of Vigo, Spain
John R. Hayes, Carnegie Mellon University, United States (professor emeritus)
David Katan, University of Salento (Lecce), Italy
Manuel Lima, VisualComplexity.com, United States
Bernadette Longo, New Jersey Institute of Technology, United States
Laura McGrath, Kennesaw State University, United States
Ricardo Muñoz Martín, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
Sushil K. Oswal, University of Washington Tacoma, United States
Carlos Castilho Pais, Open University, Portugal
Marta Pacheco Pinto, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Regina Queiroz, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Hermínio Duarte Ramos, New University of Lisbon, Portugal (professor emeritus)
Janice (Ginny) Redish, Redish & Associates, Inc., United States
Rich Rice, Texas Tech University, United States
Hanna Risku, University of Graz, Austria
Alexandra Assis Rosa, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Aimee Kendall Roundtree, Texas State University, United States
Debopriyo Roy, University of Aizu, Japan
Jaime Sánchez, University of Chile, Chile
Karen Schriver, KSA Communication Design & Research, Inc., United States
Kerstin Severinson-Eklundh, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden (professor emerita)
Steve Simpson, New Mexico Tech, United States
Ali Simsek, Anadolu University, Turkey
David Sless, Australian National University, AustraliaCommunication Research Institute, Australia
Alcinda Pinheiro de Sousa, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Clay Spinuzzi, University of Texas at Austin, United States
Huatong (Hannah) Sun, University of Washington Tacoma, United States
Anne Surma, Murdoch University, Australia
Jean Vanderdonckt, Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium
Iris Varner, Illinois State University, United States (professor emerita)
Sue Walker, University of Reading, United Kingdom
Sean Zdenek, University of Delaware, United States

Associate Editors

Carol Barnum, UXFirm United States
Karen Bennett, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Luis Carriço, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Margarita Correia, University of Lisbon, Portugal
João Ferreira Duarte, University of Lisbon, Portugal (professor emeritus)
António Fidalgo, University of Beira Interior, Portugal
Charles Kostelnick, Iowa State University, United States
Teresa Malafaia, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Vicente Montalt Resurreccion, University Jaume I, Spain
David Russell, Iowa State University, United States
Helena Sousa, University of Minho, Portugal
Kirk St. Amant, Louisiana Tech University, United States & University of Limerick, Ireland

connexions • international professional communication journal (ISSN 2325-6044) was 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. © 2012–2024 (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0).

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