Compiled by Jason Tham

Last updated on November 13, 2019 (I haven’t gotten to some journal descriptions…)

Nota bene: Most journals here overlap in aim/scope and nature, and some readers may not consider my categorizing of them accurate under the thematic headings below. If you would like to suggest an amendment/addition, please email me at Thanks!

Positionality: I am a technical communication researcher and teacher. I focus mainly on communication design from a technical perspective… and I read journals to identify approaches and theories that support my research, teaching, and practice.

What I mean by…

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Technical Communication, Experience Design, Business/Professional Communication  

Journal of Business and Technical Communication (SAGE)

Journal of Technical Writing and Communication (SAGE)

Technical Communication (Society for Technical Communication)

Technical Communication Quarterly (Association for Teachers of Technical Writing) (Taylor & Francis)

IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication (Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers - Professional Communication Society)

IEEE Transactions on Technology and Society (IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology)

Communication Design Quarterly (Association for Computing Machinery - Special Interest Group on Design of Communication)

Journal of Usability Studies (User Experience Professionals Association)

Behaviour and Information Technology (Taylor & Francis)

Human Factors: The Journal of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (SAGE)

Ergonomics in Design: The Quarterly of Human Factors Applications (SAGE)

International Journal of Human-Computer Studies (Elsevier)

Human Technology (Independent journal)

Human Communication & Technology (Independent journal)

Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication (International Communication Association) (Oxford)

International Journal of Sociotechnology and Knowledge Development (IGI Global)

Business and Professional Communication Quarterly (SAGE)

International Journal of Business Communication (SAGE)

Programmatic Perspectives (Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication)

Xchanges: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Technical Communication, Rhetoric, and Writing across the Curriculum (Independent journal)  

RhetTech Undergraduate Journal (Independent journal)

Rhetoric, Composition, Literacies, Pedagogy

Computers and Composition (Elsevier)

Computers and Composition Online (Independent journal)

Enculturation: A Journal of Rhetoric, Writing, and Culture (Independent journal)

Intraspection: A Journal of Rhetoric, Culture, and Style (Independent journal)

Technoculture: An Online Journal of Technology in Society (Independent journal)

Journal of Computers in Education (Springer)

Written Communication (SAGE)

College Composition and Communication (National Council of Teachers of English)

College English (National Council of Teachers of English)

Research in the Teaching of English (National Council of Teachers of English)

Composition Studies (Independent journal)

Composition Forum (Independent journal)

Community Literacy Journal (Independent journal)

Literacy in Composition Studies (Independent journal)

Journal of Literacy Research (SAGE)

Reflections: A Journal of Community-Engaged Writing and Rhetoric (Independent journal)

Writing on the Edge: On Writing and Teaching Writing (Independent journal)

Pedagogy: Critical Approaches to Teaching Literature, Language Composition, and Culture (Duke University Press)

Currents in Teaching and Learning (Independent journal)

Basic Writing e-Journal (independent journal)

Spark: A 4C4Equality Journal (Working & Writing for Change by Parlor Press) (New City Community Press)

JAC: A Journal of Rhetoric, Culture, and Politics (Independent journal)

Pre/Text: A Journal of Rhetorical Theory (Link: FB Group) (Independent journal)

Writers: Crafts and Contexts (Independent journal)

Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, Pedagogy (Independent journal)

Rhetoric Society Quarterly (Rhetoric Society of America) (Taylor & Francis)

Rhetoric Review (Taylor & Francis)

Rhetoric of Health and Medicine (University of Florida Press)

Survive & Thrive: A Journal for Medical Humanities and Narrative as Medicine (Independent journal)

Rhetorica: A Journal of the History of Rhetoric (International Society for the History of Rhetoric)  

Advances in the History of Rhetoric (American Society for the History of Rhetoric) (Taylor & Francis)

Peitho: Journal of the Coalition of Feminist Scholars and the History of Rhetoric and Composition (Independent journal)

Relevant Rhetoric: A New Journal of Rhetorical Studies (Independent journal)

Present Tense: A Journal of Rhetoric in Society (Independent journal)

POROI: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Rhetorical Analysis and Invention (Independent journal)

Journal of Multimodal Rhetorics (Independent journal)

JUMP+: The Journal of Undergraduate Multimodal Projects (Independent journal)

Convergence/Rhetoric: A Journal of Undergraduate Research in Writing & Rhetoric and the Digital Humanities (Independent journal)

Young Scholars in Writing: Undergraduate Research in Writing and Rhetoric (Independent journal)

Intersect: The Stanford Journal of Science, Technology, and Society (Independent journal)

Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy (Independent journal)

Constellations: A Cultural Rhetorics Publishing Space (Independent journal)

Hybrid Pedagogy: An Open Access Journal of Learning, Teaching, and Technology (Independent journal)

Digital Humanities Quarterly (Association for Computers and the Humanities) (Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations)  

Digital America (Independent journal)

Platform: Journal of Media and Communication (Independent journal)

M/C Journal: A Journal of Media and Culture (Independent journal)

Disability & Society (Taylor & Francis)

Disability Studies Quarterly (Society of Disability Studies)

NYMG: Feminist Game Studies Journal (Independent journal)

Textshop Experiments (Independent journal)

Ada: A Journal of Gender, New Media, and Technology (Independent journal)

Canadian Journal for Studies in Discourse and Writing

Double Helix

Journal of Basic Writing

Journal of Second Language Writing 

Journal of Writing Analytics 

Journal of Writing Research 

Praxis: A Writing Center Journal 

Prompt: A Journal of Academic Writing Assignments 

Research in Online Literacy Education

The WAC Journal 

Work and Days

Writing and Pedagogy 

The Writing Center Journal 

The Writing Instructor 

Writing Lab Newsletter  

Program Administration, Assessment

WPA: Writing Program Administration (Council of Writing Program Administrators)

Across the Disciplines (Independent journal)

Assessing Writing (Elsevier)

Journal of Writing Assessment (Independent journal)

Journal of Teaching Writing (Independent journal)  

Teaching/Writing: The Journal of Writing Teacher Education (Independent journal)

Teaching English in the Two-Year College (National Council of Teachers of English)

Communication Studies

Philosophy and Rhetoric (Penn State University Press)

Argumentation and Advocacy (American Forensic Association) (Taylor & Francis)

Argumentation: An International Journal on Reasoning (Springer)

International Journal of Communication (U of Southern California Annenberg Press)

Journal of Communication (International Communication Association) (Wiley/Oxford)

Critical Studies in Media Communication (National Communication Association) (Taylor & Francis)

Human Communication Research (International Communication Association) (Oxford)

Quarterly Journal of Speech (National Communication Association) (Taylor & Francis)

Text and Performance Quarterly (National Communication Association) (Taylor & Francis)

KB Journal: The Journal of the Kenneth Burke Society (Independent journal)

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