[Air-L] CFP for the Journal of Rhetoric, Professional Communication, and Globalization

Pam Brewer brewerpe at appstate.edu
Thu Oct 22 05:36:46 PDT 2009

Dear Colleagues--

I would like to cordially invite you to submit proposals for a new
journal that will focus on the theory, practice, and teaching of
professional communication in critical global contexts.  The CFP is
copied below.


Pamela Estes Brewer
Assistant Professor
Department of English
Appalachian State University
phone 828-262-2351
fax  828-262-2133
email  brewerpe at appstate.edu

*Rhetoric, Professional Communication, and Globalization*

Barry Thatcher (Founder/Editor-in-Chief), New Mexico State University

Kirk St. Amant (Assistant Editor-in-Chief), East Carolina University

This Journal publishes research articles on the theory, practice, and 
teaching of professional communication in critical global contexts such 
as business, manufacturing, law, health, education, technology, 
environment, and others. The Journal welcomes articles with diverse 
rhetorical styles, types of inquiry, and contexts of research, but 
articles are to be submitted in English and grounded in relevant theory 
and appropriate empirical research methods. The Journal is peer reviewed 
with an editorial board consisting of experienced researchers and 
practitioners from over 20 countries. The Journal’s main objectives are to:

    * Develop better theoretical models of global professional
    * Develop a variety of valid and ethical research methodologies for
      global professional communications;
    * Improve the practice of global business and manufacturing through
      more effective communication;
    * Improve the professional communication in critical cross-cultural
      and international contexts such as the environment, immigration,
      health, energy, economics, and human rights;
    * Develop inquiries and research agendas that address the most
      pressing issues and challenges for communicating in the context of
      globalization; and
    * Develop better curricula and materials for teaching global
      professional communication, not only in the United States and
      Europe, but around the world. Special attention will be given to
      developing nations.

The journal will be free or “open access,” using PKP open source 
software and housed at Eastern Carolina University. The first edition is 
planned for June 2010, and it will be published thereafter on a 
quarterly basis. We will start accepting manuscripts in late fall 2009. 
Watch for it online as www.rpcg.org <http://www.rpcg.org>. For more 
information on the journal, contact Barry Thatcher (bathatch at nmsu.edu 
<mailto:bathatch at nmsu.edu>) or Kirk St. Amant (kirk.stamant at gmail.com 
<mailto:kirk.stamant at gmail.com>).

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