||Journal of Technical Writing and Communication
Charles H. Sides
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AIMS & SCOPE
The Journal of Technical Writing and Communication strives to meet the diverse communication needs of industry, management, government, and
academia. For over forty years, the Journal of Technical Writing and Communication has served as a major professional and scholarly
Journal for practitioners and teachers of most functional forms of communication. Our purpose is to publish a thoroughly solid journal that performs as the
needed bridge between academia and the world of practitioners.
Our editors, international board members, and authors bring their ideas from the classroom, the laboratory, and a variety of
corporate and industrial settings to provide our readers with valuable, provocative, and successful methods, techniques,
theory, and case studies. Our contributions are peer-reviewed by noted authorities in the discipline.
If your area of interest includes:
or Research Areas like these:
- Audience Analysis
- Computer Aided Instruction
- Communication Management
- Desktop Publishing
- Instructional Video
- On-Line Documentation
- Technical Journalism
- User Documentation
- Word Processing
The Journal of Technical Writing and Communication is for you!
Our work has not gone unnoticed. . .
The National Council Teachers of English and the Society for Technical Communication have regularly recognized a significant number of our articles
as the best published in the field of Scientific and Technical Communication.
2014 NCTE Technical and Scientific Communication Awards
WINNER of Best Article Reporting Qualitative or Quantitative Research in Technical or Scientific Communication
Plain Language in Environmental Policy Documents: An Assessment of Reader Comprehension and Perceptions Natasha Jones, Justin McDavid, Katie Derthick, Randy Dowell, and Jan Spyridakis
WINNER of Best Article on Pedagogy or Curriculum in Technical or Scientific Communication
Preparing Technical Communication Students to Function as User Advocates in a Self-Service Society Yvonne Cleary and Madelyn Flammia
CONGRATULATIONS to JTWC for earning an AWARD OF MERIT in the STC Washington, DC-Metro Baltimore Chapter’s 2012-2013 Summit Competition
CONGRATULATIONS to JTWC for earning an AWARD OF MERIT in the 2009 STC Philadelphia Metro Technical Communication Competition
Examine three award winning articles from Volume 39
Earned an Award of Excellence in the 2009 STC Philadelphia Metro Technical Communication Competitions
Frames in Reports and Reporting: How Government Framing Affects Global Warming Information in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's "Summary for Policymakers" and in Documents Written about the Report, Bryan Tutt
Articles earning an Award of Merit in the 2009 STC Philadelphia Metro technical communication competitions
The Public Presentation of a Hybrid Science: Scientific and Technical Communication in "Iraq's Weapons of Mass Destruction: The Assessment of the British Government" (2002) Keisha McKenzie
Presenting Consumer Technology with POP: A Rhetorical and Ethnographic Exploration of Point-of-Purchase Advertising, Geoffrey A. Cross
A few more award winners:
Textual Grounding: How People Turn Texts into Tools, by Jason Swarts,
winner of the 2005 NCTE Award for Best Article on Philosophy or Theory of
Technical or Scientific Communication.
- Expert Judgments Versus Reader Feedback written by Menno D.
T. DeJong and Leo R. Lentz, winner of Best Article Reporting Qualitative
or Quantitative Research in Technical or Scientific Communication given
by the National Council Teachers of English (NCTE).
- The Emergence of a Root Metaphor in Modern
Physics: Max Planck's Quantum Metaphor, by Richard D. Johnson-Sheehan has been named Best Article
Reporting Qualitative or Quantitative Research in Scientific and Technical
Ideas?: The Technical Writer's Expertise in Inventio, by Susan Harkness
Regli has won the 2000 NCTE Award
for Best Article on Philosophy or Theory of Technical or Scientific Communication.
- Women's Technologies, Women's
Literacies: Sewing and Computing Across the Years" by Liz Rohan
has won the won the NCTE Award for Best Article Reporting Historical or Textual Studies in Technical Communication.
And the awards keep rolling in . . .
2007 STC NY Metro Chapter Competition Winners
- Distinguished Award Multimodal Analysis: An Integrative Approach for Scientific Visualizing on the Web, Carmen Daniela Maier, Constance Kampf, and Peter Kastberg
- Merit Award Crossing National and Corporate Cultures: Stages in Localizing a Pre-production Meeting Report, David L. Major and Akihiro Yoshida
- Merit Award Drawing to Learn Science: Legacies of Agassiz, Neal Lerner
and, winner of the 2007 National Council Teachers of English (NCTE) Award for Best Article on Reporting Historical Research or Textual Studies in Technical and Scientific Communication: London Through Rose-Colored Graphics: Visual Rhetoric and Information Graphic Design in Charles Booth's Maps of London Poverty, by Miles A. Kimball
2007 STC's International Technical Publications Competition
- Merit Award Multimodal Analysis: An Integrative Approach for Scientific Visualizing on the Web, Carmen Daniela Maier, Constance Kampf, and Peter Kastberg
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ABSTRACTED & INDEXED IN
- Academic Search Premier
- Current Contents
- Current Index to Journals in Education
- Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC)
- Engineering Index
- Engineering Information, Inc.
- Information Science Abstracts
- Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique (INIST)
- International Bibliography of Book Reviews of Scholarly Literature on the Humanities and Social Sciences (IBR)
- International Bibliography of Periodical Literature on the Humanities and Social Sciences (IBZ)
- MLA International Bibliography
- Periodica Islamica
- Personnel Management Abstracts
- Research into Higher Education Abstracts
- Special Educational Needs Abstract
ANNOUNCING THE RELEASE OF THE JOURNAL OF TECHNICAL WRITING AND COMMUNICATION HISTORICAL CONTENT
This impressive collection of electronic, fully searchable pdf's spans 28 years beginning with Volume 1, 1971, through Volume 28, 1998; it comprises 112 issues, 781
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