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Journal of Technical Writing and Communication
Editor: Charles H. Sides

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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:
  • Audience Analysis
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  • Communication Management
  • Desktop Publishing
  • Instructional Video
  • On-Line Documentation
  • Pedagogy
  • Rhetoric
  • Technical Journalism
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  • Word Processing
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  • Business
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  • Visual
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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: 
  • 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


The archive—
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 articles, 9,052 pages. The collection may be purchased outright for the low price of $976.00*, or may be received as part of an enhanced subscription for just $98.00 over the current subscription rate. The outright purchase is a truly remarkable value for this quality and quantity of content—for over 9,000 pages, the breakdown is less than 11 cents per page!

JTWC, born more than 40 years ago, quickly became and remains a leading journal in the field of technical and scientific communication, earning its stature as an authoritative international voice and eliciting ongoing acclaim for editorial excellence. This extensive resource collection covers all the developments and trends in the field as they originated and evolved, an unsurpassed treasure trove of information at one's fingertips!

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© Copyright Volume 1 - 1971 through Volume 44 - 2014

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