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SPCH 1318 | Interpersonal Communications | Professor Cardenas: Find a Communications Journal

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None of the Communications Journals listed below are available electronically in any of the library databases. Information is expensive and many publishers of physical journals do not want to sell their information to database aggregators because they make more money selling the journal issues and individual articles witness the picture below:

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Speech Journals on Reserve for Prof. Cardenas' SPCH1318 students

The following journal titles are available by request at the Circulation desk at the SanJac South Campus library. Reserve Items may be checked out for two hours at a time and must not leave the library. Photocopy machines are located in the small room directly to the right of the library Circulation desk.

  • Critical Studies in Media Communication
    • Critical Studies in Media Communication provides a home for scholarship in media and mass communication from a cultural studies and critical perspective. It particularly welcomes cross-disciplinary works that enrich debates among various disciplines, critical traditions, methodological and analytical approaches, and theoretical standpoints.

      CSMC publishes scholarship about media audiences, representations, institutions, technologies, and professional practices. It includes work in history, political economy, critical philosophy, race and feminist theorizing, rhetorical and media criticism, and literary theory. It takes an inclusive view of media, including newspapers, magazines and other forms of print, cable, radio, television, film, and new media technologies such as the Internet.The journal particularly welcomes transnational and cross-cultural approaches to media scholarship. Manuscripts should be analytical and interpretive (i.e., not merely descriptive) and should make an important, substantive contribution to existing or emerging bodies of knowledge.

      Unless specifically indicated otherwise, articles in this journal have undergone rigorous peer review, including screening by the editor and review by at least two anonymous referees.

  • Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies
    • Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies is a peer-reviewed journal founded in 2004 that publishes scholarship for an international readership on communication as a theory, practice, technology, and discipline of power. The journal features critical inquiry that cuts across academic boundaries to focus on social, political, and cultural practices from the standpoint of communication. It promotes critical reflection on the requirements of a more democratic culture by giving attention to subjects such as, but not limited to, class, race, ethnicity, gender, ability, sexuality, polity, public sphere, nation, environment, and globalization. Essays are selected as academically sound, rhetorically self-reflexive, intellectually innovative, and conceptually relevant to democratic concerns in their orientation toward communication and culture. Collectively, they analyze historical contexts, material and economic conditions, institutional settings, political initiatives, practices of resistance, and/or the theoretical significance of discursive formations in everyday life. In addition to research essays, CCCS publishes occasional reviews of major new books. The journal is published quarterly in March, June, September, and December.
  • Communication Monographs
    • Communication Monographs , published in March, June, September & December aims to provide a venue for excellent original scholarship that contributes to our understanding of human communication. The scholarship should endeavour to ask questions about the diverse and complex issues that interest communication scholars, including areas such as media studies, interpersonal and relational communication, organizational and group communication, health and family communication, rhetoric, language and social interaction, intercultural communication and cultural studies, and others.
  • Journal of Applied Communication Research
    • The Journal of Applied Communication Research publishes original peer-reviewed scholarship that addresses or challenges the relation between theory and practice in understanding communication in applied contexts. JACR aims primarily to contribute to how people practice communication across multiple contexts. All theoretical and methodological approaches are welcome, as are all contextual areas. Of utmost importance is that an applied communication problem or issue is the motivation for the research.  Submissions should be based securely in existing understandings of communication processes, informed by relevant theory, and should substantively advance our understanding of communication in practical settings. Of particular interest are studies that focus on contemporary social issues. Authors are encouraged to clearly and explicitly identify and describe the communication problem or issue early in the manuscript.
        Also welcome are reviews of recently published books, reports, or monographs relevant to applied communication and reviews of communication interventions or resources (particularly software and internet-based resources). 
  • Journal of International and Intercultural Communication
    • Journal of International and Intercultural Communication ( JIIC) serves as a primary outlet for original research on international and intercultural communication. The journal showcases diverse perspectives and methods, including qualitative, quantitative, critical and textual approaches. It addresses an international readership and features research conducted in a wide range of locations by diverse groups of scholars.
        Articles published in JIIC should be theoretically informed and sophisticated, relate broadly to socially significant issues, and be methodologically and argumentatively rigorous. All submissions to the journal will be peer reviewed and all special issues and forums will be preceded by an open call for papers.
        Both theoretical and empirical submissions are therefore welcomed from authors across the world that expand our understanding of international and intercultural communication theories, issues and practices, in such contexts as: democracy, the environment, gender and sexuality, globalization, health, identity, media, organizing, pedagogy, postcolonialism, technology, transnationalism, and workplaces, among others. 
  • Quarterly Journal of Speech
    • The Quarterly Journal of Speech publishes articles and book reviews that advance an understanding of rhetorical processes, whether expressed via texts, discourses, cultural practices or other means by which a society’s beliefs are constituted, maintained or challenged. Just as the conceptual foundation for understanding rhetoric is neither fixed nor narrow, the variety of methodological approaches within which studies are undertaken is likewise diverse. No single conceptual frame, nor methodological perspective, is privileged as the sole means by which a rhetorical analysis may be underwritten. Accordingly, QJS adopts an ecumenical attitude towards the full array of scholarship being produced, including work that advances long-standing traditions in public address scholarship, as well as theory and criticism that moves scholarly inquiry into new conceptual and methodological frontiers. In more particular terms, the journal seeks scholarship that considers the nature and role of rhetorical processes in oral, written, visual or other textual frames, in official and vernacular voices, in public and private realms via direct or mediated channels, and/or in historical or contemporary venues. We especially invite essays that explore the discourse of marginalized voices.
  • Text and Performance Quarterly
    • Text and Performance Quarterly publishes scholarship that explores and advances the study of performance as a social, communicative practice; as a technology of representation and expression; and as a hermeneutic. Articles address performance and the performative from a wide range of perspectives and methodologies, and they investigate all sites of performance from the classical stage to popular culture to the practices of everyday life.

      TPQ also features a ’Performance Space' section that provides a scholarly forum to document performances and to situate and critique them within enduring and emergent issues in performance studies praxis. Projects about artists working outside the academy are featured, however, work is also encouraged from or about academic scholar-artists who use performance as a method of inquiry.

      In addition to standard monographs, TPQ also publishes papers that examine and analyze performance in other scholarly modes, including experimental critical essays, photo essays, interviews, and performance texts/scripts.

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