Xchanges online journal Senior theses/final research projects undergraduate Technical Communication/Writing
CFP: Xchanges online journal issue featuring Senior theses or final research projects of undergraduate Technical Communication and/or Technical Writing students
Xchanges is a refereed online interdisciplinary Technical Communication and Writing journal published by New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (New Mexico Tech). Xchanges is seeking submissions of Senior theses or other research projects completed by Technical Communication and/or Technical Writing majors during the 2007-2008 or 2008-2009 academic years. For our inaugural issue from our new home at New Mexico Tech, we are seeking undergraduate theses/research projects in both traditional print and hypertextual or multimedia formats. Theses must present innovative and original research of interest to technical communicators in a range of professional settings. The focus of the journal Xchanges is broad and inclusive, thus the journal editors are not stipulating research-topic parameters for this issue.
Submissions can be of various lengths, as some submissions will be in journal-article format and others will be web-based (often called "webtexts"). The form of an author's text should be at once comprehensible, innovative, and appropriate to the information the author is presenting. Text-based (or "traditional") submissions should be sent as Word attachments and should conform to MLA style. Authors of webtexts should check for cross-browser compatibility and should make all efforts to ensure that links are functional and that markup is clean. Email all submissions to email@example.com.
The schedule for the inaugural issue is as follows:
September 4, 2009 – Manuscript/Webtext submissions due
October 2, 2009 – Editorial decisions announced
October 30, 2009 -- Publication date of issue
Submissions to or questions regarding this issue should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submissions to Xchanges are evaluated by the journal editor and the Editorial board. Texts published in Xchanges are listed in MLA International Bibliography. Authors whose texts are selected will be required to submit a brief biographical statement.