UPDATE: Xchanges online journal Undergraduate issue Tech Writing and Comp/Rhet, 9/30/09

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Xchanges online journal, New Mexico Tech
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Call for Papers:

The Xchanges online journal is a refereed interdisciplinary Technical Communication and Rhetoric/Writing journal published by New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (New Mexico Tech). Xchanges is seeking submissions of major research projects or Senior theses completed by TC, TW, or Composition/Rhetoric students 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 or research projects must present innovative, original research of interest to technical communicators or Rhetoric/Writing professionals and students in a range of professional or academic settings. The focus of the journal Xchanges is broad and inclusive, thus the journal editors are not stipulating research-topic parameters for this issue.

The journal's address is www.nmt.edu/~xchanges.

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 jnewmark@nmt.edu.

The schedule for the inaugural issue is as follows:
September 30, 2009 – Manuscript/Webtext submissions due
October 21, 2009 – Editorial decisions announced
December 2, 2009 -- Publication date of issue

Submissions to or questions regarding this issue should be sent to jnewmark@nmt.edu.

Submissions to Xchanges are evaluated by the journal editor and the Editorial board. Texts published in Xchanges are indexed in MLA International Bibliography. Authors whose texts are selected will be required to submit a brief biographical statement.