Journal

Thank you for your interest in the Northwest Journal of Communication!
 
Aims and Scope:
The Northwest Journal of Communication (NWJC) is a peer-reviewed, EBSCO listed journal, publishing one issue per year of quality scholarship on a variety of communication topics. Articles published in NWJC represents the diversity of the discipline, thus all theoretical approaches and methods of scholarly inquiry are welcome. Submissions are expected to make original contributions to academic research in communication studies and should be theoretically sophisticated, methodologically sound, and make important advancements to human or mass communication scholarship. Submissions should not currently be under review for publication at another outlet. Acceptance rates range, depending on the issue, from 15-25 percent.
 
Author Guidelines:
General formatting and style guidelines: manuscripts should be submitted electronically as a Microsoft Word file. Figures should be saved in separate documents from the text. The main document should be double-spaced, in Times New Roman fort, with one-inch margins on all sides, and all pages should be numbered consecutively. Submissions should follow the most recent edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association or the Chicago Manual of Style.
 
Submission checklist:
1. Cover page: Please include the full names of all authors, affiliations, postal addresses, and e-mail addresses. Please also note all details required by your funding and grant awarding bodies.
2. Main document: Please include a title page, abstract, and key words. Please remove all identifying information from this document to allow for blind peer review.
3. Tables and figures: Please include tables and figures as separate files. Please also include in-text references.
4. Cover letter: In your cover letter please confirm that the work is original and not published (or in consideration for publication elsewhere). Please also include a brief summary of your submission and its significance and explain why the readership of our journal would be interested in your submission. Additionally, please disclose any funding sources or potential conflicts of interest. Finally, please also include your preferred contact information for communication about your submission.
 
Process:
Manuscripts that align with the submission requirements and that fit the interests of the NWJC will be sent out for peer review, typically to two reviewers. The NWJC is committed to a timely review of manuscripts and in most instances, authors can expect a submission decision within 90 days.
 
To Submit:
Please submit your work to the Northwest Journal of Communication at nwjcomm@gmail.com.
 
Thank you again for your interest! 
 
Andrea A. McCracken, Ph.D.
Editor, Northwest Journal of Communication