Thank you for your interest in The Northwest Journal of Communication!

The Northwest Journal of Communication (NWJC) is a scholarly, peer reviewed publication dedicated to understanding human and mass communication in all forms. The journal is indexed by Ebscohost.

Aims and Scope:

NWJC represents the diversity of the discipline, thus we welcome contributions related to any area of communication and from all theoretical and methodological perspectives. 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. Manuscripts will be considered as they are received, and all submissions undergo rigorous peer review. Acceptance rates range, depending on the issue, from 15-20 percent.

Author guidelines:

Manuscripts are accepted on a rolling basis, and may be submitted electronically at any time to the editor. See the website for his or her contact information: Manuscripts should not exceed 7,000 words excluding references and tables and figures (exceptions may be made at the editor’s discretion) and should not have been published in any prior form. The journal follows a policy of blind review; authors should avoid any identification in the body of the manuscript or abstract.

General formatting and style guidelines:

Manuscripts should be submitted electronically as a Microsoft Word file. The main document should be double-spaced, in Times New Roman font, with one-inch margins on all sides, and all pages should be numbered consecutively. Manuscripts should conform to the most recent edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA).

Submission checklist:

1)     Letter to the editor: Please include a brief summary of your submission, its significance, and explain why the readers of our journal would be interested in your submission. Please also confirm the work is original and not published (or in consideration for publication elsewhere). Finally, please disclose any funding sources or potential conflicts of interest.

2)     Cover page: Please include the full names of all authors, affiliations, postal addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses. Please also note all details required by your funding and grant awarding bodies.

3)     Main document: Please include a title page, abstract, key words, and the complete manuscript. Please include all tables and figures in this document. Please remove all identifying information from this document to allow for blind peer review. Please ensure identifying information is also from the electronic file information.


Manuscripts that fit the interests of the NWJC and align with the submission requirements 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 Thank you again for your interest!


Andrea A. McCracken, Ph.D.

Editor, The Northwest Journal of Communication