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Journal of Business and Technical Communication

Journal of Business and Technical Communication

Published in Association with Iowa State University

eISSN: 15524574 | ISSN: 10506519 | Current volume: 38 | Current issue: 3 Frequency: Quarterly
The Journal of Business and Technical Communication keeps you informed about the latest communication practices, problems and trends in both business and academic settings or sectors. This important publication covers written, oral, and electronic communication in all areas of business, science, and government.

Created over two decades ago to meet the growing demand for research and analysis in this expanding field, the Journal of Business and Technical Communication provides you with information you can use today. The journal covers topics of fundamental interest and key issues, such as managerial communication, ethics of business communication, technical communication practice and pedagogy, intercultural communication, and visual design in business and technical communication.

A valuable resource for educators, researchers, scholars, managers, technicians and practitioners, the Journal of Business and Technical Communication offers you a wide range of scholarship that probes current problems and methods. It focuses on article-length studies that present the latest research in business and technical communication. However, it also includes Approaches and Practices articles. These short articles list instructional tips and industrial how-tos. It includes Book and Software Reviews that critically examine the book and software market. Sometimes, it includes Commentaries, which are opinion pieces address issues of importance to the profession, and Comments and Responses, which are exchanges between readers and authors add insight to recent work.

Articles in the Journal of Business and Technical Communication have frequently won professional awards, such as the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) award presented nationally for excellence in publications in technical and scientific communication. Most recently, “The Ethics of Delivering Bad News: Evaluating Impression Management Strategies in Corporate Financial Reporting” by Dr. Emily DeJeu (Carnegie Mellon University) won the Association for Business Communication’s 2022 award for distinguished publication, and "Decolonizing the Color-Line: A Topological Analysis of W.E.B. Du Bois’s Infographics for the 1900 Paris Exposition" by Lynda C. Olman and “Curricular Efforts in Technical Communication After the Social Justice Turn” by Godwin Y. Agboka and Isidore K. Dorpenyo have won CCCC Technical and Scientific Communication Awards.

JBTC is a refereed, JCR™ ranked journal that provides a forum for research and scholarly discussion of business communication, technical communication, and scientific communication. As such, JBTC offers opportunities for bridging dichotomies that have traditionally existed in professional communication journals between business and technical communication and between industrial and academic audiences.

Because JBTC is designed to disseminate knowledge that can lead to improved communication practices in both academe and industry, the journal favors research that will inform professional communicators in both sectors. But articles addressing one sector or the other will also be considered. Submissions may address such topics as best practices in communication; innovative instruction in business and technical communication; qualitative and quantitative research in governmental, business, industrial, nonprofit or academic settings; and theoretical approaches to business and technical communication. While published manuscripts may represent any one of a wide range of approaches and methodologies, treatment should meet the highest standards for scholarship.

Jo Mackiewicz Iowa State University, USA
Book Review Editor
Chris Lam University of North Texas, USA
Managing Editor
Lori Peterson Iowa State University, USA
Former Editors
Nancy Roundy Blyler, founding coeditor 1987-1989 Iowa State University, USA
Charlotte Thralls, founding coeditor 1987-1989 Founding Coeditor 1987-1989
Thomas Kent, editor 1990-1994 Western Michigan University, USA
Rebecca E. Burnett, editor 1998-2002 Iowa State University, USA
Dorothy A. Winsor, editor 2003-2007 Iowa State University, USA
Charles Kostelnick, editor 1995-1997, 2013-2015, 2019-2020 Iowa State University, USA
David R. Russell, editor 2007-2019 Iowa State University, USA
Editorial Board
Godwin Agboka University of Houston-Downtown, USA
Natasha Artemeva Carleton University, Canada
Charles Bazerman University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
Davida H. Charney The University of Texas at Austin, USA
Menno De Jong University of Twente, Netherlands
Valerie P. Goby Zayed University, UAE
Magnus Gustafsson Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
JoAnn Hackos Comtech Services, Inc., USA
Christopher Lam University of North Texas, USA
Lisa Melonçon University of South Florida, USA
Marie Paretti Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA
Octavio Pimentel Texas State University, USA
Janice C. Redish President, Redish and Associates, Inc., USA
Stuart A. Selber Pennsylvania State University, USA
Clay Spinuzzi University of Texas at Austin, USA
Kirk St. Amant Louisiana Tech University, USA
Jason Swarts North Carolina State University, USA
Miriam Williams Texas State University, USA
Joanna Wolfe Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Han Yu Kansas State University, USA
Cristina Zucchermaglio Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy
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