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Call for Manuscripts

Journal of Communication Pedagogy

Editor:  Deanna D. Sellnow, University of Central Florida

Associate Editor: Renee Kaufmann, University of Kentucky

Editorial Assistant:  America Edwards, University of Central Florida

The Journal of Communication Pedagogy (JCP) is a peer-reviewed journal sponsored by the Central States Communication Association.  The journal publishes only the highest quality articles that extend communication theory, research, and practice in meaningful ways.  In addition to face-to-face and online classrooms, we seek manuscripts that focus on instructional communication research situated in a variety of contexts such as (but not limited to) health, business/industry, religious, risk/crisis, public relations, journalism, forensics, and nonprofits both within the borders of the United States and beyond them. We are particularly interested in the use of technology (including virtual reality and artificial intelligence) in instruction.  We welcome manuscripts that focus on instructional communication research within the communication discipline and beyond it (e.g., education, agriculture, social work, legal studies, engineering and S.T.E.M., pharmacy, nursing, health sciences).  In sum, we seek manuscripts that examine communication pedagogy as it occurs across subfields in the communication discipline, in disciplines throughout the academy, and in contexts beyond the walls of higher education. 

All manuscripts must adhere to the guidelines of the most recent edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association and must not have been published elsewhere or be under review for any other publication.

The JCP will publish three types of articles:  original research studies, reflective essays, and communication training/development best practices. 

Original Research Studies  are theory based, methodologically sound, and data-driven empirical analyses of communication pedagogy as it occurs in any context including, but not limited to traditional face-to-face or online classrooms.  We welcome all methods of scholarly inquiry including, but not limited to, quantitative, qualitative, rhetorical, critical, cultural, and mixed methods approaches.  The discussion section must include (a) conclusions as they extend theory and research, (b) implications that inform instructional communication practices, and (c) suggestions for future research. Manuscripts should not exceed 8500 words, including title page, abstract, tables, notes, references, and appendices.

Reflective Essays  are agenda-setting pieces focused on a thorny issue or problem inherent in communication pedagogy as it occurs in a particular context (e.g., health, business, risk, crisis, public relations, journalism, education).  Each essay must clearly identify the thorny issue or problem and suggest means by which to address it. Reflective essays may be written in first person and should not typically exceed 3000 words, including title, abstract, tables, notes, references, and appendices.

Communication Training/Development Best Practices  describe best practices for training practitioners in the field to improve communication skills (e.g., listening, empathy, civil discourse, formal presentations in face-to-face and online environments, conflict management and resolution, teamwork, gender, intercultural, leadership) as applied directly to their professions.  These professions may range from health (e.g., doctor-patient relational communication) to business (e.g., employer-employee communication, customer service) to education, among others. Manuscripts must be grounded in research, and include best practice tips for successful implementation based on experience/assessment.  Best practice articles may be written in first person and should typically not exceed 3500 words, including title, abstract, tables, notes, references, and appendices.  


Journal of Communication Pedagogy currently publishes once per year and is an open-access journal. Issues of the journal will appear at

Journal Policies

CSCA Permission Policy

Journal of Communication Pedagogy is published by the Central States Communication Association.

For copyright permission for an article published in Journal of Communication Pedagogy, contact the CSCA Executive Director.

Editorial Board

Consulting Editors:

Mary Ann Danielson, Creighton University

Angie Jerome, Western Kentucky University

Alan K. Goodboy, West Virginia University

David T. McMahan, Missouri Western State University

Shannon Borke VanHorn, Valley City State University

Editorial Board Members:

Tony E. Adams, Bradley University

Brenda J. Allen, University of Colorado Denver

LaKesha Anderson, NCA & Johns Hopkins University Advanced Academic Programs

Ahmet Atay, College of Wooster

Jordan Atkinson, Missouri Western State University

Betsy Wackernagel Bach, University of Montana

Phil Backlund, Central Washington University

Melissa L. Beall, University of Northern Iowa

Karla Mason Bergen, College of Saint Mary

Keith Berry, University of South Florida

Thomas Bovino, Suffolk County Community College

Nicholas David Bowman, West Virginia University

Maria Brann, IUPUI

Melissa A. Broeckelman-Post, George Mason University

Jay Brower, Western Connecticut State University

Nancy Brule, Bethel University

Kerry Byrnes-Loinette, Collin College

Jeffrey T. Child, Kent State University

Christopher J. Claus, California State University, Stanislaus

Lora A. Cohn, Park University

Deanna P. Dannels, North Carolina State University

Ann Darling, University of Utah

Katherine J. Denker, Ball State University

Jayson L. Dibble, Hope College

Linda B. Dickmeyer, University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse

Randy K. Dillon, Missouri State University

Sara A. Mehltretter Drury, Wabash College

Michele Rees Edwards, Robert Morris University

Isa N. Engleberg, Prince George’s Community College

Deanna L. Fassett, San José State University

Jerry D. Feezel, Kent State University

Debra J. Ford, Creighton University

Brandi N. Frisby, University of Kentucky

Ann Bainbridge Frymier, Miami University

Eletra Gilchrist-Petty, The University of Alabama in Huntsville

Zachary W. Goldman, University of Louisville

Kathryn B. Golsan, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale

Alberto González, Bowling Green State University

Lisa K. Hanasono, Bowling Green State University

Katherine Grace Hendrix, University of Memphis

Marian L. Houser, Texas State University

Angela M. Hosek, Ohio University

Dena Huisman, University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse

Stephen K. Hunt, Illinois State University

David H. Kahl, Jr., Penn State Erie, The Behrend College

Jeff Kerssen-Griep, University of Portland

Erika L. Kirby, Creighton University

Jeffrey Kuznekoff, Miami University

Kenneth A. Lachlan, University of Connecticut

Derek R. Lane, University of Kentucky

Katie Lever, Western Connecticut State University

Alison M. Lietzenmayer, Old Dominion University

Irwin Mallin, Purdue University Fort Wayne

Jimmie Manning, Northern Illinois University

Daniel H. Mansson, Penn State Hazleton

Matthew M. Martin, West Virginia University

Joseph P. Mazer, Clemson University

Mike Milford, Auburn University

Sherwyn Morreale, University of Colorado Colorado Springs

Donna R. Pawlowski, Bemidji State University

Sandra L. Pensoneau-Conway, Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Suzy Prentiss, The University of Tennessee

Sarah E. Riforgiate, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee

Kyle Rudick, University of Northern Iowa

Laura D. Russell, Denison University

Amy Aldridge Sanford, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

Deanna Sellnow, University of Central Florida

Robert J. Sidelinger, Oakland University

Brent K. Simonds, Illinois State University

Cheri J. Simonds, Illinois State University

Andrea Lambert South, Northern Kentucky University

Danielle M. Stern, Christopher Newport University

Artie Terry, Bethel University

Candice Thomas-Maddox, Ohio University-Lancaster

Blair Thompson, Western Kentucky University

Melissa F. Tindage, California State University, Northridge

Scott Titsworth, Ohio University

Satoshi Toyosaki, Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Joseph M. Valenzano III, University of Dayton

Shawn T. Wahl, Missouri State University

Jennifer H. Waldeck, Chapman University

Justin D. Walton, Cameron University

Tiffany R. Wang, University of Montevallo

Susan M. Ward, Delaware County Community College

Sara Chudnovsky Weintraub, Regis College

Nathan G. Webb, Belmont University

David A. Wendt, Iowa Wesleyan University

Rich West, Emerson College

Joshua Westwick, South Dakota State University

Nancy J. Willets, Cape Cod Community College

Anna M. Wright, Illinois State University

Qin Zhang, Fairfield University