CCJ 2016

Communication Center Journal
Volume 2, Dec 2016 (download pdf here)

The Communication Center Journal (CCJ) electronically disseminates research using quantitative, qualitative, rhetorical, and critical methodologies relevant to communication centers in higher education. Articles published in CCJ’s “Research” section should focus on communication centers but can deal with their situatedness in a larger academic environment of colleges, departments, programs, and student-support and faculty development centers as well as their situatedness in the larger community. Articles should be sufficiently informed by theory drawn from communication and cognate disciplines and should reflect an awareness of extant scholarship.

CCJ also disseminates essays describing “best practices” in all aspects of a communication center’s operation and raising communication center issues in the journal’s “Praxis” section. Essays should be of general interest and significant, and they should be undergirded by relevant theory and reflect an awareness of extant contributions to center praxis. Reviews per se will not be published. Those interested in calling readers’ attention to important publications might consider reviewing one or more important publications as a praxis essay by extracting contributions toward “best practices” from the works being reviewed..

Articles in CCJ’s “Research” section should be approximately 5,000 words in length; essays in the “Praxis” section should be approximately 2,500 words. Manuscripts should follow the conventions appropriate for their methodologies: social science-oriented manuscripts should use APA conventions; humanities-oriented manuscripts should follow the conventions outlined in The Chicago Manual of Styles; and essays in the “Praxis” section, either. Regardless of conventions followed, footnotes should not be used. If supplementary explanations are absolutely necessary, they should be offered on a “Notes” page following the text and preceding the “References” or “Work Cited” page/s.

Manuscripts should be submitted electronically to the editor at They should be submitted as an MS Word attachment to a cover letter. The attachment should not identify the author/s’ name/s and, even in the case of a “Praxis” essay, should avoid referring to the author/s’ academic institution. Such references may be inserted in a post-acceptance revision. Initially, multi-media essays will not be reviewed but will likely be considered in the future.

All articles and essays must be the original work of the author/s and should not be under consideration for publication elsewhere. Information about the manuscript’s provenance (e.g. where previously presented) and acknowledgements will appear on “About the Authors” pages and need not be submitted prior to peer review.


Wendy Atkins-Sayre, University of Southern Mississippi
Leila Brammer, Gustavus Adolphus College
Carl J. Brown, Grand Valley State Univeristy
Barbara Burke, University of Minnesota, Morris
Russell Carpenter, Eastern Kentucky University
Rod Carveth, Morgan State University
Joan Conners, Randolph-Macon College
Deanna Dannels, North Carolina State University
Kathleen Edelmayer, Madonna University
Amy L. H. Gaffney, Hamilton College
Matthew Gilchrist, University of Iowa
Amanda Gunn, Denison University
Ellen Hay, Augustana College
Joann Keyton, North Carolina State University
Andrea McClanahan, East Stroudsburg University
Brian McGee, College of Charleston
Mark McPhail, University of Wisconsin, Whitewater
Scott Meyers, West Virginia University
Christina Moss, University of Memphis
Patricia Palmerton, Hamline University
Marlene Preston, Virginia Tech University
Anand P. Rao, University of Mary Washington
Leigh Ryan, University of Maryland
Roy Schwartzman, University of North Carolina, Greensboro
Kanan Sawyer, West Chester University
Thomas Socha, Old Dominion University
Kathleen Turner, Davidson College
Lynn Turner, Marquette University
Michelle Violanti, University of Tennessee
Sharon Varallo, Augustana College
Richard West, Emerson University