Welcome to CCJ!

The Communication Center Journal (CCJ) is a national, peer-reviewed journal that features research and perspectives relevant to communication centers in higher education.

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CCJ manuscripts submitted for consideration in these sections are limited to 5,000 words, but shorter submissions are welcome.

  • Research
  • Praxis


  • Book Reviews
  • Excellence in the Center

The journal also features thematic special sections that focus on broad-based topics of interest to a wide range of readers. CCJ manuscripts submitted for consideration in a thematic special section are limited to 5,000 words, but shorter submissions are welcome.

Only unidentifiable manuscripts can be sent out for peer review. No institutional or individual identifiers should be in the manuscript or on the cover page. Documents should have all identifiable properties removed before they are saved and submitted for review. All manuscripts should follow conventions of APA 7th edition.

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About the General Sections


Articles published in CCJ’s Research section focus on communication centers and 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 publishes manuscripts 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 supported by relevant theory and reflect an awareness of extant contributions to center praxis.

Please send inquiries and questions to CoEditors Paul Mabrey or Kim Cuny

About the Ongoing Sections
Book Reviews

CCJ invites book reviews and scholarly reviews of 750-1,000 words. We welcome inquiries and suggestions regarding potential books to review or titles of particular interest. Thorough reviews will usually include the following:

  • A brief description of the book’s contents.
  • A scholarly evaluation of the book–including its contribution and relation to existing literature and trends in the field, its strengths and weaknesses, and its unique qualities (if any).
  • A brief description of the appropriate audience for the book.

Please forward all book review inquiries to Mridula Mascarenhas at

CCJ - Excellence in the Center

Students are invited to submit to the Excellence in the Center section of CCJ. Undergraduate and graduate students whose experiences intersect, impact, or could otherwise offer insight into communication center practices are encouraged to submit.

Manuscript submissions for this section must be authored by students, be 800-1000 words, and should build on arguments rooted in literature which includes but is not limited to communication center literature. We seek new approaches, interpretations, or extensions of communication center practices. Manuscripts should conform to the journal’s publication guidelines for formatting and style.

When a student has a non-student co-author, the manuscript should be submitted for review in CCJ's other sections.

Please send inquiries to Lauren Beard at

Format of Submissions

All submissions 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.