The May 2016 issue of Technical Communication, edited by Sam Dragga, has been posted to Technical Communication Online. STC members receive free online access to the award-winning Technical Communication with membership. The journal publishes articles about the practical application of technical communication theory and serves as a common arena for discussion by practitioners. Technical Communication includes both quantitative and qualitative research while showcasing the work of some of the field’s most noteworthy writers. Among its most popular features are the helpful book reviews.
Check out Technical Communication regularly, and bookmark the website at http://techcomm.stc.org to read it online.
- Enacting Humanitarian Culture: How Technical Communication Facilitates Successful Humanitarian Work, by Rebecca Walton, Robin E. Mays, and Mark Haselkorn
- Speakers and Boards: A Survey of Instructional Video Styles in MOOCs, by José Miguel Santos-Espino, Maria Dolores Afonso-Suárez, and Cayetano Guerra-Artal
- The Re-Emergence of Emotional Appeals in Interactive Data Visualization, by Charles Kostelnick
- Making Memories: Writing and Designing More Memorable Documents, by Eric Sentell
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Technical Communication Journal Call for Cover Illustrations
STC is pleased to announce the call for cover illustrations for the November 2016 issue of Technical Communication. We are inviting illustrations that reinforce the focus of this special issue of the journal to be guest edited by Mike Albers of East Carolina University: “Communicating Research Between Academic and Practicing Professionals.”
In creating your illustration, you might consider:
- new opportunities for the exchange of research findings from academics to practitioners and vice versa
- barriers to accessing the research of academics or practitioners
- similarities and differences in the value ascribed to certain kinds of research by academics and practitioners
- academic and industry expectations regarding what is studied, how and why research is conducted, and when and where findings are reported
- relevance of academic research to practitioners and vice versa
- intersections of theoretical implications and practical applications
Please submit your illustration (approximately 20×20 cm or 8×8 inches) as a high-resolution (300 dpi) jpg file by 1 September 2016 to firstname.lastname@example.org with a brief explanation (100-200 words) of how your illustration addresses the subject. Submissions will be anonymously reviewed, and a jury of peers will select the issue’s cover. Honorable mentions will be published inside the journal.
Please visit http://techcomm.stc.org/propose-a-cover-illustration/ for more information.