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Southern Communication Journal


In 1934, Rose B. Johnson, a Birmingham, Alabama, high school speech teacher, convinced her colleagues in the Southern Association of Teachers of Speech (now SSCA) to fund the Southern Speech Bulletin (now SCJ), making it the first journal sponsored by one of the regional communication associations and the third journal in the whole of the newly emerging communication field.


To Contributors

The Southern Communication Journal publishes original scholarship that makes significant contributions to understanding the processes and consequences of human communication. The journal is not limited with regard to topic, methodological approach, or theoretical perspective, although authors must establish the significance of the research, soundness of methodological choices, and appropriateness of theoretical perspectives.  We seek to publish articles and book reviews that will be of interest to scholars, researchers, and practitioners of communication.


SCJ employs a process of blind review, although the editor reserves the right to return without benefit of review manuscripts that are outside of the mission of the journal, are deeply flawed, or which do not conform to the guidelines listed below.  Authors should submit their work electronically to the Manuscript Central website for SCJ: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/rsjc


All manuscripts should include an abstract of approximately 150 words and a list of key words that clearly indicate the scholarly conversation to which the essay contributes. Submissions may be in either APA or Chicago, and must be original research not under review elsewhere.


Manuscripts should not normally exceed 25 double-spaced pages, including text, references, notes, tables, and figures.  Writing must be free of sexist and discriminatory language. Upon notification of acceptance of a manuscript, the author must provide a copy of the completed manuscript as well as camera-ready copy of any artwork and figures, and must assign copyright to the Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.


Inquiries may be made to the Editor, Leroy Dorsey, University of Memphis, at lgdorsey@memphis.edu.


Books for review and book review ideas should be submitted to:

Belinda A. Stillion Southard, University of Georgia, at bss@uga.edu.



Subscription Information


The Southern Communication Journal (ISSN 1041-794X) is published quarterly, in March, June, September, and December, by the Southern States Communication Association. This journal was formerly published under the title Southern Speech Communication Journal.

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