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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, Jennifer Samp, University of Georgia, at [email protected].
  • Books for review and book review ideas should be submitted to Mary Beth Asbury, Middle Tennessee State University, [email protected]

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.

Subscription, back issue requests, and advertising requests should be sent to:

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Editorial Board

Full Name


Paul Achter

University of Richmond

Lindsey Aloia

University of Arkansas

Kevin Barge

Texas A&M University

Timothy Barney

University of Richmond

Jennifer Bevan

Chapman University

Jason Black

University of North Carolina – Charlotte

Carole Blair

University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill

Graham Bodie

University of Mississippi

Robin Boylorn

University of Alabama

Maegan Brooks

Willamette University

Patrice Buzzanell

Florida State University

David Cisneros

University of Illinois

Marcus Coleman

University of Southern Mississippi

Timothy Curran

Utah State University

Stephanie Dailey

Texas State University

James Darsey

Georgia State University

Jayson Dibble

Hope College

Fran Dickson

Eastern Kentucky University

Megan Dillow

West Virginia University

Tasha Dubrinwy

Texas A&M University

Renee Edwards

Louisiana State University

Suzanne Enck

University of North Texas

Keli Fazio

The College of New Jersey

Joy Goldsmith

University of Memphis

Alan Goodboy

West Virginia University

Marita Gronnvoll

Eastern Illinois University

Dale Hample

University of Maryland

Tina Harris

University of Georgia

David Henningsen

Northern Illinois University

Mary Lynn Henningsen

Northern Illinois University

Sean Horan

Texas State University

Elaine Hsieh

University of Oklahoma

Andre Johnson

University of Memphis

Michael Kotowski

University of Tennessee

Michael Kramer

University of Oklahoma

Adrienne Kunkel

University of Kansas

Michael Lee

College of Charleston

John Lynch

University of Cincinnati

Katheryn Maguire

Wayne State University

Roseann Mandziuk

Texas State University

Jimmie Manning

Northern Illinois University

Rachel McLaren

University of Iowa

Jennifer Mercieca

Texas A&M University

Ann Miller

University of Central Florida

Laura Miller

University of Tennessee

Carol Mills

University of Alabama

Kelly Morrison

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Kelly Odenweller

Iowa State University

Loretta Pecchioni

Louisiana State University

Josh Pedersen

University of Alabama

Kristan Poirot

Texas A&M University

Narissra Punyanunt-Carter

Texas Tech University

Srivi Ramasubramanian

Texas A&M University

Emily Rauscher

Texas A&M University

Roger Stahl

University of Georgia

Belinda Stillion-Southard

University of Georgia

Ashli Stokes

University of North Carolina – Charlotte

Davi Thornton

Southwestern University

Mike Waltman

University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill

Eric Watts

University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill

Lynne Webb

Florida International University

Harry Weger

University of Central Florida

Emily Winderman

North Carolina State University

Norman Wong

University of Oklahoma

Timothy Worley

Pennsylvania State University

Courtney Wright

University of Tennessee

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