About the Clearinghouse

The Clearinghouse is an open-access publishing collaborative that is supported by the efforts of more than 170 scholars who serve in various editorial roles, including as journal and book series editors, editorial staff, reviewers, and editorial board members. It is widely regarded as the leading website supporting the use of writing and speaking in courses across the curriculum. The Clearinghouse publishes articles and books of interest to both the writing-across-the-curriculum community and the larger writing studies community, provides a wide range of web-based resources for instructors who wish to use writing in their courses, and supports research in the use of writing to support learning and teaching. In the past year, the Clearinghouse recorded more than 3.1 million visits to the site from more than 1.1 million distinct visitors and saw more than 3 million documents (primarily books, book chapters, and articles) downloaded. 

The Clearinghouse was founded in 1997 to provide open access to teaching resources and scholarly publications. As an open-access publisher, the Clearinghouse is dedicated to providing barrier- and cost-free access to scholarly work, including journals and journal articles, monographs, edited collections, conference proceedings, and professional and pedagogical resources. Over more than two decades, the members of the Clearinghouse publishing collaborative have developed approaches to publishing that have significantly reduced the cost of publishing scholarly work while maintaining standards that put our journals and books among the top in the field of writing studies.

The success of the Clearinghouse gave rise to the CSU Open Press, which was founded in 2016 to extend the publishing collaborative model pioneered by the Clearinghouse to other disciplines. 

Invitation to Contribute Scholarly Work
Invitation to Contribute Scholarly Work

We invite submissions that support our mission from all people, regardless of institutional affiliation or disciplinary background.

Editorial Board
Editorial Board

View information about the editorial board of the WAC Clearinghouse. 

Editorial Staff
Editorial Staff

Find contact information for those involved in all aspects of the Clearinghouse project.

Publications Review Board
Publications Review Board

Members of the Publications Review Board serve as peer-reviewers for our book series.

A Brief History of the WAC Clearinghouse
Brief History

View a brief history of the Clearinghouse and its partnerships with members of the larger writing community.

Credits and Support
Credits and Support

Learn about the groups and individuals who have supported the Clearinghouse

Protecting Your Privacy
Privacy

Learn about efforts to protect your privacy.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Diversity, Equity, and inclusion

The WAC Clearinghouse, an international publishing collaborative, is committed to promoting a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Land Acknowledgment
Land Acknowledgment

Colorado State University’s land acknowledgment is a statement crafted by a variety of Indigenous faculty and staff, as well as other officials at CSU.

Copyright Notice and Disclaimer
Copyright and Disclaimer

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