About the Clearinghouse

The Clearinghouse is widely regarded as the leading Web site supporting the use of writing and speaking in courses across the curriculum. The Clearinghouse publishes articles and books of interest to the writing-across-the-curriculum 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 2017, the Clearinghouse recorded more than 2.7 million visits to the site from more than 1.1 million distinct visitors and saw more than five 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. 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--and making it available freely in open-access formats--while maintaining standards that put our journals and books among the top in the field of writing studies. We are committed to making excellent scholarship available to all who seek it.

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. 

Editorial Board
Editorial Board

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Editorial Staff
Editorial Staff

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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

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Copyright Notice and Disclaimer
Copyright and Disclaimer

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