Mission, Values, and Vision


As an open-access publishing collaborative, the WAC 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. 


The WAC Clearinghouse is committed to promoting a culture of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice. We pursue the goals of providing peer-reviewed publications and curated instructional and professional resources without cost to all who visit our website. As a project emerging from the field of writing studies, we are committed to reflecting the diversity of our academic discipline. And as a collection of scholars with diverse backgrounds and interests, we are committed to cultivating an academic community that is not limited by race, ethnicity, veteran status, marital status, socioeconomic level, national origin, religious belief, physical ability, sexual orientation, age, class, political ideology, or gender identity and expression.


As a publishing collaborative, we recognize and celebrate the benefits of uniqueness, similarities, and differences. We seek to:

  • Promote publishing policies, practices, and initiatives that support our mission and values.
  • Encourage representation across cultures, backgrounds, and viewpoints.
  • Foster transparency and openness throughout the publishing cycle.
  • Sustain diversity as a dynamic, ongoing process that demonstrates appreciation for all individuals who participate in the Clearinghouse publishing collaborative