Series Editor: Lisa Melonçon, University of South Florida
The Foundations and Innovations in Technical and Professional Communication series publishes work that is necessary as a base for the field of technical and professional communication (TPC), addresses areas of central importance within the field, and engages with innovative ideas and approaches to TPC. The series focuses on presenting the intersection of theory and application/practice within TPC and is intended to include both monographs and co-authored works, edited collections, digitally enhanced work, and innovative works that may not fit traditional formats (such as works that are longer than a journal article but shorter than a book).
We welcome proposals for projects that address research, practice, and/or teaching. Topics that are of particular interest are listed below, although these do not preclude submissions in other areas:
As part of the WAC Clearinghouse, the TPC series recognizes the interdisciplinary aspects of professional and technical communication, particularly when it is used in courses that prepare students to communicate within their chosen disciplines and professions. As such, we welcome attention to the connections between TPC and WAC, CAC, and ECAC.
The decision to publish a proposed project based on a research study will be based on how the design of the study--including the discussion of the methodological orientation, the choice of methods, and methods of analysis--addresses the problem under investigation. Similarly, the decision to publish works in the areas of teaching and professional practices will be based on the strength of the argument, the scholarly foundations informing the argument, and the contribution the work would make to the literature in TPC.
Queries should be directed via email to Lisa Melonçon, University of South Florida, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To ensure timely consideration of your proposed work, please provide the information outlined below:
Please include with your proposal a copy of your current curriculum vitae or resumé, as well as those of any co-authors or editors. Include the full manuscript, if it is available, or a sample chapter from the manuscript (preferably an introduction, methodology chapter, or early chapter in an edited collection).
The Foundations and Innovations in Technical and Professional Communication series offers books in free digital editions and low-cost print editions. Books are offered through a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 International License. Copyright is held by the author(s) or editor(s) of the books. The publishers cover the costs of reviewing, designing, producing, and distributing the books. Any proceeds from sales of print books in the series are used to support the publication of subsequent books. Our goal as a publisher is to make work available to the widest possible audience while maintaining the highest standards in scholarly publishing. We welcome contributions to the series and to the larger goal of supporting open-access scholarly publishing. If you have questions about the goals of the WAC Clearinghouse project, please contact Mike Palmquist at Mike.Palmquist@ColoState.edu.