The Journal of Writing Analytics (JWA), published annually, invites manuscript submissions investigating communication processes and genres as they occur in digital educational environments. Writing analytics is broadly defined as the study of writing processes and written texts through the use of a wide range of analytical tools, including those drawn from writing studies, corpus linguistics, cognitive psychology, and learning analytics.
JWA publishes articles of up to 7,500 words, research notes of up to 2,000 words, and book reviews.
Submissions will follow the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition) in manuscript structure, reporting of results, and crediting sources.
Manuscripts will be reviewed by specialists in a variety of fields: cognitive psychology; digital humanities; educational data mining; educational measurement; electronic forecasting; ethics; intelligent tutoring systems; learning analytics; linguistics; massive data analysis; rhetoric and composition/writing studies; writing analytics; writing assessment; and writing in the disciplines. Depending on emphasis, manuscripts will be matched with appropriate members of the editorial board.
Colleagues are encouraged to contact the editors in advance of submission to identify research directions and ensure alignment with the journal’s multidisciplinary and applied aims. This preliminary process is intended, for accepted manuscripts, to result in publication within 4 to 6 months of submission.
The review process occurs in four phases:
Publication of JWA is currently annual, although by mid-summer 2023 we expect to move to a rolling publication schedule.
This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.
The Journal of Writing Analytics is published by the WAC Clearinghouse. Copyright © by the authors and editors of the publications in the journal. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 United States License. The Journal of Writing Analytics is housed at the Ohio State University’s Center for the Study and Teaching of Writing and supported by the Department of English at the University of South Florida. ISSN 2474-7491