Double Helix Announces Call for Submissions

  • May 9, 2020

SARS-CoV-2 has caused us to reflect on and rethink our work as teachers and scholars. In an effort to record some of the struggles, recognitions, and innovations occasioned by this global crisis, Double Helix invites submissions:

Critical Thinking and Writing in the Age of Pandemics

Double Helix invites Reports from the Field and scholarly Notes related to the effects of coronavirus—campus closures, social distancing, courses moved online, etc.—on pedagogy related to critical thinking and writing.

  • Reports from the Field (2,500 to 5,000 words) focus more exclusively on specific pedagogical practices and are less invested in theory than Research Articles. They address institutional programs and initiatives, course and assignment design, assessment, instructor response, and readings of student work. Their modest length provides readers with an opportunity to learn quickly about a new practice and its implementation.
  • Notes (up to 2,500 words) may include preliminary results of a study, responses to recent content in DH, comments on a current issue of concern, or other brief insights related to critical thinking and writing.

The deadline for submissions is August 15th. For more information, please visit the journal page at the WAC Clearinghouse at