Discourse: The Journal of the SCASD is seeking original manuscripts for Volume 4, to be published Fall 2017. Discourse is generalist in scope. As such, we seek theoretical, applied, and pedagogical (Great Ideas for Teaching--GIFT) manuscripts from the various interest areas of communication studies, including rhetoric, persuasion, mass media, organizational, interpersonal, and theatre. Submissions are welcome from either in-state or out-of-state scholars. Authors are not required to be members of the Speech Communication Association of South Dakota. Manuscripts are accepted from academics and professionals of all levels in communication studies, education, forensics, theatre, and other speech-related or theatre-related activities. Faculty, secondary educators, and students (i.e., graduate and advanced undergraduates) are encouraged to submit manuscripts. Please indicate whether the manuscript is being submitted to either (1) the theory and research or (2) the GIFT section of the journal. Research for GIFTs grounded in communication or theatre theory are encouraged.
All submissions undergo a review process with select manuscripts shortlisted for blind review by at least two peer scholars. Shortlisted authors must commit to a timeline for revision, resubmission, and potential publication.
All manuscripts should be doubled-spaced Word documents, using 10-12 point font (i.e., Times, Courier, or Calibri type). Manuscripts should be submitted following the current APA or MLA style guidelines; however, if accepted for publication, a manuscript submitted in MLA must be converted to APA style during the author's revision process. Theory or research submissions should be no more than 7000 words in length. GIFT submissions must be 2000 words or less if they report on a one-time class activity and may be up to 2500 words if they are about a semester-long project. Manuscripts should contain no material that identifies the author. (To remove all identifiers in the properties of the document, go File --> Properties --> Summary, and delete your name and affiliation. the re-save the document prior to submitting).
Authors should submit a separate title page that includes an abstract of no more than 125 words, author's name/s, job title/s, institutional affiliation/s, educational affiliation/s, and the physical mailing address, telephone number, and email address of the main contact for the submission.
A separate cover letter must also accompany the submission. The cover letter must contain the following information:
The title of the manuscript
The author's name/s and institutional affiliation/s
The first author's/contact person's mailing address, email address, and telephone number
A statement attesting to the author's adherence to ethical guidelines, as they apply to the submitted work
These guidelines include those set forth by the National Communication Association Code of Professional Ethics for Authors (See NCA website or write NCA, 1765 N Street NW, Washington, DC 20036), which are as follows:
The manuscript is original work and proper publication credit is accorded to all authors.
Simultaneous editorial consideration of the manuscript at another publication venue is prohibited.
Any publication history of the manuscript is disclosed, indicated in particular whether the manuscript or another version of it has been presented at a conference, or published electronically, or whether portions of the manuscript have been published previously.
Duplicate publication of data is avoided; or if parts of the data have already been reported, then that fact is acknowledged.
All legal, institutional, and professional obligations for obtaining informed consent from research participants and for limiting their risk are honored.
The scholarship reported is authentic.
Manuscripts submitted to Discourse must conform to these guidelines and include language that is inclusive and non-defamatory.
The deadline for all submissions for Volume 4 of Discourse: The Journal of the SCASD (published in Fall 2017) is April 1st, 2017, by midnight. All submissions should be emailed to Shane Semmler, Upcoming Editor, Discourse: The Journal of the SCASD, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information or assistance with the submission process, contact the editor by telephone at 605.677.9302, or through the above email address.