April 2020

Publishing in Research Journals

with Curator Sam Dragga

Join us as Sam Dragga, our April curator, dives into the process of publishing in research journals.

This month we will focus on the process of publishing in research journals. We will discuss this process from the perspective of authors, while considering the expectations and responsibilities of journal editors and their manuscript reviewers.

We will examine effective and ineffective practices in conducting research, preparing and submitting manuscripts, interacting with editors, and responding to comments from reviewers.

Join us for these highlights with curator Sam Dragga:

Week 1: Live webinar on publishing in research journals (3 April at 2:00 PM Eastern) 

Week 2: Case study with original and revised manuscript and reviewer comments

Week 3: Panel discussion with authors of TC articles (17 April at 2:00 PM Eastern)

Week 4: Responsive summary and additional resources

Listen to Sam introduce the topic in this short podcast.

Curator Bio

Dr. Sam Dragga

Sam DraggaDr. Sam Dragga is Professor Emeritus of Technical Communication at Texas Tech University and Editor-in-Chief of Technical Communication, the quarterly research journal of the Society for Technical Communication (STC). He is co-author of The Essentials of Technical Communication (Oxford University Press, 2010, 2012, 2015, 2018), Reporting Technical Information (Oxford University Press, 2002, 2006), and Editing: The Design of Rhetoric (Baywood, 1989) as well as editor of two special issues of Technical Communication Quarterly (2001, 2010) and series editor of the
Allyn & Bacon Series in Technical Communication (19 titles). He has also authored or co-authored a score of articles in journals and collections on such topics as professional ethics and intercultural communication. He is a Fulbright Specialist, a Fellow of the Association of Teachers of Technical Writing (ATTW), and a recipient of STC’s Award for Excellence in Teaching Technical Communication and the National Council of Teachers of English Award for Best Book in Technical and Scientific Communication and Best Article Reporting Historical Research in Technical
and Scientific Communication. He served as president of ATTW (1997-1999) and initiated the organization’s annual conference in 1998. He also served as chair of the TTU Department of English (2002-2012).