Anyone may submit an original article to be considered for publication in Journal of Professional Communication provided he or she owns the copyright to the work being submitted or is authorized by the copyright owner or owners to submit the article. Authors are the initial owners of the copyrights to their works (an exception in the non-academic world to this might exist if the authors have, as a condition of employment, agreed to transfer copyright to their employer).
All authors are required to submit their work electronically through the Submit Article section on the left navigation bar. Once you create an account and click on Submit Article, you will be required to fill out contact information in the online form. After filling out the short form, you will then need to upload your manuscript. Along with your manuscript, you will be asked to include the following:
Keywords: Please include 7-10 keywords that best describe your submission.
Abstract: Please include an abstract of 150-200 words in English. Multimedia works should also be accompanied by a 150-200 word abstract describing the nature of the project.
Cover Letter: Please briefly state the purpose of your paper and its expected contribution to the Journal.
Submitted articles cannot have been previously published, nor be forthcoming in an archival journal or book (print or electronic). Please note: "publication" in a working-paper series does not constitute prior publication. In addition, by submitting material to Journal of Professional Communication, the author is stipulating that the material is not currently under review at another journal (electronic or print) and that he or she will not submit the material to another journal (electronic or print) until the completion of the editorial decision process at Journal of Professional Communication.
Deadline to submit: Manuscripts will be considered on a rolling basis.
Instructions for Authors:
If you have any questions regarding the submission process, please contact Dr Alex Sévigny at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once approved by the editorial board member, your manuscript will be sent to two anonymous peer reviewers. These may be academics or practitioners.
Accept as is.
Accept with minor corrections/changes
Accept with major corrections/changes
Revise and resubmit
As further described in our submission agreement (the Submission Agreement), in consideration for publication of the article, the authors assign to DigitalCommons@McMaster all copyright in the article, subject to the expansive personal--use exceptions described below.
Reproduction, posting, transmission or other distribution or use of the article or any material therein, in any medium as permitted by a personal-use exemption or by written agreement of DigitalCommons@McMaster, requires credit to DigitalCommons@McMaster as copyright holder (e.g., DigitalCommons@McMaster © 2014).
The following uses are always permitted to the author(s) and do not require further permission from DigitalCommons@McMaster provided the author does not alter the format or content of the articles, including the copyright notification:
People seeking an exception, or who have questions about use, should contact the editors.