Texas Speech Communication Association

Texas Speech Communication Journal

Current issues of the Texas Speech Communication Journal are available for purchase. Cost is $50.00 per issue for non-members and $20.00 per issue for members. Members may purchase their journal when registering for yearly convention.

Contact Journal Editor Amanda Jo Ratcliff to order copies. In your email request, include date, quantity desired, name, and mailing address to which journals are to be sent.

Send payment (checks should be made payable to the Texas Speech Communication Association) to:

Amanda Jo Ratcliff
P.O. Box 79
Troup, TX 75789

TSCJ Online

TSCA has previously also published an online journal. The online journal has been temporarily suspended. We may, in the future, again continue the online journal. Watch the website for future announcements.

Texas Speech Communication Journal

Call for Manuscripts

Submissions will be received through March 31, 2022

Texas Speech Communication Journal

Volume 46, Issue 1

The Texas Speech Communication Journal issues a call for papers that focus on research in human communication. Contributors may approach topics from multiple perspectives, contexts, and methodologies supported within the discipline. Manuscripts should be received no later than March 31, 2022. Texas Speech Communication Journal (TSCJ) follows a policy of blind review so no author identification should appear in the abstract and body of the manuscript.

Manuscripts should not exceed 30 pages, including references and figures, and should be written according to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (7th edition). The manuscript should be emailed to the editor at the address listed below divided into the following two (Microsoft Word) documents:

1. Title Page - should include the author's name(s), academic position, institutional affiliation, full mailing address, telephone number, email address, brief author biography, and a history of the manuscript (presentation at conferences).

Title page should also indicate the following:

  1. Methodology/Analysis Technique: (include all that apply)
    Content Analysis
    Cultural Criticism
    Qualitative analysis
    Quantitative analysis
    Rhetorical criticism
    Other - please specify

  2. Communication Context (keywords that describe your manuscript's area of study)

2. Abstract and Manuscript - An abstract of not more than 150 words should accompany the manuscript. The author should also include keywords for the articles. No author identification should appear in this document.

The Texas Speech Communication Journal (TSCJ) is a state journal published by the Texas Speech Communication Association. The TSCJ produces one print issue per academic year, which seeks to publish original scholarship that makes a contribution to the studies of human communication. An external committee blind reviews all submissions. The journal has a 24% acceptance rate.

Authors will be notified of acceptance, revision, or rejection on May 1, 2022.

Queries and manuscript submissions should be sent via email to:

TSCJ Editor, Amanda Jo Ratcliff, Ph.D.
Tyler Junior College
email: tscjeditor@gmail.com

Deadline: March 31, 2022


The convention program has been sent to the printer. Click here to download Convention Program.
Our Vice President, Lacy Canon, has been busy assembling the convention program. A preview of the convention program is now available. Please let her know of any changes or updates that need to be made to the program ASAP at lcannon@wtamu.edu.
The Executive Committee met yesterday afternoon and voted to continue with an in-person convention in San Antonio October 14-16, 2021 to be held at the San Antonio Colonnade Hotel.
Click here to read the full EC statement.
Our annual convention will be held in San Antonio October 14-16, 2021. The hotel is being re-branded. Originally known as the Omni San Antonio Hotel at the Colonnade, it will be re-branded as San Antonio Colonnade Hotel in late August.
The call deadline has been extended for the next issue of the Texas Speech Communication Journal. The new deadline will be May 31, 2021. See the Journal page for more details.
TSCA is hosting its annual Conference on October 14-16, 2021 in San Antonio. The Rhetoric and Communication Theory is inviting student research papers to be submitted for presentation at the conference. Papers will be eliglble for a Top Paper award. Submissions will be accepted through May 1, 2021.
Click here for more details.
2021 Convention

The More Things Change

Date: October 13-16, 2021
Convention begins on THURSDAY
Location:San Antonio Colonnade Hotel (formerly the Omni San Antonio Hotel at the Colonnade)
9821 Colonnade Boulevard
San Antonio, TX 78230
(210) 691-8888

See the Convention page for more details.