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:

TSCA Executive Secretary
5600 Bell Street, Suite 105 # 278
Amarillo, TX 79109

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

Updated deadline February 28, 2023

Texas Speech Communication Journal

Volume 47, 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 February 28, 2023. 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. Incomplete manuscripts will be automatically rejects. Include all tables, graphs, appendices, etc.

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.

Acceptance/Rejection Notices: Sent out early to mid March 2023.

Queries and manuscript submissions should be sent via email to:

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

Extended Deadline: February 28, 2023


TSCA is hosting a regional conference on Monday, February 27, 2023. Join us next week in Houston! Click here to download the schedule.
2023 Convention

A Time to Grow

Date: October 12-14, 2023
Location: Hilton Houston Post Oak by the Galleria
2001 Post Oak Blvd.
Houston, TX 77056-4401

See the Convention page for more details.