The connexions journal logo; Published as part of "CFP: DESIGNING PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION ACROSS CULTURES"

I’m going to be co-editing a special issue of connexions international professional communication journal with Quan Zhou entitled “Designing Professional Communication Across Cultures.” If you’re not familiar with connexions, they are a peer-reviewed academic journal that focuses on international and intercultural professional communication. This includes research on topics like:

  • technical communication
  • intercultural communication
  • business communication
  • UX
  • content strategy
  • e-learning
  • college teaching involving any of these topics

Why do we need to think about professional communication across cultures?

In the last thirty years, two trends have transformed the world of professional communication. On one hand, a global economy has increasingly placed professional communicators in multilingual and multicultural work environments. In such environments, disciplinary borders are blurred, markets are integrated, and ideas are shared across individuals and organizations. On the other hand, advances in technology have revolutionized the ways communication products are designed, shared, and assessed. Professional communicators must thus reach and serve a diverse population of stakeholders.

What we’re looking for

  • Original research articles of 5,000 to 7,000 words
  • Review articles of 3,000 to 5,000 words
  • Teaching cases of 3,000 to 5,000 words
  • Focused commentary and industry perspectives articles of 500 to 3,000 words

Check out the full CFP here to submit an abstract (DEADLINE: March 15 31, 2016):