About the Journal
Formerly known as the Canadian Journal for Studies in Discourse and Writing/Rédactologie, Discourse and Writing/Rédactologie (DW/R) is the official journal of the Canadian Association for the Study of Discourse and Writing. Since 1982, the journal has been publishing articles of interest to teachers of technical, professional, scientific and academic writing. The journal shifted to a no-fee open-access format in 2011 with a broader focus on discourse and writing studies.The work is published electronically under the terms of Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike (CC BY-SA 4.0). This license allows users to adapt and build upon the published work, but requires them to attribute the original publication and license their derivative works under the same terms. Currently the journal is hosted by the Public Knowledge Project at the Bennett Library of Simon Fraser University.
DW/R aims to promote all approaches to writing and discourse research within the humanities and social sciences. It welcomes contributions on theoretical and pedagogical issues related to discourse and writing from a variety of academic fields, such as communication, education, English, journalism, linguistics, psychology, rhetoric, and sociology.
DW/R publishes papers that investigate contemporary issues in discourse and writing studies. In this context, the journal is particularly keen to publish papers concerning the nature of writing and discourse in academic and professional settings as well as current issues related to the use and teaching of written communication.
We accept submissions on an ongoing basis. All article submissions to the journal will go through a standard double-blind review process, with one manuscript first screened by the editors and then independently assessed by 2-3 reviewers. Short commentaries and book reviews will be assessed by their corresponding editors before final publication.
Prospective authors are strongly encouraged to acquaint themselves with previously published issues of DW/R. Prospective authors should sign up in the journal system and make electronic submissions through the system. Manuscripts must:
- include an abstract of 100-200 words and 3-5 keywords to facilitate electronic search.
- follow the guidelines of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (7th edition) and should not exceed 9,000 words (including all appendices, tables, and references).
- not include identifying information about the author in the text or file properties.
- use 8.5" x 11" size paper and be double-spaced, including the abstract, block quotations, tables, figures, notes, and references. Tables and figures should be placed in appropriate locations within the text, not in additional files.
Please contact the journal editors if you have any question concerning the submission process.