About the Journal

Formerly known as the Canadian Journal for Studies in Discourse and Writing/RédactologieDiscourse 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.

Aims and Scope

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, including communication, rhetoric, linguistics, education, English, journalism, psychology, 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.