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ACM Crossroads

Crossroads is a student-run publication of the ACM.

ACM. Journals>Technology>Graduate


Allegro Time!

Allegro Time! provides practical ideas for professional technical communicators. It will help you to assist your customers find answers in the documentation you've put so much effort into writing. Indexing topics covered include print manuals, online help keywords, single-source publishing, multimedia and the Internet.

Allegro Time!. Journals>Editing>Indexing


Before and After

Before & After magazine has been sharing its practical approach to graphic design since 1990.

Before and After. Journals>Graphic Design


Behaviour and Information Technology   (peer-reviewed)   (members only)

Information technology is more than just traditional computers: it includes telecommunications, office systems, industrial automation, robotics and even consumer products. Behaviour and Information Technology (BIT) deals with the human aspects of this technology and reports original research and development on the design, use and impact of information technology in all its forms. Its strictly refereed papers come from a variety of disciplines, including psychology, cognitive science, computer science, ergonomics, sociology, management education and training. BIT attracts a wide, international readership, from researchers and system designers to personnel specialists and planners.

BIT. Journals>Human Computer Interaction>Technology


Boxes and Arrows

Boxes and Arrows is the definitive source for the complex task of bringing architecture and design to the digital landscape. There are various titles and professions associated with this undertaking—information architecture, information design, interaction design, interface design—but when we looked at the work that we were actually doing, we found a “community of practice” with similarities in outlook and approach that far outweighed our differences. Boxes and Arrows is a peer-written journal dedicated to discussing, improving and promoting the work of this community, through the sharing of exemplary technique, innovation and informed opinion.

Boxes and Arrows. Journals>Web Design>User Centered Design>Interaction Design


Business Communication Quarterly   (peer-reviewed)

Business Communication Quarterly is a refereed journal devoted to the teaching of business communication, which is a broad, interdisciplinary field. It is also international, and thus the journal aims to present the field from that international perspective.

Association for Business Communication. Journals>Writing>Workplace


Carolina Communiqué

This site is an extension of the Carolina Communiqué, the monthly newsletter of the Carolina Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication. In these Web pages, you can read back issues of the newsletter and browse through some of the more timeless feature articles. You can also find out what you can do to contribute. This newsletter's for you, about you, and from you....

Carolina Communique. Journals>TC>Regional>Southern US


CHI Letters   (peer-reviewed)   (members only)

CHI Letters is an edited collection of the very best proceedings from conferences sponsored by SIGCHI.

ACM SIGCHI. Journals>Human Computer Interaction


College Composition and Communication   (peer-reviewed)

CCC is a peer-reviewed journal about issues in rhetoric and writing from an academic perspective.

CCC. Journals>Writing


Communication Currents

Communication Currents is an online web magazine designed to translate current communication scholarship published in scholarly journals of the National Communication Association.

Communication Currents. Journals>Rhetoric>Communication


Communication Times

Communication Times is the newsletter for members of the Toronto chapter of STC. It appears monthly, except for July and August. It is mailed to members of the Toronto STC chapter about a week before the monthly meeting. Non-members can subscribe for $27 a year.

STC Toronto. Journals>TC>Regional>Toronto


Communication World Bulletin

Communication World Bulletin is the e-newsletter supplement to Communication World magazine. CW Bulletin presents articles, case studies and additional resources on timely topics in communication.

IABC. Journals>Business Communication


conneXions: International Professional Communication Journal   (peer-reviewed)

The journal is dedicated to promoting and developing efficient and effective single and multimedia communication and its constituent communities in local, national, international, and global worksite and civic settings. The publication's major topics lie at the intersection of International Professional Communication.

ConneXions Journal. Journals>Business Communication>TC>International



Contentious is a Web-zine for writers, editors, and others who create content for online media – Web sites, e-mail publications, intranets, and so on. These people view online media not simply as a new way to practice their skills, but as a way to make a living. Also, they primarily are concerned with what online venues have to say, and how well they say it. The design, coding, and technologies used to present information online are, for these readers, of secondary importance (although often these topics are closely related to content).

Contentious. Journals>Writing


Copy Editor   (members only)

A language newsletter, companion Web site, and job search site for copy editors. We encourage you to post jobs, look for job opportunities, view a sample issue, enhance your skills through workshops, or subscribe. When you subscribe to our bimonthly newsletter, you gain access to the current issue online, ongoing interactive opinion surveys about language trends, a reader forum, and archives of past issues.

Copy Editor. Journals>Editing


D-Lib Magazine

D-Lib Magazine is a solely electronic publication with a primary focus on digital library research and development, including but not limited to new technologies, applications, and contextual social and economic issues. The magazine is published eleven times a year and is released monthly, except for the July and August issues which are combined and released in July. The full contents of the magazine, including all back issues, are available free of charge at the D-Lib web site (http://www.dlib.org) as well as multiple mirror sites around the world. The primary goal of the magazine is timely and efficient information exchange for the digital library community. To meet this goal, both the articles and the shorter pieces are solicited or selected from among unsolicited submissions.

D-Lib Magazine. Journals>Publishing>Online


The Electronic Journal of Information Technology in Construction   (peer-reviewed)

Founded in 1995, the Electronic Journal of Information Technology in construction is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal on the use of IT in construction. Articles are submitted and published electronically. Biannually, limited number of copies is printed as well. The Journal is committed to minimising publication delays, and to promoting maximum flexibility in the ways that readers use the journal for teaching, research, and scholarship. Readers' license is limited only as required to insure fair attribution to authors and the journal, and to prohibit use in a competing commercial publication

ITcon (1996). Journals>Technology>Engineering


eNewsletter Journal

Covers email newsletters, online marketing, and writing.

Evans, Meryl K. InternetVIZ (2005). Journals>Publishing>Marketing>Blogs


Explicitly Teaching Five Technical Genres to English First-Language Adults in a Multi-Major Technical Writing Course   (peer-reviewed)

In this paper, I report the effects of explicitly teaching five technical genres to English first-language students enrolled in a multi-major technical writing course. Previous experimental research has demonstrated the efficacy of explicitly teaching academic writing to English first language adults, but no comparable study on technical writing exists. I used a mixed-method approach to examine these effects, including a control-group quasi-experimental design and a qualitative analysis to more fully describe the 534 texts produced by 316 student writers. Results indicated the genre participants constructed texts demonstrating a significantly greater awareness to audience, purpose, structure, design, style, and editing than participants taught through more traditional approaches. Within the technical genres, participants demonstrated greater awareness to audience, purpose, and editing in the job materials text type than with correspondence or procedures text types.

Boettger, Ryan K. Journal of Writing Research (2014). Journals>Research>Technical Writing>Research


forUse: the Newsletter of Usage-Centered Design

forUse is an electronic newsletter published by e-mail approximately 9 times a year. forUse covers new developments in usage-centered design. Regularly features include: tips and techniques on design, modeling, and management, questions and answers on technical issues in usage-centered design, plus news and upcoming events. Subscribers get early notice of new papers and publications, and the newsletter features complement material on the Web site.

Foruse.com. Journals>Usability>User Centered Design>Newsletters


The Freelancer

EFA's newsletter, The Freelancer, is published six times a year and is mailed free to all members.

Editorial Freelancers Association. Journals>Editing


Gain 2.0

AIGA's graphic design journal. The new online version of the Gain publication focuses on the intersection of design and business. Gain follows real-world projects from conception through completion.

AIGA. Journals>Graphic Design


Global Talk Online

Global Talk was printed quarterly through Spring 2002, with a final  printed issue in Fall 2002. Earlier issues are in PDF format in the Global Talk archive.

STC International TC SIG. Journals>TC>International



When people buy things, they engage in a decision-making process. Research shows that one of the major problems with commerce sites is that they fail in supporting the customers in this process. By understanding their needs and concerns as they progress through the decision-making cycle, we can build better and more successful commerce sites.

GUUUI (2003). Journals>User Interface>User Centered Design


Harvard Journal of Law and Technology

The Harvard Journal of Law and Technology (JOLT) is published by Harvard Law School students. While the Journal is an official publication of the Harvard Law School, it receives no funding from the Law School and relies exclusively on subscriptions and sponsor contributions. The views expressed in the Journal do not necessarily reflect the views of the Editorial Board or sponsors of the Journal, Harvard Law School, or Harvard University.

HJLT. Journals>Technology>Legal



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