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:

Amanda Jo Ratcliff
P.O. Box 79
Troup, TX 75789

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

Submissions will be received through March 31, 2022

Texas Speech Communication Journal

Volume 46, 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 March 31, 2022. 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.

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.

Authors will be notified of acceptance, revision, or rejection on May 1, 2022.

Queries and manuscript submissions should be sent via email to:

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

Deadline: March 31, 2022


Our annual covention was held October 14-16 in San Antonio. Congratulations to our newly elected officers:
Randy Cox (Vice President-Elect)
Mellessa Denny (Executive Secretary-Elect)
Wade Hescht (Comptroller)
2022 Convention

Keep It Simple

Date: October 5-8, 2022
Location:Hilton Dallas/Rockwall Lakefront
2055 Summer Lee Drive
Rockwall, TX 75032
(214) 771-3700
22 miles east of downtown Dallas off Interstate I-30