Submitted by syntaxfactory on April 5, 2010 - 2:22pm
The Communication & Rhetorical Studies Department at Idaho State
University has started a new online peer reviewed journal entitled _Relevant
Rhetoric: A New Journal of Rhetorical Studies._ The first issue of the
journal is completed and available online:
The journal seeks to bring rhetorical scholarship to a larger audience than
traditional academic journals. The writing and formatting conventions of
this journal are modified. Articles focus on the author's findings,
conclusions, and interpretations (context of discovery) rather than previous
literature and research methods (context of justification).
Readers of _Relevant Rhetoric_ will find a friendly layout, which includes
photographs to enhance the text, links to websites, and tables that are
understandable at-a-glance. In addition, the new journal minimizes technical
jargon and decreases emphasis on literature reviews and method.
The new journal focuses on the broadest range of rhetorical texts and
artifacts produced by modern culture. These texts include but are not
limited to political rhetoricboth historical and contemporarythe rhetoric
of religion, popular culture rhetoric, including music, television, movies,
and digital media, the rhetoric of the news, persuasive appeals in
advertising and public relations campaigns, organizational rhetoric, and
The journal is seeking submissions for its next issue. Please contact the
journal's editor, Nancy J. Legge, for more information:
email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.