A Little About Us

 

Welcome to The Writing Center Journal’s new website! As The WCJ editors, we — Michele Eodice, Kerri Jordan, and Steve Price — would like to introduce you to our vision for the journal, as well as give you a brief history and background of The Writing Center Journal.

The Writing Center Journal was launched in 1980 by Lil Brannon and Steven North and remains the primary research journal in the field of writing centers. WCJ is the official journal of the International Writing Centers Association, an Assembly of the National Council of Teachers of English. WCJ is published twice a year, in the fall/winter and spring/summer and the journal's acceptance rate is 17%.

We're committed to publishing strong empirical research and theoretical scholarship relevant to writing centers. In addition, we seek to build a stronger research community for writing centers. To that end, we are committed to three key practices. We will:

  • Provide meaningful feedback on all manuscripts, including those we choose to reject.

  • Make ourselves available and accessible through retreats, workshops, and other engagements at regional and international writing center conferences.

  • Coordinate online professional development events related to The Writing Center Journal and our research community.

We are especially excited about our new blog and continuing our online professional development series, WCJ Live.  Check back frequently for more information and updates on sessions for 2016!

For library subscriptions, the annual rate is $80.00 USD. Checks go to The Writing Center Journal, Donna Benge, 1005 Asp Ave, Norman OK 73019

For individual subscriptions, please click here.

 

How It Began

 

We--Michele Eodice, Kerri Jordan, and Steven Price--first met in 2007 in Laurence, Kansas during an IWCA Summer Institute. Since then, we have collaborated on a variety of professional development events and became editors of The Writing Center Journal in 2013. As the co-editors, our vision for The WCJ centers on a strong research community of writing center scholarship.

We work together to maintain the scholarly integrity of the journal while also promoting a strong, inclusive community for all who are interested in writing center research and scholarship. 

In addition to providing substantial feedback to authors and expanding the journal’s online presence, we facilitate a variety of interactive professional development opportunities to help sustain a dynamic and inclusive research community, such as WCJ Live and our blog.

We want The WCJ to continue to be the hub of a thriving, diverse, and interactive group that includes researchers and scholars representing a variety of backgrounds, including secondary schools, community colleges, four-year institutions and graduate programs.

We are committed to publishing strong empirical research and theoretical scholarship relevant to writing centers. To that end, and with the help of our new associate editors, Richard Sévère and Anna Sicari, we are committed to three key practices: We will:

  • Provide meaningful feedback on all manuscripts, including those we choose to reject.

  • Make ourselves available and accessible through retreats, workshops, and other engagements at regional and international writing center conferences.

  • Coordinate online professional development events related to The Writing Center Journal and our research community.