We invite you to contribute in any of the following areas:
- Peer-reviewed articles. Articles that cross discipline boundaries as they focus on the effective and efficient methods of designing and communicating information; disciplines will include technical communication, information design, information architecture, interaction design, and human-computer interaction.
- Experience reports. Experience reports present project- or workplace-focused summaries of important technologies, techniques, or product processes.
- Interesting research results. Short reports on interesting research or usability results that lack the rigor for a full article. For example, pilot studies, graduate student projects, or corporate usability studies where full details can’t be released.
- Book reviews. Short reviews of books you think may be of interest to the communication design field. Please query ahead of time before sending.
We are also interested in proposals for guest editing special issues. As a guest editor, you would be responsible for providing two peer reviewed articles on a specific topic and, potentially, coordinating with the column editors so their columns can complement the issue’s theme.
CDQ Manuscript Submission Guidelines
Format all manuscripts for publication consideration according to the following guidelines:
|Keywords:||3 – 5 words that will help readers locate your article|
|Length:||6,000 to 8,000 words (not including “References” or Appendices); individuals can submit
slightly longer or slightly shorter manuscripts, but they should contact the CDQ editor
before submitting such slightly longer or slightly shorter entries
|Margins:||1” margins on all sides|
|Font:||11 or 12 pt. Times New Roman|
|Spacing:||Single spaced; do not use tabs to indicate a new paragraph; instead, use a blank line between paragraphs|
|Pagination:||Provide a page number in the upper, right-hand corner of all pages – e.g., pg. 2|
|Citation Style:||American Psychological Association (APA) – for examples of APA citation style, see Cornell University Library’s APA Citation Style page online at https://www.library.cornell.edu/research/citation/apa|
|Headings:||Primary-level headings = Centered, bold text with initial capitals
e.g., Example Primary-Level Heading
Secondary-level headings = Left-aligned, bold with initial capitals
e.g., Example Secondary-Level Heading
Tertiary-level headings = Left-aligned, italics with initial capitals on first word of
e.g., Example tertiary-level heading
For more information or submissions of articles, reports, or research results, contact Derek G. Ross (email@example.com).
For queries about book reviews, please contact E. Jonathan Arnett (firstname.lastname@example.org).