Journals on Writing Research and Pedagogy

Journals Available via the Brandeis University Library

College English (1965-present)

The professional journal for the college scholar-teacher. CE publishes articles about literature, rhetoric-composition, critical theory, creative writing theory and pedagogy, linguistics, literacy, reading theory, pedagogy and professional issues related to the teaching of English.

Research in the Teaching of English (1997-present)

A broad-based, multidisciplinary journal composed of original research articles and short scholarly essays on a wide range of topics significant to those concerned with the teaching and learning of languages and literacies around the world, both in and beyond schools and universities.

Community Literacy Journal (2009-present)

Provides information about the field's emerging methodologies and research agendas and includes work by literacy workers, practitioners and community literacy program staff.

Composition Studies (2004-present)

Dedicated to the range of professional practices associated with rhetoric and composition. Teaching college writing, preparing the field's future teacher-scholars.

Computers and Composition (1995-present)

Provides a forum for discussing issues connected with writing and computer use. It also offers information about integrating computers into writing programs on the basis of sound theoretical and pedagogical decisions, and empirical evidence.

JAC (1995-2014)

A forum for scholars interested in theoretical approaches to the interdisciplinary study of rhetoric, culture and politics.

Journal of Teaching Writing (1982-2016)

Addresses the practices and theories which bear on our knowledge of how people learn and communicate through writing.

Pedagogy (2001-present)

An innovative journal that aims to build a new discourse around teaching in English studies. Reversing the long history of marginalization of teaching and the scholarship produced around it, it offers a forum for critical reflection and spirited debate.

WLN (2015-present)

Provides ideas and information about writing centers in high schools, colleges and universities. Focuses on challenges in tutoring theory and methodology, handling ESL issues, directing a writing center, training tutors, adding computers, designing and expanding centers, and using tutorial theory and pedagogy.

WPA Journal (2000-17)

Articles and essays concerning the organization, administration, practices and aims of college and university writing programs.

Writing Center Journal (2005-present)

A leading journal in research related to the field of writing centers.

Writing on the Edge (2009-present)

Focuses on writing and the teaching of writing, Writing on the Edge is aimed primarily at college-level composition teachers and others interested in writing and writing instruction.

Written Communication (1984-present)

The essential journal for research on the study of writing in all its symbolic forms.

Open Access Journals

Across the Disciplines

A refereed journal devoted to language, learning and academic writing, Across the Disciplines publishes articles relevant to writing and writing pedagogy in all their intellectual, political, social and technological complexity.

Composition Forum

A journal of pedagogical theory in rhetoric and composition.

Computers and Composition Online

Provides a forum for discussing issues connected with writing and computer use. It also offers information about integrating computers into writing programs on the basis of sound theoretical and pedagogical decisions, and empirical evidence.

JAC Online

A forum for scholars interested in theoretical approaches to the interdisciplinary study of rhetoric, culture and politics.

Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology and Pedagogy

A refereed open-access online journal exploring the intersections of rhetoric, technology and pedagogy.

Literacy in Composition Studies

A refereed, open-access, online journal that sponsors scholarly activity at the nexus of literacy and composition studies.

The Writing Instructor

A networked journal and digital community for writers and teachers of writing.