During the 2006-2007 academic year, the CTAM Board of Governors decided the CTAM Journal would go to an all-online format beginning with Volume 34, 2007. With this change, we remain dedicated to producing a high-quality journal comprised of articles that have gone through a rigorous review process, while achieving the goal to increase access of the journal to a wider audience. As the journal goes online, some readers will notice that the size of the journal has also changed. For ease of printing, the pdf version of the journal is now formatted for a standard 8-1/2" x 11" page
CALL FOR MANUSCRIPTS VOLUME 39, SUMMER 2012
The Communication and Theater Association of Minnesota Journal is seeking manuscripts. The journal, which went to an online-only format in 2007, welcomes theoretical and applied articles and teaching suggestions from theater, communication and forensics professionals from all levels. Manuscripts may be submitted for one of two sections: general interest research and essays, and teacher's workbook. Please clearly indicate for which section the manuscript is intended. Contact the editor concerning book review proposals.
Authors should submit an electronic copy of their work as a Word document by e-mail to the editor. A separate, electronic title page should include a 100-125 word abstract, author's name and professional title, job title, the institutional affiliation of the author(s), a post office mailing address, and an e-mail address. Author identification should be removed from the manuscript itself for review purposes. All manuscripts should be prepared according to current APA or MLA guidelines. Authors are reminded to keep the Journal audience in mind: students and teachers at the high school, community college, private college, and university levels.
E-mail manuscripts and questions to James Dimock, Editor, Communication and Theater Association of Minnesota Journal, firstname.lastname@example.org.
All manuscripts must be submitted by April 30, 2012
CTAM JOURNAL MISSION STATEMENT
The Communication and Theater Association of Minnesota Journal (CTAMJ) is the scholarly journal of the Communication and Theater Association of Minnesota (CTAM). The journal is an outlet for articles related to issues of discipline-related importance including articles discussing innovative teaching methods. All theoretical and methodological approaches are welcome.
Authors should submit an electronic copy of their work as a Word document by e-mail to the editor. A separate, digital title page should include a 100-125 word abstract of the article, author's name and professional title, job title, the school or institutional affiliation of the author/s, a mailing address, and an e-mail address. Care should be taken that author identification has been removed from the manuscript itself for review purposes. All manuscripts should be prepared according to current APA or MLA guidelines.
CTAMJ encourages contributions from scholars and practitioners, who comprise all segments of the journal's readership, including K-12 educators, graduate school, community college, and college or university groups. The journal welcomes theoretical and applied articles from both the theater and communication disciplines. Capable scholars in the appropriate field will blindly review all general articles.
No work will be accepted or rejected purely on the basis of its methodology or subject. Author sex, race, ethnic background, geographical location or work affiliation (secondary/college level, department, etc.) of the author(s) are never considered in making editorial judgments. The demands of the disciplines of speech communication and theater are key factors in the editorial judgments made. All editorial decisions attempt to balance these demands with the needs and interests of the journal's readers.
The journal is guided by three key principles:
* To provide an outlet for the expression of diverse ideas.
* To publish high quality scholarship in the disciplines of Speech Communication and Theater.
* To meet the journal-related needs of CTAM and its members.
The call for Manuscripts goes out in the fall of the year and the deadline for submissions is in March of the following year. Details of how to submit are given in the Call which is sent to all members, departments, and announced in SPECTRA. Book review ideas should be discussed with the editor in advance of the submission date. Book reviews are generally published if accepted on a space available basis. All articles are read anonymously by at least two associate editors. All author identification markings are removed from the articles and no editor reads the work of a colleague. Associate editors may submit articles to the journal, but their work must go through the process of blind review, just as any other submitter. The journal editor facilitates the process and makes final decisions based on the associate editor's recommendations and comments. If there are any questions about the process, please direct them to the journal editor.
CTAM encourages scholars to use and make reference to work published in our journal. Scholars may quote, without permission, in order to document their own work. The Journal assumes each scholar shall be responsible in acknowledging and properly documenting such uses. Teachers may reproduce and distribute, free of copyright charges, portions of this journal solely for educational purposes. Any reproduction and distribution must acknowledge in writing the Journal as the primary source of the material.