CFP: Writing and Science

The journal Written Communication will be considering article submissions for its upcoming special issue on “Writing and Science” through March 1st, 2018. You can locate a copy of the CFP by visiting

Possible topics may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Writing and laboratory science
  • Note-making as a rhetorical activity
  • Scientific writing as material-semiotic practice
  • Visuals in scientific inquiry and argumentation
  • Multimodal analysis of scientific texts
  • Emerging and hybrid genres in STEM disciplines
  • Writing and interdisciplinary collaboration in the sciences
  • Scientific publishing in an age of digital media and open access
  • Rhetorical accommodation of science and technology
  • Circulation of scientific information in popular media
  • Citizen science as social and rhetorical practice
  • Rhetorical figures in scientific communication
  • Historical and cultural studies of writing in science
  • Intercultural and multilingual scientific communication
  • The rhetorical construction of gender, race, and sexuality in scientific discourse (and discourse more generally that uses science as warrant for arguments related to these and other socially relevant topics)

Queries are welcome and can be directed to Chad Wickman, Editor, at the following address: