As always, *RMCR* seeks substantive manuscripts examining any disciplinary topic in communication from any epistemological and methodological approach. We also publish manuscripts that are resources for future scholarship such as analytical literature reviews and annotated bibliographies. *In particular, RMCR solicits submissions that authors have presented at local, regional, and national conferences, who seek to move their essays from the conference level to publication. *Our mission at *RMCR* is to fill the space between convention papers and our national and regional disciplinary journals.
*This Graduate Student Life*
As a graduate student, do you also try to apply your scholarship in the community or engage in social justice, civic engagement, or try to make social change? Are there particular challenges that you face? Are there projects that you have worked on or efforts that you would like to share and discuss? Theories and methodologies that you find useful, relevant, or applicable to these goals? "This Graduate Student Life: Commentary and Community" is a regularly featured column about the experiences and challenges of graduate life. For the current issue, we are particularly interested in the experiences of graduate students who are actively trying to balance academic life while also applying their knowledge outside of the academy in the form of civic engagement, and social justice. All methodologies and theoretical backgrounds will be considered.
To be considered for the Winter 2008 Graduate Student Life forum, completed essays and/or proposals (which should include a 500-700 word synopsis of the planned essay) should be submitted to Autumn Garrison @email@example.com on or before 12/01/2008. For more information, please contact Autumn.
Additionally, *RMCR* accepts proposals on a rolling basis for future editions of This Graduate Student Life. Please visit our archives (www.rmcr.utah.edu) to read previously published Graduate Life pieces.
*Special Sections and Alternative Scholarship*
*RMCR* is pleased to announce that it seeks nontraditional forms of scholarship to broaden the scope of the journal and to address a growing enthusiasm for technological innovations in the communication discipline.
The electronic format of the journal offers an outlet for a wide range of submissions. Scholars should consider the full spectrum of critically informed creative possibilities that online publishing can offer. Examples
include: films, new media, recorded technologically enhanced performance pieces, linear and interactive documentaries, e-games, interactive websites, visual and digital rhetoric.
Given the innovative nature of such submissions, traditional review processes may not apply. *RMCR* will work with the author/developer to ensure an impartial review of the project. All entries and suggestions should be directed to the special sections editor, Ru Wood @ firstname.lastname@example.org
We* *currently seek reviewers and suggested books (or other texts) for review in all areas of communication studies. We are interested in forthcoming or recently published books that address significant issues and promise to make important contributions to any of the following areas:
communication theory, cultural studies, rhetorical theory and criticism, qualitative and quantitative research methods, interpersonal, small group, intercultural, nonverbal, organizational, political, environmental, health, and mass communication. Please also see the attached flyer about an an opportunity to review the two volume book *Communication Activism*. We wish to publish this review in the upcoming issue of RMCR
The editorial board encourages authors and publishers to send forthcoming books to our editorial board or to inquire about submitting potential reviews. Submissions should include all relevant bibliographic information, a brief statement that describes the significance of the book related to the study of communication, basic information pertaining to publication, and a critical discussion of the text's central claim(s). Proposals received on or before October 31, 2008 will be considered for publication in our Summer issue. Subsequent proposals will be considered on a rolling basis for future editions of the journal. For more information or to submit proposals please contact Autumn Garrison @gmail.com
In addition to quality submissions, *RMCR* also seeks qualified graduate students to review incoming submissions. Applicants should possess a solid command of their communication sub-discipline(s) and methodology(ies) as well as the desire to gain experience in reviewing and editing. *RMCR *will do its best to ensure applicants receive papers relative to their areas of interest. Please complete the Reviewer Contact form found on our website (
www.rmcr.utah.edu) and forward the application along with your Curriculum Vita to the new Editor (email@example.com).