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Author Guidelines

The TCA Journal is not accepting submissions at this time. If this changes, this annoucement will be removed.

Submission Preparation Checklist

All submissions must meet the following requirements.

  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.


The Journal of the Tennessee Communication Association 



The Journal of the Tennessee Communication Association (JTCA) is an open call journal for papers and Great Ideas in Teaching (GIFT) pedagogy centered on the diverse field of communication. Contributors may submit works from multiple pedagogies, perspectives, contexts, and methodologies centered on the field of communication. JTCA is a blind review so no author identification should appear in the abstract and body of submitted manuscripts. 


Manuscripts should not exceed 30 pages - 12-point font, Times New Roman, double spaced including references and figures, and should be written according to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (7th edition). The manuscript should be emailed to the editor as two separate Microsoft word documents.  


Document 1. Title Page - should include the author's name(s), academic position, institutional affiliation, full mailing address, telephone number, email address, and preferably a brief author biography.  


Title page should also indicate the following: 


Methodology/Analysis (can be multiple methodology): 

Content Analysis 

Cultural Criticism 


Qualitative analysis 

Quantitative analysis 

Rhetorical criticism 

Pop Culture/Media 

Replication Studies   

GIFTS (see below)  


Five keywords that describe your manuscript for search engines.   


Document 2. Abstract and Manuscript - An abstract of not more than 150 words should accompany the manuscript. The author should also include keywords for the articles. No author identification should appear in this document. Author identified works and incomplete manuscripts will be rejected. All tables, figures, graphs, appendices, permission releases for copyrighted material must be submitted with the manuscript in document. All submissions must be original work of the author(s). Author(s) agree that the submission has not been published and is not currently under review for publication elsewhere. All submission must be designed to be inclusive and cannot contain defamatory language.  



Great Ideas in Teaching (Gifts) Submission Guidelines 

All submissions must meet all guidelines outlined by The Journal of Tennessee Communication Association. All submissions must be original work  

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