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Established in 2015, the Colorado State University Open Press extends work begun with the WAC Clearinghouse in 1997. The Press offers support to scholars who share its interest in open-access publishing. All of its publications are made available without charge to readers via the Web. The Press also works with traditional publishing partners to make selected open-access publications available in print for readers who prefer that medium.

Recent Open-Access Books

ContingencyContingency, Exploitation, and Solidarity: Labor and Action in English Composition, edited by Seth Kahn, William B. Lalicker, and Amy Lynch-Biniek
WRAB 2014Research on Writing: Multiple Perspectives, edited by Sylvie Plane et al.
Middle East-North AfricaEmerging Writing Research from the Middle East-North Africa Region, edited by Lisa R. Arnold, Anne Nebel, and Lynne Ronesi
Info LiteracyInformation Literacy: Research and Collaboration across Disciplines, edited by Barbara J. D'Angelo, Sandra Jamieson, Barry Maid, and Janice R. Walker
Performing Antiracist PedagogyPerforming Antiracist Pedagogy in Rhetoric, Writing, and Communication, edited by Frankie Condon and Vershawn Ashanti Young
A Minefield of DreamsA Minefield of Dreams: Triumphs and Travails of Independent Writing Programs, edited by Justin Everett and Cristina Hanganu-Bresch
Critical TransitionsCritical Transitions: Writing and the Question of Transfer, edited by Chris M. Anson and Jessie L. Moore
Writing and School ReformWriting and School Reform: Writing Instruction in the Age of Common Core and Standardized Testing, by Joanne Addison and Sharon James McGee
The Forgotten TribeThe Forgotten Tribe: Scientists as Writers, by Lisa Emerson
WAC Partnerships Between Secondary and Postsecondary Institutions, edited by Jacob S. Blumner and Pamela B. Childers
Placing the History of College Writing: Stories from the Incomplete Archive, by Nathan Shepley
Involved: Writing for College, Writing for Your Self, by Charles Bazerman
Working With Academic Literacies: Case Studies Towards Transformative Practice, edited by Theresa Lillis, Kathy Harrington, Mary R. Lea, and Sally Mitchell
Teaching One-to-One: The Writing Conference, by Muriel Harris
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Open-Access Journals

The Colorado State University Open Press uses the Open Journal Systems open-source system to support several journals. Please visit one of our journals by clicking on the following links.

JVSJournal of Veterans Studies

The Journal of Veterans Studies is an open-access, online, peer-reviewed, and interdisciplinary journal. The goals of the journal are to sustain research in veterans studies, facilitate interdisciplinary research collaborations, and narrow gaps between cultures, institutions, experiences, knowledge, and understanding.

We understand veterans studies as a multi-faceted, scholarly investigation of military veterans and their families. Topics within that investigation could include, but are not limited to, combat exposure, reintegration challenges, and the complex systems that shape the veteran experience. Veterans studies, by its very nature, may analyze experiences closely tied to military studies, but the emphasis of veterans studies is the "veteran experience," i.e., what happens after the service member departs the armed forces.

The work of veterans studies can be found in such fields as Rhetoric and Composition, Literature, History, Social and Behavioral Sciences, and Student Affairs (among others). Additionally, it can be seen in and out of formal education: by current members of the military, leaders of nonprofits, independent artists, grassroots activists, and students taking courses in veterans studies. Such research and work can take multiple forms. The journal is open to multimodal submissions in a variety of formats.
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Academic LaborAcademic Labor: Research and Artistry

The Center for the Study of Academic Labor (CSAL) promotes research and scholarship on the transformation of academic labor in higher education, including but not limited to scholarship on contingency and tenure.
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JWAJournal of Writing Analytics

The Journal of Writing Analytics (Analytics) is a peer-reviewed, open access journal published by Colorado State University Open Press. Additional support for the journal is provided by the University of South Florida.

Conceptualized as a multidisciplinary field, Writing Analytics is defined as the study of communication processes and genres as they occur in digital educational environments. The journal operates at the intersection of educational measurement, massive data analysis, digital learning ecologies, and ethical philosophy. Intended to give voice to an emerging community, the journal is devoted to programs of research providing evidence of fair, reliable, and valid analytics. Dedicated to application, such multidisciplinary research will demonstrate its usefulness to educational stakeholders as they expand opportunities for diverse learners.

Publication of Analytics is annual and coincides with the International Conference on Writing Analytics, hosted in 2017 by the University of South Florida. When the conference is announced in the fall of each year, solicitations will be open for both the conference and the journal. Researchers may submit a manuscript without attending the conference.

The Analytics web site is updated quarterly in the winter, spring, summer, and autumn. Updates include book reviews, advances in code, new quantitative techniques, and research notes.
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Journal of International University-Based Extension

This journal is a joint project involving the Colorado State University Open Press, Anhui Agricultural University, and Higher Education Press, with potential involvement by other Chinese and US universities. It is in its formative stages.
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WAC Clearinghouse Journals

The WAC Clearinghouse provides access to the following scholarly journals. All articles in the journals are available in open-access formats. You do not need to subscribe to our journals to view them. To learn more about individual journals, please view their main pages.

Across the Disciplines

ATDA 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.
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The WAC Journal

ATDA peer-reviewed journal on writing across the curriculum published by Clemson University and Parlor Press, The WAC Journal offers articles by educators about their WAC ideas and WAC experiences, focusing on both practical ideas and pertinent theory.
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Double Helix

Double HelixDouble Helix is an international, open-access journal founded on the principle that writing is the essential tool for developing critical thinking skills and disciplinary expertise. The journal publishes work that focuses on critical thinking in and across the disciplines, and is particularly interested in pieces that explore and report on connections between pedagogical theory and classroom practice.
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The Journal of Basic Writing

JBWThe Journal of Basic Writing houses its archives on the Clearinghouse. JBW publishes articles on theory, research, and teaching practices related to basic writing.
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Language and Learning Across the Disciplines

LLADPublished from 1994 to 2003, Language and Learning Across the Disciplines provided a forum for debates concerning interdisciplinarity, situated discourse communities, and writing across the curriculum programs.
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Academic.WritingPublished from 2000 to 2003, Academic.Writing: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Communication Across the Curriculum provided a peer-reviewed forum for scholars interested in communication across the curriculum.
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RhetNetThe first online journal published in rhetoric and composition, RhetNet was a concerted effort to see what publishing on the net might be in its "natural" form.
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