Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

This Journal publishes articles on the theory, practice, and teaching of professional communication in critical global contexts. Articles can take a variety of forms, including formal empirical studies, illustrative case studies, book, software, and academic program review, and curriculum development. The Journal is predominantly cross cultural, concentrating on how professionals from a variety of cultural and rhetorical traditions communicate with each other across a range of contexts using various communication media.

The Journal welcomes articles with diverse rhetorical styles, modes of inquiries, and contexts of research, but the articles are to be submitted in English (in all its varieties) and grounded in relevant theory and appropriate empirical research methods. All articles will conform to the APA style guide.

• Improve our research, teaching, and practice of professional communication in global contexts.
• Develop better theoretical models of global professional communication.
• Develop more valid and ethical research methodologies for global professional communication.
• Improve the practice of global business and manufacturing through more effective communication.
• Improve professional communication research and practice in critical cross-cultural and international contexts such as the environment, law, immigration, health, energy, economics, and human rights.
• Develop issues and research agendas that address the most pressing issues and challenges for communicating in the context of globalization.
• Develop better curricula and materials for teaching global professional communication not only in the United States and Europe, but around the world. Special attention will be given developing culturally sensitive curricula of professional communication for the developing world, including parts of Latin America, Eastern Europe, Asia, Africa, and India.
• Address the influence of new communication technologies in global professional contexts.
• Improve our ability to use professional communication to address issues of social justice in the context of globalization.


Section Policies


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Teaching & Curriculum

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Research Review

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Best Practices

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Book Reviews

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Editor Introduction

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Peer Review Process

We will use the OJS online submission process. Authors will submit their articles through this site following all author guidelines. Authors need to submit their articles in the appropriate categories, such as research, book review, training, and others. The editors will first review if article meets basic guidelines and remove anything that identifies the author(s). Next, the editors then will assign the article to two to three reviewers, using the online process. The reviewers will use approved evaluation forms and will not know the identity of the author(s). The author can track all progress through this site. The reviewers will have one month to review the article, and then the editor will decide on status of article, log the decision on the site, and send an official email from the site notifying the author of the decision.


Publication Frequency

RPCG will be published twice a year.


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.



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Free publication of articles

RPCG charges no fees for submitting or publishing articles.