Rhetoric, Professional Communication, and Globalization


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Rhetoric, Professional Communication, and Globalization is an online, peer-reviewed journal, using Public Common Knowledge software. It was created in 2009 with its first edition published in 2010. It was founded by a group of international scholars, with Barry Thatcher as the main founder and Editor-in-chief.

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.


  • 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.

For more information, visit the Rhetoric, Professional Communication, and Globalization website at rpcg.org.