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Issue 4 • Date Dec. 2007

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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2007 , Page(s): C1
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  • IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication publication information

    Publication Year: 2007 , Page(s): C2
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  • Dank Je, Domo Arigato, and Thanks

    Publication Year: 2007 , Page(s): 273 - 274
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  • IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication: Looking to the Past to Discover the Present

    Publication Year: 2007 , Page(s): 275 - 279
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    Discipline maturity and, more often, discipline development are recurrent themes in technical and professional communication scholarship. This paper reviews 25 years of the IEEE transactions on professional communication in terms of how and who creates knowledge. Specifically, we identify methods used by whom in an attempt to explore how the journal has developed complexity. We posit that the jour... View full abstract»

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  • The Visual Rhetoric of Data Displays: The Conundrum of Clarity

    Publication Year: 2007 , Page(s): 280 - 294
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    The visual rhetoric of data displays (e.g., charts, graphs, maps) has changed profoundly over the past 50 years as a result of research in display techniques, the application of traditional and emerging rhetorical approaches, and the democratizing effects of data design technology. Perhaps in no other visual realm than data design is the notion of clarity more critical or more contested. Indeed th... View full abstract»

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  • Goal-Orientation, Goal-Setting, and Goal-Driven Behavior in Minimalist User Instructions

    Publication Year: 2007 , Page(s): 295 - 305
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    This paper opens with a summary of minimalist design strategies that aim to optimize user instructions. Next, it discusses three research efforts to further improve these strategies. The common focus in these efforts is the attention to people's goal-related management and control of attention, time, and effort. First, a comprehensive framework for designing procedures - the four components model ... View full abstract»

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  • The Evolving Face of Ethics in Technical and Professional Communication: Challenger to Columbia

    Publication Year: 2007 , Page(s): 306 - 319
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    Our view of ethics in professional and technical communication has evolved, paralleling developments throughout society. Earlier views on ethics and values have grown into a broad perspective of complex gradations with people at many levels affecting eventual practical outcomes. This newer perspective includes not only persons but social forces and organizations. The organizational culture of NASA... View full abstract»

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  • User-Centered Technology in Participatory Culture: Two Decades “Beyond a Narrow Conception of Usability Testing”

    Publication Year: 2007 , Page(s): 320 - 332
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    Twenty years after the publication of Patricia Sullivan's ldquoBeyond a narrow conception of usability testingrdquo in the IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication, three scholars - all Sullivan's students - reflect on the history and development of usability testing and research. Following Sullivan, this article argues that usability bridges the divide between science and rhetoric and asse... View full abstract»

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  • Historical Studies of Technical Communication in the United States and England: A Fifteen-Year Retrospection and Guide to Resources

    Publication Year: 2007 , Page(s): 333 - 351
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    Not only have historical studies of technical communication increased in quantity and quality over the last 15 years, but they have also entered the mainstream of technical communication research. These studies have focused on practitioners, artifacts, genres, movements, techniques, events, and the profession, as well as relevant methodology and pedagogy. There are still many opportunities for his... View full abstract»

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  • A Scientometric Study of the Perceived Quality of Business and Technical Communication Journals

    Publication Year: 2007 , Page(s): 352 - 378
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    In this paper we present, from an academic perspective, the perceived quality ratings of business and technical communication journals. Through a survey of academic experts, we asked respondents to rate the top overall journals, business communication journals, technical communication journals, and the top journals from a technology perspective. In addition, we asked respondents to list the journa... View full abstract»

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  • Listening and Responding (Collins, S.D.) [Book review]

    Publication Year: 2007 , Page(s): 379 - 380
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  • The Freedom Writers Diary (Gruwell, E. and the Freedom Writers) [Book review]

    Publication Year: 2007 , Page(s): 381 - 382
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  • IEEE International Professional Communication Conference 2008 (IPCC)

    Publication Year: 2007 , Page(s): 383
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  • Have you visited lately? www.ieee.org [advertisement]

    Publication Year: 2007 , Page(s): 384
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  • IEEE copyright form

    Publication Year: 2007 , Page(s): 385 - 386
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  • 2007 Index IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication Vol. 50

    Publication Year: 2007 , Page(s): 387 - 392
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  • IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication Information for authors

    Publication Year: 2007 , Page(s): C3
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  • IEEE Professional Communication Society Information

    Publication Year: 2007 , Page(s): C4
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Aims & Scope

The IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication is a peer-reviewed journal devoted to applied research on professional communication--including but not limited to technical and business communication. It has been published since 1957 by the Professional Communication Society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

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Meet Our Editors

Editor-in-Chief
Saul Carliner
Concordia University