Using the list of online journals provided in the right sidebar of this blog, find and read as much information as you can on these journal’s websites about their submission and editorial processes. Part of discovering this information will give you clues about what kinds of texts and what topics these journals are interested in, which will give you insight to the journals’ readership (e.g., audiences). Make notes for yourself (to discuss in class next week) that helps you remember what the mission/vision of each journal is, how they are different (or similar) to each other, what kinds of topics and formats each publishes, and any other details you think might be relevant to helping us discuss the journals as possible venues for the webtexts you’ll produce in this class. If you want, you can post a Comment with your succinct notes in response to this blog post, but it’s not required. Just be ready to discuss each of the journals in class next week.
Also, while you’re on the journals’ pages, skim some of the example texts to get a feel for whether the journal’s submission requirements live up to the texts they publish. (e.g., is what they’re asking for what they get/publish? Where can you see yourself within any of these journals? What genres, what content, are you most interested in? — you’re starting to get ideas for proposing your own project!)
Next week, we’ll look closely at a few webtexts in class.