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Thank you for visiting the companion website to the print journal Composition Studies, a peer-reviewed biannual independent journal. This website includes submission policies and subscription information. It also hosts the journal’s archives, comprising full-text access to issues published five years prior to the present. Please explore this site for further information about the journal and its history in the field. And be sure to check out the contents of our current issue!

The journal currently has an acceptance rate of 10-12%. Composition Studies is a member of the Conference of Editors of Learned Journals and is indexed in EBSCO, ProQuest, ERIC, Gale/Cengage, and JSTOR.

Focus and Scope

Composition Studies is an academic journal dedicated to the range of professional practices associated with rhetoric and composition: teaching college writing; theorizing rhetoric and composing; administering writing-related programs; preparing the field’s future teacher-scholars. All perspectives and topics of general interest to the profession are welcome.

Contact Us

Journal EditorsMatt Davis
Kara Taczak
Book Review EditorBryna Siegel Finerbrynasf@iup.edu