Call for contributions: Current practices and trends in technical communication

Technical communication is a fast-evolving and expanding field. As a result, the Institute of Scientific and Technical Communicators (ISTC) plans to publish a new book in 2017 entitled ‘Current Practices and Trends in Technical Communication’. The main aim of this book is to enable practitioners and academics to share information about, and raise awareness of, what is currently happening in the field.

Book editor Dr Stephen Crabbe MISTC would like to invite interested authors (both members and non-members of the ISTC) to contribute a chapter to this new book on a topic of their choice related to current practices and trends in technical communication.

Chapters with a length of 3000-5000 words are being sought, although longer chapters are welcome, and submissions may be written by one or more authors.

Proposed schedule

Please note: This schedule is subject to change.

Interested authors are invited to submit a chapter proposal of up to 250 words, and an author biography of up to 50 words, as soon as possible but by no later than Friday 29 April 2016 to The chapter proposal should provide the proposed chapter title and a brief outline of the topic that the author(s) would like to write about.

All chapter proposals will be reviewed by the editor and reviewers, and authors will receive
feedback on them on Friday 27 May 2016. Authors will then be asked to submit the full book chapter on or by Friday 30 September 2016. All submitted chapters will be edited and proofread by the editor and reviewers between September and December 2016.

The book is anticipated to be completed for publication in early 2017. Authors will retain the copyright to their individual contribution and receive a free paperback copy of the book upon publication.

Should you have any questions about the book, or should you wish to discuss prospective
topics, please feel free to contact Stephen Crabbe at

Technical Communications