About the Journal: 

Hailing from Papua New Guinea, the worlds' most linguistically and socially diverse locale, the JCDS: Journal of Communication and  Development Studies (formerly titled the JLCS: Journal of Language and Communication Studies (ISSN 1992-1322) is published twice a year (June and January) by the Department of Communication and Development Studies at the Papua New Guinea University of Technology. It is interested in research papers falling under two broad disciplinary umbrellas i.e.,English for Academic Purposes (EAP)/English for Special Purposes (ESP) and Communication for DevelopmentHailing from Papua New Guinea, the worlds' most linguistically and socially diverse locale, the JCDS: Journal of Communication and  Development Studies (formerly titled the JLCS: Journal of Language and Communication Studies (ISSN 1992-1322) is published twice a year (June and January) by the Department of Communication and Development Studies at the Papua New Guinea University of Technology. It is interested in research papers falling under two broad disciplinary umbrellas i.e.,English for Academic Purposes (EAP)/English for Special Purposes (ESP) and Communication for Development.

Belongs to department: 
Department of Communication & Development Studies
Editorial Board: 

Editor in Chief

Eric Gilder

Associate Editors

Garry Sali

 

Apoi Yarapea

 

Rachael Aisoli-Orake

 

Silvia Florea (Director,UNESCO Chair in Quality Management of Higher Education and Lifelong Learning, “Lucian Blaga” University of Sibiu, Romania)

Editorial Advisory Board

 

Afroza Anwary(Minnesota State University, Mankato [USA])

 

Srikanta Chatterjee(Massey University [NZ])

 

James K. Gray (National Commission on Higher Education, Liberia)

Lyn H. Gray (International Research Exchange Board [IREX] Liberia)

 

Baik-ChulLee(Kyonggi University, Korea)

 

 

Henrieta Anişoara Şerban(Institute of Political Sciences and International Relations, Romanian Academy, Bucharest[Romania])

 

Ruth Spriggs (Australian National University[AUS])

 

Peter J. Wells (Director of Bucharest College [BPTC], Romania; former Programme Officer, UNESCO-CEPES and Higher Education Section, UNESCO HQ, Paris)

Call for Papers - Next Publication: 

Papers covering EAP or ESP can consider any aspect of the areas, including: classroom research, EAP/ESP methodology, course design, material design, genre analysis, rights analysis, critical EAP/ESP, reading and writing, testing and evaluation, computer-mediated language learning, EAP/ESP research, quality assurance of academic programs, and socio-linguistic influences on the teaching and learning of EAP/ESP.

For contributions covering Communication for Development (C4D) topics, the journal welcomes papers on any aspect of the field, including: communication in education, communication and gender, communication in resource management, conflict resolution, negotiation skills, partnership building, communicating development in such sectoral contexts as industries, healthcare, agriculture, and so forth, mass media, democracy and human rights, and media and 
HIV/AIDS.
Empirical (quantitative) or qualitative approaches to relevant topics are equally welcome.Papers which bridge the two larger fields of interest in an innovative trans-disciplinary fashion are particularly encouraged.

Authors grant the JCDS: Journal of Communication and Development Studies the copyright to their article upon publication, so tofoster wide distribution. What this practically means is that if the author wishes subsequently to re-publish the article(s) in another form, full acknowledgement and full publication data of the JCDS must be included therein.

Indexing: The JLCS: Journal of Language and Communication Studies (former title) is indexed in OCLC (www.worldcat.org).