E-journal call for contributions — Showing results

How can we convince our colleagues that implementing plain language is worth the effort? Many of us intuitively understand the benefits. But we also need concrete data and examples to help build the case for plain language as a powerful tool.

The next issue of PLAIN’s e-journal will focus on showing results.

We are looking for contributions from colleagues around the world who have documented the effects and benefits of plain language. Articles could cover any aspect of this, such as:

  • evidence-based research
  • case studies
  • best practices for measuring the impact of plain language.

We also welcome ideas for interviews with experts and book reviews that are relevant to this topic.

Articles should be short pieces of 800 to 1,000 words. They are all published in English, although we prefer to include a second version in the author’s own language where that is not English.

We aim to include a broad range of perspectives on this topic across different regions, industries, and practices. You do not have to be a member to contribute to the e-journal, but members’ submissions (as well as first-time contributors) will be prioritized.

Contributions are due in November. The issue will be published in early 2023.

If you are interested in submitting an article, please send a message with a summary of your article to publications@plainlanguagenetwork.org.