PLAIN e-journal: Call for contributions

Call for contributions - Know your reader

Reader. User. Audience. Customer. The public. Whichever way you define them, they’re essential to the work we do in plain language. 

The next issue of PLAIN’s e-journal will focus on getting to know your reader.

Call for contributions

We are looking for contributions from colleagues around the world about new developments as well as time-tested methods in understanding the relationship between plain language practitioners and readers. Articles could cover any aspect of this, such as:

  • researching target groups
  • collaborating with readers
  • user testing methods
  • inclusion and access
  • success (and failure!) stories.

We also welcome ideas for interviews with experts and book reviews that are relevant to this topic. We aim to include a broad range of perspectives on this topic across different regions, industries, and practices.

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.

You do not have to be a member to contribute to the e-journal, but members’ submissions will be prioritized.

If you are interested in submitting an article, please send a message with a summary of your article to

NOTE: As of 22 March 2022, we are no longer accepting proposals for this issue.