Argumentation and Advocacy

Argumentation and Advocacy, the flagship publication of the American Forensic Association, invites scholarly submissions concerning any dimension of argumentation studies, including but not limited to contemporary or historical argumentation theory, informal logic, pragma-dialectics, interpersonal arguing, culture and argument, public and political argument, legal argument, and forensics and pedagogy.

Studies employing any appropriate research methodology are welcome. Manuscripts conforming to the guidelines for submission should be sent to:

Dale Hample,
Editor-Elect Argumentation and Advocacy
Department of Communication
University of Maryland
2130 Skinner Building
College Park, MD 20742-7635

E-mail correspondence should be addressed to

Inquiries about book reviews should be sent to Ilon Lauer, or

Ilon Lauer,
Book Review Editor
Argumentation and Advocacy
Department of Communication
Western Illinois University
Macomb, IL 61455

For Authors

Electronic Indexing

Argumentation and Advocacy is indexed by the following indexing services:

  • ProQuest International Academic Research Library, Humanities, v. 26 (1989)-present;
  • Infonautics Information Services, v. 31 (1994)-present;
  • Communication and Mass Media Complete, Ebsco Information Services, v. 28 (1991) -present;
  • Uncover Information Services, v. 23 (1986) -present;
  • The Minnesota State University-Mankato Online Index of Forensic Research.

Consult your library for the service available to you. Indexes for v. 1 (1964) -28 (1991) can be found in the back of the final issue of the year.

Copyright and photocopy policy

Photocopies of all material published by the American Forensic Association including Argumentation and Advocacy and its predecessor the Journal of the American Forensic Association may be made for classroom use free of charge if all of the following criteria are fulfilled:

  1. No fees above the actual duplication costs are charged
  2. The materials are photocopies and not reprints or republications
  3. A single notice of use is mailed to the Executive Secretary of the Association
  4. The material includes a full bibliographic citation and the following statement: \”Copyrighted by the American Forensic Association. Photocopied by permission of the publisher.”

A photocopy of this statement serves as the American Forensic Association’s official permission for using materials in this way. This free permission is not applicable, under any of the following circumstances:

  • When an additional fee is charged for the material;
  • When the material is retained electronically for nonprint access;
  • When the material is reprinted in a commercial publication.

The American Forensic Association encourages the availability of material from its publications in such sources, but the Association may charge an additional fee, and the explicit permission from the Executive Secretary of AFA is required. Address such requests and reports of photocopying to:

James W. Pratt
Executive Secretary
American Forensic Association
Box 256
River Falls, WI 54022

Subscription information

Argumentation and Advocacy (ISSN 1051-1431) is published quarterly by the American Forensic Association. Individual membership in the Association, including the journal and the newsletter, is $75 per year ($20 for students); $135 for two years; $600 lifetime. Institutional rates, including library subscriptions, are $70 per year. Individual membership is available online.

Other subscription correspondence should be addressed to:

James W. Pratt
American Forensic Association
Box 256
River Falls, WI 54022-0256

Phone numbers are:

US toll-free: 1-800-228-5424
International calls: 715-425-3198
Fax: 715-425-9533