April, 2019

Year Book 2019

Call for Papers

tekom Europe cordially invites you to contribute a paper to the Year Book 2019, Volume 3. Year Books are a relatievely new publications series published by tekom Europe. This annual publication will be distributed at no cost to all tekom Europe members in PDF format.

The topics of Year Books are determined by current trends in technical communication. Thus, we are looking for interesting proposals for articles in various areas of technical communication including – but not limited to – the following topics:

From A as in Augmented Reality to W as in Writing Standards

Augmented Reality – Chatbots – Content Management – Content Strategy – Developer Documentation – DITA – Dynamic Content Delivery – Future of Technical Writers – iiRDS –Information 4.0 – Intelligent Content – Knowledge Media – Laws and Standards – Localization and Translation – Marketing and Technical Communication – Mobile Documentation – Multimedia and Video Documentation – Professional Writing – Rule-based Writing – Service Documentation – Skills 4.0 and TC – Software-Documentation – Structured Writing – Technical Standards and Legal Compliance – Terminology – Usability – User Assistance – Visual Communication – Writing Standards

All Topics, All Levels Are Welcome

Our annual publication has no overall thematic focus. We welcome all articles – from new or experienced authors – on any of the above topics or other TC-related areas. Best practice reports are also welcome, as are papers taking into account a regional perspective or a country’s development in technical communication. We want our publication to be as varied as the wide target audience of our European members, from beginner to expert level in different industries. 

What Do We Need from You?

To apply as an author, please send us a title and abstract of your paper as well as your short CV. Which topics and subtopics will you concentrate on? The outline is designed to provide information to the editors and will not be published. The editors will use the outline to evaluate and accept/reject your article. All papers must be in English. 

What: 

  • Title (max. 100 characters including spaces) and
  • Abstract of your paper (max. 2000 characters including spaces), and
  • Short bio (max. 300 characters including spaces)

When: 

  • We extended the deadline for submission to June 23, 2019.

How: 

Who Will Select the Papers?

Papers will be selected by a group of editors from the technical communication industry and from academia. The proposals will be collected at the tekom Europe head office and forwarded to the editors for review. You will receive feedback on your paper around 2-3 weeks after your application the latest.

When Is the Full Article Due?

Authors of accepted papers will have until September 15, 2019 to submit their full article. tekom Europe will provide a guideline for authors and a template. The full article should be between 3,000 and 5,000 words.

If you have questions, please contact cfp(at)tekom.eu. We look forward to hearing from you!

Looking for inspiration?

Have a look at the second volume of the tekom Europe Annual Publication on Technical Communication.

Delivery times for publications

Deliveries of printed publications usually take place within 7 to 10 working days. If your order is particularly urgent, please contact us.