Aims and Scope

Text & Type was established at California State University, Los Angeles in 2021 with the aim of showcasing innovative and imaginative work produced within global college writing communities. Sponsored by the First-Year Writing Program at Cal State LA, the journal features critical, creative, and multimedia writing projects that demonstrate engagement with current pedagogical conversations in the field of Writing Studies. We especially welcome submissions from first-year student writers; writing projects with engaged learning and community-based components; civic engagement, activism, and justice-focused writing projects; writing that represents the experiences of diverse and historically underrepresented student populations; and digital writing projects.

Review Process

All submissions to Text & Type undergo review processes. Articles submitted for general issues are reviewed by a faculty and student editorial board. Articles submitted for special issues are reviewed by faculty serving on English Department committees and graduate students working on special faculty-supervised projects.  


Articles printed in Text & Type are published under a Creative Commons (CC) copyright license. Authors retain ownership of all rights under copyright in all versions of the article. Specifically, the journal uses a CC BY-NC-SA license. This license allows reusers to distribute, remix, adapt, and build upon the material in any medium or format for noncommercial purposes only, and only so long as attribution is given to the creator. If you remix, adapt, or build upon the material, you must license the modified material under identical terms. 

Open Access Policy

Text & Type is an open access journal. As such, all content is freely and immediately available through the internet upon publication. The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) defines open access as "the free, immediate, online availability of research articles coupled with the rights to use these articles fully in the digital environment. Open Access ensures that anyone can access and use these results—to turn ideas into industries and breakthroughs into better lives" (SPARC, Open Acces webpage).