Rhetoric Society Quarterly

Rhetoric Society Quarterly, the official journal of the Rhetoric Society of America, features original articles on all areas of rhetorical studies including theory, history, criticism, and pedagogy. The journal addresses an interdisciplinary audience of scholars and students of rhetorics who work in communication studies, English studies, philosophy, politics, and other allied fields.

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Articles Include

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  • “It’s Just Business”: Michael Jackson’s Purchase of the Beatles Catalog as Counterpunch, Copia, and Rhythmic Reparations
  • Strategic Linguistic Choices within the Swedish Disability Movement: Practical Reasoning, Agency, and Antiableist Challenges
  • Exigence at the Dawn of Recommendation Media: Dramatizing Salience in Audio Memes
  • “Our Hidden Revenge”: Anti/Colonial Rhetorics at a Korean Women’s College Graduation, 1918
  • Epideictic Listening: From a Reflective Case Study to a Theory of Community Ethos
  • Transforming Confederate Memory Sites into Spaces for Encounter: Reclaiming Space at Marcus-David Peters Circle


Rhetoric Society Quarterly invites book reviews, shorter essays in alternative writing modes, and article-length manuscripts on all aspects of rhetoric, including theory, history, criticism, and pedagogy.

Essay submissions judged appropriate for RSQ are sent for anonymous peer review to external referees, usually in two different disciplines; a decision usually will be made within three months of receipt of the manuscript. Book review inquires can contact the Book Review Editor. 


Since 2006 (volume 36), Rhetoric Society Quarterly has been published by Taylor & Francis for the Rhetoric Society of America. RSA offers several types of subscriptions for RQS; for more information, select your subscription type below.


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Members receive an subscription to RSQ, published five times a year. For information about your subscription, please see the Membership Information section of this website.

Individual (Non-Members)

Individuals who are not RSA members can still subscribe to RSQ.

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$54 per volume (U.S.)
£33 per volume (Great Britain)
43€ per volume (Europe)