‘Publishing Is Mystical’: The Latinx Caucus Bibliography, Top-Tier Journals, and Minority Scholarship

Cruz Medina, Santa Clara University

This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Rhetoric Review in September 2020, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/07350198.2020.1764764.


In 2014, members of the NCTE/CCCC Latinx Caucus began contributing citations to a shared Google Document (GDoc) that suggested a relatively significant contribution of scholarship to the field of Rhetoric and Composition studies. Scholars of color have argued that rhetoric and composition scholarship fails to represent diversity in academic publications (Baca; Banks; Jones Royster; Pimentel; Ruíz). This study examines statistical data arrived at through analysis of the NCTE/CCCC Latinx Caucus Bibliography, with survey and interview data from Latinx scholars providing important context about publishing for people of color.