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Contemporary Argumentation & Debate

Contemporary Argumentation and Debate: the Journal of the Cross Examination Debate Association is a refereed scholarly journal dedicated to publishing quality scholarship related to the theory and practice of academic debate, public argumentation and debate, diversity issues, and other areas of interest to the academic debate community. Published annually, the journal is distributed to Association members as a service included in the annual membership fees. Library and non-member individual subscriptions are also available through the office of the Executive Secretary.

Electronic copies of issues since 2000 are available through an exclusive agreement with EBSCO. This site contains all previous articles published in the journal. If you have trouble accessing any of the files, please let us know. Two indexes of the CEDA journal have been undertaken and are available online.

1980 - 1985

1980 - 1991

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Contemporary Argumentation & Debate

Submission Policy
Contemporary Argumentation and Debate: The Journal of the Cross Examination Debate Association, is a refereed journal dedicated to publishing quality scholarship related to the theory and practice of debate (academic and pubic sphere) and argumentation (theoretical and applied).

Submission Guidelines

Manuscripts should be prepared in accordance with the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. The journal employs a blind review system. Manuscripts must be submitted electronically in a current Word or rich-text format. Identification materials--the author(s), institutional affiliation, mailing address, e-mail address, and phone numbers--should only appear on the first page. The first page should also note any previous public presentation of publication of any portion or form of the manuscript. The manuscript should not contain internal references that identify the author in a way to compromise blind review. All correspondence relating to the manuscript, including notification that the manuscript has been received, will be directed to the specified author. Authors submitting to Contemporary Argumentation and Debate must give exclusive right of review to this journal until such time that the review has been completed. Upon acceptance, assignment of copyright will be made to the Cross Examination Debate Association. CAD is an annual publication with manuscripts accepted throughout the year.

An electronic copy of manuscript should be sent to:

Allan Louden – louden at wfu dot edu

Editor, Contemporary Argumentation and Debate
Department of Communication
Box 7347, Reynolda Station
Wake Forest University
Winston-Salem, NC  27109

CAD Forum Editors

Ben Voth, University of Miami (OH)
Kevin Kuswa, University of Richmond (VSA)

CAD Editorial Board

Jennifer Bevan, Chapman University (CA)
Jon Brushke, California State University - Fullerton
Pete Bsumek, James Madison University (VA)
Jim Hanson, Whitman College (WA)
Jeffrey Jarman, Wichita State University (KS)
Gordon Mitchell, University of Pittsburgh (PA)
Sarah Patlow-Lefevre, Idaho State University
Catherine Palczewski, University of Northern Iowa
Sue Peterson, California State University – Chico
M. L. Sandoz, Vanderbilt University
Rae Lynn Schwartz-DuPre, Western Washington University
David Steinberg, University of Miami (FL)
Gordon Stables, University of Southern California
Ann Marie Todd, San Jose State University (CA)
Ron Von Burg, Christopher Newport University (VA)
Carol Winkler, Georgia State University