The Visual Communications Journal serves as the official journal of the Graphic Communications Education Association, and provides a professional communicative link for educators and industry personnel associated with design, presentation, management, and reproduction of graphic forms of communication. Manuscripts submitted for publication are subject to peer review by the Association. The views and opinions expressed in the VCJ are those of authors and do not necessarily reflect the policy or the views of the GCEA. Article submission guidelines are available at the back of the current issue

  • Spring 2017 - Volume 53, Number 1

    • Juried Article “Fostering a Teamwork Approach in Graphic Communications Curriculum” Shaun Dudek, Ed.D. primary author and Sara Smith, D.Tech. | Download (901.94 KB)

    • Edited Article “Medium Format Cameras for Digital Photography” Chris J. Lantz, Ph.D. | Download (3.34 MB)

  • Fall 2016 - Volume 52, Number 2

    • Refereed Article “Skills, Content Knowledge, and Tools Needed in a 21st Century University-Level Graphic Design Program” Amanda W. Bridges, Ed.D. | Download (795.67 KB)

    • Refereed Article “Influences of Substrate Properties on Color Quality of Electrophotography” H. Naik Dharavath, Ph.D. | Download (1.61 MB)

    • Juried Article “Mobile Evolution of Print for Publications” Stephanie Lau, M.A. | Download (781.26 KB)

    • Juried Article “Printing Process Classifications and Printing Market Trends Composed into a Taxonomy Chart for Teaching” Brian Lawler, M.S. | Download (1.03 MB)

    • Juried Article “Teaching XML: Lesson Content for Graphic Communications Education” Daniel G. Wilson, D.I.T. | Download (976.49 KB)

    • Edited Article “Special Techniques in Digital Photography” Chris J. Lantz, Ph.D. | Download (4.08 MB)

    • Student Article “Mobile Application Development: Native vs Web-based vs Hybrid” Taylor Youngblood for Professor Jerry Waite, Ed.D. | Download (787.18 KB)

  • Spring 2016 - Volume 52, Number 1

    • Edited Article “Avoiding Planned Obsolescence: Legacy Equipment for Digital Photography Education” Chris Lantz, Ph.D. | Download (1.64 MB)

    • Edited Article “Retro Photography Part I: Dedicated Film Scanners” Chris Lantz, Ph.D. | Download (935.08 KB)

  • Fall 2015 - Volume 51, Number 2

    • Refereed Article “Automatic Success: Teaching Advanced Process Automation to Undergraduate Graphic Communications Students” Christopher Smyth, MBA | Download (942.60 KB)

    • Juried Article “New Directions in Career Technical Education: The Effect on Visual Communication Programs” Ivan Bradley, M.Ed. | Download (444.55 KB)

    • Juried Article “Mobile Advertising Design: Its Communication Effectiveness” Dr. Benjamin Ogunlade | Download (482.76 KB)

    • Student Article “Is There a Relationship Between the Effective Use of Design Principles and The Perceived Trustworthiness of a Website?” Iliana Loera for Professor Jerry Waite, Ed.D. | Download (2.21 MB)

  • Spring 2015 - Volume 51, Number 1

    • Refereed Article "Effect of Digital Halftoning on the Print Attributes of Multicolor Electrophotographic Digital Printing” H. Naik Dharavath, Ph.D. and Mark Snyder, Ed.D. | Download (3.10 MB)

    • Edited Article "Using 35mm Film Lenses for Micro-Four-Thirds Digital Cameras” Chris Lantz, Ph.D. | Download (2.21 MB)

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