About this journal

Poroi (ISSN 2151-2957) is sponsored by the Project on Rhetoric of Inquiry. Scholarly articles in Poroi emphasize the rhetoric of knowledge production in and across academic disciplines; how knowledge flows between technical, public, and personal spheres of discourse; and how communication media affect argumentation, its dissemination, and reception. Poroi is published semiannually.

As an electronic journal, Poroi is more flexible than paper journals about its lengths, forms, and publication schedules. It appears several times a year, as submissions warrant, and it publishes single articles as well as special symposia or issues catalyzed by guest editors. Authors retain copyrights, releasing their works for publication in the journal.

Contact the editors:
The Project on Rhetoric of Inquiry (POROI)
111 Church Street
Obermann Center for Advanced Studies
Iowa City, Iowa 52245

Indexing Information

Poroi is indexed by Communication & Mass Media Complete, 03/01/2011–

Complete metadata for all articles in Poroi, including DOIs, is available via OAI. See our policy regarding use and reuse of our metadata.

Open Access Policy

The full text is freely available immediately; there is no embargo period. Authors will receive monthly emails providing the count of downloads of their articles. Download counts are displayed for each article. There are no article submission charges nor article processing charges (APC) to publish. COUNTER usage statistics are not available.

Copyright and Licenses

The author retain copyright to their work. Works will be licensed under Creative Commons 4.0 Attribution-NonCommercial license. If an author wishes to publish under another Creative Commons license, they are encouraged to notify the editors at the time of decision. The author may include the officially published version of the article (version of record) in an institutional or disciplinary repository, provided the posting includes a prominent statement of the full bibliographical details, and a link to the online edition of the journal.

Author Charges

There are no article submission charges nor article processing charges (APC) to publish.

Usage Information

Download counts are displayed for each article. COUNTER usage statistics are not available.

Preservation Status

Poroi is preserved in Portico, the LOCKSS Archive, and the CLOCKSS Archive.

Prior to September 2021, this title was previously hosted in Digital Commons software. That site is available in the Internet Archive.


Poroi is hosted by the University of Iowa Libraries.

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