It was thought that publishing the final debate transcript in JAFA would make it readily available for students of debate practice.
In the early volumes, more essays were devoted to pedagogical issues and tournament practices than to any other topic; debate theory was the second most frequent subject for a JAFA article; and general argumentation theory was a distant third.
As noted above, "WFA position papers" from that conference were published in JAFA in 1972.
These studies were presented at the 1973 SCA convention and published in the Winter 1974 issue of JAFA.
By 1979, I had published three pieces in JAFA
, though two were book reviews of philosophical works and the other a pedagogical piece on ways to study argumentation in graduate programs - hardly solid ties to the debate community (Gronbeck 1970, 1972, 1973).