Global Academic Publishing Policies, Perspectives and Pedagogies

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2017-11-30
  • Publisher: Multilingual Matters

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This book reports on the state of academic journal publishing in a range of geolinguistic contexts, including locations where pressures to publish in English have developed more recently than in other parts of the world (e.g. Kazakhstan, Colombia), in addition to contexts that have not been previously explored or well-documented. The three sections push the boundaries of existing research on global publishing, which has mainly focused on how scholars respond to pressures to publish in English, by highlighting research on evaluation policies, journals' responses in non-Anglophone contexts to pressures for English-medium publishing, and pedagogies for supporting scholars in their publishing efforts.

Author Biography

Mary Jane Curry is an Associate Professor in the Warner School of Education, University of Rochester, USA. Theresa Lillis is a Professor in the School of Languages and Applied Linguistics, The Open University, UK. They are the authors of A Scholars' Guide to Getting Published in English (Multilingual Matters, 2013) and Academic Writing in a Global Context (Routledge, 2010).

Table of Contents

  1. Mary Jane Curry and Theresa Lillis: Problematising English as the Privileged Language of Global Academic Publishing

Section 1: Evaluation Practices Shaping Academic Publishing

  1. Lynn Nygaard and Rocco Bellanova: Lost in Quantification: Scholars and the Politics of Bibliometrics
  2. Robin Nagano and Edit Spiczéné: Phd Publication Requirements and Practices: A Multidisciplinary Case Study from a Hungarian University
  3. Yongyan Li and Rui Yang: Chinese Business Schools Pursuing Growth through International Publishing: Evidence from Institutional Genres

Section 2: Scholars' Practices and Perspectives

  1. Birna Arnbjornsdottir and Hafdis Ingvarsdottir: Issues of Identity and Voice: Writing English for Research Purposes in the Semi Periphery
  2. John Harbord: Language Policy and the Disengagement of the International Academic Elite
  3. Laurie Anderson: Publishing in Pursuit of an Academic Career: The Role of Embedded and Encultured Knowledge in National Job-market Entry Strategies of Elite Early Career European Scholars

Section 3: Academic Journal Policies and Practices

  1. Aliya Kuzhabekova: The Reaction of Scholarly Journals to Impact-Factor Publishing Requirements in Kazakhstan
  2. Cheryl Sheridan: Blind Peer Review at an English Language Teaching Journal in Taiwan: Glocalized Practices within Globalization of Higher Education
  3. Melba Cardenas and Isobel Rainey: Publishing from the ELT Periphery: The Profile Journal Experience in Colombia
  4. Cheryl Ball, Andrew Morrison and Douglas Eyman: The Rise of Multimodality in Academic Publishing
  5. Francoise Salager-Meyer: Open Access: The Next Model for Research Dissemination?
  6. Ismaeil Fazel and Joel Heng Hartse: Reconsidering “Predatory” Open Access Journals in an Age of Globalized English-Language Academic Publishing

Section 4: Pedagogies for Global Academic Publishing

  1. Ju Chun Huang: Teaching Writing for Publication in English to Engineering Students: Implications from a Collaborative Course in Taiwan
  2. James Corcoran: The Potential and Limitations of an English for Research Publication Purposes Course for Mexican Scholars
  3. Soraya Abdulatief and Xolisa Guzula: Emerging Academics: Using Whatsapp to Share Novice and Expert Resources in a Postgraduate Writing Group


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