In many locations around the globe, scholars are coming under increasing pressure to publish in English in addition to other languages. However research has shown that proficiency in English is not always the key to success in English-medium publishing. This guide aims to help scholars explore the larger social practices, politics, networks and resources involved in academic publishing and to encourage scholars to consider how they wish to take part in these practices-as well as to engage in current debates about them. Based on 10 years of research in academic writing and publishing practices, this guide will be invaluable both to individuals looking for information and support in publishing, and to those working to support others' publishing activities.
Mary Jane Curry is Associate Professor in Language Education at the University of Rochester, USA, and Theresa Lillis is Professor in English Language and Applied Linguistics, at the Open University, UK. They have both published widely, including Lillis and Curry 'Academic Writing in a Global Context: The Politics and Practices of Publishing in English' (Routledge, 2010).
Introduction Chapter 1: Identifying your personal interests and commitments to publishing Chapter 2: Making sense of institutional evaluation criteria Chapter 3: Responding to different institutional pressures to publish Chapter 4: Entering academic `conversations'-Finding out about scholarly conferences Chapter 5: Identifying the `conversations' of academic journals Chapter 6: Joining academic `conversations' in a competitive marketplace Chapter 7: Locating your work and forging `conversations'-whose work to cite and why? Chapter 8: Publishing articles or book chapters? Chapter 9: Understanding trajectories and time in the publishing process Chapter 10: Accessing resources for writing for publication Chapter 11: Doing the work of writing in multiple languages Chapter 12: Participating in academic research networks Chapter 13: Collaborating on texts for publication Chapter 14: Getting help from literacy brokers Chapter 15: Communicating with publishing gatekeepers Chapter 16: Producing a journal: taking on reviewing and editing roles Chapter 17: Concluding thoughts- Critical choices and practical strategies for global scholarly publishing