Special Issue "Publishing Research Internationally: Multilingual Perspectives from Research and Practice"

A special issue of Publications (ISSN 2304-6775).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (21 December 2018)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Margaret Cargill

School of Agriculture, Food and Wine, University of Adelaide, South Australia 5005 Australia
Website | E-Mail
Phone: +61 439 954 814
Interests: pedagogy of research communication; interdisciplinary collaboration; English as an additional language in research communication; applied linguistics
Guest Editor
Dr. Sally Burgess

Departamento de Filología inglesa y alemana, Universidad de La Laguna, Tenerife, 38071 Spain
Phone: +34 610 859 412
Interests: teaching and learning academic writing and presentation skills; research evaluation policies and their impact on publishing practices; languages of research publication; literary translation; applied linguistics
Guest Editor
Dr. Birna Arnbjörnsdóttir

Faculty of Languages and Cultures, School of Humanities, University of Iceland, 101, Reykjavik, Iceland
Phone: +354-5254558
Interests: English as a medium of instruction; English for research publication purposes; language contact; heritage languges

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We warmly invite your submissions to this Special Issue of Publications, which will showcase selected contributions to the fourth PRISEAL Conference—Publishing and Presenting Research Internationally: Issues for Speakers of English as an Additional Language, plus additional papers that contribute substantially to the conference themes.

The 2018 conference will be hosted by the Vigdís Finnbogadóttir Institute for Languages, a UNESCO Centre, at the University of Iceland, from 14–16 September 2018. There we will build on the discussions and debates begun in Tenerife (2007), Katowice (2011) and Coimbra (2015). The issues and challenges have intensified for researchers of all disciplines who use English as an additional language, and research and practice have moved to address them in interesting ways.

Our 2018 theme—Research and Practice: Moving Forward—is designed to encourage contributions from the widest possible range of scholars and practitioners involved in EAL/ERPP today.

Aiming at a better understanding of how research supports practice of users of English as an additional language, we invite submissions from journal publishers, editors and reviewers; authors and translators; teachers, materials writers and course designers for English for research publication Purposes; and scholars within humanities and social science fields including applied linguistics.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • academic publishing issues (e.g., advantages and limitations of open-access vs. commercial publishers; predatory journals and publishers)
  • the geopolitics of academic writing (e.g., dominance of English, epistemicide, English as a Lingua Franca)
  • academic ethics from a cross-cultural perspective (e.g., plagiarism and academic integrity)
  • the process of writing for publication
  • translation and editing in the academic context
  • assessing and teaching English for research and publication purposes
  • peer-review in intercultural and multilingual contexts

In terms of the genre, contributions can be think-pieces, theoretical discussions, research reports with empirical data, or reviews of relevant literature that lead to new insights for the field.

All submissions will undergo the regular peer review and editorial procedures followed by the journal. I look forward to your contributions and will be pleased to answer any questions you may have.

Dr. Margaret Cargill
Dr. Sally Burgess
Dr. Birna Arnbjörnsdóttir
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Publications is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) is waived for well-prepared manuscripts submitted to this issue. Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • Academic Writing
  • Publication strategy
  • English as an additional language (EAL)
  • English for Research Publication Purposes (ERPP)
  • Language issues in publication processes and products

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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