Special Issue "Writing for Academic Publications"
A special issue of Publications (ISSN 2304-6775).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2016)
Recent years have seen a number of interesting empirical studies investigating the difficulties that authors face in their writing process for academic publishing, as well as strategies they use to get their papers published in refereed journals. These studies span a wide range of disciplines, and concern graduate students, novice academics, as well as seasoned researchers. Where shall we go from here? What are the implications of the existing results, and what are the future directions for research in this area? This Special Issue of Publications aims to provide a platform for researchers and authors to communicate their perspectives on these issues pertaining to the subject of scholarly publishing.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Traditional and alternative methodological approaches in the study of writing-for-academic-publications
- Innovative theoretical frameworks for writing-for-academic-publication research
- Empirical validation of existing theories in writing-for-academic-publication research
- Critical review of existing literature that unifies knowledge, deepens understanding, or sheds new lights on prior knowledge
- Case studies from under-explored national and cultural contexts
In terms of the genre, contributions can be theoretical discussions, research reports with empirical data, or reviews of relevant literature. All submissions will undergo the journal's regular peer-review process and editorial procedures.
I look forward to receiving your contributions to this important topic of research.
Dr. Yin Ling Cheung
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Writing for academic publication
- Traditional and alternative methodological approaches
- Innovative theoretical frameworks
- Case studies