Special Issue "Researching, Teaching, and Supporting Research Publication: Issues for Users of English as an Additional Language"
A special issue of Publications (ISSN 2304-6775).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 January 2016)
Dr. Margaret Cargill
The third PRISEAL Conference – Publishing and Presenting Research Internationally: Issues for Speakers of English as an Additional Language – will build the community and develop the debates begun in the first two conferences under this banner, in Tenerife (2007) and Katowice (2011). The issues and challenges discussed there 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. The conference seeks contributions from the widest possible range of scholars and practitioners involved in these issues today. This Special Issue of Publications will showcase selected contributions to the conference, plus additional papers that contribute substantially to the conference themes.
Aiming at a better understanding of the complex situation of users of English as an Additional Language, we invite submissions from journal publishers, editors, and referees; authors' editors 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., the advantages and limitations of open-access vs. commercial publishers; predatory journals and publishers)
- the geopolitics of academic writing (e.g., the dominance of English, epistemicide , English as a Lingua Franca)
- academic ethics from a cross-cultural perspective (e.g., plagiarism and academic integrity)
- translation and editing in the academic context
- teaching of English for research and publication purposes
- peer-reviewing 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, using double-blind review. Please remove all reference to the author/s of the submission in the text and reference list. We look forward to your contributions and remain open to any questions you may have.
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)