Global Academic Publishing Policies, Perspectives and Pedagogies Edited by: Mary Jane Curry, Theresa Lillis

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22 Nov 2017
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.


This book consistently provides new and valuable insights into the various causes and consequences of the growing dominance of English in research publishing. To the best of my knowledge there are no other publications currently available that do as much or do it as well.

- Sally Burgess, Universidad de La Laguna, Spain

This timely collection sheds light on how publishing policies and practices are shaping global academic knowledge-making. Its impressive geolinguistic reach, with attention to a wide range of contexts and many contributions from beyond the Anglophone centre, brings a richness and nuance that make it a powerful inaugural text for the new Studies in Knowledge Production and Participation series.

- Lucia Thesen, University of Cape Town, South Africa

Author Biography:

Mary Jane Curry is an Associate Professor in the Warner Graduate School of Education and Human Development, 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 Scholar’s Guide to Getting Published in English: Critical Choices and Practical Strategies (Multilingual Matters, 2013) and Academic Writing in a Global Context: The Politics and Practices of Publishing in English (Routledge, 2010).

Readership Level:

Postgraduate, Research / Professional

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