Wednesday Lunch Hour - Writing for Publication

Scholarly Conversations and Target Journal
Presented by Mary Jane Curry, associate professor and director of the TESOL and foreign language teacher preparation programs

Wednesday, March 7, 2012
12 - 1 p.m.
Dewey Hall, 1-305
How do scholars decide which target journals to choose when sending out manuscripts for publication? In this research talk, MJ Curry will present parts of a new book she is co-authoring on writing for publication. We will explore how scholars identify the ‘conversations of the discipline’ (Bazerman, 1988) to which their research writing contributes and how they select appropriate journals as targets for their manuscripts when aiming to publish. Data included draw on her longitudinal study, with Dr Theresa Lillis, of 50 multilingual scholars in southern and central Europe, “Professional Academic Writing in a Global Context” reported on in their 2010 book, Academic writing in a global context: The politics and practices of publishing in English (Routledge). Materials will be available on the Wednesday Lunch Hour Blackboard site as of February 15.

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