CFP: Participating in Academic Publishing: Consequences of Linguistic Policies and Practices

Francis Hult francis.hult at
Fri Oct 29 18:30:07 UTC 2010

Call for Papers on Participating in Academic Publishing: Consequences of Linguistic Policies and Practices
Language Policy is planning a thematic issue on how policies at local, national, and transnational levels are enacting and enforcing the high status of English academic publishing and the impact of such policies on scholars and students, research and teaching, and institutional practices in different geographical contexts. English is often viewed as the lingua franca of scholarly publishing in many disciplines, particularly in the sciences and social sciences. The rise of English as the presumed global medium of scholarly publication has resulted in both obvious and less obvious consequences for individual scholars and for the enterprise of knowledge production. We invite empirical and theoretical papers that examine the effects and enactments of these policies and explore the consequences for knowledge making globally.
Deadline for abstracts: April 15, 2011
For consideration for this issue, please send an abstract of up to 300 words to Mary Jane Curry (mjcurry at <mailto:mjcurry at> ), who will co-edit the issue with Theresa Lillis. For empirical papers, the abstract should identify the geolinguistic context of the research, the research question/focus, the theoretical framing, and a synopsis of findings. For theoretical papers, the abstract should describe the issue under consideration, the theoretical framing, and the conclusions to be drawn. If the abstract is accepted, you will be invited to submit a paper due January 1, 2012, which will undergo normal peer review procedures. The issue is scheduled for publication in early 2013. Language Policy is a peer-reviewed journal included in the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) database. For more information on the journal, please see: <> 
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