Novice Writers and Scholarly Publication

Authors, Mentors, Gatekeepers

  • Pejman Habibie
  • Ken Hyland

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Pejman Habibie, Ken Hyland
    Pages 1-10
  3. Perspectives on Scholarly Publication

  4. Perspectives of Authors

  5. Perspectives of Mentors

  6. Perspectives of Assessors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 251-251
    2. Sue Starfield, Brian Paltridge
      Pages 253-270
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 291-297

About this book


This book draws on the perspectives of authors, supervisors, reviewers and editors to present a rich, nuanced picture of the practices and challenges involved in writing for scholarly publication. Organized into four sections, it brings together international experts and junior scholars from a variety of disciplines to examine both publishing experiences and current research in the field. In doing so, it challenges the view that Native English speakers have a relatively easy ride in this process and that it is only English as an Additional Language (EAL) scholars who experience difficulties. The volume highlights central themes of writing for publication, including mentoring and collaborative writing, the writing experience, text mediation, the review process, journal practices and editorial decision-making, and makes a strong case for taking a more inclusive approach to research in this domain. This edited collection will appeal to students and scholars of applied linguistics, English for academic purposes, academic writing, and second language writing.

Pejman Habibie is Assistant Professor of Applied Linguistics at the University of Western Ontario, Canada. 

Ken Hyland is Professor of Applied Linguistics in Education at the University of East Anglia, UK.


English for academic purposes (EAP) English for Research Publication Purposes Academic discourse Anglophone Scholars non-native English speaking students (NNES) writing for scholarly publication EAL scholars Additional Language authors English as a Lingua Franca Academic (ELFA) linguistic injustice Early career researchers Collaborative Writing Linguistic competence Peer Review academic mentors Journal Editors

Editors and affiliations

  • Pejman Habibie
    • 1
  • Ken Hyland
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of EducationUniversity of Western OntarioLondonCanada
  2. 2.School of Education and Lifelong LearningUniversity of East AngliaNorwichUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-95332-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-95333-5
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