© 2019

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

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

About the editors

Pejman Habibie is Assistant Professor of Applied Linguistics at the University of Western Ontario, Canada. He also has university teaching experience in under/graduate programs in Mexico and Iran. His research interests and scholarly publications focus on EAP, writing for scholarly publication, and academic discourse. 

Ken Hyland is Professor of Applied Linguistics in Education at the University of East Anglia. He is well known for his work on academic writing and has published over 240 articles and 27 books on academic discourse and EAP. A collection of his work was recently published as The Essential Hyland (2018).

Bibliographic information


“The diversity of authorial, mentor, and editorial perspectives within the book will be of interest to a wide audience of stakeholders connected to academic publishing, none more so than novice (emerging) scholars. … For emerging scholars looking to get their research published in academic journals, this volume provides interesting reflections from experienced scholars (including journal editors), as well as emerging-experienced co-author teams.” (James N. Corcoran, ESP Today, Vol. 8 (2), 2020)

“This volume provides valuable insights into scholarly publication and will be an engaging and stimulating read for practitioners and researchers in the field of English for research publication purposes and beyond. It can serve as a useful guide for novice scholars and supervisors engaging or planning to engage in scholarly publication. It can also provide a valuable starting point for researchers interested in exploring issues related to scholarly publication.” (Lei Jun, Journal of English for Research Publication Purposes, Vol. 1, 2020)

“This book is no doubt a valuable resource for readers and researchers, particularly doctoral students and junior scholars, who are interested in issues related to writing for scholarly publication. The book will be most useful to research students and early career researchers, but it seems to have something for everyone who is interested in writing for international publication.” (Kimkong Heng, Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, Vol. 42 (3), 2019)