Editors and Translators Meeting 2007 – METM 07
Real Jardín Botánico/CSIC, Plaza de Murillo 2, 28014 Madrid, Spain
Poster: Academic publishing in a global context: exploring the experiences of multilingual scholars
Scholars around the world are coming under increasing pressure to publish research in English-medium academic publications. Achieving English-medium publishing, particularly in academic journals, can yield benefits for getting jobs, promotions, and research grants and being able to disseminate research to a wider audience. This paper presents an overview of findings emerging from a longitudinal study, begun in 2001, of the English academic writing and publishing experiences of some 50 scholars in Portugal, Spain, Hungary, and Slovakia. Key questions our ongoing research raises are as follows:
In order to explore these questions we have developed a methodology we refer to as a ‘text oriented ethnography’ which involves careful tracking of texts –and those involved in the crafting of such texts- from early drafting through to submission and publication. This paper will outline the research methodology, summarize key findings to date and point to future direction in this project.Theresa Lillis, the Open University UK email@example.com, and Mary Jane Curry, University of Rochester, New York mjcurry@Warner.Rochester.edu.