Publishing your work in an academic journal – three do’s and a don’t

There are ever-increasing demands on authors/researchers from both local and national authorities not only to publish widely but to do so in “reputable” journals. Indeed, in many countries this is even a requirement before a PhD is awarded. This obligation is often glossed by the need for journals to be indexed in such internationally recognized lists as the ISI.

Editors of journals are only too aware of this “pressure to publish” and it is for this scenario that I offer some personal advice based on my experience of dealing with submissions. Today I want to concentrate on adequate targeting of your work for publication. Specifically, I focus on two aspects which increase your chances of getting published: selecting . . . → Read More: Publishing your work in an academic journal – three do’s and a don’t

The best of Bilingualism: Read the journal editors’ pick of key articles for FREE

Bilingualism: Language and Cognition (BLC) is the international peer-reviewed journal focusing on bilingualism from a cognitive science perspective. Cambridge Journals are delighted to offer you free online access to the editors’ pick of recent influential articles from BLC. To access these articles, click on the titles below…

Innovative constructions in Dutch Turkish: An assessment of ongoing contact-induced change – A. Seza Doğruöz and Ad Backus

Dominant-language replacement: The case of international adoptees – Kenneth Hyltenstam et al.

Bilingual first-language development: Dominant language takeover, threatened minority language take-up – Virginia C. Mueller Gathercole and Enlli Môn Thomas

Past tense grammaticality judgment and production in non-native and stressed native English speakers – Janet L. McDonald and Cristine C. Roussel

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Free Access to the English Profile Journal

This brand new journal is an online-only initiative that will publish cutting-edge research emerging out of the English Profile programme. English Profile is a collaborative research programme registered with the Council of Europe that aims to provide a detailed set of Reference Level Descriptions linked to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for English. English Profile’s core partners are Cambridge University Press and Cambridge ESOL, along with the wider English Profile Network of academics, government advisers and educationists around the world. English Profile has been designated a Lifelong Learning Partnership by the European Union, from which it receives some funding, and is also endorsed by the Council of Europe.. All articles in the English Profile Journal will be freely . . . → Read More: Free Access to the English Profile Journal