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1st Edition

Introducing English for Research Publication Purposes

ISBN 9780367330583
Published October 18, 2021 by Routledge
156 Pages

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Book Description

There has been growing scholarly research and interest in writing for academic publication over the past decade and the field of English for Research Publication Purposes (ERPP) has established itself as an important domain within English for Academic Purposes (EAP). This introductory volume provides a comprehensive view of what ERPP encompasses as a scholarly field, including its disciplinary boundaries, competing discourses within the field, research and practice paradigms, and future prospects for research and pedagogy in this field.

The book portrays a multifaceted and nuanced picture of the discourses and discussions shaping and underlying ERPP as a scholarly field, focusing on key aspects of ERPP including:

  • emergence and expansion of ERPP;
  • key theoretical and methodological orientations framing ERPP research;
  • writing for scholarly publication practices of EAL, Anglophone, and early-career scholars and graduate students;
  • the pedagogy of ERPP and relevant international policies, practices, and initiatives;
  • the advancement of digital technologies and the implications for ERPP;
  • new directions in ERPP practice and research.

This book is essential reading for students and scholars within the areas of applied linguistics, TESOL, and English for Academic Purposes.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Introduction

Chapter 2. The background to ERPP

Chapter 3. From the scientific Enlightenment to publish or perish

Chapter 4. Discourses and perspectives on English

Chapter 5. Theoretical orientations in ERPP

Chapter 6, Research approaches in ERPP

Chapter 7. Gatekeeping and peer review

Chapter 8. ERPP and the digital age

Chapter 9. ERPP pedagogy

Chapter 10. Conclusion



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John Flowerdew is a Visiting Chair at the University of Lancaster and a Visiting Research Fellow at Birkbeck, University of London. He was previously a professor at City University of Hong Kong and at the University of Leeds.

Pejman Habibie is an Assistant Professor of TESOL & Applied Linguistics at Western University, Canada. His research interests include EAP, writing for scholarly publication, and academic literacies. He is also a founding co-editor of the Journal of English for Research Publication Purposes.


This extremely well written volume is a much-needed review of issues and practices in writing for research publication purposes. It is wide-ranging in its coverage and detailed in the matters it discusses. I highly recommend it.

Brian Paltridge, University of Sydney and City University of Hong Kong