1st Edition

Introducing English for Research Publication Purposes

By John Flowerdew, Pejman Habibie Copyright 2022
    156 Pages
    by Routledge

    156 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.


    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




    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