Earlier this year, Geoff Hall and Paul Simpson gave presentations on publishing in western academic journals at the China Stylistics Association meeting at Suzhou University. Around 40 early career academics enjoyed Geoff and Paul’s presentation, learning a lot about how to get their own papers published.
Geoff Hall is Editor of the SAGE journal Language and Literature and is Head of the Division of English at The University of Nottingham’s Ningbo Campus. Paul Simpson is a past editor of Language and Literature and is based at Queen’s University Belfast. Language and Literature is published in association with the Poetics and Linguistics Association.
Publishing in western journals continues to be important for Chinese academics and as the research output from China grows, western journals need to ensure that they are attracting the best papers. The presentation from SAGE was designed to navigate authors through every stage of the peer review and publication process with special focus on linguistics and stylistics. Topics included: choosing the right journal, preparing a manuscript for peer review, handling revisions, what to expect post publication, and ways to maximise the impact and dissemination of published work.
For those who are interested in viewing the slides of the presentation they can be found here.
The last meeting of the Chinese Stylistics Association was in Ningbo, and the next will take place in Chongqing in 2014. A new President of the China Stylistics Association Professor Liu Shisheng of Tsinghua University, takes over from Professor Dan Shen of Peking University from 2012.