Putting ‘wordface’ work at the centre of academic text production: working with an international journal to develop an authors’ mentoring programme

Theresa Lillis, Anna Magyar and Anna Robinson-Pant


This chapter discusses a mentoring programme funded by an international journal aimed at supporting authors from a range of cultural and linguistic backgrounds to submit papers for publication. The rationale underpinning the programme is discussed, including the particular roles and responsibilities that ‘anglophone centre’ journals have in the context of the global status of English. The design and implementation of the programme is explored in relation to the involvement of three key contributors: a journal editor, a researcher ...

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