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|8 pages


chapter 2|12 pages

The background to ERPP

chapter 4|13 pages

Discourses and perspectives on English

chapter 5|11 pages

Theoretical orientations in ERPP

chapter 6|12 pages

Research approaches in ERPP

chapter 7|13 pages

Gatekeeping and peer review

chapter 8|11 pages

ERPP and the digital age

chapter 9|15 pages

ERPP pedagogy

chapter 10|12 pages