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International publishing as a networked activity: Collegial support for Chinese scientists

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Writing for international publication is a daunting prospect for all scholars but is
particularly difficult for those off-network academics writing in an additional
language. With little institutional support, they may solicit help from colleagues
and other text mediators who do not share authorship. In this article, we investigate the experiences of 31 Chinese scientists seeking to publish in English, following their writing practices and use of discursive support by colleagues. We found that colleagues, although a valuable resource, were at best part of the solution.Many also turned to noncolleague text mediators, but with only limited success. Our study points to the need that institutions in non-Anglophone settings may need to sponsor systematic support to their scholars striving for international publication.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)164–185
Number of pages22
JournalApplied Linguistics
Volume42
Issue number1
Early online date6 Feb 2020
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Publication statusPublished - Feb 2021
Peer-reviewedYes

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