Journal of Academic Literacy and Research Skills

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The Journal of Academic Literacy and Research Skills (JALRS) is an international peer-reviewed journal that publishes papers covering the broad spectrum of issues concerning the development of academic literacy and research skills at university level and beyond. In an effort to support policies aimed at internationalization of Russian science and education, we see our mission in disseminating knowledge in and about teaching writing methodology, developing critical and analytical skills, and fostering research and writing for publication. Published by the Russian Writing Centers Consortium (RWCC) in collaboration with the Association of Science Editors and Publishers (ASEP), the JALRS welcomes papers that express views on issues of establishing writing centers and raising the quality of scholarly publications. We are striving to create links between Russian and international academics and researchers by publishing high quality theoretical, empirical and review papers aimed at informing policymakers, educators, and academics across disciplines about the centrality of writing and research competences in higher education and scientific communication.

Audience

The Journal of Academic Literacy and Research Skills provides a forum for Russian and international practitioners and researchers in academic literacy, teachers of academic and research writing, writing center tutors and managers. We are also happy to consider papers from editors, educators and scientists interested in promoting high quality research, academic literacy as a field of study, and establishing academic writing as a discipline. Being the first journal in Russia focused on issues of academic literacy, we welcome all papers fostering the internationalization of Russian higher education and integrating research implemented in the country into the global publishing network.

Focus and Scope

The Journal of Academic Literacy and Research Skills is an international peer-reviewed journal that focuses on issues of development of academic literacy and research skills at university level and beyond, disseminating knowledge in and about teaching writing methodology, developing critical and analytical skills, and fostering research and writing for publication. We primarily consider papers that describe methodological and institutional models of teaching academic literacy, academic writing, study skills and research skills at all levels of graduate and postgraduate education, welcoming papers from researchers and practitioners working in various educational and disciplinary contexts. The Journal publishes papers that express rigorous views on academic literacy and research writing in both cross-disciplinary and in-disciplinary perspectives, and discuss the relationships between digital and academic literacy in developing research skills. As our goal is integration rather than globalization of research, we are especially interested in publishing papers which develop writing methodology for the national language, and papers which discuss issues of monolinguality of international publications and the role of the native language in developing academic literacy.

The JARLS is published semiannually. All papers are published in English with abstracts in English and Russian. Papers may range in length depending on the content and scope of research from 10 pages for descriptions of practices or review papers to 20 pages for in-depth or detailed research. All papers should be supported by the appropriate philosophical or theoretical basis.

Published by the Russian Writing Centers Consortium (RWCC) in collaboration with the Association of Science Editors and Publishers (ASEP)

Editorial Board

Editor-in-Chief

Korotkina, Irina: Dean of Interdisciplinary Department of English, Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences; Associate Professor, School of Public Policy, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration; RWCC Director of Communications, RF.

Russian members

Bazanova, Elena: Director of Academic Writing University Center, National Research Technical University MISiS, Dean of Foreign Languages Department, Russian State University of Statistics; RWCC President.

Suchkova, Svetlana: Director of Academic Writing Center, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow; RWCC Vice-President.

Zabotkina, Vera: Professor, Doctor of Philology, Vice-Rector for International Innovative Projects, Russian State University for Humanities, Director of the Center for Cognitive Programs and Technologies.

Kuznetsova, Lyudmila: Associate Professor, Department of English for Social Sciences, St.Petersburg State University.

Shchemeleva, Irina: Head of Department of Foreign Languages, National Research University Higher School of Economics, St. Petersburg.

Fedicheva, Olga: Philological Faculty, St.Petersburg State University.

Zinkevich, Nina: Associate Professor, Head of Methodological Unit of MBA Teachers, MGIMO University.

Smirnova, Natalia: Deputy Chair, Department of Foreign Languages, National Research University Higher School of Economics, St. Petersburg.

International members

Bowen, Betsy A.: Fairfield University, USA

Wills, Katherine V. (Tsiopos): Indiana University – Purdue University Columbus, USA

Aksakalova, Olga: City University of New York, USA

Krzanowski,  Mark: University of Westminster, UK. Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Professional and Academic English ESP SIG, IATEFL

Lovejoy, Kim Brian: Indiana University, Editor of Journal of Teaching Writing, USA

Stelma, Juup: University of Manchester, UK.

Bolitho, Rod: Author of books “Discover English”, “Trainer Development”, “English for Specific Purposes”, “Currents of Change in English Language”, UK.

McFarland, Jonathan: Sechenov Medical University, RF, Associate Editor for the Medical Humanities Section of the Arts and Humanities in Higher Education blog.

Kourbani, Vassiliki: Hellenic American College, Athens, Greece.

St.Amant, Kirk: Louisiana Tech University, USA.

Tour, Ekaterina: Monash University, Australia.

Dobbs, Benjamin: international communication and leadership trainer, UK.

Brieger, Nick: teacher trainer, UK.

Brooks, Simon: teacher trainer, UK.

Brooks, Alina: teacher trainer, UK.