Introduction to Special Issue


  • Theresa Lillis Open University
  • Mary Scott Centre for Academic and Professional Literacies (CAPLITS)



academic literacy, academic literacies, social practice, transformative

Author Biographies

Theresa Lillis, Open University

Theresa Lillis is a Senior lecturer in Language and Communication in the Centre for Language and Communications at the Open University, UK. She has published books on academic literacies including Student writing: Access, regulation, and desire, (Routledge, 2001) and Teaching academic writing: A toolkit for higher education (Routledge, 2003). She has written articles on academic writing and publishing in a global context, including those published in: Language and Education, Written Communication and TESOL Quarterly.

Mary Scott, Centre for Academic and Professional Literacies (CAPLITS)

Mary Scott is Founding Director of the Centre for Academic and Professional Literacies (CAPLITS), supervisor of research students, and mentor to staff engaged in writing journal articles and book chapters, at the Institute of Education London. Her publications on academic writing include peer-reviewed book chapters and papers in journals (e.g. Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education; Teaching in Higher Education). She is currently participating in two international research projects on student writing.






How to Cite

Lillis, T., & Scott, M. (2015). Introduction to Special Issue. Journal of Applied Linguistics and Professional Practice, 4(1), 1-4.