About the Journal
Rodney Hale Jones, University of Reading, UK
Associate Editor and Founding Editor
Martha C. Pennington, SOAS and Birkbeck College, University of London, UK
Research Matters Editor
Miriam Eisenstein Ebsworth, New York University, USA
Reflections on Practice Editor
Zhihui Fang, University of Florida, USA
From the e-Sphere Editor
Christoph A. Hafner, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
New Books Editor
Olivia Y. Archibald, Saint Martin's University, USA
Writing & Pedagogy seeks to provide a forum for discussion and dissemination of knowledge focused on both writing and the teaching of writing. It is innovative in being both international in scope and in spanning across all levels of education, from K-12 through doctoral level and beyond (throughout the lifespan). The journal aims to provide information and stimulate conversations that can advance the theory and practice of writing pedagogy in first- and second-language environments by revealing similarities and differences in the practices and concerns regarding writing and the teaching of writing across different contexts and educational systems. W&P features articles reporting original empirical research and also publishes issue-centered essays, pedagogical reflections, and book reviews. Although the primary focus is on the teaching of English writing within formal education, the journal welcomes articles on the teaching of writing in other languages, the writing needs of specific workplace contexts, and issues of a theoretical or practical nature involving the nature of writing or research on writing.
Frequency of Publication and Types of Issues
The journal publishes three issues per year: one open topic issue (Spring), one special topic issue (Winter), and one other issue (Summer) – either open topic or special topic.
W&P seeks both full-length and shorter articles on the theory and practice of teaching writing, pedagogical issues and practices of writing in the disciplines, teaching writing to speakers whose primary language is other than English, digital writing environments, administration of writing programs, assessment of writing, and book reviews. All articles should follow APA format and either British or North American spelling and punctuation conventions.
Featured Essays are full-length articles (7500-9000 words) offering discussion of major issues in writing and pedagogy. Research Matters are also full-length articles (7500-9000 words) reporting original research, critically reviewing research studies, or otherwise discussing issues of theory and research related to writing and pedagogy. Articles reporting any type of research (linguistic, comparative, ethnographic, survey, historical) are welcome. Evidence of adherence to research guidelines such as review by institutional review board (IRB) may be requested when relevant. Reflections on Practice are mid-length articles (4000-6500 words) addressing practical concerns related to writing and pedagogy or describing and critically reflecting on original teaching practices and setting these in a larger context of educational issues or writing theory. We are particularly interested in reflections on teaching ideas that have been refined over a period of time in response to circumstances, or that compare different approaches in relation to actual effects on the students or other outcomes.
The journal also publishes book reviews. New Books are a readers’ reviews of books in any area included in the journal; normally 1500-2500 words but longer comparative or theoretical review articles will be considered. Potential reviewers should first contact the Review Editor to request a book for review. Reviewers should aim for an informative and balanced review that includes: an overview of the content of the book, reflections on both its strengths and weaknesses, and an assessment of its audience and value.
W&P also publishes Themed Issues, and proposals for these are welcomed.
Issues per year 3 issues per volume year (Spring- open topic; Winter- special topic, Summer - open or special topic )
ISSN: 1756-5839 (print)
ISSN: 1756-5847 (online)
Please send books for review in Writing & Pedagogy to:
Dr. Olivia Archibald
Professor of English
Saint Martin’s University
5000 Abbey Way SE