Journal of English for Research Publication Purposes

The Journal of English for Research Publication Purposes will provide a scholarly venue for the construction and dissemination of discourses related to the fast-expanding field of English for research publication purposes (ERPP). This will help academics and practitioners working in (sub)disciplines such as Applied Linguistics, EAP, ESP, Education, and Writing Studies to communicate their relevant scholarly works and perspectives with international members of their community of practice, keep current with the new discourses and practices within and surrounding this domain, and contribute to the further enrichment and development of this field of scholarship. The Journal will publish conceptual and empirical articles, book reviews, and academic discourses and exchanges on a wide range of topics including writing for scholarly publication, graduate writing, pedagogy of ERPP, writing centers, mentorship, ERPP teacher education, international policies and practices related to ERPP, evaluation and review processes, discourse analysis of academic output, needs analysis, ERPP curriculum design and materials development, research communication support services, and international ERPP initiatives and programs.
ISSN 2590-0994 | E-ISSN 2590-1001
Pejman Habibie | The University of Western Ontario | phabibie at
Sue Starfield | University of New South Wales | s.starfield at
Book Review Editor
Sally Burgess | Universidad de La Laguna
Editorial Advisory Board
Dwight Atkinson | University of Arizona
Diane Belcher | Georgia State University
Mary Jane Curry | University of Rochester
John Flowerdew | Lancaster University
Guangwei Hu | Hong Kong Polytechnic
Anna Kristina Hultgren | Open University
Ken Hyland | University of East Anglia
Ryuko Kubota | The University of British Columbia
Maria Kuteeva | Stockholms Universitet
Becky Kwan | City University of Hong Kong
Yongyan Li | University of Hong Kong
Theresa Lillis | Open University
Pilar Mur-Dueñas | Universidad de Zaragoza
Brian Paltridge | The University of Sydney
Christine Pearson Casanave | Temple University
Carmen Pérez-Llantada | Universidad de Zaragoza
Christine Tardy | University of Arizona
Stephanie Vandrick | University of San Francisco
Ursula Wingate | King's College
Subscription Info

General information about our electronic journals.

Subscription rates

All prices for print + online include postage/handling.

Online-only Print + online
Volume 1 (2020): 2 issues; ca. 240 pp. EUR 155.00 EUR 172.00

Individuals may apply for a special subscription rate of EUR 70.00 (online‑only: EUR 65.00)
Private subscriptions are for personal use only, and must be pre-paid and ordered directly from the publisher.


Submission Guidelines

Authors wishing to submit their work for publication in the Journal of English for Research Publication Purposes (JERPP) are requested to do so through the journal’s online submission and manuscript tracking site. All other enquiries should be directed towards the editors by e-mailing the journal at: phabibie at, s.starfield at

Manuscripts submitted to JERPP will undergo double-blind peer review and will be evaluated based on their originality, methodological rigor, significance of findings, and quality of presentation. Manuscripts submitted for consideration to the journal should not be previously published or being considered for publication elsewhere. All submissions to JERPP should be written in English and prepared according to the following guidelines.

JERPP accepts submissions in the following categories:


Full-length articles reporting on empirical or theoretical research should be 7,000-9,000 words. Word limits should be adhered to closely; tables, references, notes, and appendices should be included in the word counts.

Perspectives are shorter pieces which report on disciplinary discussions or exchanges (e.g., a response to an article recently published in the JERRP), and should be 3000-4000 words. Word limits should be adhered to closely; tables, references, notes, and appendices should be included in the word count.

JERPP publishes reviews of recent authored and edited publications focusing on different aspects of English for research publication purposes (ERPP). Reviews can be commissioned by the Book Review Editor, and also sent to the Book Review Editor by potential authors who may have identified a book of interest to them. Reviewers should make sure that there are no conflicts of interest between reviewers and authors. In all cases, reviewers should contact the Book Review Editor Sally Burgess (sburgess at concerning their proposed book of interest before submitting the review. Reviews that discuss several books that contribute to an aspect of ERPP theory, research, and practice are also possible. Reviews of individual books should be 1500 -2500 words in length. Reviews of multiple texts should be longer, up to 3500 words.


Full-length articles should include an abstract that is 150-200 words long. The abstract will be published both in English and the author’s preferred language.


All submissions should include four to six keywords that can be used for indexing purposes.


All submissions should be presented in Times New Roman, 12-point font. Please include page numbers in the manuscript.

Sections and Section Headings

All sections should be numbered and labeled with a descriptive title. Please do not exceed three levels of headings. Section numbering should follow the pattern 1, 2 (for level one); 1.1, 1.2 (for level two); and 1.1.1, 1.1.2 (for level three).

Tables, Figures, and Other Graphics

In the initial submission, authors should place tables, figures, and other graphics within the paper in the desired location. However, authors should be prepared to submit original artwork files separately upon final accepted submission. All tables and figures should be numbered consecutively and include a caption that is informative and concise. All tables and figures should be introduced in the text.

In-text references

References in the text should follow APA format [i.e., the Name (year) format]. Use et al. for three or more authors after the first mention (include all authors in the reference list). Examples:

Smith (2005)
Harding and Jones (2009)
Johnson et al. (2014)
Jones (2007, 2010)

When both the name and the year are placed in parentheses, include a comma between the name and date; replace ‘and’ with ‘&’. When page numbers are required, follow the format year + colon +p/pp.+ page number(s) . Separate multiple references with semicolons. Examples:

(Smith, 2005)
(Smith, 2005, pp. 56-58)
(Smith, 2005; Harding & Jones, 2007)
(Johnson et al., 2014, p. 43)


Use double quotes for shorter quotations. Quotations longer than 40 words should be displayed as an indented block quote with no quotation marks. Any quotations within the main quote should use single quotes.

Language examples

Language examples and linguistic items within the main text should be in italics, with bolding for further emphasis:

Longer examples should be set apart from the main text with blank lines before and after, indented, and numbered. Examples should be referred to in the text by number (e.g., Example 1 shows that…). Italics, bold, and underlining can be used for further emphasis if needed. Examples:

(1)       Specifically, we were interested in investigating the quantitative  difference in the use of grammatical structures associated with registers over time.

(2)       This may be explained by the presence of high fluctuations in the 1 min. data.


In order to maintain anonymity, acknowledgements, if any, should not be included in the initial submission. Authors of accepted papers may include a brief acknowledgements section in the final submission. This should be an unnumbered section immediately following the conclusion.


Use endnotes rather than footnotes. These should be numbered consecutively throughout the paper and included as an unnumbered section following the conclusion or acknowledgements section.

Reference list

The full reference list should follow guidelines provided by the American Psychological Association (6th edition). A few examples follow; please consult the APA manual for full details.


Blum-Kulka, S., House, J., & Kasper, G. (1989). Cross-cultural pragmatics: Requests and apologies. Norwood, NJ: Ablex.

Leech, G. (2004). Meaning and the English verb (3rd ed.)London: Routledge.

Journal Articles

Matthiessen, C. (2015). Register in the round: Registerial cartography. Functional Linguistics, 2(9)1-48.

Nelson, G. L., Carson, J., Batal, M. A., & Bakary, W. E. (2002). Cross-cultural pragmatics: Strategy use in Egyptian Arabic and American English refusals. Applied Linguistics, 23, 163-189. 

Book Chapters

Bialystok, E. (1993). Symbolic representation and attentional control in pragmatic competence. In G. Kasper & S. Blum-Kulka (Eds.), Interlanguage pragmatics (pp. 43-58). New York, NY: Oxford University Press. 


One or more appendix sections may be included after the references section.

Copyright permission

It is the responsibility of the author to obtain permission to reproduce any material that has been previously published.


Main BIC Subject

CFG: Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis

Main BISAC Subject