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Writing & Pedagogy

Rodney Hale Jones, City University of Hong Kong, China

Associate Editor and Founding Editor
Martha C. Pennington, University of London, UK

Research Matters Editor
Miriam Eisenstein Ebsworth, New York University, USA

Reflections on Practice Editor
Zhihui Fang, University of Florida, USA

e-Sphere Editor
Christoph Hafner, City University of Hong Kong, China

New Books Editor
Olivia Archibald, Saint Martin's University, USA

Please send books for review in Writing & Pedagogy to:
Dr. Olivia Archibald
Professor of English
Saint Martin’s University
5000 Abbey Way SE
WA 98503

Writing & Pedagogy seeks to provide a broad-ranging, internationally oriented forum for discussion and dissemination of knowledge focused on the nature of writing and the teaching of writing. It is innovative in being both international in scope and in spanning across all levels of education, from K12 through doctoral level. 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, approaches, and educational systems. The journal solicits submissions in the categories of essays, research reports, pedagogical reflections, discussions of technology and digital writing environments, and book reviews. Although the primary focus is on the teaching of English writing within formal education, the journal welcomes articles on writing outside of English education, such as 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. Submissions for the Spring and Summer issues of Volume 8 (2016) are now being accepted. The Spring issue 8(1), is an open topic issue, and the Summer issue, 8(2), is a special topic issue edited by Icy Lee (Chinese University of Hong Kong) on Teaching Writing in Asia, whose Call for Papers appears in the Annoucements section of this website.

Types of Articles

W&P seeks submissions on the theory and practice of writing and the teaching of writing, pedagogical issues and practices of writing in the disciplines, the teaching of writing to speakers whose primary language is other than English, writing technologies and online contexts, administration of writing programs, teacher education and professional development for the teaching of writing, assessment of writing, and book reviews.

Featured Essays

Full-length articles (7500-9000 words) offering critical discussion of major issues in writing and pedagogy from a novel point of view.

Research Matters

Full-length articles (7500-9000 words) describing original research, critically reviewing research studies, or otherwise discussing issues of theory and research related to writing and pedagogy. Articles reporting any type of empirical 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 where relevant.

Reflections on Practice

Mid-length articles (3000-5000 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.

From the e-Sphere

Mid-length articles (3000-5000 words) with a focus on research or practice involving technological and online developments and applications (e.g. online writing practices, digital technologies, web-based applications, wikis, blogosphere, multiliteracies).

New Books

Readers’ reviews of books in any area included in the journal; normally 1000-2500 words but longer comparative or theoretical review articles will be considered. Potential reviewers should first contact the Review Editor to discuss available books 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.

Themed Issues

W&P also publishes themed (special topic) issues, and proposals for these are welcomed.
Upcoming special topic issues:
7(2) Summer 2015 Orality and Literacy in the 21st Century Guest Editor, Rosalind Horowitz
DEADLINE: full papers submitted 15 December 2014 University of Texas, San Antonio
7(3) Winter 2015 Writing Assessment Guest Editor, Jane Lockwood
DEADLINE: full papers submitted 31 December 2014 City University of Hong Kong
8(2) Summer 2016 Teaching Writing in Asia Guest Editor, Icy Lee
DEADLINE: abstracts/outlines submitted 1 April 2015 Chinese University of Hong Kong

3 issues per year (Spring, Winter, Summer)
ISSN: 1756-5839 (print)
ISSN: 1756-5847 (online)

Indexing and Abstracting
European Reference Index for the Humanities (ERIH Plus)

Editorial Address:
Writing and Pedagogy
Department of English
City University of Hong Kong
Creative Media Centre
Cornwall Street
Kowloon Tong, Kowloon
Hong Kong



Announcing New Section Editors and Editorial Board Members

Announcing New Section Editors and Editorial Board Members  
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Call For Papers: CALL FOR PAPERS Vol 8(2) Summer 2016, Special Topic Issue

A special issue of Writing and Pedagogy, which is to appear in the Summer of 2016, will be dedicated to the exploration of issues, challenges, and practices associated with L2 writing in Asia.  
Posted: 2014-12-29 More...

Announcing Succession of Editorship for Writing & Pedagogy

Professor Rodney Hale Jones, of the English Department at City University of Hong Kong, assumes the position of Editor-in-Chief of the journal and Professor Martha C. Pennington, of the University of London (Department of Linguistics, School for Oriental and African Studies, and Department of Applied Linguistics and Communication, Birkbeck College), will serve for one year as Associate Editor.  
Posted: 2014-12-29 More...
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