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Writing & Pedagogy

Martha Pennington, City University of Hong Kong

Research Matters Editor
Miriam Eisenstein Ebsworth, New York University

Reflections on Practice Editor
Theresa M. Welford, Georgia Southern University

e-Sphere Editor
Vance Stevens, CERT, Higher Colleges of Technology

New Books Editor
Rodney Jones
Please send books for review in Writing & Pedagogy to:
Rodney Jones
Department of English
City University of Hong Kong
Creative Media Centre
Cornwall Street
Kowloon Tong, Kowloon
Hong Kong

Writing & Pedagogy seeks to provide a new 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. 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. The journal solicits submissions in the categories of essays, research reports, pedagogical reflections, discussions of technology, 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.

The intention of the journal is to publish twice yearly, in Spring and Autumn, with the first issue each year being an “open topic” issue and the second being a “special topic” issue.

Types of Articles

W&P seeks both full-length and short 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, writing technologies and online contexts, administration of writing programs, assessment of writing, and book reviews.

Featured Essays

Full-length articles (7500-9000 words) offering discussion of major issues in writing and pedagogy.

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 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

Short articles (1000-1200 words) or mid-length articles (3000-5000 words) describing online developments and applications (computer-assisted language learning, 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 issues, and proposals for these are welcomed.

May and November
ISSN: 1756-5839 (print)
ISSN: 1756-5847 (online)

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



Writing resources: Claire Morgan's Resource List


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