主题：Publishing in SSCI Journals: An Author, Reviewer and Editor’s Perspective
主讲人：Peter De Costa（密歇根州立大学应用语言学副教授，TESOL Quarterly联合主编）
In light of the increasing demands placed upon applied linguists to publish in international peer-reviewed journals, the publish or perish phenomenon has manifested itself in many countries including China. Chinese universities, in particular, have embarked on repositioning themselves as global producers of knowledge. Given these key academic developments, the pressure to produce ground-breaking work in applied linguistics has only escalated. It is against this competitive backdrop that I situate my experience-based talk as I share with the audience my personal perspective as a journal author, reviewer and editor. I first discuss the processes I undertake when selecting a journal, and how I respond to reviewers’ comments when refining my manuscript. Next, I switch positions and explore the procedures that I go through when reviewing a manuscript. Finally, I provide a perspective on how editorial decisions are made in regard to accepting and rejecting a manuscript, while also describing the complexities that need to be negotiated before a manuscript sees the light of publication.
Peter De Costa (PhD) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Linguistics and Languages and the Department of Teacher Education at Michigan State University. He is the co-editor of TESOL Quarterly. His primary areas of research are identity and ideology in SLA. He is the author of The Power of Identity and Ideology in Language Learning (Springer, 2016). He also recently edited Ethics in Applied Linguistics Research (Routledge, 2016).