Global Resources in ESP: An Opportunity to Publish in an ESP Journal

Hello, ESPers worldwide!

As many of you know, the TESOL ESP IS and the IATEFL ESP SIG have been collaborating in a number of ways, including online discussions, speaker exchanges, and publishing opportunities. In this regard, I am pleased to announce that we have recently received the following announcement from Mark Krzanowski (Editor-in-Chief, ESP SIG Journal: Professional and Academic English). I think that we are very fortunate to have this opportunity to publish in our field, and I encourage you to take advantage of it!

All the best,


IATEFL ESP SIG Call for Articles – Issue 42

 Professional and Academic English is a peer-reviewed journal published bi-annually by the IATEFL English for Specific Purposes Special Interest Group (ESP SIG), and sponsored by Garnet Education. The journal publishes articles from researchers and practitioners working in the field of academic, professional or occupational English in various contexts and disciplines. These articles range from research-based work to personal experience of experimenting or implementing an ESP course. A sample past issue in PDF format can be viewed on (please note that you may have to copy and paste the address):

Currently the ESP SIG is collecting articles for Issue 42 to be published in late Autumn 2013. If you have any article in the areas mentioned above and would like your contribution to be considered for publication in the Winter/Spring issue of the Journal, please send an email to   by Friday 26 July with your attachment(s). Please retrieve all the necessary information about our templates and key requirements from the Dropbox link below:

Please ensure that the heading of your email says ESP SIG Journal – Issue 42 – Article Submission for Consideration. The deadline for submission is 26 July 2013. The word limit for a research-based article is between 4,000 to 5,000 words. We also publish short articles (2,500 – 3000 words) that report or reflect on your experience of teaching/ running an ESP course which may focus on aspects such as assessment, course design and students’ experience of the course.

ESP SIG are also looking for short conference reports (circa 600-800 words) with 2 to 4 labelled photographs – if you would like to submit one, please send an email to by 26 July 2013 with a heading ESP SIG Journal – Issue 42 – Conference Report.

Book reviews (between 400 to 500 words) are also welcomed – please send a relevant ESP or EAP book review to the same email address (the same deadline applies) with a heading ESP SIG Journal – Issue 42 – Book Review. All attachments for the three types of publications mentioned above need to be sent in WORD format.

You do not have to be a member of IATEFL in order to submit your article. When you submit your article, please include your email address, and institutional affiliation (if applicable) as well.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Kind regards,
Mark Krzanowski (Editor-in-Chief)

On behalf of ESP SIG Journal: Professional and Academic English Editorial Team


About Kevin Knight

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight (PhD in Linguistics, MBA, MPIA) is an associate professor in the Department of International Communication (International Business Career major) and has also been working in the Career Education Center of Kanda University of International Studies in Chiba, Japan. In the TESOL ESP Interest Section (ESPIS), he has served as chair and English in occupational settings (EOS) representative, and he is currently the ESPIS community manager. He was also a member of the Governance Review Task Force (GRTF) appointed by the board of directors. In addition, he has been a TESOL blogger in the area of English for Specific Purposes (ESP). He has more than 30 years of professional experience working for private, public, and academic sector institutions including Sony and the Japan Patent Office. His doctoral research on leadership communication (i.e., discourse) as a basis for leadership development was under the supervision of Emeritus Professor Christopher Candlin and Dr. Alan Jones.
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